Massachusetts Podcasts

Here you'll find advice, opinion and news from some great Massachusetts podcasters.

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Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil UnionsPlus: a local children's choir collaborates with a Colombian group, and Mass Design Group finds dignity through architecture.

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'No Matter The Distance, We Can Sing Together': New Voices Children Choir Collaborates With Colombian GroupThe choir's September concert was a joint production, with another choir nearly 3,000 miles away, in the conductor's hometown: Popayán, Colombia.

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Boston Public Schools Move To Fully Remote LearningThe decision comes as coronavirus positivity rates continue to rise in the city.

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MASS Design Group Head On Achieving Justice And Beauty In Our CitiesHave you ever thought about the relationship between beauty and justice?

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BPR Full Show 10/21/20: Lessons from Remote LearningToday on Boston Public Radio: We kicked off the show by opening lines to talk with listeners about Coronavirus and the classroom, and Wednesday's news that Boston Public Schools will be returning to fully remote learning.

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Art Caplan: Trump Has Done 'Severe Damage' For ScienceMedical ethicist Art Caplan spoke with Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about President Donald Trump's behavior towards a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

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Juliette Kayyem: Trump Incites 'Terrorism,' This Time In MichiganJoe Biden has blamed President Donald Trump for inciting the alleged domestic terrorist plot to kidnap Michigan Gov.

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'Great Barrington' And 'John Snow:' Controversy Grows Over How To Move Forward In The PandemicPlus, as a part of our "Living Through Corona" series, we talk about the balance between business and public safety with the owner of a haunted house in business in Salem that has been forced to remain closed this Fall.

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Living Through Corona: Skip Dylen, Salem Haunted House OwnerWe caught up with Skip, the president of Wicked Amusements and the Chambers of Terror in Salem, as part of our ongoing series, "Living through Corona."

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The Fight Over A Controversial "Herd Immunity' Coronavirus ProposalWe hear the scientific arguments for and against getting quickly to "herd immunity, a controversial proposal for living through the coronavirus pandemic."

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Early Voting Rolls Out In MassachusettsEarly voting began Saturday. And with exactly two weeks to go until the November election, the pace of early ballots - in person and by mail - seems unlikely to slow.

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BPR Full Show 10/20/20: Votes of ConfidenceToday on Boston Public opened the show by talking with listeners about the worrying rise of coronavirus cases throughout the U.S.

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A Renewed Debate Over The Right To Repair In MassachusettsPlus, a new Boston Globe investigation finds nearly one in every five state troopers on the current roster has at least one sustained misconduct charge.

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Investigation Finds State Troopers Rarely Fired For Breaking The RulesThe Boston Globe finds only a handful of troopers with sustained charges have been fired in the last ten years.

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BPR Full Show 10/19/20: Holding out for HugsReverends Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III, hosts of GBH's All Rev'd Up, weighed in on the spiritual leanings of Democrats and Republicans, and discussed what we understand about Judge Amy Coney Barrett's attitudes towards racism in the criminal justice system.

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Corby Kummer: Hibernating Restaurants Stay Hopeful For Warmer Spring MonthsFood writer Corby Kummer spoke to Boston Public Radio on Friday about hibernating restaurants, which will close during the winter due to COVID and try to reopen in the only one choice many restaurants have since the Paycheck Protection Program money ended, which is look at their expenses, see how much it would cost to try to stay open with...

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The two sides of ranked choice votingEvan Falchuk, in favor of Question 2 calling for ranked choice voting, squares off with Nick Murray, a policy analyst at the Maine Policy Institute.

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Launching the USS ConstitutionThe USS Constitution is the most famous ship in Boston history, and perhaps in the history of the US Navy.

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Week In Review: Pandemic, Politics And PolicingWe take listener calls and discuss it all with our Week in Review panelists.

