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Situated on the Bowery in New York City since 1879, The Bowery Mission has been an important safe haven for homeless men and women. As homelessness numbers in the city this past year reached their highest level since the Great Depression, The Bowery Mission has diligently worked to gather as many donations and volunteers as possible. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Matthew Krivich, the Director of Operations, about their preparation for another bustling season of holiday giving.
This Month Brought Memories Of Tragedy And Thoughts Of Good Cheer Indeed!!! Chaz Mannenheim, your Newsman Of Yesteryear, brings to you the meaty substance of today’s most popular news stories including the Toronto Mayor’s hilarious addiction crisis, the unending enigma that is the JFK assassination, and the always entertaining answer to the question, “What Are You Doing For Thanksgiving!!!” Thrill as Chaz Mannenheim brings you all the news you missed and all the news you love!!! MONTH IN REVIEW: NOVEMBER 2013!!!
Last November, we spoke to residents of the Red Hook community that had been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Despite the fact that Sandy has left a mark on the Brooklyn neighborhood, the strength of the community, and its organizations, have persevered through many obstacles. Now, one year later, BTR Pulse returns to Red Hook to speak with some of the residents, business owners and community leaders affected.
It's Intoxication Week on BTR! On today's show, Medical Director for the Houston Marathon, Dr. John Cianca, explains to us why drinking too much water can be bad even for casual endurance athletes. And later, DJ Jordan chats with Dan Ozzi of the Jaded Punk blog and Noisey, the new music channel from VICE Media, on the current wave of nostalgia intoxicating the pop punk generation.
This weeks film: Don Jon. We also talk love on screen and list off the best 'Triple Threats' in the movie biz.
It's Sleep Week here at BTR! First up on the show, Dr. Carl Bazil of the Columbia University Comprehensive Epilepsy and Sleep Center talks to us about new research on the quantity-versus-quality of a good night's sleep. And later, author and former US infrantryman Jared Maxwell joins us to talk about his new memoir about his experiences in one of the most violent and intense fights of the war in Afghanistan.
It's "Orange Is the New Black" Week here on BTR, and I have a really unique, engaging topic and guest on the show for you today. There is a growing trend amongst international women's prisons to host annual beauty pageants; Russian-born, U.S.-based filmmaker Irina Vodar was behind a 2007 documentary titled Miss Gulag that looks at just such a pageant, held by inmates at a Siberian prison camp. The incarcerated women design and construct three different costumes for three phases of competition, each with the hope of winning the crown title. On today's show, you'll hear Irina talk about the women in Miss Gulag, why she felt compelled to tell their stories, the positive impact of the beauty pageant on their lives and transformations, her take on Russian fashion culture, and her latest documentary, "The Cycle," a deeply personal exploration of a socially taboo topic. Plus, a playlist full of great new folk and punk from artists like Tica Douglas, Neko Case, Summer Cannibals, and more. So suit up and tune in! It's time to fall in line for fashion with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
The documentary of this week is NOT the documentary of the year. Tune in for our review of GMO OMG.
Have you ever found a too-good-to-be-true designer deal on eBay? Well, chances are, it might actually BE too good to be true: you could be spending all your hard-earned cash on a fake! On today's Sew & Tell, I'm joined by fashion authentication expert Fei Deyle, whose personal passion for designer goods turned her Herve Leger blog into a sorely-needed online designer goods retail platform called Lollipuff. Unlike most other resale sites, Lollipuff offers 100% authentication of goods bought and sold, and, not surprisingly, it has grown rapidly since its launch just eight months ago. On today's show, you'll hear from Fei about how a personal blog led to a revolutionary retail website, her personal passion for designer goods (and, of course, Herve Leger!), and a few telltale signs that can alert a buyer to a fake. Plus, a great playlist of new music including the latest from Superchunk, The Dismemberment Plan, DIANA, Julia Holter, and more! So turn it up and tune in for some *authentically* stylish radio, on BTR!
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.
What Happened In May 2013?? Someday, People Will Want To Know!!! Chaz Mannenheim Is Bringing It To You Today!!! That’s Right, Yesterday’s News, Not Tomorrow, Not Years From Now -- TODAY!!! With the aid of the man on the street, Chaz will enlighten you about what’s going on with Angelina Jolie’s Mastectomy, The Obama Administration Scandals, and The Sudden Embrace Of Homosexual Love By The Boy Scouts Of America! Witness, with your own eyes, the pure wonder of news being delivered to you, in review, with the enigmatic Newsman Of Yesteryear, Chaz Mannenheim!
Chaz Mannenheim is once again seeking out the news and peoples’ opinions about said news. And boy, does he get what he’s looking for! Laugh and try to stop laughing as Chaz talks to people about the seemingly unfunny material associated with the Boston Marathon Bombing, California’s Attractive Attorney General, and the deaths of Margaret Thatcher and Roger Ebert!! All of it’s here with your favorite news reporter, Chaz Mannenheim! It’s Month In Review, APRIL 2013!!!!
On Monday, April 15th, two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and more than two hundred others injured, leading to a massive manhunt, the lockdown of a major city, the death and injury of law enforcement officers, and the eventual death of one suspect and capture of another. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asks people their thoughts on the media's coverage of the events as well as what rights and considerations they believe the suspect in custody should be allowed.
Boston Marathon bombings prove the old media is going to get the story wrong but should we just get used to it?
March 2013 has come and gone, but Chaz Mannenheim has not given up! He wants the news and he's going to get it! THRILL at Grand Central, Madison Square Park, and on the NYC Subway System as Chaz gets the skinny on Pope Francis I, Marriage Equality in America, and a BOOMING Stock Market!!! News reporting has never been so entertaining!! So Enjoy CHAZ MANNENHEIM’S MONTH IN REVIEW for MARCH 2013!!!
