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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.

News Beat Morey Creative Studios

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    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

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.

    CAUTION: Misleading Crime Stats

    CAUTION: Misleading Crime Stats

    Since last spring, politicians, right-wing pundits, the media, and so-called “centrist” Democrats have weaponized the rise in violent crimes, including murders, to demonize police reform efforts and blame progressives. Sure enough, they conveniently neglect to mention that crime is up across the country—in cities run by Democrats and Republicans. We examine the spike in violent crime, potential factors, and whether defund and police reform are really to blame. Hint: It ain’t as simple as that.

    News Beat is a multi-award-winning podcast brought to you by Morey Creative Studios and Manny Faces Media.

    Audio Editor/Sound Designer/Producer/Host:Manny Faces
    Editor-In-Chief/Producer: Chris Twarowski
    Managing Editor/Producer: Rashed Mian
    Episode Art: Jeff Main
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

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    • 28 min
    The News Beat Cypher: Silent Knight

    The News Beat Cypher: Silent Knight

    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 multi-award-winning podcast brought to you by Morey Creative Studios and Manny Faces Media.

    Audio Editor/Sound Designer/Producer/Host:Manny Faces
    Editor-In-Chief/Producer: Chris Twarowski
    Managing Editor/Producer: Rashed Mian
    Episode Art: Jeff Main
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

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    • 39 min
    RACIST AI: Facial Recognition & Wrongful Arrests

    RACIST AI: Facial Recognition & Wrongful Arrests

    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 Creative Studios and Manny Faces Media.

    Audio Editor/Sound Designer/Producer: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti
    Editor-In-Chief/Producer: Chris Twarowski
    Managing Editor/Producer: Rashed Mian
    Episode Art: Jeff Main
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

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

    #SayHerName: Confronting 400 Years of State Violence Against Black Women [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 award-winning Morey Creative Studios podcast.

    Producer: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti
    Editor-In-Chief: Chris Twarowski
    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
    Episode Art: Jeff Main
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

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    • 42 min
    The True Origins of the War on Drugs

    The True Origins of the War on Drugs

    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 many decades since the war on drugs truly began.

    Producer/Audio Editor: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti
    Editor-In-Chief: Chris Twarowski
    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
    Episode Art: Jeff Main
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

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    • 16 min
    Justice Severed: Plead Guilty Or Else

    Justice Severed: Plead Guilty Or Else

    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 have wide leverage to convince defendants to accept plea deals—even if they’re innocent. This is the story about how guilty pleas have completely transformed the justice system.

    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
    Executive Producer: Jed Morey

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=EYkdQRkbZ6vNTGfNSGWZjx7_15orqqDl8vkmrAg3TkxLprft1OguFwxlheC3tAkNd-KVPG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Brexit2016 ,

Second to none

Seriously, equal or better than any podcast I have ever listened to. A unique blend of investigative journalism and original lyricists. Pick any episode. They are all incredible. There is a lot of love and hard work behind these episodes and it shows. Should be required listening.

RC526 ,

A Must Listen for These Challenging Times

Current events aside, News Beat is an education for me, and as a regular listener, this podcast has brought important awareness measures to so many of today's issues. Everything from the guests and topics, to the accompanying original tracks and lyrics, provide a captivating production that you'll want to keep listening for more.

hiphopjc ,

Awesome Podcast! must listen!

Awesome podcast! informative filled with original content and music

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