Archive
Lisa Autz
Learning about how enhancing the productivity and incomes of smallholder family farmers is key to progress, according to Barbara Ekwall.
We delve into some positive changes to make for 2016 that can help the New Year ring in with some environmental hope in protecting our resources.
We learn about the state of food insecurity in the world and how about 793 million people are undernourished globally, down 167 million over the last decade.
Barbara Ekwall begins with the various ways FAO of The United Nations defines hunger and what regions are primarily focused in its initiatives.
We speak with Barbara Ekwall, Senior Liaison Officer at the North America Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
To cut back on the food we waste, Dana Gunders gives some simple steps, like making strategic grocery lists or putting leftovers in plain sight in the fridge.
Main causes of waste occurs due to poor planning and overbuying as well as from food being stored improperly, according to Dana Gunders, Staff Scientist on Food and Agriculture.
How to spread the spirit through food conservation--the best kind of giving that we can pay forward not only to our personal communities, but to the global community too.
Practical strategies, checklists, and educational infographics on reducing waste with recipes like Sour Milk Pancakes and Buried Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
Dana Gunders talks with us about why she wrote the Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook and how 40 percent of food in America goes to waste.
Dana Gunders, staff scientist focused on food and agriculture, speaks with us about reducing food waste and her book, Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook.
Dr. Azra Raza discusses how the FDA has created inertia as it continues to recognize these models as the gold standard for predicting the utility of drugs.
This week on Third Eye, we’re shining a light on the paradigms that the sun is setting on as well as introduce new habits that sustain a long life.
It’s “Dusk Week” at BTR… with the setting sun of dusk, comes reflection on the preceding day. In that spirit, BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people at NYC’s Madison Square Park to reflect back on their proudest achievements in life.
Dr. Azra Raza speaks with us about the case of Sepsis where mice modeling proved to be a useless tactic in developing a drug for humans.
Part 2 with Dr. Azra Raza, the Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University, discusses the history and standardization of the synthesized model system used in cancer research.
Dr. Azra Raza, the Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University in New York, NY, speaks with us about the hazard in using mouse models for drug research.
How the first electric fridge emerged after the Great Depression to promote modernism through consumption.
Marvin Kalb continues the conversation on how to build future relations with Russia despite Putin's purely nationalistic motives.
What do you cherish most in your fridge? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis discover what kitchen-goods people in New York can and can't live without.
Part 2 with Marvin Kalb, a former journalist and Harvard professor, wrote a book called Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War.
BTR staffers share the worst jokes they've ever heard.
We speak with Marvin Kalb, a former journalist and Harvard professor, wrote a book called Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War.
How artists are enriching daily routines with literature.
Learning how LeanPath Inc. creates a technological system that addresses the food waste crisis in America.
Part 2 with Andrew Shakman, the CEO of LeanPath, Inc., on personal ways to prevent food waste.
It’s type week here at BTR, and despite the roaring silence of a binary coded void, we’re here to talk about the old school types.
Arguably, everyone has a type - that ideal set of traits they look for in another person. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City’s Madison Square Park about what it is they seek out in their relationships.
We speak with Andrew Shakman, a food waste prevention advocate and the CEO of LeanPath, a food-saving technology service.
David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles.
The collective seeks to bring reflection and activism in taking an artistic approach to agriculture in America.
Part 2 with Scott Zdrazil discusses shareholder engagement with fossil fuel companies and The Accountability Project.
Scott Zdrazil, Director of Corporate Governance at Amalgamated Bank, discusses shareholder engagement with fossil fuel companies.
Today’s podcast is about the power of reflections and how does science and art help us more deeply reflect on the mirror images we see?
BTR staffers determine whether or not intimacy can be created through staring into one another’s eyes.
Reid Capalino coordinates and advises the firm’s work on behalf of companies seeking to make New York City more resilient and sustainable.
Self-reflection can be a powerful thing. With that in mind, BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people at Madison Square Park about their moments of self-discovery.
Helen Rosenthal discusses the responsibility of public officials and calls for a financial study on the detriment of fossil fuel investments.
Sherry Turkle, founder of MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, sets out to encourage greater reflection on technology’s ability to shape our human identity.
Cynthia Ogden, epidemiologist and expert in obesity, discusses results from a study on the prevalence of obesity in adults and youth from 2011 to 2014.
Part 2 with Robert Blum from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health on the corporate and political influences in US dietary guidelines.
Today, we take a more expansive view of gluttony, not only of over-consumption of food, but also of technology, in this digital wave of devices.
No matter the virtue, vice is never far behind. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York about their most self-indulgent habits and what they do to overcome those habits.
Everything from advertisement to undisclosed sugar additives in food are some of the leading causes of the childhood obesity epidemic in America.
Part 2 with a member of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health on the advertising strategies used by Food companies influencing obesity in children.
Professor of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health discusses corporate advertising and the strategies used to influence the food choices of American children.
The strange persistence of competitive eating contests for the sake of sadistic entertainment.
Ksenia Gnedeva, from the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience at Rockefeller University , on research into super-fine ear hair restoration.
Part 2 of our interview with Allen Gibbs who has been conducting an unusual series of studies on obese fruit flies.
This week we explore the extraordinary and remarkable feats of super-strength herbivores as well as research into obesity.
It’s Super Week at BTR, so Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to NYC's Madison Square Park to find out the answer to the perennial question, “what superpower would you like to have?
Allen Gibbs, a professor of Life Sciences at the University of Nevada who has been conducting an unusual series of studies on obese fruit flies.
