The Tupac Hologram - BTR Pulse [ep74] (by btrpulse)

At this year’s Coachella, the late Tupac Shakur was brought back to life as a hologram to perform alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. Video of the concert has become an instant sensation, helping to push the possibility of a “virtual tour” in the near future. On this week’s BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers what they think of the late rapper’s resurrection and who they would like to see represented as a hologram. /// Featured song: “Hammers and Vogues (feat. Curren$y) by Stalley Photo credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/norwayun/4521253263 http://www.flickr.com/photos/labourparty/4993123684 http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexconst/2126711534 http://www.flickr.com/photos/psylight/357386485 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogme/5578835869/sizes/l/in/photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/anirudhkoul/2841482484 http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnseb/4463123686 Earlier this week, BTR’s Jakob Schnaidt explored this topic in an article. Read it here: http://tiny.cc/8d3mdw

Film Adaptions - BTR Pulse [ep73] (by btrpulse)

With the success in recent years of film franchises such as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and most recently Hunger Games, BTR Pulse host Lauren Hawker hits the streets and parks of New York City to ask people their thoughts on adaptations of novels to films and whether they prefer one medium over the other. /// Featured song: “The Shape Of Things To Come” by Zammuto

West 4th Street Courts - BTR Pulse [ep72] (by btrpulse)

Basketball has long been considered by many as the “city’s game” because it only requires a pair of sneakers, a ball and hoop. In New York City, West 4th Street is home to one of the most famous outdoor courts. “The Cage,” as it’s called by many players, is a whole other world in itself — with its own rules, culture and style of play. On this week’s episode of BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker speaks to a number of players at the court about the legendary spot. /// Featured song: “Grown Up” by Danny Brown /// Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul-w-locke/6267755917

Would You Give Your Facebook Login Info To A Potential Employer? - BTR Pulse [ep71] (by btrpulse)

Recently, national attention was brought to the alleged practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook passwords in order to determine whether the individual has an appropriate social media identity. In response, Senators Charles Schumer (NY) and Richard Blumenthal (CT) have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the practice violates federal Law. This week on BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers their thoughts on the controversial topic. /// Featured song: “Runaway” (Wavves remix) by Mr. Little Jeans /// Photo credits: http://blumenthal.senate.gov/biography http://www.flickr.com/photos/americanprogressaction/5512871254 http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfbps/4607149210/

Starting A Business - BTR Pulse [ep70] (by btrpulse)

With businesses large and small closing up shop due to the fluctuating economy, many wonder whether it’s pragmatic to go the entrepreneurial route and start one. On this week’s BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers what businesses they’d want to create — if they’d even be willing to take the risk — and how they would fund them. /// Featured song: “Rewind” by Beast Make Bomb /// Shot and edited by Jacqueline Soller

Million Hoodie March: A Public Reponse to the Death of Trayvon Martin - BreakThruRadioTV [ep19] (by breakthruradiotv)

On the night of March 21, 2012, New Yorkers rallied in Union Square for the “Million Hoodie March,” demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. Due to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, Zimmerman could claim self-defense and go un-charged, despite the fact that he has admitted to shooting the unarmed 17-year-old. BreakThruRadioTV’s Lauren Hawker was at the event and spoke to some of the attendees, many of whom were wearing hoodies and holding bags of Skittles as a tribute to Martin. /// Featured song: “I Will Walk” by Release The Sunbird /// Shot and edited by Jacqueline Soller