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Boston, MA

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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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English


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'Men On Boats' Stages American History With Gender-Bending Twist

9/17/2017
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In Shakespeare’s time, all the world was a stage, but only men were actors. The play “Men on Boats,” a comedic take on the real-life 1869 expedition led by John Wesley Powell to chart the Colorado River, flips that script with a story of determined male explorers performed by a cast of multi-gendered actors. The play has received plenty of attention for its inventive casting, its contemporary language and its commentary, and it has received critical acclaim from the New York Times and the...

Duration: 00:21:45


Remembering Explorer, Scientist And Activist S. Allen Counter

9/10/2017
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When Dr. S. Allen Counter died in July, the world mourned a man whose celebrated career took him on an unlikely journey, from the small town of Americus, Ga., to the hallowed halls of Harvard University via a remote Greenland village and the upper echelon of influence in Sweden. Dr. Counter was a neurobiologist, an ethnographer and a mission-driven advocate who spent the last years of his life leading the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. This week, we deliver a radio...

Duration: 00:35:59


Food And Wine: Transitioning From Summer Flavors To Fall Spices

9/10/2017
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Is it really time to say goodbye to the freshness of summer? Will wine in a cocktail make the transition into fall a little easier? And pumpkin spice: Is it back with a vengeance? Plus, a rousing discussion on tiny portions at restaurants, the comforting goodness of bowls and big-box wine shops coming to New England! Our food and wine experts are here to guide our plates and wine glasses from summer to autumn. Guests: Amy Traverso, senior food editor at Yankee Magazine and co-host of WGBH's...

Duration: 00:21:54


ENCORE: Slamming The Brakes On Distracted Driving

9/1/2017
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Admit it: You can't help but check your phone when you're behind the wheel. Distracted driving has evolved from fiddling with the radio to taking Snapchat videos while on the freeway. It's a dangerous, addictive habit we see in other drivers and ourselves. So how can we get drivers to put down the phone and focus on the road? Guests: Emily Stein, president of the Safe Roads AllianceKaren Twomey, spokesperson for AT&T; and Susan Moses, deputy director of the Center for Health Communication...

Duration: 00:33:08


'Sour Heart' Examines Bittersweet Challenges Of Growing Up Chinese In America

9/1/2017
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Author Jenny Zhang's new book “Sour Heart” links seven short stories about a community of Chinese immigrants living in contemporary New York City. The fictional narrators are all young girls who are navigating adolescence while becoming Americans. From the big sister who wants to be free of her close-knit family life to the young girl who fears speaking English in public, these small intimate stories represent big expressions of the hopes and fears of families trying to find home in a new...

Duration: 00:24:46


Exploring And Elevating The �Shadow Cinema' Of The 1970s

9/1/2017
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Never-before-seen violence, unsettling and unsatisfying endings and "Blaxploitation" -- these are just a few of the traits and trends of the so-called "shadow cinema" of American films during the 1970s. Author and film critic Charles Taylor and Brandeis University professor and film expert Thomas Doherty join Under the Radar to discuss this unique era in American filmmaking.

Duration: 00:24:45


Regional News: Job Numbers, Voter-Fraud Investigation And The 'Fun Police'

8/31/2017
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Will police curb rowdy beach-goers on Cape Cod? A New Hampshire white nationalist at the center of a viral Vice documentary turns himself in after warrants out for his arrest. And free community-college tuition in Rhode Island: Is it too good to be true? All that and more on this week's regional news roundtable! Guests: Arnie Arnesen, host of WNHN's "The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen"; Philip Eil, freelance journalist based in Providence, R.I.; and Patrick Cassidy, news editor of the Cape...

Duration: 00:32:28


Local News: Farewell, Tax Holiday; Hello, PawSox?

8/21/2017
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How much of an impact does a tax-free holiday actually have on the Massachusetts economy? Will the historic Hotel Alexandra finally get the makeover it deserves? And could the Pawtucket Red Sox become the Worcester Red Sox? All that and more local news from the week that you may have missed! Guests: Gin Dumcius, Statehouse reporter for MassLive; Sue O’Connell, host of NECN’s “The Take with Sue O’Connell” and the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News; and Jennifer Smith, news...

Duration: 00:33:07


'Left On Pearl' Tells Forgotten Story Of Boston's Women Activists In 1971

8/21/2017
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On March 6, 1971, a group of women marched from Boston Common through the city and into Cambridge in celebration and demonstration of International Women’s Day. Then they took a detour and filed into 888 Memorial Drive, where they stayed for 10 days. The occupation and the greater context of the takeover are documented in “Left on Pearl,” a short film by the 888 Women’s History Project in Cambridge. Guests: Rochelle Ruthchild, executive producer of the film and one of the occupiers of 888...

Duration: 00:24:46


Dorchester's Daily Table: A Grocery Store On A Mission

8/14/2017
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According to Project Bread, more than 266,000 households in Massachusetts are living with food insecurity – a lack of reliable access to a sufficient quantity of healthful, nutritious food. Daily Table, a unique grocery store in Dorchester, is trying to lower that number by offering healthful and fresh produce, proteins, prepared meals and pantry staples to its community at radically reduced prices. Guests: Doug Rauch, president and founder of Daily Table, and Ismail Samad, executive chef...

