Custom art for new podcast episode "Mentally Ill and Incarcerated" News Beat Episodes
December 3, 2019

Mentally Ill & Incarcerated: America’s 19th Century Response to Treatment

Jails have become America’s de facto mental health facilities, resurrecting a centuries-old policy of incarceration over treatment.

Climate Crisis episode art News Beat Episodes
November 16, 2019

Climate Justice: The Youth-Led Revolution To Save Our Future

California has instituted a series of wide-ranging, significant mass incarceration and prison reform initiatives, serving as a model for others to emulate.

News Beat Episodes
October 23, 2019

Restorative Justice: Healing Instead of Incarceration

California has instituted a series of wide-ranging, significant mass incarceration and prison reform initiatives, serving as a model for others to emulate.

mass incarceration News Beat Episodes
June 4, 2019

California: Epicenter of Mass Incarceration Reform

California has instituted a series of wide-ranging, significant mass incarceration and prison reform initiatives, serving as a model for others to emulate.

E-Carceration: Digital Prisons News Beat Episodes
March 14, 2019

E-Carceration: Are Digital Prisons The Future?

E-Carceration transforms the steel prison bars of the U.S. prison industrial complex into invisible chains of omnipresent surveillance.

Journalism's Battle for Justice News Beat Episodes
February 21, 2019

The Truth Hurts: Journalism’s Battle for Justice in the Digital Disinformation Age

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, WaPo’s Margaret Sullivan, The Empire Files’ Abby Martin, and other writers and editors from across the media spectrum weigh in on the current state of journalism and fulfilling its critical mission.

Rosa Parks News Beat Episodes
February 1, 2019

Rosa Parks: What You Didn’t Learn In School

History recalls Rosa Parks as a tired, middle-aged woman who refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Her radical legacy demands so much more.

News Beat Episodes
December 20, 2018

Is Prison Abolition Possible?

Have you ever imagined a world without prisons and jails? Prison abolitionists have, and they might just be onto something.

Prison rape #MeToo movement News Beat Episodes
November 29, 2018

Abused & Alone: Prison Rape in the #MeToo Era

In an era when women comprise the fastest-growing prison population within the United States, those incarcerated are screaming #MeToo, too. But is anyone listening?

Abandoning the Left News Beat Podcast News Beat Episodes
November 15, 2018

Abandoning the Left: Why Democrats Can’t Save Us

In the age of Trump, Democrats parade as democracy’s saviors, yet serve the same corporate overlords as the GOP, abandoning progressive leftist ideals, and the people.

Reform prosecutors News Beat Episodes
October 30, 2018

Law & Disorder: Progressive Prosecutors Hope to Dismantle Mass Incarceration, One County at a Time

A new wave of progressive prosecutors hopes to reform the criminal ‘injustice’ system & dismantle mass incarceration by sweeping the midterm elections.

News Beat podcast episode - COINTELPRO News Beat Episodes
October 18, 2018

Black Ops: COINTELPRO & The U.S. Government’s Ongoing Demonization of Black Activism

FBI’s COINTELPRO secretly targeted civil rights leaders, anti-war groups and more, for destruction. Its spirit and tactics are alive and well, and being deployed today against similar causes.

Truth About Puerto Rico U.S. Colony News Beat Episodes
October 8, 2018

The Truth About Puerto Rico: A U.S. Colony

U.S. colonialism decimated Puerto Rico long before Hurricane Maria, its legacy of physical, psychological & socioeconomic devastation resonating on through today.

Muslim Ban and Yemen News Beat Episodes
August 2, 2018

Trump’s Muslim Ban: Tearing Apart Families Caught in Yemen’s Civil War

Mohammed Alobahy and his wife Amal are but one family of countless torn apart by President Trump’s self-professed Muslim Ban—which could be a death sentence.

Felony disenfranchisement News Beat Episodes
July 3, 2018

The Real Voter Fraud: Felony Disenfranchisement’s Civil Death Sentence

Six million Americans are literally barred from participating in the most basic function of democracy: voting. Why? The name’s Crow. Jim Crow.

Criminalizing Protest News Beat Episodes
June 14, 2018

Criminalizing Protest: The U.S. Government’s Militarized & Legislative Crackdown on People’s Right to Dissent

All around the United States, peaceful protesters are being met with armed resistance from local authorities and restrictive anti-protest laws criminalizing Americans’ constitutionally protected right to assemble and speak out.

