Merry Christmas! It’s the day after, and today I’ve got an extremely cozy show for you. I like to spend the day after Christmas taking it easy, sipping tea, next to a roaring fire. Okay, maybe it’s not quite THAT picturesque, but you get the idea. That’s why today’s show is all about cozy-ness. It’s a day after Christmas show that’s perfect to put on while you’re relaxing with the family. And don’t forget to give yourself the best present of all, and follow BTR on Facebook!
Hocine Dimerdji joins us to discuss the protests in Beirut and the history and context behind them. Also, John and Molly watched the VMAs and feel 150 years old.
The journalist who Donald Trump kicked out of a press conference was Univision host Jorge Ramos, a horrific shooting in Virginia on live television, and listener mail from great friend of the show Hocine on the protests in Beirut.
John's latest story from Beirut on the LGBT Syrian refugees who often wait months or years for asylum in a third country, Cleveland police will no longer taser people's genitals at will, and listener mail.
John's first major story from Beirut examines the crisis of Syrians born in Lebanon without proper identification and the risks that statelessness carries, Ohio cop Michael Brelo is found not guilty after police shot and kill two unarmed African Americans, and listener mail.
John is back from Beirut, and listener mail.
John joins us from Beirut to discuss his visit to an art therapy program for teen refugees, the New York Times exposes the horrific costs of the mani/pedi industry, Molly is channeling Christian Slater, and listener mail.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his two part story on 43 disappeared students in Mexico, and John skypes from Beirut after visiting a refugee camp near the Syrian border.