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.
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.
News Beat is an MP Studios production, a division of Morey Publishing.
News Beat is produced by Manny Faces
Original Music Supervision by Eden White
News Beat Executive Producer is Jed Morey
Engineer: Michael Conforti
Editor at Large: Christopher Twarowski
Cover Art Design: Jon Chim