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August 13, 2018

Listen to the Complete Second Season of News Beat — A Social Justice Podcast

News Beat is a social justice podcast melding journalism with hip-hop. Season 2 included episodes on money bail, youth prisons, MS-13 & much, much more.

Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
June 19, 2018

Congresswoman Blasts ‘Racist’ Jeff Sessions, Says U.S. Should Apologize for War on Drugs

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman puts forth resolution calling on Congress to apologize for United States’ ineffective war on drugs and make reparations to those crushed by policies targeting minority communities.

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June 5, 2018

‘News Beat’ Wins Best Podcast at 2018 New York Press Club Journalism Awards

News Beat clinched top honors in the Podcast category at New York Press Club’s annual awards competition recognizing outstanding journalism in print, broadcast and online by media outlets across New York City and the United States.

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May 17, 2018

‘Discover Pods’ Spotlights News Beat Podcast

Podcast discoverability site ‘Discover Pods’ is spotlighting News Beat, featuring a profile of our podcast and Q&A with Executive Producer Jed Morey on its main scroll and in a review post.

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April 26, 2018

Report Warns ‘Hatred of Journalism Threatens Democracies’ as U.S. Press Freedom Ranking Falls

The United States’ press freedom ranking fell for the second consecutive year, marking a disturbing trend for a nation that purports to be the beacon of human rights and free speech.

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March 21, 2018

Gina Haspel Covered Up Torture. Now She Might Run The CIA.

We talk to two former government insiders who warn about Haspel, who led a secret prisoner “black site” and covered up illegal torture.

Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
February 15, 2018

When It Comes To Mass Shootings, We May Not Have Pulled The Triggers, But Make No Mistake: We’re All Complicit

Sadly, the country yet again has to confront a deadly shooting. There will be memorials, and necessary news coverage about how students and teachers acted with bravery while their school was being terrorized. And then the country will move on.

Muslim Americans Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
January 19, 2018

Don’t Forget The Muslims

Muslim Americans organized like never before during the presidential election. Despite their efforts, Trump won, and their greatest fears became reality.

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December 22, 2017

News Beat Podcast 2017 Year in Review

In season one, News Beat chronicled everything from the war on drugs, never-ending illegal wars, whistleblowing, Jihad, and right-wing extremism.

Facebook Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
October 3, 2017

The Rise of Facebook & Downfall of Social Discourse

This paradigm of how people consume news and information and the manner in which its circulated to friends and family shifted a long time ago.

Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
September 30, 2017

The Flashpoint Has Arrived. Sports Will Never Be The Same.

There’s no question that outward political acts, or even something as small as engaging in conversation about topics unrelated to an athlete’s profession, is almost universally considered blasphemous in the sports world.

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September 25, 2017

The Fallacy of ‘Trump the Independent’

It’s an incredible spectacle, really, to watch the corporate media and their favorite talking heads explore this notion of Trump’s so-called independence. This, only a month after Trump failed to issue a full-throated condemnation of a white nationalist invasion in Charlottesville, Va.

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September 23, 2017

Journalism Has Never Sounded So Good

News Beat is fueled by journalism, expert voices, progressive issues & music. Our producer Manny Faces explains why hip-hop is our genre of choice.

Chelsea Manning Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
August 31, 2017

The Truth on Trial: Recalling Chelsea Manning’s Court Martial

Under the circumstances of which Manning has spent the last seven years of her life it’s equally mind-numbing and inspiring to witness her very public and incredibly honest transformation.

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August 31, 2017

BackBeat: Hijacking Jihad

A behind-the-scenes examination of our latest News Beat episode: Hijacking Jihad – Reclaiming Islam’s ‘Personal Struggle’

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August 23, 2017

BackBeat: True Origins of the War on Drugs

BackBeat is our way of giving listeners some behind-the-scenes audio ear candy about each News Beat episode.

Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
August 18, 2017

America… We’re gonna be just fine: A Post-Trump Survival Plan

Tick-Tock. Bannons’ out and Trump’s days are numbered. Trumpism is a cancer and the best way to fight cancer is to starve the tumor.

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August 15, 2017

News Beat’s New Artist in Residence Is…

News Beat, political & cultural podcast that fuses journalism & music, announces first Artist in Residence, recording & performing artist, Silent Knight.

Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
July 11, 2017

An American Socialist in Cuba

In the brief moment the door between our nations opened a crack, a flood of hope, optimism and cash flooded in. The genie is officially out of the bottle and the most interesting days are ahead. The young, vibrant, intelligent and wide-eyed youth we encountered will most assuredly make it so.

Left Forum Behind The Beat: The News Beat Blog
July 6, 2017

Treat The Symptoms, But Cure The Disease

The system that gave us Trump—the very same that may one day contribute to his downfall—is itself part of an infected establishment.