It’s Best of Summer Week on BTR!
Today we’re joined by Dane Feldman, a BTR contributing DJ and author of our new food column, Dish + Drink. We’re talking about recovering from Memorial Day, and getting lost as a foodie in the Big Apple.
And later, we chat with Lawrence Lessig, founding board member of Creative Commons, an organization that builds better copyright practices through open-source principles. Mr. Lessig also founded Rootstrikers two years ago, a group focused on deflating the influence of money in the legislative branch.
Check out Lawrence’s Ted Talk, “We the People, and the Republic We Must Reclaim” below:
He’s written and spoken widely about American political corruption, and his words on the subject are available in the form of his book 2011’s Republic, Lost, and he joins us to talk about Citizens United, the way America works, and intellectual property.
Also during our Promotional Air Raid, we encourage everyone to participate in our #BTRJamSession contest. Just take a picture of what you think the jam community means to you (be it ticket stubs, the audience pit of your favorite festival, a selfie of you in your festival garb, etc.) and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #BTRJamSession.
If you don’t have Instagram, you can post it on DJ Laura’s Facebook page.
And here’s the touring Punk Rock Karaoke Collective where Matt blew out his voice this Memorial Day Weekend.
The Week in Independent Media:
“New Zealand police ‘terrorism raids unlawful'” (May 22, Al Jazeera)
“Experts: Decriminalize Drugs—All of Them” (May 23, Newser)
“Government, opposition reject call to decriminalize ‘hard’ drugs” (May 23, Vancouver Sun)
“Sharp rise in jail terms for Afghan rape and abuse victims” (May 21, Telegraph)
“China Has Their Own Stealth Drone” (May 22, Gizmodo)
“First Chinese stealth drone ‘ready’ for test flight” (May 11, RT News)
“FACEBOOK AGREES TO HUMAN RIGHTS AUDITING” (May 23, Fast Company)
“Facebook joins Web freedom group” (May 22, AFP)
The Week in Under-Reported Stories in the Mainstream Media:
“Texas Lawmakers Approve Bill To Train Teachers To Be Armed Marshals” (May 23, CBS)
“Gun safety: Progress—and then pushback” (May 23, MSNBC)
“House Passes Bill to Speed Keystone Approval” (May 23, Wall Street Journal)
“U.S. House votes to force approval of Keystone pipeline” (May 22, Reuters)
“Senate rejects GM food labeling amendment to farm bill” (May 23 The Guardian)
“GMO Labeling Bill Voted Down In Senate” (May 23, HuffPo)
“Other than Honorable” (N/A, Colorado Springs Gazette)
“Overturned: Former Guatemalan Dictator’s Genocide Conviction” (May 21, NPR)
“Guatemalan court hits rewind button on Rios Montt’s genocide conviction” (May 21, Christian Science Monitor)
Without further ado …
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June 1 – BSP Lounge – Kingston, NY
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June 6 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
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June 7 – Louie’s Trophy Bar – Kalamazoo, MI
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