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was dealt a major setback on Monday, March 11th, when a New York Supreme Court judge struck down his controversial plan to limit large sugary drinks in the city's restaurants and other venues. The ruling came the day before the ban was to take effect. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people in New York their thoughts on Mayor Bloomberg's many aggressive public health campaigns and whether they think they are living in a "Nanny State."
NYPD misconduct, including shooting a 16-year-old boy, handcuffing a woman to a hospital bed for 15 days, “testilying,” and rampant surveillance of Muslims. Also, listener mail about shamey anti teen pregnancy ads and a teacher's strike.
Hugo Chavez dies in Venezuela, bullying in its larger social context, and hunger strikes hit Guantanamo Bay.
An exchange between a independent journalist and an editor illustrates the state of freelance journalism, prosecutorial overreach from Aaron Swartz to Michael Premo, and a listener asks about tenure for elementary and secondary school teachers.
If you’re wondering what the Top Stories of February 2013 were, well so is Chaz Mannenheim! But he’s on the case, so you don’t have to be! WATCH as Chaz talks to the people of NYC about... Olympian David Pistorius and his hot girlfriend (deceased), The Academy Awards, The Disastrous Carnival Cruise and more!! If you like comedy, intrigue, and man on the street interviews then this is the show for you!!! MONTH IN REVIEW: FEBRUARY 2013 -- ENJOY!!!
Nathan Fuller joins us to discuss the latest developments in the Bradley Manning case and what happens next, the NYPD latest surveillance program is directed at East Harlem and Brownsville youth, and the UN calls for prosecution of Bush-era torture officials. And listener mail!
What do Katharine Hepburn, Emmylou Harris, Jane Birkin and Coco Chanel have in common? Classic, fearless Tomboy Style! And for today's show, I got to talk with the founder and writer behind this beautiful, award-winning blog and book, Lizzie Garrett. Tune in to hear us chat about tomboy style icons from yesterday and today, and what it takes to be a savvy tomboy. PLUS! Exciting new weekly segment making it's debut on Sew & Tell today - I'm joined by fashion news commentator and dapper gent, BTR's Dane Feldman. Together we'll share some news updates from this past week, talk about Dane's recent trip to the lesser-known Couture Fashion Week, and review Sunday's Oscar looks! And of course, some great new music to go with the great conversation - tracks today from Lia Ices, Cat Power, Beach House, and POLICA. This hour of Sew & Tell is EPIC, so jump-start your weekend right now with fashion fun on BreakThru Radio!
Academy Award nominee James Spione on his upcoming documentary Silenced, which examines the war on whistleblowers and the risks they take by bringing government abuse to the public's attention. Also, catching up on several listener mail letters.
It's Word Week on BTR! On today's show, John Knefel of Radio Dispatch recounts his recent visit to Guantanamo Bay and Christian Reese joins us to talk prison libraries. Photo courtesy of the National Guard.
It's Help Week on BTR! On today's program, Diana Robinson of the Food Chain Workers Alliance tells about their Welcome Table outreach program that seeks to engage foodies in the fight for fair food. Later, ProPublica's Abraham Lustgarten tells us about how current regulations allow industry to pollute water aquifers we could one day rely on for our drinking water supply.
It's Viral Week on BTR! On today's episode, we bring you the second part of our segment on the first ever computer model of an organism. Syracuse University's Jayodita Sangvhi talks to us about the ways in which their model must prove its experimental usefulness into the future. And later, security technologist and author Bruce Schneier helps us draw conclusions on the future of cyber espionage in the wake of recent Chinese malware attacks on the American press.
While Britain votes to allow same-sex marriage, The Boy Scouts of America postpone the decision on whether or not to lift the ban on gay members.
Chaz Mannenheim is looking for the Top Stories of January 2013! He takes to the streets to hear what the people have to say about... The Flu! The Oscars! The President! And The News! WATCH and LISTEN and LEARN as Chaz’s whitty and adroit conversation skills bring you through the adventurous news bulletins that comprised the month of January in the Year of our Lord, 2013!
Today is the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act. We talk sick leave for food service workers and sexist Super Bowl ads.
John is back from Guantanamo Bay, and boy does he have some stories to tell. We spend the hour unpacking a very strange week at GTMO.
It's Bullshit Week on BTR! On today's episode of Third Eye Weekly, author Mark Weston joins us to talk about women's rights in Saudi Arabia. And later, National Hockey League Fans' Association President Jim Boone lets us know how much he does not give a puck.
It's the second ever Radio Dispatch Live! Recorded live at LPR on January 23rd, John and Molly are joined by Alex Pareene of Salon.com, Collier Meyerson of the Melissa Harris-Perry show, and Peter Hart of FAIR.
Natasha Lennard on the US attorneys behind Aaron Swartz's prosecution, and how Aaron's case relates to Jeremy Hammond, a hacker and activist potentially facing life in prison. Also, the Invisible War documentary, and some body image listener mail.
Three defense contractors you haven't heard of but should know about, Roe turns 40, and catching up on some listener mail from when Molly was away.
Trans writer Melissa Doom shares her thoughts on the Moore/Burchill situation, and we're joined by Gunner Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition. Also, a quick update on the looming school bus driver's strike, and an extended listener mail segment recorded before Molly left for sunny Florida.
We spend the hour on recent transphobic comments and columns by two prominent UK writers, and we're joined by James Hetterley and Laurie Penny to respond to those awful comments and discuss the importance of recognizing intersectionality when discussing feminism and oppression.

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