Part 2 with Blaire van Valkenburgh, a paleontologist, on how hyper-carnivores, such as the sabre-tooth tiger, used their super-strengths to regulate herbivores.
Valkenburgh uncovers Pleistocene-era teeth and examines them to determine exactly how these giant predators survived.
How does the lack of language to translate highly advanced technology and sciences affect our ability to become active participants in where they will lead society’s future?
Part 2 of our interview with Matthias Ruth on NASA-sponsored study that points to the interrelated factors that cause human civilizations to collapse.
Sometimes all of the right pieces just seem to fall into place. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about the moments in their lives where they've felt intense chemistry.
Kathryn Morris, a chemical ecologist at Xavier University, speaks with us about her study of interconnected fungi.
Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Eran Tauber on the potential in finding a synergy of how ancient DNA sequences influence animal behavior during seasonal changes.
We speak with Dr. Eran Tauber on his research into 700 million year-old DNA sequences from ancient animals and how they influenced modern species.
Synergy Week - The Quantified Self movement believes that to know the numbers behind behavior is to allow for healthier decisions on physical and mental wellbeing. These quantifiers are utilizing self-tracking technology to measure all the different facets of life.
Mystery Week - To the naked eye, the place looks no different than any of the other looming office buildings or retail spaces. But unlike its slumbering neighbors, there’s something quite different lurking on the second floor of 163 Varick Street in Manhattan, NYC.
We look into the potential benefits of electronic health services for chronic diseases and the future of healthcare.
BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz talk with passersby in NYC's Madison Square Park about the most mysterious and unexplainable events in their lives.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Vanessa Mason, founder of Riveted Partners, on the need for more diversity in digital health development.
Mystery Week - It seems that for as much as we know, there is even more that we do not. Scientists may have discovered water on Mars, but is there life? We know there’s life on Earth, but how did it originate?
We speak with Vanessa Mason, a digital health product strategist, on how e-health products can help underserved communities.
Allison Sutter, a certified coach, best selling author, and entrepreneur talks with us about overcoming the fear of public speaking.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Dr. Edward Day, Chair at the Department of Sociology at Chapman University on Americans and their fears for 2015.
Fear Week - Ysabelle Cheung writes and archives sounds to reconcile her fear in becoming deaf after she was diagnosed with a rare disease.
Whether it's created by the media, dark secrets, the great unknown, or our own selves, in one way or another fear permeates all of our lives. Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to NYC's Madison Square Park to ask people about their biggest fears and what they can do to face them.
BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about how they form and maintain bonds with the people around them, as well as how those bonds help people to get through the good and bad times in their lives.
Listen to part 2 of our conversation with professor Ann Ross, an anthropologist at North Carolina State University on forensic anthropology.
Technology continues to mobilize various aspects of our personal and professional lives. In this week's Pulse, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about the effects of this mobilization on their own lives.
Seán Arthurs, a Doctoral Candidate at Harvard Law School, discusses the problematic holes in America's justice system.
Mobile Week – As of last year, 90 percent of American adults were cell phone owners, according to Pew Research Center. Here is how we at BTR perceive this omnipresent technology.
This spooky mix from DJ Wynn features booming thunderclaps from The Dap Kings, Viet Cong with the stench of Death, Land Lines tearing you asunder, and Thee Oh Sees with big bad intentions.
Maker Faire: An engineering event that showcases the greater possibilities of science and everyday objects, from flying drones to fire-breathing robots.
Pop culture is a guilty pleasure most of us enjoy in one way or another, whether it's catching up with the latest late night show or reading up on celebrity gossip. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York about their favorite pop culture indulgence for this week's Pulse.
We speak with the president of an Italian digital company creating some of the fastest 3D printers and also developing a 3D printer for smart phones.
Stress Week - Workspaces are uniquely tailored environments that allow for people to create and produce within the confines of their walls. The design of these spaces is intended to blend utility, efficiency, and comfort for workers to reach a certain goal, whether that’s creating a new app or writing articles for a publication.
Check out people spilling the details on what makes them the most stressed and the tactics they use to mitigate that stress.
Listen to people from New York City explain the greatest stressors in their life and give helpful tips on how to manage stress.
Today we’ll be talking about some of the common stresses that we face and some alternative methods to alleviate them.
New York is thought of as a place where anything is possible. But in such a fast-paced environment, with everyone rushing to make it out on top, does the opportunity come with a price? BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people at New York City’s Madison Square Park about the things that stress them out most about living in NYC and what they do to relax.
Listen in to part 2 of our interview on the uses of neurological research to create wearable technology that relieves stress.
We speak with representatives of Thync, the first wearable technology to influence how you feel.
We speak with Lee Rainie, the director of internet, science and technology research at Pew Research Center.
Climate change activists share stories of protesting and demand the building of a renewable future.
Fall Week - Joanna Ebenstein, cofounder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, recalls childhood curiosity on death. She talks about how she’s bringing the taboo topic to mainstream discussion.
We hear from a senior climate change activist who shares stories about protesting with 350.org in Washington DC.
This week we’re honoring one of our favorite seasons by talking with three distinct guests that pay homage to different interpretations of fall.
It's that time of year once again: the leaves are changing, school is back in session, and the pumpkins are rolling in. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz don their autumn jackets and take to Madison Square Park, where they ask people to talk about what they enjoy most about Fall in New York City.
We learn from the Climate Change rally the greatest obstacles towards using renewable energies and how to combat them for the future.
Bill McKibbens and Naomi Klein lay out the calculations on fossil fuel's damage to the environment and how July was the hottest recorded month in history.
