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OA On Air is created, written, and produced by O’Neill and Associates at our office in downtown Boston. Each week we provide commentary and analysis on a variety of issues at the center of business, policy, and politics. CEO Thomas P. O’Neill III and OA’s team of professionals provide expert perspectives and host interviews with newsmakers and influencers making a difference in business, government and the community.

OA On Air is created, written, and produced by O’Neill and Associates at our office in downtown Boston. Each week we provide commentary and analysis on a variety of issues at the center of business, policy, and politics. CEO Thomas P. O’Neill III and OA’s team of professionals provide expert perspectives and host interviews with newsmakers and influencers making a difference in business, government and the community.
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OA On Air is created, written, and produced by O’Neill and Associates at our office in downtown Boston. Each week we provide commentary and analysis on a variety of issues at the center of business, policy, and politics. CEO Thomas P. O’Neill III and OA’s team of professionals provide expert perspectives and host interviews with newsmakers and influencers making a difference in business, government and the community.

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Episodes

Episode 62: Reflections on September 11th

9/13/2019
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This week on OA on Air, Cosmo and Cayenne reflect on 9/11 with former journalist from the Boston Herald Tom Farmer. Then, Ann speaks with activist and author Kristin Smedley. As a mother of two blind sons, Kristin Smedley is a fierce advocate for the blind and visually impaired. She is also an advocate for braille literacy, which is also the mission of Boston-based National Braille Press which published her book in braille, Thinking Blind. Ann Murphy sits down with Kristen to talk about her...

Duration:00:37:46

Episode 61: Comedian Jimmy Tingle brings "Humor for Humanity" to Provincetown Massachusetts

9/6/2019
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This week on OA on Air, Comedian Jimmy Tingle joins us to talk about his upcoming "Humor for Humanity" show in Provincetown on September 19, 2019. The performance will be a fundraiser for Provincetown 400 to bring the Mayflower II to Provincetown for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in Provincetown in 1620. In 3-2-1 GO Cayenne is back and takes over for Cosmo and is joined by the OA Digital team of Ashley Lokken and Shakeir Gregory. They discuss the Inbound 2019...

Duration:00:36:51

Episode 60: Tom O'Neill talks about the significance of Labor Day

8/30/2019
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This week on OA on Air, Beth Zwick of the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation joins us to talk about the partnership with Northeast Arc and the upcoming Arc Tank competition that is seeking innovative proposals to help individuals who are aging with autism, an issue of growing concern for families and health care professionals alike. In 3-2-1 GO, the OA digital team Shakeir Gregory and Ashley Lokken joins Cosmo to talk about the #storrowed phenomenon and how smart phones may be ruining an...

Duration:00:37:04

Episode 59: Ever wanted to own a flag from the moon? RR Auction on bidding for the lunar flag

8/23/2019
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This week on OA on Air Cindy Paisner, Director of Community Relationships from RR Auction joins us to talk about the upcoming rarities auction and public appraisal event on September 21st at the Omni Parker House right here in Boston. In 3-2-1 GO, Ashley Lokken takes over for Cayenne Isaksen and talks with Cosmo about the violence of video games and the myth around paper straws. Also on 3-2-1 GO is Paul Lonergan of Congress Wealth Management - he speaks with Cosmo about his company's...

Duration:00:29:05

Episode 58: FanExpo Boston Takeover

8/15/2019
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It's a FanExpo Boston takeover here on OA on Air this week in honor of the exciting 3-day event that will be held this weekend at the Boston Convention Center! We talk to FanExpo Boston Vice President, Andrew Moyes, Director of Cosplay, Pat Covey, and legendary comic creator, Todd McFarlane. Tune in!

Duration:00:34:25

Episode 57: Tom O'Neill on the Desperate Need for Gun Control in America

8/9/2019
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This week Columnist from MarketWatch Brett Arends joins us to talk about the recent GateHouse Media/Gannett deal and the ongoing troubles facing the newspaper industry. In 3-2-1 GO Cosmo and Cayenne discuss the tiny home movement, ad agencies struggles for local business in Boston, AND why it is incredibly revolting to take your shoes off on an airplane. In 2 Minutes with Tom, Tom O'Neill mourns the lost lives of the shooting victims in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio and expresses why...

Duration:00:31:46

Episode 56: Let's talk about the State Budget

8/2/2019
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This week VP Lindsay Toghill joins us to talk about the FY20 State Budget. In 3 2 1 GO Cosmo and Cayenne discuss UMass journalism and the free press, the Capital One data breach, and Mass PRIM as one of the top private equity funds in America. In 2 Minutes with Tom, Ben Josephson takes over to express his excitement about the Pan-Mass Challenge that he will be participating in this weekend.

Duration:00:28:14

Episode 55: #TimesUp

7/26/2019
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This week, Suzanne Morse talks with Kathryn Boston and Attorney Jay Ellwanger about sexual harassment in the medical device sales industry and how the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund is supporting Katie’s lawsuit against her former employer. Plus, Cosmo and Cayenne on the 9/11 Compensation Fund, and Cape Cod's "Hell Week". And we're joined by OA Digital Team Shakeir and Ashley to discuss the FaceApp paranoia. Finally, Tom discusses the UK's new PM, Boris Johnson.

Duration:00:28:26

Episode 54: The Origin of the Channel Nightclub

7/19/2019
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This week Cosmo is joined by Harry Booras, the founder of the legendary Channel rock club to talk about the club's origins, best acts, and infamous end. Harry has his own podcast, The Channel Story https://thechannelstory.com/ where you can learn all about the famous venue in great detail. Make sure to catch up in time for Episode 5! Plus, we're joined by SVP Peter Goelz, OA's resident aviation expert, who talks about his recent New York Times Op-Ed on the failure of leadership surrounding...

