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With 120 leaders in New York for The United Nations General Assembly this week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s arrival is causing a stir. The controversial leader, who has spoken publicly about ending the state of Israel and suggested that 9/11 was an inside job, is staying at the iconic Warwick Hotel. We caught up with protesters — including Nathan Carleton, communications director for United Against Nuclear Iran — outside the hotel as Ahmadinejad arrived.
Occupiers take to the streets of a rainy New York City in a display of solidarity.
On the night of March 21, 2012, New Yorkers rallied in Union Square for the “Million Hoodie March,” demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. Due to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, Zimmerman could claim self-defense and go un-charged, despite the fact that he has admitted to shooting the unarmed 17-year-old. BreakThruRadioTV’s Lauren Hawker was at the event and spoke to some of the attendees, many of whom were wearing hoodies and holding bags of Skittles as a tribute to Martin.
Although she grew up in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country, singer-songwriter Madi Diaz now calls Nashville home. Her folk-pop songs are enchantingly light and sweet, despite their sometimes somber lyrics. Diaz once appeared in the documentary Rock School (which influenced the Jack Black film), and her songs have been featured on various TV shows. For years she’s collaborated with musician Kyle Ryan, whom she met at Berklee College.

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