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BRIC TV PREMIERES SEASON TWO OF THE PODCAST SERIES, M TRAIN TODAY, TUESDAY, MAY 3 ON ALL PODCAST PLATFORMS
Join Host Ahmed Ali Akbar and other American-Muslims as they explore different facets of Muslim life, culture, and diversity in New York City. The 6-part mini podcast series premieres on the heels of Eid Al-Fitr and start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI)
NEW YORK, NY, May 3, 2022 – Today, BRIC TV, the Emmy Award-winning, nonprofit cable television channel and digital network, premieres season 2 of the six-part mini podcast series, M Train, on the heels of the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Fitr and start of Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI). New episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays on all podcast platforms.
In season 2 of M Train, host and culture writer, Ahmed Ali Akbar (See Something, Say Something) is joined by other American-Muslims to explore the ongoing tactics of a secret surveillance program by law enforcement that has targeted Muslim New Yorkers for almost a decade, and how big tech is changing the face of it.
Created and produced by Emmy-nominated Brooklyn-based filmmaker, Shirin Barghi, the second season of M Train was made with the generous support of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts Building Bridges Program, in collaboration with See Something, Say Something and BRIC Radio, a Brooklyn-based audio network that amplifies community.
This week on M Train
Episode 201: “Asad Dandia”
In our very first episode, we talk to Asad Dandia – one of the plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit that successfully sued the New York City Police Department for its prejudicial surveillance of Muslim communities.
Episode 202: “Vanessa Taylor”
In this episode, we talk to journalist Vanessa Taylor about her work that focuses on the intersections of tech and the Black community.
Episode 203: “Albert Fox Cahn”
In this episode we talk with Albert Fox Cahn – a lawyer and the executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P) on the ways local surveillance threatens public safety, equity, and democracy.
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