Hear from Bill McKibbens and Naomi Klein on the global movement in demanding climate change action from world leaders.
Check out part 2 of our interview with Brian Nosek about how open source software connects scientists like never before.
Learn about the Center for Open Science with Executive Director, Brian Nosek and the changing transparency in science.
The Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments displays musical fantasies, expanding what we think is possible. Some modern creative vibrations find themselves in film, where made-up instruments find a proxy to reality.
We’re going to be exploring some of the ways that open sourcing and openness can provide more opportunities in the sectors of community politics and science.
The open source movement is attempting to bring a level of transparency and democratic engagement not usually seen in government. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis spoke with people in New York about their take on the concept of an open source city in the future.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Jason Hibbets on the possibility of an Open Source City.
Listen to our interview with Jason Hibbets, a senior community evangelist in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is a community manager for Opensource.com.
Listen to our Labor Day Special episode as Lisa Autz hits the streets of NYC to learn about the best and worst jobs out there--everything from Lobster fishing on a boat in Maine to working in Finance and cleaning up nasty burger grease.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist for the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on the overall benefits of fair wage for both employers and employees.
Check out our interview with Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist for the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on employee turnover costs and the role minimum wage plays in benefitting both employer and employee.
Jeff Abbott joins us to explain the latest protests in Guatemala and the political scandal that preceded them. Also, keeping up with Kanye, and listener mail.
We delve into the labors of work, health and reporting on today's podcast to discover how to find happiness and balance in it all.
For the current generation entering the workforce, the first job they have may not necessarily be part of a fixed career trajectory. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about some of the jobs they’ve liked and disliked the most.
Listen as we speak with people on the streets on NYC about raising the minimum wage to $15/hour.
Check out our interview with Willy C. Shih, prof. of management practice at Harvard Business School, on the changing landscape of manufacturing and the effects of wage rates.
We speak with Dina Dicenso, owner of a vegan tattoo shop called Gristle, on the entire vegan process in tattooing and more about ethical tattoo ink.
Part 2 of our interview with Bruce Klitzman, senior director of Duke's Kenan Plastic Surgery Research Laboratories, about his invention of a new tattoo ink called Freedom-2.
Today’s podcast is about the paradox in how the seemingly superficial, on-the-surface workings of our world have greater impacts than we image.
Surface Week - Brian Hynek, Associate Professor at the Department of Geological Sciences and Research Associate for Laboratory Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, is part of an ambitious, nomadic yearning: Mars.
The landscape of producing news and information is rapidly changing, but does that mean its quality has to be compromised? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of NYC about our increasingly superficial media and how to support quality over speed.
We speak with surgeon Bruce Klitzman about his development of a less harmful tattoo ink alternative.
Listen to part 2 of our interview with Monona Rossol, chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist, on the health hazards of inking up your body.
Listen to Monona Rossol, chemist, artist, and industrial hygienist, speak about the researched dangers of tattoo ink.
School Week - While teachers are necessary for many lessons, there are some skills we can learn alone. We at BTR have taught ourselves how to play the sitar, sew, and stir fry.
We talk with your average gym-goer and fitness instructors on the effects of soda on the body when working out.
Part 2 of our interview with Niraj Naik who explains what soda does to the body and healthier alternatives.
Experimental new teaching methods, DIY schools, and more creativity are all becoming staples in an institution badly in need of reform.
As summer begins to wind down, kids and young adults prepare once again for school books and teachers’ dirty looks. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to the streets to ask people about their fondest memories of school and the intricacies involved in the bittersweet return to academia from the break of the warmer months.
We speak with Niraj Naik, former pharmacist and holistic health practitioner, on the pervasive addiction to sugar drinks.
School Week - Director and producer, Cevin Soling, demonstrates how America’s public school system is more akin to prison in his documentary, 'The War on Kids'. The film illustrates these points by presenting a side-by-side examination of an average American public school and a minimum security prison for adult offenders in Ohio.
We speak with Anahad O'Connor, NY Times writer on health, diet and nutrition, about his latest article on the details of Coca-Cola's scientific funding.
We speak with Marion Nestle, expert nutritionist at NYU, on Coca-Cola funding scientists to shift the blame for obesity away from sugary drinks.
We speak with an environmentalist on the EPA disaster in the Colorado river.
Sarah Leonard joins us to discuss the debt crisis in Greece, why austerity doesn’t work but won’t die, and how Greeks are showing solidarity with one another. Also, listener mail.
We speak to a researcher on the influence of satire news, a pharmacist on how to wean off sugary drinks and a video game designer on a new immersive virtual reality.
We live in a time when abundance reigns king. There can sometimes seem to be no limit of places to eat and shop, ways to communicate with others, and methods for consumption. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to the streets of New York City to ask people about some of their most excessive habits and what they may do to combat their own excessiveness
The Thursday Mix for August 13, 2015 brings you a brand new album by Wilco. Their latest release and 11th studio album is called Star Wars and is available for free via their website. You'll also hear tracks by Brooklyn outfit Soda Shop, Boston based group, Vundabar, Flo Morrisey, Kissing Cousins and more! Email me at Lottie@btrtoday.com
Activists discuss some of the greatest polluted waterways in America.
Emily Schorr Lesnick joins us to discuss diversity in comedy, talking about racism as a white person, and teaching anti-racism to youth. Also, protests in Ferguson on the year anniversary of the killing of Mike Brown, and listener mail.
Part 2 of our interview with Christopher Swain, an activist that has been swimming and advocating for our waterways since 1996.
