Boston Calling: Not the History Hour04/25/15
How the Mexican artist Diego Rivera captured the soul of Detroit, one mural at a time
Boston: Not the History Hour
We hear how the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and his wife, the artist Frida Kahlo, captured the soul of Detroit when they turned the American city into their canvas in the early 1930s. And, we find out why the US Department of Defence plans to exhume...
Boston Calling: First Person
An American flees war-torn Yemen by small boat on the Red Sea
Boston: First Person
We meet Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a San Francisco man who escaped war-torn Yemen by riding a small fishing boat across the rocky Red Sea. Then, we learn about a privately-funded effort to rescue (and feed) imperilled migrants on the Mediterranean. And, we...
Boston: In Search of Solutions
We hear reflections on the Boston Marathon bombing verdict from Juliette Kayyem, a Boston resident and former assistant secretary of homeland security. Then, a Somali-American activist tells us the tragic tale of his nephew— a 17-year-old honours...
Boston: Making Waves
We hear how hundreds of men from Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries are being used as slaves to catch fish that end up on American dinner tables. Then, we find out why Americans are being urged to be better informed about the seafood they...
We talk with the playwright George Brant about his international hit 'Grounded', a one-woman show about a military fighter pilot sidelined by pregnancy and reassigned to duty as a drone operator. Plus, the story of Kenneth Rowe, a Florida man who in...
Boston: Activism in the Digital Age
Boston Calling travels to the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas to find out how new media is being used to drive social change. We hear about the role that protest plays in creating communities. We meet a Harvard student...
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