Sinopsis

Welcome to News Beat. An unconventional examination of conventional wisdom. News Beat is an educational and alternative news podcast combining spoken word, music and audio clips.

Episodios

  • MLK 2020: What They Wont Teach In School

    MLK 2020: What They Won't Teach In School

    17/01/2020 Duración: 30min

    In this episode, we take an alternative look at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, examining how the civil rights icon was so much more than simply the “I Have a Dream” soundbite, which has become known as the cornerstone of his public perception. Along with Pastor Roger C. Williams of the First Baptist Church of Glen Cove, NY, Larry Hamm, of the People's Organization for Progress, hip-hop artist Silent Knight, and King’s own words, listeners learn of MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign, which he believed would be his true legacy. More than likely, it was this that got him killed. News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced and engineered by Michael “Manny Faces” Conforti: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • BONUS: Breaking Down the US-Iran Conflict

    BONUS: Breaking Down the US-Iran Conflict

    10/01/2020 Duración: 23min

    The US assassination of Qassim Solemani has ignited a new wave of tension with Iran. Let's figure out how we arrived at this critical juncture by examining the 1953 US-backed coup, the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and the ramifications of withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal.

  • Exonerated and Broke

    Exonerated and Broke

    24/12/2019 Duración: 19min

    Consider this: Alan Newton served more than 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit before DNA analysis proved him innocent and he was exonerated. Now, had this occurred in Alabama, he would have received $50,000 for every year of wrongful imprisonment. Instead, Newton was convicted in the state of New York, where exonerees receive nothing, and are instead forced to sue the government for compensation. Eighteen states do not even have compensation laws, and those that do vary in exactly what the restitution is. On this episode, we dissect the disparity in exoneration compensation laws and how even seemingly liberal states such as New York have mandates on the books many consider woefully inadequate. News Beat is an MP Studios production, a division of Morey Publishing: www.MoreyPublishing.com News Beat is produced and engineered by Michael “Manny Faces” Conforti: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Des

  • BONUS: New York Bail Reform and the Afghanistan Papers

    BONUS: New York Bail Reform and the Afghanistan Papers

    23/12/2019 Duración: 54min

    In this special bonus episode, Editors Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski examine the impact of bail on New Yorkers and the potential impact new reforms will have on the state. Next, experts will discuss recent revelations from the "Afghanistan Papers" -- documents that showed the U.S. public has been misled throughout the war—in other words, lied to. News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced and edited by Michael “Manny Faces” Conforti: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • Why We Riot

    Why We Riot

    17/12/2019 Duración: 48min

    Just like Home Alone and Die Hard, 'tis the season to enjoy a couple of classic blasts from the News Beat past. Today, we’re bringing you our first big award-winning episode, Why We Riot. It’s a compelling examination of all the factors that exist when overly-oppressed and tormented communities have finally had enough, and, much like the incidents that lay at the foundation of our democracy, are forced to rise up in rebellion. Music by The Band Called FUSE, lyrics by Silent Knight.

  • Mentally Ill and Incarcerated

    Mentally Ill and Incarcerated

    03/12/2019 Duración: 22min

    If we were to ask you to name the largest mental health facilities in the country, what would you say? We'll save you the trouble. The answer: jails. America's failure to effectively treat the mentally ill amid a mass incarceration crisis has only exacerbated the struggles for thousands of people.   News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced and engineered by Michael “Manny Faces” Conforti: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • Climate Justice: The Youth-Led Revolution to Save Our Future

    Climate Justice: The Youth-Led Revolution to Save Our Future

    16/11/2019 Duración: 37min

    From the expert voice of Naomi Klein, to the voices of teenagers taking part in the global climate strike, to incendiary lyrics from hip-hop artist Silent Knight, this powerful episode explores the ongoing climate crisis and the people who are fighting for our collective future.    