Josh Eidelson joins us to discuss where unions stand so far in the presidential race, Molly has an essay on sports, of all things, up at the Toast, and de Blasio starts a new effort to address homelessness in New York City.
We speak with environmental activist, Christopher Swain, whose been swimming and advocating for our waterways since 1996.
Lara Aknin, professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University whose research focuses on generosity, money and happiness.
Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss Amnesty’s new recommendations to support the human rights of sex workers, and the celebrity backlash against it. Also, John’s last story from Beirut about art therapy for refugee children, a teacher sues New York State over the teacher evaluation system, and the NYPD releases a video about drugs that isn’t about the drugs it says it was about.
Happiness Week - Our culture seems to carry a pervasive effect in that the pressure to exceed and compete prevails despite any obstacle. An individual member who is coached by greater society continuously attempts to strive, compete, and succeed.
We hear from Peter Stearns, a professor at George Mason University who researches the historical culture of happiness.
Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss attacks on Planned Parenthood and abortion access in Texas and across the country, the NYPD asks a woman who was sexually assaulted if she was a “party girl,” and Peak Chait comes to us in a debate about office air-conditioning.
Today's podcast looks at the science, history and attributes to happiness.
What makes people happy? Perhaps it’s a long-awaited journey to a foreign country or a simple walk through a garden. Whatever it may be, people seem driven to find value in existence and to discover answers to questions that lead to joy in life. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City what makes them most happy in life.
Learning through positive psychologists the ability to balance work-life and happiness.
We hear part 2 of our interview with Sonja Lyubomirsky on building an architect of sustainable happiness.
Dr. Lyubomirsky speaks with us about her research on developing a science of human happiness.
Uber is getting a lot of heat for it's aggressive disregard for the existing yellow cabbies, but how are they treating their own drivers?
We hear from the New York Taxi Workers Alliance on their strategy to fight Uber.
We learn about the science behind deja vu, 3D printed Donald Trump butt-plugs and a Wet Hot Brooklyn Summer talent show in today's buzz week episode.
Our media landscape is increasingly clogged with constant content, spinning virally and then fizzling out. Everything we blog, tweet, and click is a public act of feeding this online buzz. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to the streets in NYC to learn what people have to say about online trends and what buzz consumes them on a daily basis.
Javaid Tariq, NYC yellow cab driver of more than 20 years, struggles to maintain his only source of income in face of Uber.
Part II with Sarah Lacy focuses on the questionable morals of Uber's culture in impacting the larger culture of Silicon Valley.
Sarah Lacy, founder and editor of PandoDaily, speaks with us about the cautionary culture of Uber as one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups.
We hear the ideas of a re-imagined city that cares better for the soil, ecosystem and environment.
We hear part 2 of our interview with Starhawk, author and permaculture designer and teacher and director at Earth Activist training.
No matter where you roam, you're always coming home. Third Eye Weekly host Zach Schepis returns to New York City’s Madison Square Park to ask people about their roots. Whether a lineage of Italian immigration, military brotherhood, spiritual seeking, or artistry, everyone has a seed from which they've grown.
Today we hear part 2 of our interview with Claudia Joseph on perma-design techniques and it's importance in an urban space like Brooklyn.
Founder and Director of New York Permaculture Exchange, Claudia Joseph, talks with us about permaculture and sustainable living.
This week we chat with Lisa Autz, host of The Daily Beat here at BTR, about her recent trip to Portugal to discover her heritage!
The discussion gets into the complex cultural tensions in the neighborhood of Brooklyn and importance of public debate.
We hear part 2 of our interview with Olasov on elevating civic conversation in Brooklyn with Brooklyn Public Philosophy.
We speak with a master-concerto, an astrologer and a poet about how our passions help dictate the reality of the world us.
What is real? Do our perceptions help shape the world around us, or is there some outside force at work that defines the world in which we live? Third Eye Weekly host Zach Schepis asks people at NYC’s Madison Square Park how they choose to define their realities, and whether they believe perceptions can truly be shared.
We speak with Ian Olasov, the founder of Brooklyn Public Philosophy, on bridging academia and public philosophy.
Part two of our interview with Jonah Minkoff-Zern brings to light the realities that public debate has in terms of bringing ideas and opposing views into attention.
Frontline's Edward Watts joins us to discuss his new documentary Escaping ISIS, the American Federation of Teachers endorses Hillary Clinton, and a new deal for Greece looks worse than ever.
The July edition of Spotlight on the City will feature Liverpool, England. Liverpool is known as a music city as was named by the Guinness World Records as the World Capital City of Pop. Musicians from the city have had over 56 number one singles, more than any other place in the world. Liverpool is also known as the birthplace of The Beatles and the British Invasion. Today, I will be featuring bands and artists that are currently active in the city. You'll hear from Reid Anderson, Zombin and theSkeletones, Seattle Yacht Club, Double Echo and more!
We speak with Jonah Minkoff-Zern, co-director of Public Citizen’s Democracy Is for People campaign.
Part two of our interview with the host of Shanghai Mermaids in NYC leads to a discussion on the reflective enjoyment of celebrating an era of the past.
We speak with a woman who has managed to host extravagant, underground parties throughout NYC.
We talk with the founder of the Leap Year Day Society, BTR's Jess Goulart about birthdays abroad, and Isabel Allende about graceful ageing
A person’s birthday can be a time to all-out party or a time for more low-key festivities, but regardless of how it’s celebrated, everyone has a birthday and everyone has their preferred way to mark it… or not. BTR’s Lisa Autz ask people in NYC's Madison Square Park how they prefer to enjoy their own birthdays, and what some of their most memorable celebrations have been.