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BPR Full Show 10/16/20: Eighteen Days to GoToday on Boston Public Radio: Sen. Sheldon the influence of dark money in Washington, and reflected on this week's Senate hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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Massachusetts Now Has 63 Cities And Towns Labeled As 'High Risk' For The CoronavirusPlus, with the state eviction moratorium set to expire on Saturday, what do tenants and landlords need to know?

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With Eviction Moratorium Deadline Approaching, What's At Stake For Tenants And Landlords?We take listener calls and talk about what's at stake.

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Have Technology And COVID-19 Accelerated Social Changes?We speak with Debora Spar, Harvard Business School professor and the author of the new book "Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny."

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BPR Full Show 10/15/20: Kleptocracy OpportunitiesNext, we opened lines to talk with listeners about the two presidential town hall debates taking place Thursday night, for both President Tump and former Vice President Stout, who covers politics and government from the Boston Globe's State House bureau, gave a debrief on Mass.' Ballot Question 2, regarding whether the state ought to implement...

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Episode 161Every time we ask someone in the music business what is the most exciting thing happening in music in the City of Boston, we always get the same answer.

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Senator Ed Markey Makes His Case For Another TermSen. Markey beat Congressman Joe Kennedy by 11 points in September's primary, thanks in large part to a wave of support from young, progressive voters and a savvy social media operation.

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Local Activist And Police Union President Respond To Boston Police Reform Task Force's RecommendationsPlus, Sen. Ed Markey joins us to explain why he believes voters should re-elect him to the Senate.

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Reactions To Boston Police Reform Taskforce RecommendationsWe get police and activist reaction to the new recommendations by the Boston Police Reform Task Force.

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BPR Full Show 10/14/20: Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings, Day ThreeToday on Boston Public Radio: We spent today's show airing live audio from day three of the Senate confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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Mayor Walsh Accepts All Recommendations From Boston Police Reform Task ForceMayor Walsh's Boston Police Reform Task Force is recommending a series of reforms to change how policing is done in Boston.

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BPR Full Show 10/13/20: Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings, Day TwoToday on Boston Public Radio We spent today's show airing live audio from day two of the Senate confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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Rethinking — And Renaming — Columbus DayWe talk about where we stand today with Danielle Battisti, author of "Whom We Shall Welcome, Italian Americans and Immigration Reform," and Paula Peters, or Sonk Waban, who is a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and an independent scholar of Wampanoag history.

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Checking The Score On Cornavirus And Boston's Sports TeamsProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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Where We Stand Today On The Question Of Columbus And Indigenous Peoples DayPlus, what lessons we can learn by paying attention to the ongoing battle between professional sports and the coronavirus?

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BPR Full Show 10/12/20: Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings, Day OneToday on Boston Public Radio We spent today's show airing live audio from day one of the Senate confirmation hearing for US Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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BPR Full Show 10/9/20: Long-Time Host, First-Time CallerToday on Boston Public opened the show by talking with listeners about new legislation, unveiled Friday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, that would establish a Congressional panel with the authority to decide when a president is unfit to the Rooney weighed in on the failed attempt by militiamen to kidnap Michigan Gov.

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Health care in the age of COVIDWe talk to David Seltz, the executive director of the state's Health Policy Commission, about how the coronavirus is changing health care.

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Joseph Chapman, from Boston to L.A.Your humble host really misses travel, so this week's episode is inspired by travel, both historic travel and my own.

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Week In Review: Coronavirus Concerns Delay Boston School Plans, Trump Returns To White House, ICE Agents Stop A Black JoggerWe take calls and discuss it all with our Week in Review panelists.

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Corby Kummer: 'Moderately Nervous' For Indoor DiningFood writer Corby Kummer spoke to Boston Public Radio on Friday about transitioning to indoor dining at restaurants, as the colder winter months emerge.

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Black Runner Stopped And Questioned By ICE Officers In West RoxburyPlus, we get local analysis of Wednesday's vice presidential debate.