  • BONUS: Restorative Justice Advocate Wins Pivotal DA Race

    BONUS: Restorative Justice Advocate Wins Pivotal DA Race

    11/11/2019 Duración: 11min

    UPDATE: Chesa Boudin, the deputy public defender in San Francisco, was officially elected district attorney in a hotly contested race for the hugely important seat. Boudin is among a number of DA candidates who have run on a reform agenda and he intends on dramatically reimagining the DA position in his hometown, much like Larry Krasner in Philadelphia. If you haven’t already, make sure to listen to the full episode, “Restorative Justice: Healing Instead of Incarceration.”

  • Restorative Justice: Healing Instead of Incarceration

    Restorative Justice: Healing Instead of Incarceration

    23/10/2019 Duración: 22min

    This episode introduces the concept of restorative justice, in which crime victims actually have a say in the punishment handed down to their offenders. So instead of universal prison time, atonement might come in the form of community service, or in a face to face meeting, or any number of other acts of redress that those affected see as fit. This isn’t a radical, new approach, but a centuries-old practice, that many say empowers victims and paves the road for true healing.

  • Season Four - Trailer

    Season Four - Trailer

    22/10/2019 Duración: 03min

    Our multiple award-winning, groundbreaking format brings together the worlds of social justice journalism, music, and original lyrical contributions from brilliant artists. If you’ve been following us from the beginning, you’ll know that we cover complex and often underreported issues. Last season, we shed light on the negative consequences of the colonization of Puerto Rico, prison rape in the #metoo era, Rosa Parks’ lifelong, militant pursuit of justice, and reforms underway in California, which we produced in partnership with The Marshall Project. We've got new episodes for you right around the corner. Here’s a bit of what you can expect.

  • BONUS EP: Are New Criminal Justice Reform Laws Enough?

    BONUS EP: Are New Criminal Justice Reform Laws Enough?

    02/07/2019 Duración: 34min

    In this special bonus episode, we examine whether recent criminal justice reform laws are strong enough to significantly reduce jail and prison populations in the United States. 2019 has been particularly prolific in terms of new laws passed, yet some experts warn more needs to be done to dismantle mass incarceration. Also, we address poverty in America and the battle over felony disenfranchisement in Florida. News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced and engineered by Michael “Manny Faces” Conforti: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • California: Epicenter of Mass Incarceration Reform

    California: Epicenter of Mass Incarceration Reform

    04/06/2019 Duración: 23min

    Since a U.S. Supreme Court-imposed mandate in 2011, the Golden State has sought to address prison overcrowding through myriad reforms, including by moving people from state prisons to county jails, reducing prison sentences for certain crimes, and creating resources to help people reenter society. Crime in California is now at historic lows. Yet some reforms have been met with resistance from law enforcement organizations and “tough-on-crime” politicians concerned these initiatives will endanger public safety. While there’s still a lot to be done concerning criminal justice reform, California has presented itself as a model for the rest of the nation. This is a special podcast collaboration with The Marshall Project, a New York City-based nonprofit news organization dedicated to covering, and creating and sustaining a sense of national urgency about, the U.S. criminal justice system. News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced and engineered by Michael “Manny

  • E-Carceration: Are Digital Prisons the Future?

    E-Carceration: Are Digital Prisons the Future?

    14/03/2019 Duración: 24min

    Tens of thousands each year, and hundreds of thousands collectively, are shackled with electronic monitors—devices that track a person’s every move. In most cases, these are attached to those on parole. In others, courts may even choose to lock them onto a person’s body as a condition of pretrial release. Critics of e-carceration are warning the increased use of this technology could be the beginning of a future where more people will be incarcerated inside their homes than within traditional penitentiaries, effectively undermining the movement to decarcerate jails and prisons and dismantle mass incarceration, and transforming communities into digital prisons. News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced and engineered by Michael “Manny Faces” Conforti: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • The Truth Hurts: Journalism’s Battle for Justice in the Digital Disinformation Age

    The Truth Hurts: Journalism’s Battle for Justice in the Digital Disinformation Age

