The independent photographer Robert Leutheuser began traveling in the Middle East in the 1990s. He found himself drawn to the region's stark desert landscapesas well as the welcoming Kurdish communities he met in Northern Iraq. These trips led Robert to what has become his main photographic for the last seven years: The Yezidis.
It's Cyber Week on BTR! On today's show, Charlie Smith of Great Fire talks about the work of his organization in exposing online censorship by Chinese authorities and complicit corporate media interests. And later, Cora Currier of The Intercept explains how governments are bypassing encryption techniques, largely viewed by technologists as the last line of defense for your online privacy.
There's no end in sight to the US drone war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, four former Blackwater mercenaries are found guilty of the Nissour Square massacre, and listener mail.
Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux join us for the latest Radio Dispatch Live, maybe our best one yet. In part 1, we discuss government watchlists, the roots of the war in Syria and Iraq, and why Yemen and Somalia aren't foreign policy success stories.
It's Share Week on BTR! On today's show, BreakThru Radio's own Michele Bacigalupo tells us more about apps for monitoring police interactions. And later, Claire Mysko of the National Eating Disorder Association shares with us the best ways to dispell the myths about some of the most misunderstood mental disorders in psychology today.
John Knefel of the Radio Dispatch podcast chats about why Westerners are joining the ISIS.
A NYT op-ed on why Pre-K is good but not enough, school discipline guidelines in NYC will remain the same, and ISIS beheads another American journalist.
The New York Times obituary of Michael Brown refers to him as “no angel” and suggests his interest in rap music was somehow evidence of a nefarious character. Also, mission creep in Iraq and Radio Dispatch has a new four-legged co-host.
It's Social Week on BTR! On today’s show, Pamela Rutledge helps us dig deep beneath headlines about why technology is almost always bad for our fragile millennial psyches. But first, BTR’s own Brian Fencil joins us to talk about how radical violent groups are fighting the war on terror using social media.
This Independence Day, we discuss why the VA's problems aren't going away anytime soon.