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A new voice in Boston. Hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers, artists and extraordinaries in the Hub of the universe. Spirited talk, reporting and analysis from WBUR’s team of journalists. Listen every weekday.

A new voice in Boston. Hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers, artists and extraordinaries in the Hub of the universe. Spirited talk, reporting and analysis from WBUR’s team of journalists. Listen every weekday.
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A new voice in Boston. Hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers, artists and extraordinaries in the Hub of the universe. Spirited talk, reporting and analysis from WBUR’s team of journalists. Listen every weekday.

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WBUR 890 Commonwealth Avenue Third Floor Boston, MA 02215 (617) 353-1137


Episodes

State Police, Barbara Lipska

4/23/2018
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Host Deborah Becker speaks with reporter Shannon Dooling on a US Supreme Court case involving Wesley Pereira, an immigrant to Mass. Also, potential reforms for the embattled state police. Plus, we speak with Barbara Lipska on her new book "The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind."

Duration:00:50:25

Week In Review, The Overstory

4/20/2018
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Host Jill Kaufman reviews the week's headlines with our panelists. Plus, after the abrupt resignation from MassArt of renowned photographer Nicholas Nixon, we talk about the blurred lines between sex in art and sexual assault in art. Plus, novelist Richard Powers on his new book, "The Overstory."

Duration:00:50:22

Recovery Schools, Parkland Parents

4/19/2018
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Host Jill Kaufman speaks with Boston City Councillor Michelle Wu about regulating the short-term rental industry. We speak with the Principal of a recovery school, that specializes in educating young people with addiction, on why recovery schools are asking for more money. Plus, the parents of a victim of the Parkland shooting.

Duration:00:50:27

Yarmouth Officer Funeral, Barbara Bush

4/18/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti speak with WBUR Reporter Fred Thys, who was at the funeral for Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon. Plus, we speak with Jonathan Bush and Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu on how they are remembering former First Lady Barbara Bush. Also, the launch of the TESS satellite.

Duration:00:50:23

Maura Healey, Beth-Israel Lahey Merger

4/17/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti breaks down the proposed merger between 13 hospitals that is led by Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical and Lahey Health. Plus, we check-in with Attorney General Maura Healey. Also, we also talk about the significance of Kendrick Lamar winning the Pulitzer Prize.

Duration:00:50:29

122nd Boston Marathon, Cambridge Police

4/16/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks with WBUR's Alex Ashlock and Martha Bebinger on the 122nd Boston Marathon. Plus, we speak with the winner of the 1968 Marathon, fifty year later. Also, an update on the Cambridge Police Department, who says it will conduct an internal review following the controversial forceful arrest of a Black Harvard University student over the weekend.

Duration:00:50:23

Week In Review, Dave McGillivray

4/13/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti reviews the week's top stories with our panelists. We also talk with Dave McGillivray, the race director of the Boston Marathon, on his new children's book. Plus, WBUR's Alex Ashlock on what to expect on the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon.

Duration:00:50:27

Lessons Learned From Boston Marathon Bombing, Why We Eat What We Eat

4/12/2018
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Five years after the Boston Marathon bombing, we look back at the response by emergency personnel. Plus, lawmakers on Beacon Hill begin reviewing the House's $41 billion proposal. Also, Rachel Herz on her new book, "Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship With Food."

Duration:00:50:26

Admiral James Stavridis; Ed Markey on Facebook

4/11/2018
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Admiral James Stavridis on President Trump's tweets warning that the United States will strike Syria in retaliation for reported chemical attacks. Plus, Senator Ed Markey on Mark Zuckerberg's testimony to Congress. Also, Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner on the FBI's raid of Michael Cohen's office.

Duration:00:31:20

Intellectual Property; Ted Dintersmith

4/9/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti discusses intellectual property theft and the protection of American businesses. And we speak to Ted Dintersmith about his new book, "What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America."

Duration:00:50:25

Week In Review; espnW

4/6/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti reviews the week's news with our panelists. We also talk about the idea of "posse comitatus" with Heather Cox Richardson. And the Editor in Chief of ESPN The Magazine and espnW, Alison Overholt.

Duration:00:50:25

Rep. Katherine Clark; Criminal Justice Reform

4/5/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks to Congresswoman Katherine Clark about the Chinese tariffs and gun legislation. We also talk about the criminal justice reform bill that's passed both the state house and senate. Plus: It's opening day at Fenway! And Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray on his new children's book.

Duration:00:50:24

'Martin Luther King Loved This City': Remembering King's Legacy In Boston

4/4/2018
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Boston Mayor Kevin White once spoke about Boston's special relationship with King. On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, we revisit the time leading up to the assassination, the immediate aftermath and his legacy in Boston.

Duration:00:49:12

The 50th Anniversary Of MLK Jr.'s Death

4/4/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Joseph Rosenbloom, Jason Sokol, Walter Fluker, and Sarah-Ann Shaw about Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy in Boston.

Duration:00:50:23

EPA Emissions Standards; Parking Fees

4/3/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the EPA's roll back of car emissions standards. We also look at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ties to Boston. And we discuss how people are getting to work when parking fees are raised and the MBTA's delays are unpredictable.

Duration:00:50:26

State Police; Eunice Kennedy

4/2/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the changes being made to State Police protocol as a result of recent revelations regarding payroll and overtime. And we talk about diets and what you should be eating. Plus: A new biography of Eunice Kennedy by Eileen McNamara.

Duration:00:50:24

Week In Review; 'Love Letters'

3/30/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti reviews the week's news with Jim Stergios and Michael Curry. We also replay our conversation with author Anita Shreve, who died yesterday in New Hampshire. Plus: Meredith Goldstein on writing the "Love Letters" column and her new book about being a "modern advice columnist."

Duration:00:50:27

Net Neutrality; Alan Lightman

3/29/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about a Boston ruling that could have major impacts on future climate change protests. We also talk about what a net neutrality bill in Massachusetts might look like. Plus: Physicist and writer Alan Lightman reckons with our place in the universe.

Duration:00:50:26

State Police Pay; Nell Scovell

3/28/2018
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Host Deborah Becker talks about the changes to the State Police troop that failed to disclose their pay to the state comptroller. We also talk about Massachusetts' move away from Northern Pass for clean energy and moving to Maine. Plus: Sports with Only A Game's Bill Littlefield. And comedy writer Nell Scovell on sexism in Hollywood and her new book ,"Just The Funny Parts."

Duration:00:50:23

Rep. McGovern; Increasing Traffic

3/27/2018
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Host Deborah Becker talks with Congressman McGovern about the March For Our Lives and policy in D.C. We also look at why traffic times are increasing in Massachusetts. Plus: Evan Horowitz on why people are getting away with tax evasion.

Duration:00:50:29

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