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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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If you pay attention to mainstream media, you’d notice that many outlets are recognizing June 17, 2021 as the 50th anniversary of the “war on drugs.” Actually, the racist and deadly drug war goes back much further than conventional wisdom suggests, and was originally waged by an authoritarian bureaucrat that most people likely have never heard of. …
 
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. This episode's topics: America’s (continued) whitewashing of education amid anti-critical race theory protests; the war on journalism; and activists taking the fight to Sen. Joe Manchin. Our special guest: Ursula Wo…
 
This episode's topics: The troubled rollout of vaccines inside COVID-ravaged jails and prisons AND Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner’s HUGE election victory. Also, THE KNICKS ARE THE 4TH SEED IN THE EAST—AND, WAIT FOR IT… UFOS ARE REAL!! (Though we already knew this.) Our very special guests: Emily Widra, senior research analyst at Prison Policy Initia…
 
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. This episode's topics: The May 13, 1985 bombing of MOVE activists in Philly & the illegal theft & use of bones & human remains from African Americans, the poor, the enslaved, Indigenous Peoples & even little childre…
 
The Civil War, French imperialism, and the blossoming of diverse Latinx communities in the United States. There’s so much more to Cinco de Mayo than you know. News Beat is a Morey Creative Studios / Manny Faces Media production: www.MoreyCreative.com / www.mannyfacesmedia.com Producer/Audio Editor: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti Editor-In-Chief: Ch…
 
Guilty pleas have become the dominant way in which prosecutors in America secure convictions. In some cases, 99 percent of cases in various jurisdictions end in a plea bargain. While plea bargaining has been a function of the American justice system for nearly a century, the practice started taking hold in the 1970s following various Supreme Court …
 
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. On this episode: Mass incarceration myths; Reactions to Chauvin conviction. Our very special guest was Victoria Law, an independent journalist and author, who is out with the new book “'Prisons Make Us Safer' and 20…
 
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. On this episode: Killer cops; Driving while Black; Police junk science. Our special guest: Joshua Budhu, Neuro-Oncology Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Wom…
 
The News Beat podcast presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. Join us on this interactive program to share your thoughts on recent news and ongoing issues as we welcome special guests, break down important issues, and sprinkle in our unique brand of Hip Hop-fueled journalism a…
 
News Beat presents “This Week In Social Justice,” streaming live Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. On this episode, we broke down New York’s newly signed law legalizing marijuana, also looking at the big picture and whether racial equity is actually being achieved through various legalization laws. Our special guest this wee…
 
Reform candidates are increasingly winning district attorney elections in the United States. The movement represents a direct challenge to the decades-long tough-on-crime era, characterized by punitive sentencing laws, significant investments in police forces and prisons, and the criminalization of mental health—culminating in the highest incarcera…
 
Our video livestream show, This Week in Social Justice, airs every Wednesday at 8pm Eastern on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. Links to watch live or on-demand are posted at www.usnewsbeat.com/watch This week, we reminded our audience of important historical events and brought up some urgent current happenings, including the ongoing assault on voting…
 
As we work to deliver you more compelling social-justice-meets-music-and-lyrics episodes of News Beat proper, we want to put you on to another incredible podcast in our production universe, Unf*cking the Republic. This brilliant show is all about exposing political f*ckery -- from all sides -- while informing and entertaining along the way. It's al…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala chats with Eric Siu, CEO at ClickFlow and author of "Leveling Up: How to Master the Game of Life." Jon and Eric discuss his reasons for writing the book, what you can learn from it and how you can apply the lessons to your everyday life. Thank you for listening to this season of Inbound & Down! W…
 
Today on Inbound & Down we have Markus Raunig of AustrianStartups. Jon and Markus discuss the startup culture in Austria/globally and how the startup landscape is changing in the hands of driven people. Plus, Markus shares some tips on growing your business! Read the episode transcript here. -- Do you have questions about startups? Send them to inb…
 
Like we always do at this time of year, we present 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. Along with Pastor Roger C. Williams of the First Baptist Church of Glen Cove,…
 
