Episode 18 – Bad Parenting

This episode runs slightly longer, to make up for the missed week.  We have a trio of stories that highlight bad parenting, that were in the press last week.  Also, there are two good news stories about the Pittsburgh Courier and a high school valedictorian who beat all odds to graduate.

For the geeks, we talk about the latest Star Wars comic bombshell and what it could mean for the movie that comes out at the end of the year.

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Episode 17 – Bikers Gone Wild

This week we talk about the outlaw biker shoot out in Texas.  There were nine deaths, eighteen arrests, and one restaurant closure.  Matt and I contrast the police response to armed, dangerous bikers and unarmed black men, who were accosted for minor crimes.

Also, we add a little science and nature talk about flying spiders and lab grown skin.  The episode is rounded out with our impressions of the new DC Legends of Tomorrow show.

News:
Teacher letting kids have sex in class
Jayz and Beyonce bail out protestors
Main Topic:
Biker Massacre
Science/Nature:
Entertainment:
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Episode 16 – Avengers Assemble

This week’s show is light on news as we give our opinions on the Daredevil TV show and Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoiler alert).  For news, we talk about the tragic train crash in Philadelphia and a U.S. special forces raid in Syria.

The reviews of Daredevil and Avengers starts at the 38 minute mark in the podcast.

Be warned, we do spoil the shows if you have not watched them.  So make sure you check out both shows first.

 

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Episode 15 – Baltimore Burns

Baltimore exploded last week and we go over the response of the media, before giving our opinion on why the riot occurred.  Also, we talk about the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger cancellation, scrutiny over the Clinton foundation funds and predictions on the racial makeup of America in 2045.

News:
Comcast/TWC merger nixed
Clinton shady foreign funds
Entertainment
Decline of Original Movies Inforgraphic
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Episode 14 – Welfare

We return to our features show and discuss recent state legislation aimed at welfare recipients.  Are politicians trying to help or hurt Americans who need financial assistance?

During our weekly entertainment rant we have a one-sided debate about the Transformers returning to the silver screen.

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Episode 13 – Make it Stop!

I think episode 13 is one of our best yet.  Congress finally passed a significant bill, after four years of inaction and we discuss our opinions on the matter.  Later, we look at the case surrounding the death of Eric Harris.  A reserve deputy accidentally killed Harris during a sting.

Our entertainment section covers the new Rocky movie and the excellent Daredevil show on Netflix.

News:
Congress passes a significant bill
Oklahoma shooting (please make it stop!!)
Police abuse apps
Open season on white male Christians?
Georgia teachers sent to jail for cheating scandal:
Entertaiment
New Rocky with Apollo Creed’s Grandson
Weird
Japanese beer claims to make you prettier
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Episode 12 – Candid Camera

Last week another unarmed black man was shot by a cop.  Matt and I examine the footage and story surrounding the case of Walter Scott.  Also, we talk about the Guatemalan medical experiments that followed that shared similarities with the Tuskegee Experiment.  For the entertainment section, we give a quick rundown of our impression of the Fast Seven movie and Daredevil TV show on Netflix.  Look below for links to all the stories covered in this episode.

News:
American’s Ran Tuskegee Experiment in Guatemala  (the links in the story are worth looking at)
New York Wants Illegals to Vote
Main Topic:
Walter Scott Shooting
Entertainment:
Best Hacker Movie for March Madness

 

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Episode 11 – Imminent Threats

I apologize for the month long delay between episodes.  I was out of town for work and had numerous technical issues that prevented me from posting the podcast.  Matt and I did record during the break, for all but one week.  The sound quality was not great so I am posting our newest episode.  We may post the older episodes later if I can massage the sound files enough.

In this episode Matt and I share what Americans see as the greatest threat to our way of life.

Enjoy.

News

Kids banned from wearing American flag clothes on Cinco de Mayo
Australia leaks Obama’s passport details:
Rap lyrics = criminal conviction
Main topic:
Survey results showing how out of touch Americans are with our country’s position in the world:
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Episode 10 – By The Numbers

Episode 10 takes us on a journey through the multitude of government databases and statistics, but the discussion is far from dull.  Matt and I go over a December Ebony article, chronicling the state of blacks in America.

To start, we look at the halt to President Obama’s immigration plans, in Texas, and his goal of establishing a new cyber security agency.

Admittedly, there is little entertainment talk this week, but the next podcast should make up for that.

As always, we encourage everyone to provide feedback on the episodes through the webpage: believethat.blackvalor.net or email at believethatnews@gmail.com

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Just thoughts on what we see, hear and read.