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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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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 at...

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


Millennials At The Forefront Of Boston's Economic Future

7/3/2017
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Millennials may get a bad rap as lazy, social-media-obsessed, Peter-Pan-syndrome narcissists, but as the generation grows up and establishes itself in the fabric of the American economy, and labor and housing market, it's time to stop admonishing Millennials and look to these young adults as the future of our nation. This is especially true of Boston, where 35 percent of the population is considered part of the Millennial generation. We speak to three community leaders about a recent...

Duration: 00:34:29


Becoming A Vino Virtuoso: Bianca Bosker On Her Book, 'Cork Dork'

7/3/2017
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It sounds like a fantasy for a wine lover -- spending every day tasting and learning about wine. Bianca Bosker went from rank amateur to cellar rat to the top of the wine-professional chain as a certified sommelier. She tells us all about it in her book, "Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among The Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, And Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me To Live For Taste." It’s our July selection for Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club. Guests: Bianca Bosker,...

Duration: 00:23:29


Roxbury International Film Festival Showcases Filmmakers Of Color

6/26/2017
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This is the 19th year Boston’s Roxbury International Film Festival will screen shorts, documentaries and feature-length films illustrating the stories of people of color. The 10-day film festival screens most of its movies at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Haley House Bakery Cafe. Topics for the films are quite varied, including bone-marrow donations for mixed-race people, the untold stories of the funk band Parliament and the rights of immigrants. Guests: Lisa Simmons, director of the...

Duration: 00:23:16


Problem Properties, Tollbooth Troubles And Fraud In Boston's Mayoral Nominations?

6/26/2017
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What's the difference between a vacant home and a problem property? Was the elimination of toll-booth workers actually worth it, financially? And is it unfair to hire professionals to get verified signatures for a mayoral campaign? All that and more on this week's local news roundtable! Guests: Gin Dumcius, Massachusetts Statehouse reporter for MassLive; Lauren Dezenski, reporter for Politico Massachusetts and editor of the Politico Massachusetts’s Playbook; and Jennifer Smith, staff...

Duration: 00:34:43


The Duties Of Dads: The Changing Roles Of Fathers In America

6/18/2017
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Traditionally, fathers are still expected to be the breadwinners, the disciplinarians and the heads of households. But families and gender roles are evolving, and new fathers are looking to become more nurturing caregivers than the generations who came before. We discuss fatherhood in America today, along with new studies on postpartum depression in fathers, the importance of prenatal care for both moms and dads, and how Millennials are approaching fatherhood. Guests: Dr. Ray Levy, founder...

Duration: 00:36:16


Celebrating Juneteenth in Boston

6/18/2017
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Each June 19, thousands of people across America and around the world, including right here in Boston, will celebrate Juneteenth – first celebrated on June 19, 1865 – 152 years ago. That is the day when enslaved people in Texas found out they were free. The event, which first had most meaning for the people of Texas, has now become an observance that recognizes the history but embraces the broader issue of freedom today. Guests: Barry Gaither, director and curator of the Museum of the...

Duration: 00:21:43


Latinos In Boston's Workforce, The 'Language' Of Baseball And Bieber Vs. 'Despacito'

6/12/2017
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Will Texas' new anti-immigrant law lead to major boycotts? Can a cumbia ringtone help Spanish-speaking immigrants learn their rights? And how have Latinos affected Boston's workforce? All that and more on this week's Latinx roundtable! Guests: Julio Ricardo Varela, of the Futuro Media Group; and Marcela Garcia, of the Boston Globe.

Duration: 00:32:36


'Liminal Minds' Parallels Experiences Of Black America With 'Canterbury Tales'

6/12/2017
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What happens when a budding rapper combines his faith, a love of literature and a message of social justice? A historic thesis project is born. Twenty-year-old Obasi Shaw made history just a few weeks ago as the first Harvard student to submit a rap album as an honors thesis. His album is called “Liminal Minds.” The album is his reflection on being black in America. It was also inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” Obasi Shaw graduated summa cum laude minus from Harvard...

Duration: 00:25:22


Can't-Miss Books To Read This Summer

6/5/2017
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Give that Netflix habit a break this summer and pick up one of these books recommended by our panel of librarians! We discuss books for kids, teens and adults, including the latest releases from a best-selling young-adult series, debut novels from women of color and introspective, moving memoirs. Guests: Julie Roach, of the Cambridge Public Library; Robin Brenner, of the Public Library of Brookline; and Eileen Sherman, of the Boston Public Library.

Duration: 00:57:59

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