58 episodes

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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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.

    MLK 2020: What They Won't Teach In School

    MLK 2020: What They Won't Teach In School

    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 Twarowski
    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
    Cover Art Design: Jeff Main

    • 30 min
    BONUS: Breaking Down the US-Iran Conflict

    BONUS: Breaking Down the US-Iran Conflict

    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.

    • 23 min
    Exonerated and Broke

    Exonerated and Broke

    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 Twarowski
    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
    Cover Art Design: Jeff Main

    • 19 min
    BONUS: New York Bail Reform and the Afghanistan Papers

    BONUS: New York Bail Reform and the Afghanistan Papers

    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 Twarowski
    Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
    Cover Art Design: Jeff Main

    • 54 min
    Why We Riot

    Why We Riot

    Just like Home Alone and Die Hard, 'tis the season to enjoy a couple of classic blasts from the past. Today, we’re bringing you our first big award-winning episode, Why We Riot. It’s an 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.

    • 48 min
    Mentally Ill and Incarcerated

    Mentally Ill and Incarcerated

    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.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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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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