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Welcome to News Beat. An unconventional examination of conventional wisdom. News Beat is an educational and alternative news podcast combining spoken word, music and audio clips.
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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 24, 2017

Over the last two decades, the term "Jihad" has exclusively been defined as a holy war perpetrated by extremists. As such, when the average American hears the term "Jihad," they conflate Islam with terror. Although the term has been hijacked by extremists, many Muslims in the US and around world don't recognize Jihad's contemporary application. For these Muslims, the term, which literally translates to "struggle," is a personal struggle, or a mission. For example, someone's "Jihad" could be giving up smoking or to strive to be a better neighbor, friend, husband, or wife.

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

Original Music Supervision by Eden White
www.EdenWhiteMusic.com

News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey
Editor in Chief: Christopher Twarowski
Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
Cover Art Design: Jeff Main

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.

Aug 9, 2017

One trillion dollars. That’s how much the United States has spent in the last 40 years on the war on drugs. Currently, more than 450,000 Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses—up from 40,000 in 1980. In the federal system alone, almost half of all inmates are drug offenders. Despite the government’s investment in this war, America remains the No. 1 country in the world for illicit drug use, and in 2015, overdose deaths reached an all-time high, claiming 50,000 lives. To better understand this endless drug war we wanted to find out how it all started. And the trail led to a man most Americans have never heard of.

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

Original Music Supervision by Eden White
www.EdenWhiteMusic.com

News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey
Editor in Chief: Christopher Twarowski
Managing Editor: Rashed Mian
Cover Art Design: Jon Chim

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.

Jan 15, 2017

Welcome to News Beat. An unconventional examination of conventional wisdom. News Beat is an educational and alternative news podcast combining spoken word, music and audio clips.

In this inaugural episode, we take an alternative look at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, examining how the civil rights icon was so much more that simply the "I Have a Dream" soundbite, which has become known as the cornerstone of his public perception.

Along with Reverend Roger C. Williams of the First Baptist Church of Glen Cove, NY, 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.

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Production Credits

News Beat is an MP Studios production, a division of Morey Publishing.
www.MoreyPublishing.com

News Beat is produced by Manny Faces
www.MannyFaces.com

Original Music Supervision by Eden White
www.EdenWhiteMusic.com

News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey

Engineer: Michael Conforti
Editor at Large: Christopher Twarowski
Cover Art Design: Jon Chim

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