Part two of our interview with Isabel Allende gives us a perspective in how attitude and health have the greatest impact on passionate living at older age.
We speak with Isabel Allende, a Chilean writer who has given speeches about living more passionate lives as people age.
We speak with Matt Schultz, founder of the Generator, a manufacturing hub for artists and large-scale architecture.
We are looking into Part 2 of our interview with Steven Barrison about the specific policy work being made to support local job growth.
Can we produce more within the borders of our country, or is sourcing from other countries part of an inevitable economy and future?
People often say they like to support American businesses and buy locally in their communities, but how many actually do? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in NYC's Madison Square Park about their favorite American brands and where they love to shop locally.
Made in the USA Week - Since the spawn of the American Industrial Revolution and on through today, manufacturing has remained a sector in the US economy. However, in today’s news stories, it’s not uncommon to hear about the ongoing outsourcing of industry.
We talk with the Small Business Congress on how they are working to develop more domestic jobs in New York City.
Today we continue our conversation with Willy Shih on the paradigm shift of US manufacturing into highly technical production.
We will be speaking with Harvard professor, Willy Shih on his perspective and skepticism in the urge to bring manufacturing back home.
DJ Wynn takes this mix on the road with hiking music from Fleet Foxes, smooth horns from Menahan Street Band, Arcade Fire's car maintenance tips, and an adrenaline boost from Hudson Mohawke.
Fan Week - It seems as though there are two types of concert attendees: those that are constantly taking photos and videos of the event and those that leave their phones/cameras in their pockets or at home. Since many of us here at BTR enjoy some live music now and again, we decided to chime in on the matter.
Fan Week - Have you ever been starstruck? We at BTR have served Johnny Depp, bumped into Alec Baldwin, and chatted with Kirstie Alley. Check out our experiences of celebrity encounters.
Today we wrap up the week understanding the instability Puerto Rico faces throughout these challenges.
Today we wrap up the week understanding the instability Puerto Rico faces throughout these challenges.
We look at the crippling dependence of Puerto Rico on US currency and goods.
We look at the crippling dependence of Puerto Rico on US currency and goods.
What are some of the ways that fans take their reverence to the next level, to further not only themselves but to bring other people together?
Obsessive admirers can notably go to extreme lengths to show their desperate appreciation for a celebrity or sports team. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis learn some of the wackiest, craziest stories of fandompeople around NYC’s Union Square have to share, many of which blur the line between admiration and obsession.
Today on we hear about the history of US colonization and why freeing Oscar Rivera is so monumental.
Today on we hear about the history of US colonization and why freeing Oscar Rivera is so monumental.
Today we hear stories of Puerto Rican war veterans fighting for the US without representation.
Today we hear stories of Puerto Rican war veterans fighting for the US without representation.
Today on we hear from protesters in front the UN asking for the release of Oscar Rivera and the independence of Puerto Rico.
Today on we hear from protesters in front the UN asking for the release of Oscar Rivera and the independence of Puerto Rico.
Today we finish our week-long investigation into fracking with a conversation with Dr. Ingraffea about a greener tomorrow.
We hear from Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, a civil and environmental engineer who examines the environmental detriment of shale rock drilling.
Today on Third Eye we are looking specifically into the relationship of old-time nostalgia with some of our favorite bars.
Whether it be nail biting or constant texting, many find certain quirks of their significant others to be downright annoying. But which quirks are deal-breakers? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City what relationship-related pet-peeves could make or break a romantic fling.
Today we get an inside perspective of worker conditions and safety on oil rigs and fracking sites.
We end on a discussion about how the EPA and other oil companies are working to undermine the hazardous effects.
Today we look into the work of NYPIRG in helping to ban fracking in New York State.
Monday's Mix features new music from Wild Yaks, Hudson Mohawke, Cayucas, and FFS.
Today on the Daily Beat we wrap it up learning about the humanitarian art of journalism and it's ability to build a community.
Today on the Daily Beat we continue to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of freelance work and the importance of civic journalism.
In honor of Rain Week, BTR staffers Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis describe the sensations of oncoming rain onto themselves.
There’s a lot more than meets the eye behind something we take for granted like rain and we’re about to tune our third eyes onto why.
Gentle drizzle on a cloudy afternoon can be a recipe for a day of Netflix-binging or cozy reading. Everybody has their own special indulgence when the rain showers on their plans. BTR Pulse host Lisa Autz asks people about their favorite thing to do on a rainy day.
Today on the Daily Beat, we discuss some of the blurred boundaries of journalism in the technological age.
Today on the Daily Beat Molly Knefel discusses her work in writing about the US juvenile justice system and how to use new media to help fuel research.
On today's episode, we dissect some of the in-depth reporting that has beat the odds by the day's journalistic standards.
DJ Wynn has new music from Eternal Summers and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, along with pleas to go outside from Cults, organic titles from Sonny & The Sunsets, and a somber Fourth of July with Sufjan Stevens.
PHOEBE TROUP - I was at an all-dayer gig recently, and as is usual with these things, they often involve sitting through a lot of rubbish acts. Well, this one was no different, and so when this young girl took to the floor I didn't know what to expect, and was blown away by her voice, her songs, and her ease for being in front of an expectant crowd. I was then going to grab her and book her for a session, but she left before I had the chance. It was then a task to find out her name, search her out online, and bring her to you in digital form, here on Live @ Old School Studios. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
Today's break down: We wrap up our week-long discussion with Steven Weinberg on the future of the evolving modern scientific method.
