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


Episodes

Week In Review; WEEI

2/16/2018
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Host Shira Springer talks about the school shooting in Florida and the fallout in our week in review. We also look at the breakout stars of the first week of the Olympics. Plus: WEEI is off the air today for sensitivity training after a midday host mocked agent Don Yee’s Asian heritage.

Duration:00:50:24

Florida School Shooting; WBUR Poll

2/15/2018
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Host Jill Kaufman talks about the school shooting in Florida and what kinds of conversations are going on in schools today. We also look at the new WBUR poll that shows strong support for Amazon from Boston-area voters. Plus: Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Francisco Cantu on his new memoir.

Duration:00:50:24

Ashbrook Dismissed; White Supremacist Propaganda On Campus

2/14/2018
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Host Jill Kaufman talks about the dismissal of On Point host Tom Ashbrook from WBUR. And we look at Senator Elizabeth Warren's surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians in Washington. We also discuss the NH lottery case with former federal judge Nancy Gertner. And a check-in on the Olympics. Plus: A new report by the Anti-Defamation League shows an increase in white supremacist propaganda on college campuses.

Duration:00:50:24

Boston Herald Auction; Norwich, VT

2/13/2018
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Host Anthony Brooks talks about today's auction for the Boston Herald. We also look at what the correction to the stock market means. And we check-in on the Winter Olympics and hear about the town of Norwich, Vermont and why it's home to so many Olympians. Plus: Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry on why she's planning to leave the state senate.

Duration:00:50:24

Harvard's Next President, Seth Moulton On The Democratic Party

2/12/2018
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Host Anthony Brooks speak with Ambassador Alan Solomont, Dean of the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, about newly appointed Harvard President Lawrence Bacow. Bacow served as the President of Tufts University for a decade. Also, Seth Moulton on the need for new leadership in the Democratic party and how Democrats need to connect with Trump voters. Plus: a new study on fetal alcohol syndrome reveals it's more prevalent in children than previously believed.

Duration:00:30:27

Week In Review; Company One's 'Hype Man'

2/9/2018
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Week In Review; Company One's 'Hype Man'

Duration:00:37:20

Immigration; Dark Money In Politics

2/8/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about what an immigration deal in Washington might look like. We also talk to the Northeastern professor who has been criticized for his remarks about President Trump. Plus: Should political campaign donors be required to disclose their identity? And we hear one of the most accomplished women of the 20th century that most people have never heard of.

Duration:00:50:24

Letter Detailing Sexual Abuse Sent To Pope; New Head Of MassHousing

2/6/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the revelations that Pope Francis was given a letter written by a victim of clergy sexual abuse, saying that the abuse was witnessed by Bishop Juan Barros, who Pope Francis has defended. We also talk about the shuttering of Families for Excellent Schools, an organization that helped fund ballot question 2 on charter schools in Massachusetts. Plus: The new head of MassHousing, Chrystal Kornegay. And we talk about what happens now for the Northern Pass...

Duration:00:50:26

Super Bowl Bummer; Rosenberg's 'Firewall'

2/5/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the Patriots' loss during last night's Super Bowl. We also discuss new reporting that suggests there was no 'firewall' between former Senate President Stan Rosenberg's husband, accused of sexual assault and harassment, and his office. Plus: Dan McNichol shares his top infrastructure projects that Boston needs to build a better future. And we look at the car ad that used portions of a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the outrage that ensued. Finally,...

Duration:00:50:27

Rep. Capuano And Councilor Pressley; Former White House Drug Czar

2/1/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks to Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who is challenging Rep. Mike Capuano for Massachusetts' 7th District. We also talk to Rep. Capuano's response. Plus: WBUR's Simon Rios has just returned from a trip to Puerto Rico. And WBUR's Zeninjor Enwemeka on the wage gap in Greater Boston. Finally, we talk to Michael Botticelli, former White House 'drug czar' and now executive director of BMC's Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine.

Duration:00:50:25

Reactions To SOTU; Super Bowl Prep

1/31/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about local reactions to President Trump's State of the Union address last night. We also talk about committee meetings in NH over the Northern Pass project. Plus: The Patriots prep for the Super Bowl.

Duration:00:50:23

Looking Back On Trump's First Year

1/30/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti looks at President Trump's first year and how he's shaped the judiciary, environmental policy, foreign relations, and the economy. We also talk about Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley's announcement that she's running against Congressman Mike Capuano.

Duration:00:50:22

Week In Review; 'A Child's Introduction To African American History'

1/26/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti reviews the big stories of the week with Tom Keane and Renee Loth. We also talk with WBUR's Shannon Dooling about reports that Boston Public Schools may have shared information with ICE. Plus, WBUR's Max Larkin on the interviews with the three final candidates for the state Education Commissioner. And author Jabari Asim on learning history beyond what's taught in the classroom and his book, "A Child's Introduction To African American History."

Duration:00:50:27

Secretary Madeleine Albright; Childhood Trauma

1/25/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks to WBUR's Steve Brown about the Group Insurance Commission's decision to limit the number of health insurance options for government employees. We also talk to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the state of American diplomacy. And Dr. Nadine Burke Harris describes her work on reversing the health effects of childhood trauma.

Duration:00:50:25

State Of The Commonwealth; Chef Barton Seaver

1/24/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about last night's State of the Commonwealth address with Michael Curry of the NAACP and Jim Stergios of the Pioneer Institute. We also talk to WBUR's Anthony Brooks about what the Democratic candidates for governor thought of the speech. Plus: U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexual assault. We talk about Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman's remarks. And chef Barton Seaver on restoring our relationship with the ocean.

Duration:00:50:21

'How Democracies Die'; State of the Commonwealth

1/23/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt on their new book, "How Democracies Die." We also preview Governor Charlie Baker's State of the Commonwealth tonight. Plus: Chef Barton Seaver on sustainable seafood.

Duration:00:50:22

Senate Reaches Deal; Patriots' Victory

1/22/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks to Congressman Seth Moulton about the senate's deal to restore government funding through February 8. Plus: the Patriots are headed to the Superbowl! And we talk about the effects of Obamacare on household medical spending. Finally, our conversation with playwright Melinda Lopez on "Mala."

Duration:00:50:18

Week In Review; 'A Raisin In The Sun Revisited'

1/19/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the looming government shutdown and the fracturing of GE with Jim Stergios and Arline Isaacson. And Senator Ed Markey weighs in on what might happen tonight. We also talk to Tracy Strain, director of a new documentary on playwright Lorraine Hansberry who wrote "A Raisin In The Sun." Plus: Reaction to Pope Francis' remarks in Chile.

Duration:00:50:27

Attorney General Maura Healey; Aziz Ansari Controversy

1/18/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks to Attorney General Maura Healey about her lawsuits against the Trump Administration. Plus: WBUR reporter on Fred Thys on a new study that shows hits, not concussions, lead to CTE. We also talk with a panel of women about the controversial sexual misconduct allegation against actor Aziz Ansari.

Duration:00:51:54

Rep. Tsongas; Strange Fruit Volume II

1/17/2018
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Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks to Rep. Tsongas about the looming government shutdown. We also talk to Sen. Jamie Eldridge about his bill to establish an independent commission to investigate claims of sexual harassment and assault at the State House. Plus: Joe Christian Gill on his graphic novel, "Strange Fruit Volume II." And we discuss the passing of Celtics great Jo Jo White.

Duration:00:50:25

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