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Under the Radar with Callie Crossley looks to alternative presses and community news for stories that are often overlooked by big media outlets. In our roundtable conversation, we aim to examine the small stories before they become the big headlines with contributors in Boston and New England.

Under the Radar with Callie Crossley looks to alternative presses and community news for stories that are often overlooked by big media outlets. In our roundtable conversation, we aim to examine the small stories before they become the big headlines with contributors in Boston and New England.
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Under the Radar with Callie Crossley looks to alternative presses and community news for stories that are often overlooked by big media outlets. In our roundtable conversation, we aim to examine the small stories before they become the big headlines with contributors in Boston and New England.

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LGBTQ Roundtable: Gay Boomers Face Their Future, Transgender Rights on the Line With he November Ballot, and Bay State Schools Try a New LGBTQ Themed History Curriculum. And We Celebrate Father's Day with Dads Who Do Their Daughters Hair

6/17/2018
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Gay boomers face the future as LGBTQ elders, transgender rights on the line with the November ballot question, and Bay State schools try a new history curriculum exploring themes about gender and sexual minorities. It’s our LGBTQ Roundtable! For the part of the show we call Lagniappe, that’s Creole for something extra, we celebrate Father's Day. Fathers and sons---that’s usually the first image which comes to mind when the conversation is about fathers and their children, and...

Duration:00:57:54

Get Ready to Feast on a Virtual Book Smorgasboard. It's Our Annual Summer Reading Special

6/10/2018
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In this full-hour special, we talk graphic novels, non-fiction, sci fi, young adult novels pageturners we want you to know about. It&rsquo;s our annual Summer Reading Special! This summer --Get ready to feast on a virtual smorgasboard of books&mdash; old favorites and new finds. A panel of librarians join our discussion at the WGBH studio at the Boston Public Library for our annual summer book show. <div> More UTR: news.wgbh.org/UTR</div> <div> </div> <div> Follow Callie on...

Duration:00:58:14

Latinx Roundtable: Harvard's Study on Puerto Rico's Death Count and the Alarming Rise in Overdoses Among Latinos. Plus Our Book Club June Selection "The Garden Party."

6/3/2018
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A new Harvard study confirms Puerto Rico&rsquo;s official government death count from Hurricane Maria is off by thousands, the alarming rise in overdoses among Latinos, and a new app offers interpreter services in real time. It&rsquo;s our Latinx roundtable. Plus, two families who have never met join for dinner in a garden as their offspring are engaged to be married, and there&rsquo;s a lot that happens at the table and behind the scenes. Grace Dane Mazur talks about her fourth book,...

Duration:00:57:59

Local News: Remembering Boston's Beloved Haitian Pioneer, Parents Worried About Deportation, and More. Plus, The Latest Trends on Food and Wine

5/27/2018
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No more fighting about the South End’s Landwave sculptures---they’re gone, parents worried about being deported planning for how to leave their children behind, and one of Boston’s beloved Haitian pioneers is dead. It’s our local news roundtable. Guests: Jennifer Smith, staff reporter for the Dorchester Reporter, Beth Treffeisen, reporter for The Boston Sun, and Akilah Johnson, reporter for The Boston Globe. This week on Lagniappe segment: Pucker up —sour foods, like fermented kimchee, are...

Duration:00:57:58

Zakim Says Electronic Voter Files Need To Be Backed Up. Plus, A Talk With Harvard's First Native American Tenured Professor on Political Sovereignty

5/20/2018
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William Galvin will not celebrate his 25th anniversary in the role of Secretary of State if Anthony Amore, Head of Security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum or Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim have anything to do with it. In this week's Lagniappe segment: Native American issues are at the center of local and national debate. We get historic and cultural context from Professor Philip Deloria, Harvard’s new tenured professor in Native American history. More UTR: news.wgbh.org/UTR...

Duration:00:58:00

Regional News: A Controversial School Voucher Bill in N.H., Ferries Keep Breaking Down on The Cape, Cash to Woo New Residents in R.I. Plus, We Celebrate Mother's Day with Boston Mommy Bloggers

5/13/2018
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New Hampshire revives a controversial school voucher bill, Martha’s Vineyard ferries out of the water—again, and a Rhode Island plan to woo new residents with cold cash. It’s our regional roundtable. In this week's Lagniappe segment: In celebration of Mother’s Day, Callie sits down with Boston mommybloggers to talk about how modern moms are pushing aside society’s expectations and reframing their roles for these turbulent times. Guests: Alexandra Elizabeth blogs at “Making Motherhood...