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Living Through Corona: Elizabeth Davis, Home CaregiverAs part of our ongoing series of interviews about life during the pandemic, we speak with Elizabeth Davis, a home caregiver.

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West Roxbury Jogger Stopped By ICE AgentsThe stop has been condemned as a clear example of racial profiling by a number of Massachusetts elected officials.

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Local Analysis Of The Vice Presidential DebateDid Massachusetts learn what we needed to learn? We take listener calls with our panelists.

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BPR Full Show 10/8/20: Time FliesToday on Boston Public the Press" moderator Chuck Todd offered his post-debate debrief, following Wednesday night's vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence."

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Episode 160Every once in a while we get to chat with a Boston legend. Chris Smither is one of the most distinguished and authentic over the past 50+ years.

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Boston Delays School Reopening PlanPlus, how are restaurants surviving during the pandemic?

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Rep. Richard Neal On Negotiations For A New Pandemic Stimulus PackageWe catch up with Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal on the status of negotiations. Neal represents Massachusetts' First District and is Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

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As Virus Cases Surge, Boston Delays School PlanWe get the latest from WBUR's Carrie Jung.

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BPR Full Show 10/7/20: American StudiesMIT economist Jonthan Gruber discussed the stalled negotiations in Congress over further coronavirus relief spending, and how large-scale tax evasion among the nation's richest dwarfs the budget shortfalls that are keeping everyday Americans from receiving additional financial aid.

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Paul Reville: Boston Public Schools Hit Pause On ReopeningBoston Public Schools put a pause to reopening plans on Wednesday, citing the city's COVID-19 positive test rate climbing over 4%.

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Art Caplan On New FDA COVID-19 Vaccine GuidelinesMedical ethicist Art Caplan spoke with Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new guidance on COVID-19 vaccine approval.

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BPR Full Show 10/6/20: Sick of ItToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to talk with listeners about the president's bout with COVID-19, and his abrupt departure from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday evening.

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Local Minister Grapples With Praying For A Controversial PresidentRev. Laura Everett explains how praying for the president isn't about who he is, but about who she wants to be.

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Playing High School Sports During A PandemicWe talk with a local high school soccer coach about what it's like to play sports in the time of COVID.

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BPR Full Show 10/6/20: Writing Straight With Crooked LinesDr. Katherine Gergen Barnett offered her medical perspective on the latest headlines around President Trump's fight with COVID-19, helping parse together exactly how sick the president actually is.

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Juliette Kayyem: Trump 'Could Not Keep COVID Out Of His Own Home'President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 last Thursday, and was transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for monitoring on Friday.

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Andrea Campbell says Boston primed for changeWe talk with Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell about her candidacy for mayor.

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Matthew Dickey: Saving History with the Boston Preservation AllianceVote for us as the This week, Jake sits down with Matthew Dickey, the Communications and Operations Manager at the Boston Preservation Alliance to discuss the organization's important work in saving the historic nature of Boston's many diverse neighborhoods.

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BPR Full Show 10/2/20: A One-Story ShowToday on Boston Public Radio:. Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett discussed Friday's news that President Trump has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and a concerning rise in coronavirus infections throughout Mass.

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Art Caplan on 'Politically Filtered' Messaging Around Trump's HealthMedical ethicist Art Caplan, speaking on Friday's Boston that while it isn't uncommon for presidents to conceal critical information about their health and wellbeing, Donald Trump has an ethical responsibility to be fully transparent about his own physical standing, following Friday's news of a COVID-19 diagnosis.

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President Trump Tests Positive For The CoronavirusWe bring you live coverage of the developing news regarding President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump testing positive for the coronavirus, and take listener calls with our panel of experts.

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Juliette Kayyem Thinks Trump's Covid Diagnosis Might Be His 'Out'Juliette Kayyem called into Friday's Boston Public Radio to reflect on news that President Trump has contracted the needs an out," she said while weighing in on whether the diagnosis might signal his political demise."

