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A Brooklyn-style spin on the classic reporter roundtable. Local journalists, hanging out at Bedford Hall bar, swap stories from the streets and give their take on news coverage or domestic and international events. It's #newsandbooze.

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A Brooklyn-style spin on the classic reporter roundtable. Local journalists, hanging out at Bedford Hall bar, swap stories from the streets and give their take on news coverage or domestic and international events. It's #newsandbooze.

    National Security Under Trump

    National Security Under Trump

    In Trump's first weeks in office, a huge rift has emerged between his cabinet, a potentially fractured CIA, and the press. With the President and several members of his team under federal investigation for their alleged ties to Russia, what can we make of this likely conflict of interest? How deep is Russian involvement in US politics and should we be worried? What will American national security look like under Donald Trump? And how should journalists cover it? Journalists Miriam Elder from Buzzfeed News, Ryan Devereaux from The Intercept and host Jarrett Murphy from City Limits look for answers to all of these questions on this episode of Straight Up.

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    The Straight Up Podcast is produced by Megan Donis, Sriyanka Ray, and Sachar Mathias, and is recorded on-location, at Bedford Hall in Brooklyn. Our Editor is Hui Maggie Su, our Associate Producer is Emily Boghossian, and our audio engineer is Steve deSeve. For more information on Straight Up and all BRIC RADIO podcasts, visit www.bricartsmedia.org/radio

    • 23 min
    Countering Terrorism

    Countering Terrorism

    In this episode from the Straight Up archive, journalists Aviva Stahl and Nida Khan join host Jarrett Murphy from City Limits to discuss terrorist attacks on foreign soil, Islamophobia here at home, the Islamic State, and the war on terror.

    This conversation was recorded in December, 2015, but how events in other countries play into our national politics couldn't be more relevant than it is right now. How does terrorism abroad affect the counter-terrorism efforts made by the U.S.? And how has media coverage of these events changed in the past 12 months? Tune in and find out.

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    The Straight Up Podcast is produced by Megan Donis, Sriyanka Ray, and Sachar Mathias; and is recorded by Steve deSeve, on-location, at Bedford Hall in Brooklyn. For more information on Straight Up and all BRIC RADIO podcasts, visit www.bricartsmedia.org/radio

    • 25 min
    The Weed Beat

    The Weed Beat

    In this episode from the Straight Up archive, journalists Danny Danko from High Times and Nushin Rashidian from Cannabis Wire sit down with Jarrett Murphy from City Limits to fill you in on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the state of marijuana laws in New York, but were afraid to ask.

    This conversation was recorded in 2015, but the questions raised may remain unanswered well into the next presidency. How have NY State Marijuana laws changed in the last year alone? Tune in and find out.

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    The Straight Up Podcast is produced by Megan Donis, Sriyanka Ray, and Sachar Mathias; and is recorded by Steve deSeve, on-location, at Bedford Hall in Brooklyn. For more information on Straight Up and all BRIC RADIO podcasts, visit www.bricartsmedia.org/radio

    • 29 min
    Terrorism, ISIS, and Islamophobia

    Terrorism, ISIS, and Islamophobia

    In this episode from the Straight Up archive, journalists Ali Gharib from The Nation and Murtaza Hussain from The Intercept sit down with Jarrett Murphy from City Limits to answer the following questions: How is the rise of ISIS affecting us in Brooklyn? What is it like to cover terrorism and Islamophobia? Should we be worried about homegrown terrorism?

    Although this conversation was recorded in 2015, these questions and the conversations around them have found renewed relevance at the end of 2016. How has the dialog surrounding Islamophobia changed in the last year? Tune in and find out.

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    The Straight Up Podcast is produced by Megan Donis, Sriyanka Ray, and Sachar Mathias; and is recorded on-location at Bedford Hall in Brooklyn, by Steve deSeve. For more information on Straight Up and all BRIC RADIO podcasts, visit www.bricartsmedia.org/radio

    • 26 min
    Media Under A Trump Presidency

    Media Under A Trump Presidency

    Since the beginning of his political conquest, Donald Trump has made been very vocal about his views on the media. He’s routinely stated that he despises journalists, referred to CNN as “disgusting,” suggested that the The New York Times is “going to hell,” and has insisted that he will dismantle the “crooked media” once he takes office. On this episode of Straight Up, Jarrett Murphy of City Limits sits down with Sarah Leonard (The Nation), Collier Meyerson (Fusion), and Harry Siegel (The Daily Beast) to share drinks and discuss what news and journalism could be like in a Trump-era presidency.

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    The Straight Up Podcast is produced by Megan Donis, Sriyanka Ray, and Sachar Mathias; and is recorded on-location at Bedford Hall in Brooklyn, by Steve deSeve. For more information on Straight Up and all BRIC RADIO podcasts, visit www.bricartsmedia.org/radio

    • 27 min
    Athletes & Activism

    Athletes & Activism

    Professional sports athletes have a long-standing history of protesting causes they believe in. With the tensions that have developed in recent months as a result of police killings, Jarrett Murphy of City Limits sits down with Rhiannon Walker, Associate Editor at ESPN's The Undefeated, Michael Powell, Sports Columnist at the New York Times, and Sports Journalist Andrew Jerell Jones, to discuss these protests, and see if athletes can really make an impact.

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    The Straight Up Podcast is produced by Megan Donis, Sriyanka Ray, and Sachar Mathias; and is recorded on-location at Bedford Hall in Brooklyn, by Steve deSeve. For more information on Straight Up and all BRIC RADIO podcasts, visit www.bricartsmedia.org/radio

    • 27 min

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