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, BTR’s own Zach Schepis talks to us in-depth about two stories of his available on the site this week. The first is digging deep into the inside world of BitCoin and alternative currencies (check out parts 1 and 2 here, respectively), which are both live now on BreakThru Radio today.
The second, which will be premiering over the weekend, is taking a closer look at a new lie detector–er, “threat detector”–bot being developed by US Customs for the Mexican border.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Damon Garcia and Lauren Whitehead.
The Week in Independent Media:
“North Carolina foster teen languishes in adult jail for school incident” (The Center for Public Integrity, March 26)
“Southeast Raleigh High senior Selina Garcia released from jail after 3 weeks” (The News & Observer, March 27)
“More money available to replace Sandy-destroyed boilers for more than 100 NYCHA buildings” (Empire State News, March 28)
“Interns Are Now Protected Against Sexual harassment in NYC” (Mar 28, ProPublica)
“Metro Detroit homes prices were 15% higher this January than the previous” (Detroit Free Press, March 25)
“China’s President challenges Obama on telecoms spying report” (NDTV Gadgets, Mar 25)
The Week in Underreported Stories in the Mainstream Media:
“Egypt army chief says he will run for president” (Salon/The Associated Press, Mar 26)
“Egypt: Five killed on the first Friday after Al-Sisi’s presidency bid announcement” (Middle East Monitor, Mar 29)
“Election 2014 could be year of the ‘anti-incumbent,’ pollsters say” (Christian Science Monitor, Mar 28)
“Consumer Confidence Rebounded in March” (The Wall Street Journal, Mar 25)
“Watchdog warns: Payday loan fees can trap you” (USA Today, Mar 25)
“Four People Killed in Taliban Attack on Kabul Election Office” (Bloomberg Businessweek, Mar 25)
Without further ado …
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April 23 – Szene Wien – Vienna, Austria
April 24 – Beatpol – Dresden, Germany
April 25 – Privat Club – Berlin, Germany
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August 1 – Theatre de Verdure – Nice, France
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