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White Supremacy Groups See Boost In Membership Following DebatePlus, with President Trump calling for a more "patriotic" education, a look at how we teach history in Massachusetts.

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How We Teach US HistoryWith the President calling for a more "patriotic" education, we look at how U.S. history is taught in schools, how state standards are set, and how to have honest, and sometimes uncomfortable, conversations about our nation's history.

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BPR Full Show 10/1/20: Proud Boys and Questionable PetsToday on Boston Public Radio:. We opened lines to talk with listeners about President Trump's sympathy for the Proud Boys, and how his open racism is impacting your relationships with friends and family on the other side of the political spectrum.

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Episode 159Ron and I sat in the back room of 40 South Street in Jamaica Plain, buried in denim, and various other piles of vintage clothing with our masks over our faces on a beautiful day not too long ago.

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How Boston Is Reacting To The First Presidential DebateWe take listener calls and review some of the biggest moments with our expert panel.

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BPR Full Show 9/30/20: Debate Reflections, Seth Moulton, and the Other ButtigeigToday on Boston Public started off by talking with listeners about your impressions from Tuesday night's presidential.

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Art Caplan On Dr. Birx's Downplaying Risk Of COVID Spread In SchoolsThe Trump administration waged a pressure campaign against the C.D.C. to push messaging in line with President Trump's agenda to reopen schools and downplay the risk of COVID-19 spread among younger populations, according to a.

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Juliette Kayyem: After A Chaotic Debate, The Choice Is ClearTuesday night's presidential debate contained a lot of crosstalk — overwhelmingly initiated by President Donald Trump.

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DA Rollins Releases Police Watch ListPlus, we look ahead to the first presidential debate.

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'Ring On Deli' Pays Tribute To The 2014 Market Basket StrikeAttorney and author Eric Giroux says the 40-day strike inspired him to write his first novel.

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What Are Massachusetts Voters Looking For In The First Presidential Debate?We take listener calls and discuss with WBUR's Anthony Brooks and Stephanie Murray, author of the Politico Massachusetts Playbook and co-host of The Horse Race podcast.

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Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins On Her New Police Watch ListThe list has been garnering a great deal of attention since Rollins released it around 9 p.m.

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BPR Full Show 9/29/20: Debate PrepToday on Boston Public Radio:. We started off by opening our lines to talk with listeners about your thoughts ahead of Tuesday's debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

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Former Governor Patrick Says 'Policing In America Has To Change'Plus, Boston officials struggle to sniff out the city's rat problem.

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Checking The Score: A Real Mixed-Bag Weekend For Boston Sports Teams, FansWith the Celtics' playoff run coming to an end, and the Patriots and Red Sox finishing the weekend strong, it was a real mixed bag in the world of Boston sports over the weekend.

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Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick On Policing, ReformWriting Monday on WBUR's ideas and opinion page, Cognoscenti, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says this: "Enough...."

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Boston Has A Pandemic Rat ProblemSince the beginning of the pandemic, complaints about rats and mice in neighborhoods all over the city have spiked.

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BPR Full Show 9/28/20: 'Like a Shadow or a Friend'Today on Boston Public Radio:. We opened lines to talk with listeners about Monday's New York Times report revealing information about President Trump's long-withheld tax returns.

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Renee Landers: Barrett Unlikely To Rely On Precedent In ACA ChallengeThe Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act a week after the election.

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Michelle Wu's personal path to politicsMichelle Wu is, by conventional standards, an unlikely figure to be challenging a sitting Boston mayor.

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Peace in Boston After the Civil WarVote for us as the Since last week's show was about Boston's 1851 Railroad Jubilee, which was an enormous celebration at a time when the nation was in the midst of a rush toward civil war, it seemed appropriate to discuss the Grand Peace Jubilee this week.

