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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 18, 2017

Dr. King once said: “A riot is the language of the unheard.” Indeed, nowadays, a riot is often the language of the continually oppressed, unheard citizens who are still not afforded the same general rights as their white counterparts, and when protesting these injustices—all too often with the backdrop of a member of their community unjustifiably slain by a police officer—they are met with over-militarized force as an ever-presiding reminder of why they are having to protest in the first place.

This episode features Larry Hamm, Dr. Cornel West, Rosa Clemente and Elizabeth Nix, plus lyrical and music contributions by Silent Knight and The Band Called FUSE.

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

Dec 11, 2017

On this episode of BackBeat, the team elaborates how the threat of right-wing radical extremism is often overshadowed by the fear of radical Islamist extremism, even though the statistics show that radical caucasian extremism is more likely to affect the average American.

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 "Misunderstanding Terrorism: Exposing Radical Caucasian Extremism."

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