January 6, 2021 was a dark day in the history of this nation. What we all witnessed at the U.S. Capitol was a full-on assault on democracy, incited by President Donald Trump and carried out by right-wing extremists—or simply, domestic terrorists. Tragically, these events, although deeply unsettling, shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Experts have bee…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala chats with Kate Skavish, Chief Visionary Officer at Wave.video, an online video editing platform. A few episodes back we spoke to Dave Synder, CEO at Smartacre about utilizing videos in your sales and service processes. One thing we didn’t really touch on however, was videos for marketing. That’s…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala talks to Jason Azocar (Founder) and Megan Prescott (Director of Client Services) at HubSearch. You may remember them as our sponsor of last season: the HubSpot Miniseries. HubSearch is a recruiting firm dedicated to the HubSpot ecosystem. Jason, Megan and Jon discussed recruiting best practices, …
 
This is a special episode in collaboration with Color Of Change, the largest online racial justice organization in the country. With uprisings rivaling those of the 1960s, Americans this year took to the streets in massive numbers to declare Black Lives Matter and demand systemic change. These rebellions have underscored the desperate need for chan…
 
News Beat presents This Week In Social Justice, streaming live Fridays at 1 p.m. ET. - usnewsbeat.com/facebook, usnewsbeat.com/youtube, www.twitch.tv/usnewsbeat Today’s special guest: Fenaba Addo, an associate professor of consumer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Addo talks about the renewed calls to cancel student loan debt and how…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala talks to Nathan Hirsch, Co-Founder of Outsource School, an online education platform dedicated to educating entrepreneurs on how to hire and scale their business with virtual assistants. Nathan walks us through the benefits of virtual assistants, how to best leverage VAs for your business and how…
 
News Beat presents This Week In Social Justice, streaming live Fridays at 1 p.m. ET. - usnewsbeat.com/facebook or usnewsbeat.com/youtube Today’s special guests: Marcus Ferrell is the former deputy campaign manager for Stacey Abrams and national Black outreach director for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Ferrell is going to break down th…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala chats with Michael Keplinger, Director of Strategy and Managing Partner for SmashBrand, an Idaho-based agency that designs, tests and optimizes brands and products with real consumers. Michael and Jon discuss—to use our tagline here—the art and science behind the consumer research and strategy th…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala chats with Phoebe Bain of Morning Brew about the new wave of modern newsletters and growing a dedicated subscriber base. Read the transcript here. -- Do you have questions about video production? Send them to inbound@moreycreative.com. Show Notes: Morning Brew Marketing Brew Emerging Tech Brew Re…
 
In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively gutted the historic Voting Rights Act, making it easier for states to suppress the vote by enacting voter ID laws, eliminating early voting, closing polling stations and aggressively purging voter rolls. Voter ID laws, specifically, didn’t exist prior to 2006—now about three-dozen states have some form of…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala chats with fellow HubSpot Partner and CEO of SmartAcre, David Snyder, about utilizing video throughout your company processes. Read the transcript here. -- Do you have questions about video production? Send them to inbound@moreycreative.com. Show Notes: NYCHUG Vidyard SmartAcre Connect: Facebook …
 
Symbols of pride for Italian Americans, painful reminders of historical injustices and brutal atrocities for indigenous peoples—statues of controversial 15th century explorer Christopher Columbus have been decapitated, toppled or taken down in cities and towns across the United States amid the ongoing protests against racial injustice and police br…
 
Human Rights Watch, an international nongovernmental organization, released a report accusing the NYPD of serious international human rights violations and has called into question some of the justifications made by the top brass of the department after a June crackdown in the South Bronx. Ida Sawyer, co-author of the report and acting crisis and c…
 
A federal appeals court earlier this month affirmed a controversial Florida law requiring people with felony convictions to pay court fees in order to have their voting rights restored. With less than 50 days until the November election and with the state’s voter registration deadline nearing, the 6-4 ruling all but ensures hundreds of thousands of…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala chats with accessibility and user experience expert Regine Gilbert, about accessible design and its extreme importance in today's digital world. Read the transcript here. -- Do you have questions about accessible design? Send them to inbound@moreycreative.com. Show Notes: reginegilbert.com Book: …
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala chats with Ryan Brown, Head of Brand Strategy at Ceros—a cloud-based experiential content creation platform—about experiential and interactive content. -- Do you have questions about experiential content? Send them to inbound@moreycreative.com. Show Notes: Ceros Ceros Inspiration Library Standout…
 
The warnings were clear: COVID-19 would spread like wildfire in jails and prisons. It has. The top COVID-19 clusters across America are overwhelmingly jails and prisons, and efforts to reduce jail populations have stalled amid a surge in infections. Among the hardest-hit is San Quentin State Prison in California, which is responsible for about a qu…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala chats with another amazing HubSpotter—one that’s famous in our world—Inbound Professor, Jorie Munroe. Jorie takes us through their journey of beginning at HubSpot, working up through the ranks of the Academy team, and gives us a behind the scenes look at the world of podcasting at HubSpot. -- Do …
 
