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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

    • Politics
    • 5.0, 51 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.

    Why We Riot

    Why We Riot

    Our compelling, award-winning examination of 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. Featuring Dr. Cornel West, Rosa Clemente, and Lawrence Hamm. Music by The Band Called FUSE, lyrics by Silent Knight.

    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

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    • 50 min
    [BONUS] Exclusive: San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Talks Bail, Sentencing Reforms & COVID-19

    [BONUS] Exclusive: San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Talks Bail, Sentencing Reforms & COVID-19

    A career public defender is now on the other side of the law. We speak to San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin about embracing reforms as district attorney of a prominent U.S. city, and combating COVID-19.

    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

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    • 23 min
    Redlining & Climate Change: A Deadly Combination

    Redlining & Climate Change: A Deadly Combination

    The areas victimized by racist federal housing policies in the 1930s are now among the most vulnerable to the severe impacts of climate change, according to a landmark study. And although the Fair Housing Act of 1968 banned redlining and housing discrimination in general, three out of four redlined communities rated "hazardous" 80 years ago are struggling economically today. It's a recipe for disastrous outcomes.

    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

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    • 24 min
    How Racism Fuels Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

    How Racism Fuels Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

    While the coronavirus has indiscriminately ravaged communities across the nation, African Americans are dying at disproportionately higher rates, according to preliminary data. Those who study racial health disparities aren’t surprised, considering that African Americans suffer inordinately from chronic conditions, symptoms linked to systemic racism, and a deleterious physiological process dubbed “weathering” three decades ago.

    Features interviews with Dr. Uché Blackstock, a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and founder & CEO at Advancing Health Equity; Dr. Sharrelle Barber, a social epidemiologist and assistant research professor at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health; and Arline Geronimus, a professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, and associate director and research professor in the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

    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

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    • 32 min
    Coronavirus Behind Bars: Florida Jails + Effects of Visitation Bans

    Coronavirus Behind Bars: Florida Jails + Effects of Visitation Bans

    As part of our continuing coronavirus coverage, we examine the threat the virus poses to correctional facilities in Florida, which acted much later than other states to enact bans on nonessential workers. In the second part of the episode, we explore how the suspension of family visitation impacts inmates and their families.

    News Beat is an award-winning Morey Creative Studios podcast.

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

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    • 52 min
    Coronavirus Behind Bars: Crisis In New York

    Coronavirus Behind Bars: Crisis In New York

    On March 13, the foremost expert on healthcare in correctional settings appeared on this podcast and warned of a “perilous and looming threat” inside these facilities. Rikers Island now has more than 200 coronavirus cases and recorded its first COVID-19-related death last weekend. Advocates warn that anyone held in the jail is in mortal danger.

    For more on this issue, visit www.usnewsbeat.com.

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

The ONLY Jay Blessed ,

WHY WE RIOT

Heard about this episode from Manny on Podcast Movement. WOW! WOW! WOW! Thank you for this. Sad that we are still having these same conversations with little change. Thank you for the work you are doing Manny and team!

Love & Light!
Jay Blessed

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Great stuff!

Very interesting and well presented. Essential info.

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Killer Podcast!!

News Beat Podcast is my total favorite. Informative, comprehensive, always illuminating—and the music is insane. They always feature Incredible interviews and seriously Incredible tunes and lyrics from so many artists that should be household names if more people simply heard them!! Such insight, passion and love. And always opening my eyes, ears, and really Soul, Every Single Episode. News Beat Podcast Rocks!!!

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