Faiza Patel joins us to discuss the recently approved NSA reform known as the Freedom Act, class trumps ability when it comes to graduation rates, and listener mail.
Today's break down: We hear about the complicated interplay of science and religion during the scientific revolution by physicist, Steven Weinberg.
This week we look at nostalgia and vintage nods to yesteryear in a generation that seeks the past to define the present.
Each Thursday, the internet summons us to reflect back on the past and celebrate it in the present. Whether a favorite childhood photo or a canceled TV show, there are things from the past still cherished today. BTR Pulse host Lisa Autz learns people’s favorite throw-back trends and what they’d love to revive in the present.
Today's break down: We learn about the scientific methods of the golden age of Alexandria compared with New York City.
Today's break down: Steven Weinberg speaks about some of the greatest ideas we had to "unlearn" in order to develop the modern science we know today.
Today's break down: Steven Weinberg begins us on a the journey of human scientific thought with the pre-socratic era of the scientific hypothesis.
Today's break down: Listen in to Sara Chipps, developer and entrepreneur creating interactive jewelry with LED lights and helps high schools program drones.
Today's break down: We hear from women CEOs on starting their own tech and media companies despite obstacles.
What ways can we take a break from the daily grind and lose ourselves to a sense of vacation with new adventures?
Dreaming of sandy shores and clear, blue waters? Summer is around the corner and many people are day dreaming of their next escape from the daily routine. BTR Pulse hosts, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis, ask people in New York City to describe their dream vacation. Details of serene tropics and adventurous mountain climbing are just some ideal travels people are yearning to go on.
Vacation Week - We long to get away from our confining routines. Instead of sulking about feeling trapped, we should instead try to find ways to take mini-vacations in the places we live.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are checking out all things digital and tech at The Internet Week Festival.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are checking out all things digital and tech at The Internet Week Festival.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are checking out all things digital and tech at The Internet Week Festival.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at New York's next healthcare revolution with technology, digitization and affordability.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at New York's next healthcare revolution with technology, digitization and affordability.
Blacklist Week - Activist Christopher Swain has taken hazardous dives into America’s dirtiest waterways in the name of cleaner water since 1996. He spoke with BTR about one of the filthiest swims he has ever taken in his life and his hope to encourage cleaner waterways everywhere.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at New York's next healthcare revolution with technology, digitization and affordability.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at New York's next healthcare revolution with technology, digitization and affordability.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at New York's next healthcare revolution with technology, digitization and affordability.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at violence and the city and investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
Hazards Week - Data about dangerous IPs is but one of many computer-crime measurements recorded in a new report by the intelligence and security company, Webroot. The Webroot 2015 Threat Brief revealed alarming criminal hacking trends from information collected from tens of millions of the company’s users.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at violence and the city and investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
Hazards Week - Shared cabbie systems like Uber and Lyft have burgeoned in recent years, filling assorted holes in the medallion cab market. However, even those services have their downfalls, such as congesting city streets. How robo-cabs could be the beginning of a transportation revolution.
In an age when the latest technology, medicine, or super-foods are developing at an exponential rate, how do we know what's hazardous and what's not? BTR Pulse hosts Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis talk with people about the greatest health hazards in our lives and how we can all be more mindful of them.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at violence and the city and investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
This Worldwide Hour features Nigerian saxophonist Peter King, the DIY street group Staff Benda Bilili from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and a cool summer breeze will fly through courtesy of OMBRE.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We are looking at violence and the city and investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
This week theme on the Daily Beat we are looking at violence and the city--investigating the nature and effects of various types of urban warfare.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We take a look at the FOMO phenomenon from people on the streets as well as experts in the fields of psychology and technology.
Katharine Heller joins us for an impromptu Friday Funday to discuss bartending, storytelling, and New York's most notorious standardized tests. Also, rethinking “The Wire” after Baltimore's uprising, and listener mail.
FOMO Week - The emotional impulse of FOMO has begun to transfer into even the more serious aspects of our lives, like our degrees, jobs, and other such life-long pursuits. Millennials are propelled by work FOMO to make more fulfilling career changes.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We take a look at the FOMO phenomenon from people on the streets as well as experts in the fields of psychology and technology.
Tune in as we break down what FOMO really is about and talk with experts on its psychological implications.
FOMO (aka, the Fear Of Missing Out) is, according to some, a growing phenomenon at least partially caused by constant social media consumption. This week, BTR Pulse hosts Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis get the scoop from the public on their worst FOMO moments and what causes the strange longing for a moment that is anything but your own.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We take a look at the FOMO phenomenon from people on the streets as well as experts in the fields of psychology and technology.
Ben Ramos joins us to discuss Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, John Oliver covers standardized testing better than most major newspapers, and listener mail.
This week theme on the Daily Beat: We take a look at the FOMO phenomenon from people on the streets as well as experts in the fields of psychology and technology.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the FOMO phenomenon from people on the streets as well as experts in the fields of psychology and technology.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
Tune in today to learn about the frontiers of being nerdy with Jedi-masters, literary enthusiasts and the science of music.
Today, the thought of “nerds” might have a more positive connotation than the socially awkward geeks of the past. After all, people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are billionaires as well as major pop culture icons. This week, BTR Pulse hosts Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis get nerdy with people in New York City on their favorite brainy moments and what’s cool about being a nerd.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
This week on the Daily Beat we look at Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Summit for 2015 and the immersive, new approaches to storytelling.
This week on the Daily Beat we look at Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Summit for 2015 and the immersive, new approaches to storytelling.