Black Americans have long relied on the Postal Service as a source of stable employment, with our guest tracing this history back to the legal end of slavery. Amid the uproar over recent efforts to undermine the USPS, we examine this history and the role Black postal workers played in the union and civil rights struggle. News Beat is an award-winni…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala chats with Alex Swerdlow, PPC Director at OpenMoves. The two cover the fundamentals and best practices for beginning a PPC campaign. This episode of Inbound & Down is sponsored by AudioEye. Their automated technology provides the foundation for barrier-free access to the web. Learn more about Aud…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala chats with Content Marketing Practitioner at Social Media Hat/Blogging Brute and Brand Evangelist at Agorapulse, Mike Allton, about becoming a marketing influencer and how he leveraged his interests for professional growth. This episode of Inbound & Down is sponsored by AudioEye. Their automated …
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala sits down with the CEO and Founder of Podchaser, Bradley Davis. Davis explores journey of creating the platform with his co-founder ColevRaven, what Podchaser has in store for the future and shares his take on the state of the podcasting world overall. This episode of Inbound & Down is sponsored …
 
The 2020 rebellions have sparked renewed discussions surrounding a host of racial issues, including police brutality toward black men. Advocates argue that black women are similarly exposed to excessive police violence yet routinely forgotten or ignored. Among their demands: Say Her Name. News Beat is an award-winning Morey Creative Studios podcast…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala sits down with marketer, podcaster and author, David Bain to discuss his book Marketing Now, and his experience turning hours of audio/video interviews into said book. This episode of Inbound & Down is sponsored by AudioEye. Their automated technology provides the foundation for barrier-free acce…
 
In commemoration of this year’s Juneteenth, as countless people flood the streets all across this country calling for justice, equality, and an end to police brutality, among other demands—testament that the struggle is far, far from over—we’re re-releasing an episode that documents proof of this modern-day, state-sponsored slavery, highlighting a …
 
In the wake of the police slaying of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protesters have not only flooded the streets, but they're actively pushing reforms that go well beyond traditional solutions. The defund police movement would represent a seismic shift in policing in America. News Beat is an award-winning Morey Creative Studios podcast. Producer: Mic…
 
Anti-racism protesters nationwide have been met with chemical agents and aggressive force by police at demonstrations sparked by the modern-day lynching of George Floyd. This episode explores how our right to protest is being criminalized, through laws, harsh tactics, and other measures. This episode was originally published June, 2018. News Beat i…
 
News Beat's compelling, award-winning examination of the factors that exist when overly-oppressed and tormented communities have finally had enough, and, much like the incidents that lay at the foundation of our democracy, are forced to rise up in rebellion. Featuring Dr. Cornel West, Rosa Clemente, and Lawrence Hamm. Music by The Band Called FUSE,…
 
In recent days, commentators have compared the mass demonstrations taking place in cities and neighborhoods across the country to the waves of protests that engulfed America in the 1960s. A veteran of the 1967 Newark Rebellion discusses George Floyd’s death, the culture of police brutality, and whether today's movement can produce change. Support t…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala sits down with the Go-to-Market Lead (Web & CMS Hub) for HubSpot, Luke Summerfield to chat about the brand new CMS Hub and his Growth Driven Design initiatives. This episode of Inbound & Down is sponsored by AudioEye. Their automated technology provides the foundation for barrier-free access to t…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala sits down with the founder of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Joe Devon, to discuss the event's inception and how individuals and businesses alike can participate. This episode of Inbound & Down is sponsored by AudioEye. Their automated technology provides the foundation for barrier-fr…
 
On this episode of 'Inbound & Down,' host Jon Sasala sits down with CEO of ClickFlow, Eric Siu, to discuss strategically increasing your content output. This episode of Inbound & Down is sponsored by AudioEye. Their automated technology provides the foundation for barrier-free access to the web. Learn more about AudioEye and the importance of digit…
 
A career public defender is now on the other side of the law. We speak to San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin about embracing reforms as district attorney of a prominent U.S. city, and combating COVID-19. News Beat is an award-winning Morey Creative Studios podcast. Producer: Michael "Manny Faces" Conforti Editor-In-Chief: Chris Twarowski …
 
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