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The Union Square W Hotel bar, Olives, stands out among the pack of other expensive NYC hotel bars.
Tim Dillon and Dane collaborate on this fall-festive recipe for blackened duck orange.
After developments in Edward Snowden’s exile, the organizers behind the ‘Restore the Fourth’ rallies of last month return.
On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, acquitted George Zimmerman of the murder of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old African American boy he admittedly shot and killed during an altercation in February 2012. Although the case put the state’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law in the forefront of national debates, Zimmerman’s defense relied on a self defense argument and the shooting and trial have sparked many other discussions about the state of race relations in America. The day after the verdict, rallies were held across the nation; BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker visited one such rally in NYC’s Union Square, where she heard citizens speak out against the verdict — among them Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate for the city and mayoral hopeful, and Kevin Powell of BK Nation, a non-profit community organization. Hawker then spoke with others in the city the day after the event
On July 4, 2013, BreakThruTV’s Lauren Hawker spoke with people at a “Restore The Fourth” rally at NYC’s Union Square. Participants in the group call for an end to unconstitutional surveillance of digital communications by the U.S. government, basing their arguments on the Fourth Amendment of the Bill Of Rights.
Since the recent revelations that the National Security Agency is gathering data on Americans’ use of telephones and foreigners’ use of the internet, a debate has begun about the proper balance between national security and civil liberties. In the wake of the scandal, protesters held a rally in New York’s Union Square to show their support for Edward Snowden, the man who leaked the details. While many expressed their discomfort towards government surveillance of citizens, others offered a more favorable view. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker speaks with people in New York on both sides of the debate.
Since the recent revelations that the National Security Agency is gathering data on Americans’ use of telephones and foreigners’ use of the internet, a debate has begun about the proper balance between national security and civil liberties. In the wake of the scandal, protesters held a rally in New York’s Union Square to show their support for Edward Snowden, the man who leaked the details. While many expressed their discomfort towards government surveillance of citizens, others offered a more favorable view. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker speaks with people in New York on both sides of the debate.
In honor of the approaching Earth Day, this week’s Sew & Tell guest is a designer who has found a solution for waste management through stylish design. Sheila Odessey weaves together cotton and strips of plastic grocery bags to create fashion-forward, functional handbags and totes! Her Spring 2013 Collection is full of bright colors, whimsical ginghams, and beach-friendly bags. On today’s show, Sheila will talk about her decades of experience as a weaver in New York’s Garment Center, how she got the idea to turn plastic waste into a chic accessory, the incredible range in “hand” of plastic bags, a few future plans for her line, and more. Plus, Dane and I talk favorite bags and gossip about the latest on Mad Men, and there’s a mix full of brand new music from Akron/Family, Oberhofer, Houses, and more. Get ready for some seriously earth-friendly style, here on BTR!

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