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News Beat

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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May 11, 2018

The News Beat crew expands on the information presented in the full Youth Prisons: Juvenile Detention’s Racial Disparity, Rampant Violence & Lasting Damage episode.

Join News Beat's producer and host, Manny Faces, editor in chief Chris Twarowski in this BackBeat episode.

Apr 19, 2018

The News Beat crew expands on the information presented in the full MS-13: Made in the USA episode, which explores the origins of the murderous gang which is being used as something of a scapegoat for the immigration policies of the Trump administration.

This episode's featured musical guests were revolutionary hip-hop duo Rebel Diaz, with a special appearance from El Savadorian rap artist, Cruz Kontrol.

Rebel Diaz are no stranger to social justice and immigrant issues. These children of political prisoners from Chile have been extremely active and outspoken as artist-activists through the years. Their contribution to the podcast was amazing, but we needed to hear more, and the result was an in-depth, fascinating, must-hear interview.

Join News Beat's producer and host, Manny Faces, editor in chief Chris Twarowski, managing editor Rashed Main and Rebel Diaz in this special BackBeat episode.

Apr 6, 2018

This BackBeat episode provides additional background and insight regarding our episode, "Land of the Rich, Home of the Poor: America's Poverty Crisis."

Listen to the full episode first, then join us here for an in-depth discussion about the issue.

You'll hear from News Beat host/producer Manny Faces, editor-in-chief Christopher Twarowski and managing editor Rashed Mian.

Mar 15, 2018

This BackBeat episode provides additional background and insight regarding our episode, "Enemy of the American People: The U.S. Government's War on Journalism and Press Freedom."

Listen to the full episode first, then join us here for an in-depth discussion about the issue.

You'll hear from News Beat producer and host Michael Conforti, AKA Manny Faces, editor-in-chief Christopher Twarowski and managing editor Rashed Mian.

Feb 21, 2018

This BackBeat episode provides additional background and insight regarding our episode, "America's Black Hole: Indefinite Detention, Torture at Terror at Guantanamo Bay."

Listen to the full episode first, then join us here for an in-depth discussion about the issue.

You'll hear from News Beat producer Michael Conforti, AKA Manny Faces, editor-in-chief Christopher Twarowski and managing editor Rashed Mian.

Feb 7, 2018

This BackBeat provides background, insight and added information regarding our episode, "Freedom For Sale: How Money Bail Crushes America's Poor and Inflates The World's Largest Prison State."

Listen to the full episode first, then join us here for an in-depth discussion about the issue.

You'll hear from News Beat producer Michael Conforti, AKA Manny Faces, editor-in-chief Christopher Twarowski and managing editor Rashed Mian.

Jan 24, 2018

This special BackBeat episode introduces our second season opener, our acclaimed episode, MLK: What They Won't Teach You In School, giving a bit of behind the scenes context as to how that episode came about and why it's so important. We also touch on our epic season one finale, Why We Riot, and tease some upcoming episodes.

You'll hear from News Beat producer Michael Conforti, AKA Manny Faces, editor-in-chief Christopher Twarowski and managing editor Rashed Mian.

This BackBeat was recorded and filmed live for Facebook, and originally appears on our podcast feed on January 24, 2018.

Enjoy it, and stay tuned for more full episodes, including the one we're dropping January 25, 2018: Freedom For Sale: How Money Bail Crushes America’s Poor & Inflates World’s Largest Prison State

 

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."

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 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 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.

Oct 5, 2017

On this episode of BackBeat, the team discusses the inspiration for the episode Exonerated and Broke, providing more insight on the fight for exonerees to receive compensation for their wrongful convictions.

In this BackBeat, you’ll hear from News Beat producer Michael Conforti, aka Manny Faces, editor-in-chief Christopher Twarowski, and managing editor Rashed Mian.

Aug 31, 2017

On this episode of BackBeat, the team discusses the inspiration for the episode “Hijacking Jihad: Reclaiming ‘Islam’s Personal Struggle’” and how reporting on the meaning of Jihad has given them a more nuanced view of the religion.

You’ll hear from News Beat producer Michael Conforti, aka Manny Faces, editor-in-chief Christopher Twarowski, and managing editor Rashed Mian as they provide insight into the making of the episode.

Aug 22, 2017

On this episode of BackBeat, the News Beat team goes behind-the-scenes of episode 0002, "The True Origins of the War on Drugs," to provide additional insight as to how the episode came together and why it was important to tell this story.

News Beat and BackBeat are brought to you by Morey Publishing, an inbound marketing agency and custom publishing house located on Long Island, NY.

For more information about News Beat or BackBeat, please visit www.usnewsbeat.com or email us at newsbeat@moreypublishing.com.

Jun 26, 2017

In this, our inaugural episode of BackBeat, we spend a little time describing who we are, why we've launched the News Beat podcast, and the kinds of issues we hope the podcast series will bring to light.

Speaking on their history together and how News Beat came to be, this episode includes executive producer and engineer, Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti, News Beat Managing Editor Rashed Mian, Editor-in-Chief Chris Twarowski and executive producer and founder, Jed Morey.

News Beat and BackBeat are brought to you by Morey Publishing, an inbound marketing agency and custom publishing house located on Long Island, NY.

For more information about News Beat or BackB2345eat, please visit www.usnewsbeat.com or email us at newsbeat@moreypublishing.com.

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