It's Fanaticism Week on BTR! On today’s show, we’re taking a closer look at how members of the LGBT community are depicted on TV (specifically, MTV’s "Teen Wolf") with BTR’s own Molly Freeman. After the promotional air raid, we’re featuring previously unaired interview audio from past Third Eye guests. Tune in to hear more about Occupy Sandy efforts on Staten Island with last week's guest, Goldi Guerra. And later, we feature more of Tanya Silverman's interview with Sasha Abramsky, author of "The American Way of Poverty".
What we need to keep moving forward in todays world is less of the same.
Following the announcement of the next Doctor, a debate has sprung up over the gender and race of the iconic character.
It has been fifty years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law with the goal of abolishing wage disparity between the sexes. Now, half a century later, women still earn less than men: an average of 77 cents on the dollar. For African-American and Latino women, the pay gap is even greater. Meanwhile, a recent Pew survey showed that a record 40% of women are the primary breadwinners in families with children under 18. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker speaks with people in New York about pay disparity among men and women and also with Patricia Gatling, Commissioner and Chair of The New York City Commission on Human Rights, who weighed in on what women can do if they are being discriminated against by their employer.
The landscape of professional sports changed on Monday, April 29th, when NBA center Jason Collins revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he is gay. Collins is the first active player in the history of major U.S. team sports to come out as openly gay. As opinions from notable NBA stars, as well as other well-known personalities, began rolling in, BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asked people about the historical timing of this announcement and what the future may hold for sports and sexual orientation equality.