    21/02/2019 Duración: 34min

    How is the Fourth Estate, perhaps the single-most important defender of the public, faring in the ongoing digital revolution, where the internet and smartphones provide real-time access to posts and stories authored by anyone with a mere Wi-Fi connection? This episode examines the current state of journalism, featuring insights from a wide range of writers and editors spanning the media spectrum. News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced and engineered by Michael “Manny Faces” Conforti: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • Rosa Parks: What You Didnt Learn In School

    Rosa Parks: What You Didn't Learn In School

    01/02/2019 Duración: 25min

    History remembers Rosa Parks as a tired, middle-aged woman who stood up to racism and segregation in the South by literally sitting down and refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger when ordered, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights Movement. As transformative a moment as it was, this singular act has come to define the entirety of her dynamic and multidimensional life—much in the same way the first four syllables of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech have come to replace the civil rights leader’s radical legacy. The truth is that Rosa Parks lived an entire life of activism, beginning as a child. News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced and engineered by Michael “Manny Faces” Conforti: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • MLK 2019: What They Wont Teach In School

    MLK 2019: What They Won't Teach In School

    15/01/2019 Duración: 30min

    In this episode, we take an alternative look at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, examining how the civil rights icon was so much more than simply the “I Have a Dream” soundbite, which has become known as the cornerstone of his public perception. Along with Pastor Roger C. Williams of the First Baptist Church of Glen Cove, NY, Larry Hamm, of the People's Organization for Progress, hip-hop artist Silent Knight, and King’s own words, listeners learn of MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign, which he believed would be his true legacy. More than likely, it was this that got him killed. News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced and engineered by Michael “Manny Faces” Conforti: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • Is Prison Abolition Possible?

    Is Prison Abolition Possible?

    20/12/2018 Duración: 24min

    Prison abolition may appear to be a radical conception, but it wasn't always that way. In fact, in the '60s and '70s, the idea of prison abolition in the United States was a very real issue being discussed among academics and politicians alike. This was before the passage of sweeping policies and laws targeting impoverished black and brown communities, a resurgence of the racist war on drugs, and Clinton-era criminal justice policies that collectively transformed America into the world's largest prison state. The prison abolition movement is alive and well, and those who ascribe to its principals are still hoping for drastic change. News Beat: Social Justice Never Sounded So Good News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced, engineered and hosted by Manny Faces: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer: Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • Abused and Alone: Prison Rape in the #MeToo Era

    Abused and Alone: Prison Rape in the #MeToo Era

    29/11/2018 Duración: 27min

    In an era when women comprise the fastest-growing prison population in the U.S., those incarcerated are screaming #MeToo, too. But is anyone listening? News Beat: Social Justice Never Sounded So Good News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced, engineered and hosted by Manny Faces: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer: Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • Abandoning The Left: Why Democrats Cant Save Us

    Abandoning The Left: Why Democrats Can't Save Us

    15/11/2018 Duración: 31min

    In the age of Trump, Democrats parade as democracy's saviors yet serve same corporate overlords as the GOP, abandoning progressive left ideals & the people. Episode features interviews with Jill Stein, Chris Hedges, Glen Ford and Richard D. Wolff, and lyrical contribution from Rebel Diaz. Distributed in partnership with Left Forum. News Beat: Social Justice Never Sounded So Good News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced, engineered and hosted by Manny Faces: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer: Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

  • Law  Disorder: Progressive Prosecutors Hope to Dismantle Mass Incarceration, One County at a Time

    Law & Disorder: Progressive Prosecutors Hope to Dismantle Mass Incarceration, One County at a Time

    30/10/2018 Duración: 23min

    A new wave of progressive prosecutors hopes to reform the criminal 'injustice' system & dismantle mass incarceration by sweeping the midterm elections. News Beat: Social Justice Never Sounded So Good News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios production: www.MoreyCreative.com News Beat is produced, engineered and hosted by Manny Faces: www.MannyFaces.com News Beat Executive Producer: Jed Morey Editor in Chief: Christopher TwarowskiManaging Editor: Rashed MianCover Art Design: Jeff Main

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