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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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@RadioBoston

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English

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


Episodes

Week In Review; Lifelong Kindergarten

10/20/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti reviews the week's biggest headlines with our panel. And we talk with Mitch Resnick about why "Lifelong Kindergarten" can help us better prepare students for the changing economy. Plus: A heartbreaking essay read by Sterling K. Brown about pregnancy.

Duration: 00:50:10


City Councilor Tito Jackson

10/19/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks with mayoral candidate and Boston city councilor Tito Jackson about housing, race and education. Like what you hear? Review us!

Duration: 00:50:11


Mayor Marty Walsh

10/18/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti hosts Mayor Marty Walsh in our first of two call-in hours with the 2017 mayoral candidates. Like what you hear? Review us!

Duration: 00:50:13


AG Maura Healey; Amazon Realities

10/17/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Attorney General Maura Healey. We also talk to two Seattle-ites about the realities of living with Amazon in the neighborhood. Plus: The new head of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, David Nelson. Like us? Leave us a review!

Duration: 00:50:08


Puerto Rico; 'Grit' In Education

10/16/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks with WBUR reporter Simon Rios, back from a week reporting in Puerto Rico. We also talk to longtime Boston educator Linda Nathan about her new book, "When Grit Isn't Enough." Plus, an update on Sreynoun Lunn, from the Commonwealth v. Lunn SJC case. And working out with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Like us? Review us!

Duration: 00:50:35


Week In Review; Restorative Justice

10/13/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about President Trump's decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal and end the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reduction payments. We also talk the week's biggest headlines with our week in review panel. And: The new documentary "Circle Up" looks at how two women turned their grief into something positive and the power of restorative justice.

Duration: 00:50:28


HUBweek

10/12/2017
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HUBweek

Duration: 01:38:26


MacArthur 'Genius'; America's Fraternities

10/11/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks to 2017 MacArthur 'Genius' award winner, Regina Barzilay. And John Hechinger tells us about his new book, "True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America's Fraternities." Plus, John Farrell is out as manager of the Red Sox. Like us? Review us!

Duration: 00:50:29


Carbon Emissions; African American National Anthem

10/10/2017
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Host Anthony Brooks talks about President Trump's rollback of President Obama's Clean Power Plan. We also talk about new research out of Yale showing it's easier for people to recognize emotion just by listening, rather than listening and watching. Plus: Ysaÿe Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock on writing a "black version of the Star-Spangled Banner." And the Red Sox season is over ... what's in store for next year? Like us? Review us!

Duration: 00:50:29


Nobel Prize in Economics; Science of Bread

10/9/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks to Cass Sunstein, co-author of "Nudge" with Richard Thaler, about Thaler's receiving the Nobel Prize in Economics. We also look at the firing of Harvey Weinstein following the NYTimes investigation into his sexual harassment. Plus: The science of bread with Nathan Myhrvold. And remembering Boston theater icon Thomas Derrah. Like what you hear? Leave us a review!

Duration: 00:50:29


Week In Review; Tess Gerritsen

10/6/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the Las Vegas shooting with our week in review panel. We also talk to Rep. David Linsky who has proposed a state bill to ban bump-stocks, which were used in the shooting. And Maine-based author Tess Gerritsen, of the "Rizzoli & Isles" series, joins us.

Duration: 00:31:56


Poll Results On Amazon; Democratic Schools

10/5/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Senator Ed Markey about rumblings on the hill for bump-stock legislation. We also look at the new WBUR poll showing the majority of Bostonians approve of Boston's bid for the tech giant. We also talk with the founders of the Mission Hill School in Jamaica Plain about "democratic schools."

Duration: 00:50:12


Puerto Rico; MLK Statue

10/4/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti looks at the deb crisis in Puerto Rico. We also talk about the proposal to put a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. on th Boston Common. And the latest in sports with Bill Littlefield.

Duration: 00:50:26


Puerto Rico; DeMane Davis

10/3/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about what's happening in Puerto Rico with a reporter just returning from the island. We also talk about the guns used in the Las Vegas shooting and possible modifications. Plus: An MIT professor is among those awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. And filmmaker DeMane Davis who is directing two episodes of "Queen Sugar," a TV series by Ava DuVerny that airs on Oprah's OWN.

Duration: 00:50:10


Las Vegas Shooting

10/2/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the shooting in Las Vegas, including the latest about what we know, casino and hotel security, gun laws in Nevada and how false information was spread through social media.

Duration: 00:50:11


Week In Review; Joanne Chang

9/29/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti reviews the week's biggest headlines with our panel. Plus, should Boston have a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Boston Common? And baking in the kitchen of Flour Bakery's Joanne Chang.

Duration: 00:39:44


Pop Warner; "The Vietnam War"

9/28/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks to the executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars, Jon Butler, about youth football. Also, we look at what CEOs in Massachusetts say they need from the state's workforce. Plus, a profile of mayoral candidate Tito Jackson and an update on the charges against the leader of the MS-13 gang on the East Coast. And we speak to filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their 10-part documentary, "The Vietnam War."

Duration: 00:50:10


Election Results; Trump's Tax Plan

9/27/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti looks at the results of elections in Boston, Framingham and Lawrence. We also carry live coverage and analysis of President Trump's speech in Indiana announcing his tax plan.

Duration: 01:16:42


Puerto Rico; Introverts

9/26/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti checks in on Puerto Rico. We also talk to the Boston Globe's Evan Horowitz about why we're not 'Taxachusetts' anymore. And a conversation with Meghan O'Sullivan, former special assistant to President George W. Bush and author of "Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power." Plus Morra Aarons-Mele on an introvert's roadmap to getting out there.

Duration: 00:50:10


Politics In Sports; Smartphones And Depression

9/25/2017
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the GOP health care bill that Republican leaders are trying to bring to a vote this week. We also talk about the football players who took a knee or stayed in the locker rooms during the National Anthem on Sunday and President Trump's comments about football and NBA player Steph Curry. Plus: Jean Twenge on how smartphones and social media are making today's teens "less rebellious, more tolerant, less happy."

Duration: 00:50:16

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