Kerner Report 50 Years Later News Beat Episodes
May 16, 2018

Kerner Report 50 Years Later: America Is Even More ‘Separate & Unequal’

Fifty years after the landmark Kerner Commission Report warned America was moving toward two ‘separate and unequal’ societies divided by race, a recently published update discovers things have only gotten even worse… Yet there is still hope.

Youth prisons News Beat Episodes
April 30, 2018

Youth Prisons: Juvenile Detention’s Racial Disparity, Rampant Violence & Lasting Damage

The U.S. incarcerates more children than just about any other industrialized nation. And just like adult prisons, its black kids that are imprisoned at a disproportionate rate.

MS-13 origins: Made in the USA News Beat Episodes
April 9, 2018

MS-13: Made in the USA

The U.S. supported El Salvador’s oppressive regime during the country’s civil war, spawning a refugee crisis that led to the birth of MS-13—an American-made gang.

America's Poverty Crisis News Beat Episodes
March 21, 2018

Land of the Rich, Home of the Poor: America’s Poverty Crisis

One in every eight people in the richest country in the world is living in poverty. The richest country doesn’t seem to care.

Freedom of the Press News Beat Episodes
March 1, 2018

Enemy of the American People: The U.S. Government’s War on Journalism and Press Freedom

Obama waged his “War on Whistleblowers.” Trump unflinchingly attacks the media, daily. There’s also been arrests of reporters. How “free” is the free press?

Guantanamo: America's Black Hole News Beat Episodes
February 9, 2018

America’s Black Hole: Indefinite Detention, Torture & Terror at Guantanamo Bay

Obama and Bush said Guantanamo Bay needs to close. Trump wants to keep it open. This is the story of a prison that has become known as a legal “Black Hole.”

Money Bail News Beat Podcast News Beat Episodes
January 25, 2018

Freedom For Sale: How Money Bail Crushes America’s Poor & Inflates The World’s Largest Prison State

More than 400,000 people toil in U.S. jails annually because they can’t pay bail. So why in the “Land of the Free” does freedom come at a debilitating cost?

Martin Luther King, Jr. News Beat Episodes
January 8, 2018

MLK: What They Won’t Teach in School

We take an alternative look at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, examining how the civil rights icon was so much more than simply the “I Have a Dream” soundbite.

Why We Riot News Beat Episodes
December 14, 2017

Why We Riot: Institutionalized Inequality, Racism & Oppression

MLK, Jr. once referred to “riots” as the “language of the unheard.” The reasons for such rebellions are myriad: political, social & cultural.

Right Wing Extremism News Beat Episodes
November 29, 2017

Misunderstanding Terrorism: Exposing Radical Caucasian Extremism

Since 9/11, the U.S. government & mainstream media have impressed the dangers of radical Islamic extremism, largely ignoring domestic right-wing extremism.

AUMF News Beat Episodes
November 15, 2017

AUMF: The Latest Weapon in America’s Illegal Perpetual War

LISTEN: The executive branch effectively wields all war-making power—an unprecedented coup that provokes little outrage from a war-exhausted nation.

Chelsea Manning: Collateral Murder Cover-Up - News Beat Podcast News Beat Episodes
November 3, 2017

Chelsea Manning: Collateral Murder Cover-Up

LISTEN: This episode seeks to rectify that narrative, and detail the significance and ongoing horrors of Chelsea Manning’s leaks.

Exonerated and Broke - News Beat podcast News Beat Episodes
September 18, 2017

Exonerated and Broke

LISTEN: This podcast episode details the horror when wrongful convictions are made more painful when states offer ZERO compensation to exonerees

Hijacking Jihad - News Beat podcast News Beat Episodes
August 24, 2017

Hijacking Jihad

LISTEN: This podcast episode explains that while Muslims nationwide engage in Jihad every day, their Jihad is less menacing than most Americans may think.

News Beat: The True Origins of the War on Drugs News Beat Episodes
August 2, 2017

The True Origins of the War on Drugs

LISTEN: This podcast episode tells the tale of the start of the endless drug war, with a man most Americans have never heard of: Harry Anslinger.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Unfinished Business News Beat Episodes
May 16, 2017

MLK, Jr. – Unfinished Business

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 than simply the “I Have a Dream” soundbite, which has become known as the cornerstone of his public perception.