It’s Sense Week on BTR!
On today’s show, we revisit Dr. Kristopher Wells of No Homophobes dot com to discuss No Homophobe’s latest PSA, calling for an end to homophobic hate speech on television.
And later, we bring you a segment on digital accessibility in the 21st century. We’ll be reading a statement from Andrew Phillips, staff attorney at The National Association of the Deaf, that touches on legislation for digital accessibility and media myths regarding people with disabilities.
Read the transcription of our email exchange here.
If you’d like to submit a poem to be featured on the air, please send us an mp3 and the text of the poem to thirdeyeweekly dot gmail dot com. Just keep sound quality and next week’s theme (Bullshit Week!) in mind.
The Week in Independent News:
“Palestinians protest land seizures at new camp Bab al-Karama” (Jan. 19, Ahram Online)
“E-1/Bab ash-Shams: What Happened, What it Means, What Next” (Jan. 14, Terrestrial Jerusalem)
“Palestinian Bab Al-Sham ‘Tent City’ Raided by Israeli Forces” (Jan. 13, Common Dreams)
“Push for Syria War Crimes as 26 Children Die” (Jan. 15, Khaleej Times)
“Objects Beyond Cosmic Voids Not As Bright As They Appear” (Jan. 18, Physics Buzz)
In Case You Missed It – The Week in Under-Reported News:
“TSA removing virtual scrip search body scanners” (Jan. 19, CNN)
“Naked-Image Scanners to Be Removed from U.S. Airports” (Jan. 18, Bloomberg News)
“McDonough likely for chief of staff” (Jan. 16, AP)
“President Obama to name Denis McDonough chief of staff” (Jan. 16, Politico)
“Computer Malware targets European agencies” (Jan. 14, The Washington Post)
“Afghanistan national security agency attacked by suicide bombers” (Jan. 16, L.A. Times)
So, without further ado …
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February 9 – Arden Gild Hall – Arden, DE
February 11 – Cake Shop – New York, NY
February 12 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
February 14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
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