Tune in to Third Eye for Climate Week as we look at the science of hurricanes, solar energy and the secrets held in a butterfly.
Many people seem to agree that the climate is changing, but disagree on what can be done about it. This week on BTR Pulse, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York what they believe their role is in dealing with the issue. While many acknowledge the environmental stakes to be high, some of the reactions may be surprising.
This week on the Daily Beat we look at Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Summit for 2015 and the immersive, new approaches to storytelling.
This week on the Daily Beat we look at Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Summit for 2015 and the immersive, new approaches to storytelling.
This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC's vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.
Care Week - Pier Group, an art collective, supports talents with Burning Man principles. Burner Matt Schultz, a Pier Crew leader, speaks to BTR about his work creating large-scale structures built to burn along with his attempts to transfer the essence of the festival into a collective space.
This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC's vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.
How a knitting group, industrial art space and a pizza shop are all bringing more compassion to the world.
For Care Week at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people when they felt most cared for in their lives and when they have been most caring toward other people.
This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC's vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.
This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC's vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.
This week on the Daily Beat we look into NYC's vanishing local, small businesses and the action taking to save them.
Monitoring Week - Ever notice how after focusing on a glaring computer monitor for hours on end there is a sensation of restlessness that kicks in, making it difficult to fall asleep? A new software attempts to relieve the eye damage and sleep strain caused by computer monitors.
This week on the Daily Beat we learn about the rally taking place across the country to shine light on corrupt money in politics.
This week on the Daily Beat we learn about the rally taking place across the country to shine light on corrupt money in politics.
Today's podcast looks at government, technological and volcanic monitoring that are all increasing vastly in our world.
For “Monitoring Week” at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people at Grand Central Station whether they believe whether there is any personal privacy today. People also share the steps they take to protect their privacy.
This week on the Daily Beat we learn about the rally taking place across the country to shine light on corrupt money in politics.
This week on the Daily Beat we learn about the rally taking place across the country to shine light on corrupt money in politics.
This week on the Daily Beat we learn about the rally taking place across the country to shine light on corrupt money in politics.
When we think about the typical American “college experience,” we think of large lecture halls, huge parties, and accumulating debt. Meanwhile, the Minerva Project offers alternative options to traditional higher education.
This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
Tune as we talk to the makers of a Zombie Apocalypse class & Ben Nelson, founder of the Minerva Project.
For “Class Week” at BreakThru Radio, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis hit the streets to ask people about the most interesting class they have taken and how they hope classrooms might evolve in the future.
This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
This week on the Daily Beat we are looking at the tenure debate in our education system: Is it unconstitutional or not?
This week on the Daily Beat, in honor of Women's History Month, we will be looking at global feminization and gender equality in the workforce.
Global feminization and the inertia to industrial change for true equality.
Unprepared Week - How Americans are unprepared to care for the aging population to come.
This week on the Daily Beat, in honor of Women's History Month, we will be looking at global feminization and gender equality in the workforce.
Listen as we learn about the unprepared moments of life through diet, technology and music.
It’s “Unprepared Week” at BreakThru Radio, so BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis hit the streets to ask people about times when they felt unprepared and how they handled those situations.
This week on the Daily Beat, in honor of Women's History Month, we will be looking at global feminization and gender equality in the workforce.
Pardiss Kebriaei joins us to discuss her story on two Guantanamo detainee's lives after leaving the prison, the FBI is up to the same old entrapment tactics, and listener mail.
This week on the Daily Beat, in honor of Women's History Month, we will be looking at global feminization and gender equality in the workforce.
This week on the Daily Beat, in honor of Women's History Month, we will be looking at global feminization and gender equality in the workforce.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at 3D printing and all the technological advances from biomedical engineering to printing in your home.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at 3D printing and all the technological advances from biomedical engineering to printing in your home.
This week we speak with an ultra-marathon runner, the youngest person to ever solo row the Atlantic Ocean and Twitter adventurers!
Adventure Week - Dog sledding is gaining popularity throughout the country.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at 3D printing and all the technological advances from biomedical engineering to printing in your home.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at 3D printing and all the technological advances from biomedical engineering to printing in your home.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at 3D printing and all the technological advances from biomedical engineering to printing in your home.
BTR staffers pick their favorite bars worldwide.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the changing landscape of universities in our world of information technology.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the changing landscape of universities in our world of information technology.
Third Eye looks into the shaping of our new economy with Canada's #1 entrepreneur, Bitchcoins and social enterprises.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the changing landscape of universities in our world of information technology.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the changing landscape of universities in our world of information technology.
This week the Daily Beat will be looking at the changing landscape of universities in our world of information technology.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
Third Eye looks into the power of secrets, how shaming is utilized to sustain them, and the mystery they add to life.
Secret Week - How public scrutiny of the powers that be encourages change.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the legalization of Medical Marijuana.
This Monday's Mix has nostalgic inklings from Travis Bretzer, live recordings from Phosphorescent, digital soundscapes from Dan Deacon, and a 7 minute banger from The Dodos.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at NYC's attempt to compete with Silicon Valley with growing tech community.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at NYC's attempt to compete with Silicon Valley with growing tech community.
Today's podcasts looks into the benefits of computer hacking and if we can be more wisely navigating in the cybercrime world?
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at NYC's attempt to compete with Silicon Valley with growing tech community.
DJ Wynn has seen too many single digit temperatures, bundled up babies, and frosted windows this winter, so he is fighting back with sizzling tracks from Manu Dibango, Mulatu Astatke, Carla Bruni, and Hallelujah Chicken Run Band.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at NYC's attempt to compete with Silicon Valley with growing tech community.