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Bishop Michael Curry on Love and the 'Little Dash'Last week, Bishop Michael Curry spoke on Boston Public Radio about love, and the value it can bring us in life's more worrisome periods.

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Week In Review: Ginsburg Lies In State, Breonna Taylor Charging Decisions, And School TensionsPlus, on Friday AG Maura Healey's office brought new criminal charges against the leaders of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home for their role in the nursing facility's COVID-19 outbreak.

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BPR Full Show 9/25/20: No ConcessionsToday on Boston Public Radio: Journalist Barton Gellman talked about the growing likelihood that President Trump will work to skew election results in his favor, in a conversation about his recent Atlantic piece, "The Election That Could Break America.".

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Local Reaction To The Decision Not To Charge The Officers Who Killed Breonna TaylorMuch of the nation is reeling from the news that the officers who killed 26 year-old Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky this spring will not be charged.

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Gov. Baker And Schools: Sixteen Districts Under Pressure To Return To In-Person LearningWe hear from Watertown's Superintendent Dede Galdston, and from WBUR's Max Larkin.

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Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell On Why She's Running For MayorAfter hinting at the decision last week, Councilor Campbell - whose district includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain - made it official in a video released Thursday morning.

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BPR Full Show 9/24/20: Love and PowerToday on Boston Public Radio Suffolk County DA Rachel Rollins weighed in on Wednesday's ruling on the Louisville, Ky.

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Paul Reville: Fixing The Distance Learning Equity ProblemPaul Reville, former Massachusetts education secretary, spoke with Boston Public about how Massachusetts schools, both K-12 and higher ed, are handling reopening during the pandemic.

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Please, Baby, No More Parties In The PandemicAt face value, one might say "what in the world were they thinking? " But six months into a pandemic with no end in sight, it's easy to understand why people want to gather and celebrate.

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Massachusetts Politicians Weigh In On Fight To Replace Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgGinsburg's death has sparked an outpouring of emotion and respect for her legacy, and also a fierce standoff over who will appoint her successor.

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BPR Full Show 9/23/20: Taking AccountToday on Boston Public Radio: MIT economist and Affordable Care Act architect Jon Gruber weighed the possibility that a Supreme Court without Ruth Bader Ginsburg might overturn the ACA, and the widespread ramifications that would play out if that were to happen.

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Art Caplan Reflects on "Abysmal" U.S. Leadership Through COVID-19 PandemicMedical ethicist Art Caplan joined Boston Public Radio on Thursday, where he lambasted the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which he called "the single most important issue of his noted that while the U.S. makes up only four percent of the world's population, it accounts for a fifth of all global COVID-19...

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Juliette Kayyem: Over 200,000 Americans Now Dead From COVID-19Join hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a smart local conversation with leaders and thinkers shaping Boston and New England.

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The US Passes A Grim Death Toll, And An About-Face At The CDCMore than 200,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus as of Tuesday.

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Coronavirus Enforcement And Civil Liberties: Where's The Line?We speak with civil liberties attorney Harvey Silverglate.

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BPR Full Show: The Learning CurveFilmmaker Michael Kirk discussed his latest documentary for FRONTLINE, "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. writer Corby Kummer talked about guidelines for safe indoor dining, restaurants that're imposing COVID-19 surcharges, and why sales of tofu are through the Globe business columnist Shirley Leung discussed debate around who Gov."

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Corby Kummer: The 'Big Problems' With Indoor DiningA recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Local Remembrances Of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgPlus, it's the first day of school in Boston.

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Boston Public Schools Kicks Off First DayWe check in with WBUR's Carrie Jung about how the day went.

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Remembering The Legacy Of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgWe take listener calls on Boston's memories of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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BPR Full Show 9/21/20: Ruth, RememberedToday on Boston Public Radio: Dahlia Lithwick, a and senior editor at Slate, discussed the legacy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a feminist icon, and reflected on her experience interviewing her in January.

