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A social justice podcast combining hard-hitting journalism and interviews with hip-hop music and original lyrics from independent artists. Each episode delves into an important issue with an alternative take to widely accepted narratives, arming listeners with knowledge and insight they won't hear from mainstream media outlets.

A social justice podcast combining hard-hitting journalism and interviews with hip-hop music and original lyrics from independent artists. Each episode delves into an important issue with an alternative take to widely accepted narratives, arming listeners with knowledge and insight they won't hear from mainstream media outlets.

Location:

Syosset, NY

Description:

A social justice podcast combining hard-hitting journalism and interviews with hip-hop music and original lyrics from independent artists. Each episode delves into an important issue with an alternative take to widely accepted narratives, arming listeners with knowledge and insight they won't hear from mainstream media outlets.

Twitter:

@USNewsBeat

Language:

English

Contact:

516-284-3300


Episodes

The News Beat Cypher: Silent Knight

10/13/2021
Long time listeners know Silent Knight, his voice and his profound work -- not only as News Beat's "Artist in Residence," but as a solo artist, frontperson for our good friends and co-award-winning collaborators, The Band Called FUSE, and as an Innocence Ambassador for the renowned organization, The Innocence Project. Find out a little bit more about this prolific Hip-Hop artist, polka enthusiast (??) and all around cool cat as we welcome Silent Knight to the News Beat Cypher. News Beat is a...

Duration:00:39:40

RACIST AI: Facial Recognition & Wrongful Arrests

10/6/2021
Law enforcement is increasingly using facial recognition, AI and other technologies despite numerous studies and real world examples of such tech falsely identifying criminal suspects. Along with concerns over how this tech will disproportionately impact Black and Brown communities, experts are raising concerns over First Amendment implications and what it means to live in a society in which we’re constantly surveilled. News Beat is a multi-award-winning podcast brought to you by Morey...

Duration:00:35:21

#SayHerName: Confronting 400 Years of State Violence Against Black Women [2021]

9/15/2021
This episode was honored as Best Podcast at the 2021 New York Press Club Journalism Awards. We dedicate the win to the many voices -- both heard, and unheard -- represented in this episode. The 2020 rebellions sparked renewed discussions surrounding a host of racial issues, including police brutality toward black men. Advocates argue that black women are similarly exposed to excessive police violence yet routinely forgotten or ignored. Among their demands: Say Her Name. News Beat is an...

Duration:00:42:04

Climate (🔥), the U.S. jury process (🤮) and more on This Week in Social Justice (8-11-2021)

8/12/2021
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. Tonight we’re discussing the recent landmark climate change report from the U.N.—with perhaps the most dire warnings yet for the world’s future (basically we’re fddd unless we stop this crazy shttt like now)—and we’ll also be highlighting the incredible new report out from the Equal Justice Initiative dismantling the U.S. jury process to show all the ways...

Duration:01:28:57

Why is Biden Sending 4,000 People BACK to Prison? + Deadly Effects on Families of Incarcerated People

8/1/2021
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. Our guests were Lewis Conway Jr., national campaign strategist for the ACLU, who discussed the Biden administration’s backing of a Trump-era policy that will result in thousands of people returning to federal prison, and Dr. Ram Sundaresh, co-author of a groundbreaking study on incarceration and family health. Join us on this interactive program to share your...

Duration:01:28:14

📈😲 The truth about the U.S. rise in crime + the Pegasus Project 👀 [TWISJ 7-21-21]

7/22/2021
This episode of TWISJ explores the TRUTH behind the rise in crime across the U.S. through highly comprehensive (sorta) data research and extensive enterprise reporting techniques (kinda). Later in the episode, we breakdown the unprecedented privacy shenanigans uncovered by The Pegasus Project, and what they means for ALL of us and our freedoms. Yes, even you! The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch....

Duration:01:19:00

ExxonMobil vs. The Environment + Haiti’s Past, Present & Future

7/9/2021
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. This episode's topics, among others: Exxon Mobile’s environmentally devastating political tactics, the recent assassination of Haiti’s president and where that incident fits into the long, complex history of U.S.-Haiti relations and people’s modern-day struggles. Join us on this interactive program to share your thoughts on recent news and ongoing issues as...

Duration:01:11:35

🔥 OMFG IT'S HOT!! - How heat and the changing climate are fueling injustice

7/4/2021
This episode's topics: America’s climate hell; More shocking news about Canada’s deadly residential schools Our very special guests: Vivek Shandas, professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University. The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. Support the show:...

Duration:01:10:55

The True Origins of the War on Drugs

6/17/2021
If you pay attention to mainstream media, you’d notice that many outlets are recognizing June 17, 2021 as the 50th anniversary of the “war on drugs.” Actually, the racist and deadly drug war goes back much further than conventional wisdom suggests, and was originally waged by an authoritarian bureaucrat that most people likely have never heard of. We think it’s important to understand the REAL history, to understand how others, including Nixon and Reagan, built on its foundation over the...