Hacking Week - A growing organization intersects technology and journalism for a new form of storytelling.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at NYC's attempt to rival Silicon Valley with a growing tech community.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the community garden protests in NYC.
Selfie Week - A new initiative to criminalize ex-lovers posting nude selfies of former partners online.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the community garden protests in NYC.
We talk with the inventor of Selfie on a Stick, a researcher on the narcissim of selfies, and selfies as an art form.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the community garden protests in NYC.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the community garden protests in NYC.
Dish + Drink asks the Editorial Staff how they feel about spicy food and roller coasters.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at the community garden protests in NYC.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at civic data hacking and the strive to create more transparency on government websites.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at civic data hacking and the strive to create more transparency on government websites.
For Outlier Week, Third Eye talks with Malcolm Gladwell, a Saharra crossing marathon runner and the first human cyborg.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at civic data hacking and the strive to create more transparency on government websites.
Mychal Denzel Smith is back to discuss what's wrong about the ways people hate Kanye West and Marshawn Lynch. Also, Better Call Saul starts off strong, an essay from a writer with autism on the anti-vaccine movement, and listener mail.
Obama lays out his new national security agenda, and a ton of listener mail.
Outlier Week - Brooklyn Public Philosophers bridge the public and academia, fostering invaluable debate.
This week on the Daily Beat will be looking at civic data hacking and the strive to create more transparency on government websites.
Phillip Anderson joins us to discuss the fallout after Sheldon Silver's indictment on corruption charges, fewer graduates are joining Teach for America, and listener mail. Also, a huge announcement from the land of Radio Dispatch.
This week is Disruptive Week at BreakThru Radio, the Daily Beat will be investigating gentrification.
This week is Disruptive Week at BreakThru Radio, the Daily Beat will be investigating gentrification.
Today's show on disruption discusses technological shabbats, connective tissue treatment, and surviving the Boston Bombing.
This week is Disruptive Week at BreakThru Radio, the Daily Beat will be investigating gentrification.
This week is Disruptive Week at BreakThru Radio, the Daily Beat will be investigating gentrification.
Disruptive Week - Former homeless youth women petition an act to help homeless and foster causes.
This week is Disruptive Week at BreakThru Radio, the Daily Beat will be investigating gentrification.
This week, the Daily Beat will be tackling the growing national student debt.
This week, the Daily Beat will be tackling the growing national student debt.
How does the college experience challenge previously help ideologies and is all worth while regardless of the growing debt?
College Week - Professors are labeled “dangerous” for shedding light on alternative perspectives.
This week, the Daily Beat will be tackling the growing national student debt.
This week, the Daily Beat tackles the growing national student debt.
This week, the Daily Beat will be tackling the growing national student debt.
This week on the beat: The Daily Beat will be tackling the affordable housing crisis.
Today on the Daily Beat: We will be tackling the affordable housing crisis.
Learn how millennials are taking political action, partying like it's the 1920s, and revolutionizing their future.
Millennials Week - Chinese Millennials have a different approach to experiencing the Western lifestyle.
This week on the Daily Beat: We will be tackling the affordable housing crisis.
This week, the Daily Beat will be tackling the affordable housing crisis.
Today's top stories: Pakistan protests, Chinese corruption, and more.
Inspired Week - NYC’s chosen 2015 youth poet laureate asks for civic engagement and community building.
Today's top stories feature new Israeli defense system, intensities in Ukraine, and more.
The Oscar nominations are so white it hurts, a terrifying number of men say they would rape someone, and listener mail.
Today's top stories: Pope says free expression is limited, low crude oil prices confuse Banks and more.
What a Mount Everest climber, a youth poet laureate and a 96-year-old yoga instructor can teach us about inspiration.
Today's top stories: AlQaeda leaders taking responsibility, nuclear talks in Iran, and more.
Today's top stories: Mobilization of Russian troops, Declining Russian economy, and more.
Today's top stories: Egypt overturns Mubarak, economic slowdown of Britain, and Pope in Sri Lanka.
Today's top stories feature the killings of two Paris terrorists, transgenders banned from driving in Russia and more.
Today's top stories follow the search for terrorists in Paris, violent Bangladesh protests, measles outbreak in Disney theme park.
It's fitness week here on BTR! Listen in as we discuss advancing sports technology with Mark McClusky and work-out music with DJ Meredith!
Today's top stories feature the terrorist attack in France, AirAsia jet tail found, and US upgrading tactical missiles.
How one woman is dodging stereotypes and leveling the fantasy football playing field.
You've just tuned in to The Daily Beat! The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast inspired by the power of social media to spark social change. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. as BTR's social media director, DJ Jen, culls the "Twitterverse" and "blogosphere" to bring you the top stories regarding social justice and human rights issues. Not to mention, we'll also feature some of BTR's top tracks. Don't miss a beat! 00:00 The Daily Beat Intro 00:45 The Daily Beat pt. 1 04:17 PROMO 04:32 The Daily Beat pt. 2 06:40 PROMO 06:55 The Daily Beat pt. 3 11:04 Rokkurro - The Backbone 15:31 Finish It's your daily news roundup courtesy of BTR! Today on the beat: The Daily Beat's Year in Review featuring your new host Lisa Autz.
New Year's Week - BTR offers five tips on how to avoid hoarding pointless presents from the holidays.
This week we reflect on our New Year and invite WFIT Radio Director Alex Bodnar onto the show to discuss 2014's best entertainment moments

recommendations