Welcome to Third Eye Weekly–a podcast hosted by BTR’s Matthew DeMello and Jennifer Smith for underreported news, the spoken word, and radical conversation to keep you informed.
On today’s show, Kael Donley has one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Smokejumpers are the first responders to remote fires in many parts of the country, parachuting out of airplanes to confront blazes.
And later, Steve Barley is on the phone to talk about his efforts to keep squirrels out of his backyard birdfeeder (that ended up being captured in a hilarious viral video).
Today’s spoken word segments feature the talents of William Evans, Omar Holmon, and Anthony Ragler.
As always, don’t forget to check out our Twitter account for the latest in independent media and underreported news.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Health insurers win midterm election!” (Nov 10, The Center for Public Integrity)
“Ballot measure backers spend big, win big” (Nov 6, The Center for Public Integrity)
“There’s More ‘Dark Money’ Than Ever in This Year’s Elections, and It’s a Huge Problem” (Oct 27, Mic)
“How Voter Suppression Helped Produce the Lowest Turnout in Decades” (Nov 7, The Intercept)
“Syrians Embrace Urban Farming” (Nov 7, World Policy Blog)
“Leaked Documents Expose Global Companies’ Secret Tax Deals in Luxembourg” (Nov 5, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)
“Ocean Acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by mainstream media” (Nov 4, Project Censored)
The Week in Underreported Stories in the Mainstream Media:
“Another Guantanamo detainee returns home” (Nov 6, MSNBC)
“Calif cuts penalties for small drug crimes” (Nov 4, U-T San Diego)
“17 Arrested in Global Raid On ‘Dark Internet’ Following Yesterday’s Silk Road 2.0 Takedown” (Nov 7, Forbes)
“Global Web Crackdown Arrests 17, Seizes Hundreds of Dark Net Domains” (Nov 7, WIRED)
“Google has ‘outgrown its 14-year old mission statement, says Larry Page” (Nov 3, The Guardian)
“FT interview with Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page” (Oct 31, FT Magazine)
“U.S. General: Afghan Forces Death Toll ‘Unsustainable’” (Nov 7, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
“US General: The Afghan Army’s Battlefield Casualties Are At An Unsustainably High Level” (Nov 5, Reuters/Business Insider)
Without further ado …
Sunbeam Sound Machine
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November 14 – Double Wide – Dallas, TX
November 15 – The Lightbulb – Fayetteville, NC
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