If You Could Delete One Word… - BTR Pulse [ep182]
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people what one word they would, given the opportunity, like to remove from the common vocabulary and why.
Featured song: “Shanghai Spy” by High Waisted
We discuss an essay on Jacobin titled “Why I’m not a liberal,” and replay an interview with Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera in Iraq.
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It’s your daily news roundup courtesy of BTR!
Today on the beat:
SENATE BILL TARGETS COMPANIES THAT MOVE OVERSEAS
Israel, Palestinians trade ‘war crimes’ accusations at U.N. debate
CALIFORNIA CITY REJECTS CHILD IMMIGRANT SHELTER
Islamic State says carried out Baghdad suicide bombing
Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets
On today’s show, we’re on the phone with Aaron Romano, attorney for the transgender teen in Connecticut, named “Jane Doe,” who has been juggled between abusive foster parents and both male and female prisons. We talk about what’s next for Jane and the responsibility that states owe to the trans community to provide proper social services for the young and disenfranchised.
But first, Brian Fencil talks about the new meaning of “Kodak moment,” given the company’s fall from grace during the digital photography revolution, and how they should have seen it coming.
This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Britteney Conner and William Evans.
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