Duration:00:16:39

Education whitewashing + war on journalists + activists taking on Manchin (TWISJ 6/16/21)

6/17/2021
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. This episode's topics: America’s (continued) whitewashing of education amid anti-critical race theory protests; the war on journalism; and activists taking the fight to Sen. Joe Manchin. Our special guest: Ursula Wolfe-Rocca, educator and editor at Rethinking Schools. Join us on this interactive program to share your thoughts on recent news and ongoing issues...

Duration:01:28:58

Prison Vaccinations, Larry Krasner's Decisive Victory and UFOs? [TWISJ - May 19, 2021]

5/20/2021
This episode's topics: The troubled rollout of vaccines inside COVID-ravaged jails and prisons AND Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner’s HUGE election victory. Also, THE KNICKS ARE THE 4TH SEED IN THE EAST—AND, WAIT FOR IT… UFOS ARE REAL!! (Though we already knew this.) Our very special guests: Emily Widra, senior research analyst at Prison Policy Initiative and Daniel Nichanian, founder and editorial director of The Appeal: Political Report The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social...

Duration:01:17:00

Illegal Theft and SHOCKING Use of BIPOC Remains + Cinco de Mayo's REAL History [TWISJ 5-5-21]

5/10/2021
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. This episode's topics: The May 13, 1985 bombing of MOVE activists in Philly & the illegal theft & use of bones & human remains from African Americans, the poor, the enslaved, Indigenous Peoples & even little children Our very special guest(s) for this episode: Samuel J. Redman, an associate professor of history at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst,...

Duration:01:20:47

Cinco de Mayo: What You Didn't Learn In School

5/5/2021
The Civil War, French imperialism, and the blossoming of diverse Latinx communities in the United States. There’s so much more to Cinco de Mayo than you know. News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios / Manny Faces Media production: www.MoreyCreative.com / www.mannyfacesmedia.com Producer/Audio Editor: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti Editor-In-Chief: Chris Twarowski Managing Editor: Rashed Mian Episode Art: Jeff Main / Sage Levene Executive Producer: Jed Morey Support the show:...

Duration:00:18:20

Justice Severed: Plead Guilty Or Else

4/28/2021
Guilty pleas have become the dominant way in which prosecutors in America secure convictions. In some cases, 99 percent of cases in various jurisdictions end in a plea bargain. While plea bargaining has been a function of the American justice system for nearly a century, the practice started taking hold in the 1970s following various Supreme Court decisions that upheld its constitutionality. Through the imposition of money bail and harsh sentencing practices, prosecutors across the country...

Duration:00:21:46

Mass Incarceration Myths + Murdering Murderer Guilty of Murder - TWISJ - April 21, 2021

4/22/2021
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. On this episode: Mass incarceration myths; Reactions to Chauvin conviction. Our very special guest was Victoria Law, an independent journalist and author, who is out with the new book “'Prisons Make Us Safer' and 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration” We also have a fiery clip from our News Beat episode on Prison Abolition. News Beat is an award-winning...

Duration:01:16:48

Police Junk Science x Traffic Stop Reform - TWISJ - April 14, 2021

4/17/2021
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. On this episode: Killer cops; Driving while Black; Police junk science. Our special guest: Joshua Budhu, Neuro-Oncology Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Budhu breaks down the origins of “excited delirium,” which has been characterized as “pseudoscience” cops use to explain deaths of...

Duration:01:13:41

"Monuments to Racism" - Environmental Injustice on This Week in Social Justice [4/7/21]

4/8/2021
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. Join us on this interactive program to share your thoughts on recent news and ongoing issues as we welcome special guests, break down important issues, and sprinkle in our unique brand of Hip Hop-fueled journalism along the way. Our very special guests for this stream: Catherine Flowers, an internationally recognized environmental activist, founder of the...

Duration:01:23:58

This Week in Social Justice [March 31, 2021]

4/1/2021
News Beat presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. On this episode, we broke down New York’s newly signed law legalizing marijuana, also looking at the big picture and whether racial equity is actually being achieved through various legalization laws. Our special guest this week was Alice Fontier, managing director of the Neighborhood Defenders Service of Harlem. Support the show:...

Duration:01:07:31

Law & Order vs. Reform in L.A.

3/17/2021
Reform candidates are increasingly winning district attorney elections in the United States. The movement represents a direct challenge to the decades-long tough-on-crime era, characterized by punitive sentencing laws, significant investments in police forces and prisons, and the criminalization of mental health—culminating in the highest incarceration rates in the world. Opponents are fighting back, with the most recent example being Los Angeles County, where a union representing hundreds...

Duration:00:24:51

This Week In Social Justice [03-10-21]

3/14/2021
Our video livestream show, This Week in Social Justice, airs every Wednesday at 8pm Eastern on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. Links to watch live or on-demand are posted at www.usnewsbeat.com/watch This week, we reminded our audience of important historical events and brought up some urgent current happenings, including the ongoing assault on voting rights. We also welcomed author Ross Barkan, who broke down some of the OTHER reasons why Andrew Cuomo has let down the public. News Beat is a...

Duration:00:57:25