Welcome to Third Eye Weekly — a podcast hosted by BTR’s Matthew DeMello and Jennifer Smith for under-reported news, the spoken word, and radical conversation to keep you informed.
On today’s show, we welcome back Screen Rant managing editor Ben Kendrick to the program to discuss the rise of the “second screen” experience that could be coming to a cinema near you.
Plus, BTR’s Tanya Silverman is on the phone with TV’s Chef Mike Isabella of Top Chef fame to talk about his success in the D.C. culinary scene and his own brand of “international culinary diplomacy.”
And later, Yahoo! User Experience Designer Eyal Ophir joins us to talk about a study he co-authored with Communications academia legend Clifford Nass at Stanford University that is still widely cited today in regards to humans ability to multitask in the advent of the technological age.
Today’s spoken word segments feature the talents of the late Shannon Leigh (courtesy of the Urbana Slam) and Derrick Brown of Write Bloody Poetry.
“U.S. role in typhoon relief boosts new military deal with Manila” (Nov 25, Reuters)
“Gas Attack at Moscow Gay Club Central Station Rattles Russia’s LGBT Community” (Nov 25, HuffPo)
“Moscow Gay Club Under Gas Attack” (Nov 23, Queerussia)
“Russia outlaws abortion ads” (Nov 25, RT)
“Michigan moves closer to requiring women to buy abortion insurance separately” (Nov 25, Detroit Free Press)
“US stocks edge higher after Iran nuclear deal” (Nov 25, Yahoo! News)
“Afghanistan considers public stoning for adulterers” (Nov 25, The Raw Story)
“France evicts 800 Roma immigrants from campground” (Nov 27, The Raw Story)
“Online Health Law Sign-up Delayed for Small Businesses” (Nov 27, The New York Times)
“Obamacare small business signup delayed” (Nov 27, Yahoo! News)
“Marissa Alexander released on bond until Florida retrial of self-defence case” (Nov 28, The Guardian)
“MARISSA ALEXANDER RELEASED FROM FLA. JAIL ON BOND” (CBS/AP, Nov 28)
“Germans get minimum wage, pension boost” (Nov 27, CNNMoney)
“Why Germany’s Proposed Minimum Wage Could Be Good News for Europe” (Nov 27, The Atlantic Monthly)
“Thousands Demand Resignation of Ukraine Leader” (Dec 1, The New York Times)
“Ukrainians call for Yanukovych to resign in protests sparked by EU u-turn” (Dec 1, The Guardian)
“Water shortages may make tracking impractical, industry says” (Nov 27, The Guardian)
“Fracking has ‘inherent’ risks to water supply but these can be mitigated, says Water UK” (Nov 27, The Telegraph)
“Egypt Bans Protest Without Police Approval” (Nov 25, TIME magazine)
Without further ado …
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