Duration:00:57:59

Fighting Hunger In New England. Plus, An Education From The Dean Of Boston Jazz Radio!

4/29/2018
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Massachusetts is one of the most prosperous states in the nation, and yet, one in 10 Massachusetts residents is hungry or doesn't know where their next meal is coming from. We examine the state of hunger and food insecurity in New England, plus mark 50 years of Project Bread's Walk For Hunger. Guests: Erin McAleer, Project Bread; Andrew Schiff, Rhode Island Community Food Bank; and Julie LaFontaine, The Open Door. In this week's Lagniappe segment: Callie sits down with Eric Jackson, who...

Duration:00:57:59

Latinx News: Latina Wins Boston Marathon, ICE Alerts In Somerville. Plus, 'Wig Out!' Explores Competitive Drag Ball Culture

4/22/2018
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It's Latinx roundtable! For the first time in more than 30 years, an American woman won the Boston Marathon! But here's a detail that has been rarely discussed: She's Hispanic. Why is this important to the overall conversation? We also discuss the latest news from Puerto Rico, Latinxs in politics, immigration enforcement and a controversial move by Heinz: "Mayochup." Guests: Julio Ricardo Varela, Cristela Guerra. On this week's Lagniappe segment: Drag culture is beginning to catwalk its way...

Duration:00:57:54

Local News: Narcan Price Increase, Moving A UFO Monument And More! Plus, The Intersection Of Art And The Internet

4/15/2018
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A state subsidy for the anti-overdose drug Narcan has run out. How will the price increase affect Massachusetts municipalities grappling with the opioid epidemic? Plus, good news for Chelsea commuters, politicians push for more trees in Boston and moving a Sheffield monument that commemorates a UFO sighting. All that and more on this week's local news roundtable! Guests: Lauren Dezenski, Seth Daniel and Sue O'Connell. On this week's Lagniappe segment: An exhibit at the Institute of...

Duration:00:57:54

Working Toward Equality For Women In The Economy. Plus, Our April Book-Club Pick!

4/8/2018
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Equal Pay Day 2018 is Tuesday, April 10. It's the day we reflect on the gap between men and women's salaries. The pay gap is still present and significant, and conversations about how to close the gap are now front and center nationwide. So what is the overall economic impact of this ongoing inequity? And are there ways for individual companies and government to work toward equality for women? Guests: Rosanna Hertz, professor at Wellesley College; Megan Costello, executive director of the...

Duration:00:57:54

The New Poor People's Campaign And Disparity In Memphis: Economic Justice 50 Years After MLK's Death

4/1/2018
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It’s our second hour-long special dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! This year marks the 50 anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. In this year-long series, we’ll be discussing how scholars, admirers and activists around the country and the world are reflecting and acting on the legacy of Reverend King five decades after this death. This episode, we will focus on economic justice. First, we discuss the new Poor People’s Campaign. A national effort is reigniting King’s moral...

Duration:00:57:59

Regional News: Guns On ATVs, MV Ferry Troubles and More! Plus, America's Tradition Of Student-Led Activism

3/25/2018
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It's regional roundtable time! It could soon be legally to carry loaded guns on ATVs and snowmobiles in New Hampshire. Will you soon have to pay to watch online porn in Rhode Island? And the Martha's Vineyard ferry has broken down ... again. Listen for the latest news from New Hampshire, Rhode Island and the Cape! Guests: Arnie Arnesen, Philip Eil, Patrick Cassidy. In this week's Lagniappe segment: Sit-ins, boycotts, occupations and demonstrations -- the United States has a long history of...

Duration:00:57:54

Lights, Camera, Action! Breaking Down The Mass. Film Tax Credit. Plus, Making Mass. Latinos More Visible

3/18/2018
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“Black Panther.” "The Blind Side." “The Walking Dead.” These are just some of the film and television shows filmed in Georgia. The Peach State has found enormous success in the film and TV production industry, with creative types enticed by the state’s film tax credit. Meanwhile, the tax credit remains a contentious issue in Massachusetts. How has Georgia made the film tax credits a winning business model, and can Massachusetts do the same? Guests: Noah Berger, Massachusetts Budget and...

