Enjoy some tunes alongside DJ Emily this Tuesday!
On October 29th, 2013, the US Olympic Committee began their 100 day countdown to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. 56 Olympians, Paralympians, and 2014 hopefuls gathered in New York’s Times Square to kick of the nationwide Road to Sochi Tour. The event included athletic demonstrations, autograph sessions, and interactive sports for fans to try. BreakThruTV’s Lauren Hawker spoke with athletes at the event as well as LGBT rights activists who were there to call for a boycott of the games in show of their disapproval of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay laws.
On Thursday, August 29th, workers at fast food chains such as McDonald’s and KFC conducted strikes and walkouts across the country, hoping for wage hikes that would boost their hourly pay to $15 from the current federal minimum of $7.25. In New York, local officials and politicians joined workers in Union Square to express their support for raising the minimum wage and the chance to unionize. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with organizers and participants at the demonstration.
A music mix for Memorial Day – enjoy the holiday!
Today, I talk about and play new songs from The RBC, Junip, No Joy and Slava. Plus, a brief conversation with Drew from The RBC that I recorded at Sullivan Hall in NYC on Saturday night.
Chrome Sparks. Cristoph El Truento. Jake Tobin. Zula. Ava Luna. Jamaican Queens. TNGHT. The Underachievers. Burial. Africa Hitech. The Besnard Lakes. Barn Owl. Boyfriend. And more…
Jamaican Queens. Zula. Real Estate. Daphni. My Bloody Valentine. Blanck Mass. Evian Christ. John Maus. The Cyclist. La Big Vic. Night Panther. And more…
Pope Benedict XVI stunned the Roman Catholic Church and the rest of the world on February 11th when he announced he would be standing down at the end of the month. The German-born Benedict will be the first pope to resign in 600 years and cites his advanced age and deteriorating health as reasons for stepping down as leader of over one billion Catholics. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people their thoughts on the Pope and the Catholic Church.
To kick off Word Week, Latola debates with Jake and Patrick K about Pluto Rocks (a crowdsourcing contest to name two of Pluto’s moons)