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, Deepa Sood, founder of Cuff, talks about the ignored market of working women for wearable tech, or–ahem–“smart jewelry.” Later on, former All-American NCAA Division 1 wrestler and founder of Athlete Ally, Hudson Taylor, chats about the role straight athletes play in the fight for a better environment for LGBT individuals in sports.
Also on today’s show, we feature a brief segment of our interview with Aaron Mandell, founder and chairman of WaterFX, a solar desalination start-up in California that is helping the state turn around from problems surrounding a crippling drought.
Last but not least, we’ll be chatting with Marcos Sanchez, VP of global communications with App Annie, about the intensely competitive market of messaging services and what’s the likelihood that any of the major players may replace the Facebook-backed WhatsApp.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Guante and a reading of Ambrose Bierce.
The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media
“Man described as ‘Russia’s Bin Laden’ Reported Dead” (Mashable, Mar 18)
“Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is on the rise due to inadequate diagnosis, says WHO” (Tech Times, Mar 20)
“Taliban attack against Afghan police kills 11” (The Hindu/The Associated Press, Mar 20)
“NYPD Cops Who Beat Jateik Reed Not Being Investigated by Bronx DA” (The Huffington Post, Mar 8, 2012)
“Bronx teenager beaten by police calls on New York governor to investigate” (The Guardian, Feb 09, 2012)
“Schuan Reed, son Jashawn Walker facing charges stemming from son Jateik’s alleged police brutality case” (News 12 Bronx, March 18)
The Week in Underreported Stories in the Mainstream Media:
“Reid Orders Computer Review to Defend Senate Committee in Rift With the C.I.A.” (The New York Times, Mar 20)
“Reid Orders Probe Into CIA Hacking” (NBC News, Mar 20)
“Misssing radioactive material may pose ‘dirty bomb’ threat: IAEA” (Reuters, Mar 21)
“Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’?” (The Guardian, Mar 18)
“Venezuela unrest toll rises as soldier is shot in head” (Reuters, Mar 17)
“Special report: Iraqi forces, images testifies to atrocities in new fighting” (Reuters, Mar 20)
Guided By Voices
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May 22 – Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
May 24 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
May 25 – Black Cat – Washington, DC (SOLD OUT)
(Official The Midnight Organ Fight cover art.)
(Official The Very Best of Orange Juice cover art.)
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