Duration:00:44:04

Episode 53: Laura Alix and Rich Rubino

7/12/2019
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OA on Air is back this week with 2 great interviews! First, Cosmo and Cayenne sit down with author Rich Rubino to discuss his newest book "American Politics on the Rocks: The Bizarre Side of American Politics", and he shares some hilarious anecdotes. Then, Cayenne talks with Laura Alix, a reporter for American Banker, about a wide range of trends and topics in the banking industry. Finally, Tom discusses the Trump Administration's ongoing attacks on immigrants.

Duration:00:44:04

Episode 52: Arc Tank Competition & BBJ Investigative Report on Elevator Safety

6/27/2019
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This week Cosmo sits down with Greg Ryan of the Boston Business Journal to talk about a special report on the state of elevator safety in Massachusetts. PLUS, the Arc Tank is gearing up for its 3rd competition and seeking innovative ideas to help improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and autism? Find out more as Ann Murphy talks with our guests Jo Ann Simons, President and CEO of Northeast Arc and Nick Savarese, Executive Director of the Flutie Foundation. In 321 GO...

Duration:00:35:25

Episode 51: Walter Pavlo, Chris Faraone, & Nate Homan

6/21/2019
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This week Cosmo and Ben sit down with Forbes writer Walter Pavlo to discuss the imminent opening of the Encore Casino in Revere. Cosmo also sits down for a conversation with Chris Faraone of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and Dig Boston, and reporter and wearer-of-many-hats Nate Homan, to discuss citizen journalism around the Commonwealth, and the new Joint Committee on Community Journalism in the State House. PLUS, Cayenne and Cosmo dish on the Minihane-Curtatone drama, and...

Duration:00:40:08

Episode 50: Happy 50th, World!

6/14/2019
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OA on Air turns 50 (episodes)! We're so excited to have hit this milestone with all of you, our wonderful listeners! This week we take a look back at some of our finest moments, and some of the wide range of fascinating guests we've been lucky enough to bring into our studio. We've got excerpts from Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Katherine Clark, Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys, author Dan Kennedy, actor Gary Lockwood, Amanda Hunter of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, BBJ editor Doug Banks, Josh...

Duration:00:33:31

The Pridecast 2019

6/6/2019
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It’s the Pridecast! This week, Boston Pride takes over OA on Air ahead of this week’s Boston Pride Parade and Festival. Ann speaks to Boston Pride president Linda DeMarco about all of the festivities and Suzanne talks to Simmons College’s Jo Trigilio about the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and to Fenway Health’s Athena Vaughn about the life and legacy of Marsha P. Johnson. And then Tom talks about what Pride means to him.

Duration:00:40:39

EXTRA: An Interview with Author, James Carroll

6/4/2019
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Senior VP Hugh Drummond and VP Suzanne Morse talk with author James Carroll, whose cover story in the June 2019 issue of The Atlantic - Abolish the Priesthood – argues that for the Catholic Church to thrive, it must reimagine the institution of the priesthood.

Duration:00:23:57

Episode 49: Congresswoman Katherine Clark

5/31/2019
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This week we're joined by US Representative Katherine Clark of Massachusetts's 5th Congressional District to discuss her work in Washington and as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. Plus, Cosmo sits down with sports expert Marshall Hook to take on the Bruins, and in 321Go! he and Cayenne talk education spending and infrastructure changes on the Cape. Tom talks about Boston's push to eliminate veteran homelessness.

Duration:00:39:16

Episode 48: A Quincy Takeover

5/24/2019
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Known as the "City of Presidents," Quincy is the birthplace of two U.S. presidents —John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams — as well as John Hancock. This week on OA on Air we're talking all things Quincy! On 321-GO! Cosmo and Cayenne discuss how the city of Quincy is making a push to be designated as the “most patriotic city in America.” PLUS, Cosmo and Cayenne discuss the story of the Quincy police officer who has rescued several injured owls and other forest creatures and his most...

Duration:00:36:59

Episode 47: Brett Arends of Marketwatch on Uber IPO & Warren Buffet. PLUS Dr. K. David Weidner

5/17/2019
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This week Brett Arends joins 321-GO! to talk Uber, Warren Buffet, and Game of Thrones with Cosmo and Cayenne. Then, the summer travel season is around the corner and the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is the perfect spot to explore the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims and of Provincetown. In 1620, the Pilgrims landed in Provincetown first before settling in Plymouth. The Pilgrims’ arrival and their interaction with the native Wampanoag people will be commemorated in 2020 in Ptown...

Duration:00:33:36

Episode 46: Stephen Boksanski of MassBev

5/10/2019
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This week Cosmo sits down with Stephen Boksanski, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Beverage Association to discuss their ongoing work and environmental initiatives around the Commonwealth. PLUS: Cayenne and Hugh take over 321-GO! to talk the Uber strike, the hands-free cell phone bill, and a special book recommendation just for you! Finally, Tom talks about his own amazing mother for Mother's Day.

Duration:00:26:54

Episode 45: Ethan Jeffery of Murphy & King

5/3/2019
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When businesses get into financial trouble, heading for bankruptcy, they may need financial restructuring or reorganizing. Ann Murphy talks about these issues with Attorney Ethan Jeffery of Murphy & King on this episode of OA on Air. PLUS: Cosmo and Cayenne on the Massachusetts Dept. of Children and Families and Burger King's Impossible Burger & Chip Tuttle of Suffolk Downs on the Kentucky Derby. Finally, Tom talks infrastructure.

Duration:00:31:49