Duration:00:58:00

Local News: MBTA Night Service, UMass Boston Leadership And More! Plus, Program Ushers Students Into Construction

3/11/2018
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It's our local news roundtable! This week: Selling the Bayside Exposition Center could help UMass Boston, but what will it do for the surrounding neighborhoods? A City of Brockton junior planner says he can no longer afford live in Brockton! And a longtime Springfield police office fails three drug tests – but he’s still on the force! It’s our local news roundtable! Guests: Gin Dumcius, of MassLive; Jennifer Smith, of the Dorchester Reporter; and Mike Deehan, of WGBH News. In this week's...

Duration:00:57:54

Massachusetts Steps Up For Puerto Rico. Plus, Our March Book-Club Pick!

3/4/2018
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Puerto Rico is still reeling from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. From the start, independent and local organizations stepped up to help Puerto Ricans on the island and those starting over on the United States mainland. Two local activists and organizers tell us how Massachusetts is helping Puerto Rico. Guests: Aixa Beauchamp, co-chair of the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund, and Gladys Vega, executive director of the Chelsea Collaborative. In this week's Lagniappe...

Duration:00:57:54

LGBTQ News: Gay Acceptance On Downward Slope, Gay Olympic Athletes Speak Out And More! Plus, Dispelling Myths About Eating Disorders.

2/25/2018
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Our LGBTQ roundtable is back! This week, we discuss how a GLAAD study proclaims gay acceptance is on a downward slide, how to make Boston’s LGBTQ events more inclusive, and how Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy are using their Olympic platforms to take on the Trump administration. Guests: Sue O'Connell, of NECN and Bay Windows; David Zimmerman, of Boston Spirit magazine; and Dwayne Steward, of The Fenway Institute. In this week's Lagniappe segment: An estimated 20 million American women and 10...

Duration:00:57:54

Latinx News: An Update on Puerto Rico, The White House's Spanish Website And Are Latinos In Massachusetts Invisible? Plus, Food And Wine!

2/18/2018
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Is Massachusetts the worst state for Latinos? A recent study points to yes. Plus, a leader in the Latinx community proclaims he supports President Trump’s border wall, an update on the crisis in Puerto Rico and the coming together of two marginalized communities. It’s our Latinx roundtable! Guests: Julio Ricardo Varela, Maria Cramer. In this week's Lagniappe segment: It's food and wine! We chat about "black wine," beer cocktails and high-end takeout, among other delicious topics. Guests:...

Duration:00:57:54

Mass Politics Profs: The Future Of Dreamers, #MeToo In Government And Pressley Vs. Capuano

2/11/2018
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This week on Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, we’re dedicating the full hour to politics! The Mass Politics Profs are here to give us their insight and analysis to help us sort out what’s happening on Beacon Hill and in the Oval Office. In our first segment, we discuss national politics, including the short-lived government shutdown, the future of Dreamers, the tax bill and understaffed federal agencies. In our second segment, we talk about Massachusetts politics, including the upcoming...

Duration:00:57:54

Meet Three Newly Elected Massachusetts Lawmakers. Plus, Our February Book-Club Pick!

2/4/2018
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After special elections and contentious races, the dust has finally settled in the political landscape of Massachusetts. We sit down with three of the Bay State’s newest class of lawmakers — a small sample of movers and shakers who say they are ready to make a difference in their communities and for their constituents. Guests: Massachusetts State Representative Andy Vargas, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards and Mayor of Newton Ruthanne Fuller. In our Lagniappe segment: It's our February...

Duration:00:57:54

Pop Culture: Groundbreaking Oscar Noms, Queer Acceptance In Music And TV And More! Plus, James Patterson On Aaron Hernandez

1/28/2018
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It's pop culture roundtable! The Oscar nominees are in: Will this year’s Academy Awards be another Oscars So White night? Diversity in Hollywood seems to be expanding, but apparently, it doesn’t apply to Latinx people. How are Hispanics and Latinxs fighting back for representation? Plus, Nancy Pelosi on "RuPaul's Drag Race," the return of "Queer Eye," Jay-Z receives a GLAAD media award and more! Guests: Rachel Rubin, UMass Boston, and Michael Jeffries, Wellesley College. In our Lagniappe...

Duration:00:57:54