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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.
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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 30, 2017

In an era in which Islamic terror is covered wall-to-wall, it is actually right-wing zealots that have carried out even more attacks in the United States since 9/11.

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

Nov 24, 2017

On this episode of BackBeat, the team elaborates on the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, and how this one sentence, passed almost unanimously by Congress, has continued to allow America to engage in military conflicts around the world, without ever receiving official approval.

You'll hear from News Beat producer Michael Conforti, AKA Manny Faces, and editors Christopher Twarowski and Rashed Mian as they provide additional insight into the making of the episode "AUMF: The Latest Weapon in America's Illegal, Perpetual War."

Nov 16, 2017

The U.S. Constitution dictates Congress as the sole governmental body possessing the power to declare war, yet it hasn't done so since World War II. So how have we been waging wars for the past 75 years, and what justifies our current global conflicts?

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

Nov 10, 2017

On this episode of BackBeat, the team elaborates on the Chelsea Manning leaks from seven years ago and discuss why her revelations remain relevant today.

You'll hear from Michael Conforti, AKA Manny Faces, Christopher Twarowski and Rashed Mian as they provide additional insight into the making of the episode "Chelsea Manning: Collateral Murder Cover-Up."

Nov 2, 2017

Chelsea Manning is perhaps the most important whistleblower in history. Yet she and her revelations remain largely distorted, misunderstood and covered up, obscured by US government- and mainstream media-manufactured hysteria about her patriotism and gender dysphoria.

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

Nov 1, 2017

A years-long project spearheaded by Daisy Khan, one of the leading Muslim American advocates in the United States culminated last week in the release of a robust report debunking myths about Islam while amplifying the spiritual and cultural tenets of the oft-maligned religion.

We featured Daisy in our previous episode, "Hijacking Jihad," and were on hand at the WISE Up: Knowledge Ends Extremism Summit to gain further insight.

Listen to this special 'on the road' edition of BackBeat.

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