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Even basics in dispute on Right to Repair ballot questionMassachusetts voters will be asked in November whether to update the Right to Repair law - but they may have a hard time wading through the complexities of a ballot question when supporters and opponents cannot even agree on the basics of what it will do.

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Boston's Railroad JubileeIn September 1851, Boston threw an enormous party, a party big enough to span three days.

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BPR Full Show 9/18/20: Your Remote Learning Tech Questions, AnsweredToday on Boston Public Radio: Former FBI agent Peter Strzok weighed in on corruption and within the Trump administration and its impact on U.S. national security, in a conversation about his new book, "Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump.".

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Week In Review: Coronavirus Clusters On Campus, Michelle Wu Running For MayorPlus, we dig into a Harvard study that found significant racial bias in the state's criminal justice system.

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Juliette Kayyem: 'Significant' Former Pence Advisor Endorses BidenHomeland security expert Juliette Kayyem spoke with Boston Public Radio on Friday about Olivia Troye, former homeland security, counterterrorism and coronavirus adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, who quit her job in July and has now endorsed Joe Biden.

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6 New Communities Added To Commonwealth's High Risk ListPlus, we bring you the first installment of our new series, Living Through Corona.

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With 6 New Communities Deemed High Risk For The Coronavirus, How Does Massachusetts Mitigate Spread?We check in with two of the communities and a local doctor.

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BPR Full Show 9/17/20: One Man's Stress Is Another Man's LeisureWe opened lines to ask listeners: is it time for leaders in the science and medical communities to call out President Trump's reckless statements on coronavirus and climate Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral discussed the recent settlement reached between the city of Louisville, Ky.

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DA Rollins On SJC Chief Justice Gants' Passing, New Harvard Sentencing StudyRachael Rollins joins us to talk about a recent Harvard Law School study that has exposed stark racial disparities in the Massachusetts criminal justice system, and to remember the late Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants.

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BPR Full Show 9/16/20: Michelle Wu on the Long RunToday on Boston Public psychiatrist and pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Pinsky discussed how remote learning can hinder childhood development, in a conversation sparked by her recent Atlantic piece, titled "We Flattened the Curve."

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Michelle Wu Is Running For MayorPlus, what's the college experience like in this very unusual fall semester?

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'No One Is The First Until They Do It:' Why Michelle Wu Thinks She Should Be Boston's Next MayorThe top vote-getter in the Boston City Council At Large elections twice, Wu would be the first woman and first person of color to hold the office.

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College Life, Pandemic StyleWith the college semester now in full swing, we discuss what the current higher education experience is like with three students at three different Massachusetts universities.

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BPR Full Show 9/15/20: 'A Voice of Justice'Today on Boston Public. AG Maura Healey reflected on the life and career of Mass.

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Aloisi and Dempsey Discuss Michelle Wu's Transportation Track RecordTransportation experts Jim Aloisi and Chris Dempsey joined Boston Public Radio on Tuesday, where they attested to Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu's record on transportation issues, in light of her newly-announced campaign for city governor.

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Trenni Kusnierek: Tom Brady's First Performance As A Tampa Bay BuccaneerThe Buccaneers lost to the New Orleans Saints 34-23.. "Brady is 43 and I don't think we're going to see the same Tom Brady ever again," Kusnierek said.

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BPR Full Show 9/14/20: Changing the ClimateToday on Boston Public Auchincloss, the Democratic candidate for Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, discussed why he believes America needs a green energy economy, and offered his take on how Congress ought to be handling economic fallout from the coronavirus opened our lines to talk with listeners about the wildfires devastating the...

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SJC Chief Justice Ralph Gants Dies At 65We get reaction from WBUR legal analyst Nancy Gertner, who is also a retired federal judge and senior lecturer at Harvard Law School.

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Boston College And City Of Newton At Odds After Coronavirus Outbreak On CampusCould what appears to be an "I told you so," moment for critics of universities reopening also become a blueprint for successful town and gown relations during the coronavirus?