Duration: 00:23:48


CommonWealth Kitchen Helps Food Businesses Cook Up Success

8/14/2017
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CommonWealth KitchenGuests: Jen Faigel, executive director of CommonWealth Kitchen; Cassandria CampbellFresh Food GenerationCeleste Croxton-Tate, owner of Lyndigo Spice.

Duration: 00:34:06


Beach-Read Mavens Talk Soapy, Summer-Reading Fun

8/7/2017
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Family drama, twists and turns, gasp-out-loud soapy fun -- these are all trademarks of a great beach read. But for best-selling authors like Elin Hilderbrand and Nancy Thayer, how do they keep reads ferociously turning the pages of their novels year after year after year? And what's it like to be a newcomer to the genre, like Jamie Brenner? We speak to these three beach-read stars, who tell us more about what it's like to write a beach read, what inspires them and how they view the term...

Duration: 00:57:43


Charlestown Navy Yard Event Honors Local 'Rosies'

7/31/2017
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Rosie the Riveter isn’t just a cultural icon. She is the symbol for the millions of women who took over the jobs left behind by men fighting in World War 2. Now, our local branch of the National Park Service will honor these so-called SWONs -- the Shipbuilding Women of the Navy – in a weekend-long celebration at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The event is called Rosies Invade the Yard. Guests: Maria Cole, supervisory park ranger for the Boston National Historical Park; and Jocelyn Gould, park...

Duration: 00:25:06


Bilingual Education, Confusing ICE Ruling And A Street Vendor Fights Back

7/31/2017
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On this week's Latinx roundtable: How will more flexibility regarding bilingual education affect classrooms in Massachusetts? Why is the attack on a Los Angeles street vendor reverberating nationwide? And what's in a name: Why would La Raza become UnidosUS? We also take a deep-dive into the recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling on ICE and discuss a sweet and funny short film exploring the lives of two queer, elderly Latinas. Guests: Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of the “In The...

Duration: 00:32:47


Summertime Eats: Lobster Rolls, Aromatic Snacks and Wine In A Tube

7/24/2017
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Can you tell the difference between wine in a bottle, a box, a can or a tube? Callie and our experts agree: It's all good! Our food and wine gurus give us the low-down on what to eat and drink this summer, including where to find the tastiest lobster rolls in Boston and a healthier snack alternative to munch on while we binge-watch Netflix. Guests: Jonathon Alsop, founder and executive director of the Boston Wine School, and Amy Traverso, senior food editor at Yankee Magazine and co-host of...

Duration: 00:26:13


Recovery-Campus Plans, Rockwell Paintings For Sale And Fate Of Chelsea Water Tower

7/24/2017
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On this week's local news roundtable, we discuss a plan for an opioid-recovery campus at Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain, vandalism at a Dorchester tennis club, the death of the east-west rail proposal and how Chelsea's landscape will change if its iconic red-and-white water tower is torn down. Guests: Seth Daniel, senior reporter for the Independent News Group, and Mike Deehan, Massachusetts Statehouse reporter for WGBH News.

Duration: 00:31:46


Seaport's Omni Hotel Project Revolutionizing Business In Boston

7/16/2017
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MassPort's plan for the Seaport's Omni Hotel is changing how business is done here in Boston by elevating the importance of diversity and minority investment at all levels of real-estate development. Could this business model become a new standard for other businesses and industries in the cit? And could this business model spread beyond the Bay State and affect business nationwide? Guests: Duane Jackson, vice-chairman of the MassPort Board of Directors, chairman of the real estate strategic...

Duration: 00:32:52


Screaming For Ice Cream: New England's Favorite Frozen Treat

7/16/2017
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In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. It’s a special day here in Massachusetts, where we double-dip every day of the year, even in freezing temperatures. And it was here in Greater Boston where ice cream innovators help catapult ice cream from a mass-produced product to a handmade, artisanal specialty. Our guests talk to us about the ice cream revolution of "smush-ins," global culinary trends and even savory ice cream, and give us...

Duration: 00:25:01


Trash Transformations: Nari Ward's 'Sun Splashed' On Display At ICA Boston

7/10/2017
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Often we think of masterpieces inspired by what’s already beautiful. But what about the stuff we often overlook? What about neon signs, storefronts and baking sheets? When arranged by Nari Ward, these forgettable items turn from trash to timeless works of art. Nari Ward’s work, currently on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, celebrates and elevates the objects that surround our everyday lives. Guest: Nari Ward, artist.

Duration: 00:23:28


Dangerous Ticks, A Push For More Civics Lessons And Budget Battle In R.I.

7/10/2017
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On this week's regional roundtable, we discuss how New Hampshire is pushing for more social studies and civics education in schools, a dangerous tick disease in Cape Cod, the latest in the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's land-ownership dispute and what the hold-up is regarding Rhode Island's state budget. Guests: Arnie Arnesen, of WNHN's "The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen"; Philip Eil, freelance journalist based in Providence, R.I.; and Paul Pronovost, editor of the Cape Cod Times.

Duration: 00:34:26

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