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, Stephanie McDuffie Freeman of Stephanie Chasing Boston joins us to talk about the car accident that nearly left her paralyzed, and the upcoming marathon she hopes to run this April.
Plus, dietician Carrie Gabriel helps hapless, lazy slobs (like Matt) with tips start eating healthier. And later, pole dancing phenomenon Danielle Romano conveys to Third Eye the many possibilities in store for a young and progressive, yet somewhat taboo, artform.
Check out Danielle’s performance at last year’s Atlantic Pole Championships below:
Last but not least, we bring you bonus interview audio from DJ Marie’s interview Olympic track & field hopeful and Picky Bars co-founder Lauren Fleshman. You can check out the rest of their conversation on this week’s Sew & Tell podcast airing tomorrow at noon.
Without further ado …
The Week in Independent Media:
“Officials reject concerns over 500 percent radiation increase on California beach” (Jan 6, RT)
“Hacking attempt draws congressional investigation of FEC” (Jan 10, Public Integrity)
“350 Turkish police officers removed from posts amid corruption probe” (Jan 7, CTV News)
“China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners” (Jan 9, Telegraph)
“International pharmaceutical companies seek marijuana from Uruguay” (Jan 6, RawStory)
“Insane Clown Posse sues FBI for classifying fan group as gang: Who’s crazy now?” (Jan 9, The Patriot-News)
The Week in Under-Reported Stories in the Mainstream Media:
U.N.: First chemical weapon materials removed from Syria (Jan 8, USA Today)
“Minnesota man locked up in United Arab Emirates since April for YouTube video will be released Thursday” (Jan 7, NY Daily News)
“‘Jihad Jane’ gets 10 years in plot to kill artist” (Jan 6, WashPo)
“Services in U.S. Grow at Slower Pace Than Forecast: Economy” (Jan 6, Bloomberg)
“Charges for 106 in Huge Fraud Over Disability” (Jan 7, NYT)
“80 retired New York police, firefighters charged in disability fraud scheme” (Jan 7, Reuters)
(Official Just Movement cover art)
January 17 – Sundance Music Cafe – Park City, UT
January 19 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
January 21 – The Media Club – Vancouver, Canada
(Official The Body, The Blood, The Machine cover art)
February 22 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
(Official Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? cover art)
Correction: The introduction to today’s show incorrectly addresses our guest, Carrie Gabriel, as a nutritionist. She is actually a dietician, as mentioned in the introduction to her segment.
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