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No worries with 'crowded' Red Line trainJim Aloisi, the former secretary of transportation and TransitMatters board member, called my story on the crowded train ride a mild over-reaction "Your article might have given people an impression that they should be fearful of a situation that I don't think is any more or less risky than any of the other activities that people do normally all...

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Boston Transportation FirstsCo-host emerita Nikki and I are camping this weekend, so instead of a brand new episode, we're giving you three classic stories about advances in transportation in Boston.

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Marking Two Anniversaries Of National Crisis, Reopening Schools, And Reforming PolicePlus, we look ahead to a Boston sports-filled weekend.

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Checking The Score: Celtics Face A Game 7, Pats Kickoff On SundayThe Celtics find themselves facing a pivotal Game 7 Friday night, and the Patriots begin their season on Sunday, without Tom Brady under center.

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BPR Full Show 9/11/20: Who's Marty White?Today on Boston Public maven Sue O'Connell offered her unique insight into some best practices for remote learning, as both a parent and pupil.

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6 Months Since Gov. Baker's State Of Emergency Declaration, Where Are We On The Coronavirus?Plus, 19 years after 9/11, we face another national crisis.

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Ask The Doctors: Six Months Of A Pandemic Emergency In MassachusettsWe take listener calls with two Boston infectious diseases doctors.

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Reflecting On 9/11 In The Face Of Another National Crisis"We all could identify with the 3,000 dead in 9/11, and for some reason by a factor of almost 70 times as many people, we are not," says Mitch Zuckoff.

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BPR Full Show 9/10/20: What Trump KnewToday on Boston Public "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd discussed revelations about President Trump's understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, from journalist Bob Woodward's forthcoming book.

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Noorani: Shifting Suburban Attitudes on Immigration May Boost Biden's Election OddsImmigration authority Ali Noorani called in to Boston Public Radio on Thursday, where he reflected on shifting Arizona's densely populated and largely suburban Maricopa County.

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Paul Reville Calls For 'Flexibility' From Teachers Unions, Management Over School ReopeningsMassachusetts' largest teachers unions strategy for urging fully remote learning in the state this fall hit a snag when a teacher strike in Andover was ruled illegal by the state's labor board, after the union instructed teachers not to enter school buildings for a staff training last week.

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What To Do When Friends, Family And Roommates Don't Agree On Coronavirus PrecautionsPlus, after being closed for the last six months, the MFA is ready to reopen.

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Middlesex DA Releases And Reviews Records From 2011 Case Of Eurie Stamps, Framingham Man Killed By PoliceWe hear from Middlesex DA Marian Ryan and Selvin Chambers, a friend of the Stamps family.

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The Museum Of Fine Arts Set To ReopenAmidst instituting safety protocols like social distancing measures and a mask requirement, how till the MFA answer growing calls for better access and inclusion?

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Trouble In Bubble? Navigating Friendships In The PandemicHow have months of socially distancing impacted our friendships? And, when we do see each other, what happens when roommates, friends, or family don't agree on the risks or appropriate safety measures?

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BPR Full Show 9/9/20: WarpedWe opened lines to ask listeners: what would it take to get you on board with an American-made coronavirus Brian Stelter discussed his latest book, "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of security expert and CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem discussed controversial acknowledgments made by the president in a forthcoming book from...

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Kayyem Weighs in on 'Deadly Interesting' Revelations from Bob Woodward's 'Rage'National security expert Juliette Kayyem made her weekly appearance on Boston Public she touched on reporting from veteran journalist Bob Woodward's forthcoming book, "Rage," which includes an acknowledgment from President Trump that he understood the looming severity of the COVID-19 pandemic back in February, at the same time he was publicly...

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Corby Kummer Warns More Restaurants 'Will Die' Without Dramatic Action"Until Spring... we're not going to have an accurate count, an accurate figure - and I think that's the news we're going to be bracing for," he said.

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Caplan: Vaccine Trials Cannot Be Rushed, Regardless Of Political PressureThe pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has halted the late stage trial for a COVID-19 vaccine this week due to a suspected adverse reaction in a ethicist Arthur Caplan told Boston Public Radio on Wednesday the participant developed an inflammation of the spinal cord and had to be hospitalized, causing the company to pause the trial in order to...

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Preparing For A Back To School Season Like No OtherPlus, is Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu running for mayor? Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says yes.

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Listeners React: Is Massachusetts Ready For School?How are students, teachers and parents preparing for back to school in the midst of the coronavirus?

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Mayor Walsh Confirms Mayoral Face Off With Boston City Councillor Michelle WuWe talk about what's to come for Boston with Stephanie Murray, author of the Politico Massachusetts Playbook and co-host of The Horse Race podcast.

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The Boston Marathon Goes VirtualFor the first time in its more than 120-year history, no one ran the Boston Marathon on Marathon Monday.

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BPR Full Show 9/8/20: Suspension and DisbeliefNBC Sports Boston reporter and anchor Trenni Kusnierek talked about the disqualification of tennis icon Novak Djokovic from the US Open, and a new opinion piece in the Boston Globe from Celtics center Enes Kanter, titled "Why I won't shut up and play News analyst and GroundTruth Project CEO Charlie Sennott discussed ongoing pro-democracy...

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BPR Full Show 9/7/20: Early Autumn Retrospects, Part Three of ThreeNote: We're on tape today, replaying some of our favorite conversations.. On today's episode of Boston Public Radio:.

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Parent frustration about schools is risingWith less than two weeks until school starts, parents from Somerville and Newton say they have yet to get any details on what classes will look like for their children and whether remote learning will be better than it was when schools suddenly shut down last spring amid cannot live in a state of uncertainty," said Keri Rodrigues of Somerville...

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The World Fliers in BostonThe early 20th century was a time of aviation firsts, and one of those firsts dropped into Boston for three long, exciting days in 1924.

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Making Space For Female MusiciansSusan Cattaneo, singer-songwriter and professor of songwriting at the Berklee College of Music, talks with us about the importance of carving out space specifically for female musicians here in Boston.

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'Fights: One Boy's Triumph Over Violence'Joel Christian Gill joined us to talk about his difficult childhood and why he felt inspired to tell his story through a graphic novel.

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'Celibacy, A Love Story'Mimi Bull joined us to talk about her story, and what it was like to share it with the world in her book, "Celibacy, A Love Story: Memoir Of A Catholic Priest's Daughter."

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Primary Week Finally Wraps Up With Auchincloss Declared Winner In Fourth District Democratic PrimaryIn our Week In Review, we break down a week that brought greater clarity to the choices for Massachusetts voters in November.

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BPR Full Show 9/4/20: Early Autumn Retrospects, Part Two of ThreeNote: We're on tape today, replaying some of our favorite conversations. On Today's episode of Boston Public Radio: Writer Ron Chernow talked about "Grant," his biography of president Ulysses S. Grant.

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'We Need Help': Lawrence Confronts The Coronavirus And The Highest Unemployment Rate In Mass.Plus, we speak with Margaret Atwood, the best-selling author of "The Handmaid's Tale." Her new book is "The Testaments."

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Margaret Atwood On 'The Handmaid's Tale' Sequel, 'The Testaments'Margaret Atwood, the best-selling author behind "The Handmaid's Tale," joins us to talk about her new book, and how she sees our current moment.

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Coronavirus Pandemic, Economic Struggles 'A Perfect Storm' In LawrenceHow can Lawrence harness its strengths to respond to the current crisis? We speak with Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Julia D'Orazio with the soup kitchen Bread and Roses, and Linda Rohrer, executive director of MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center.

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Checking The Score: Celtics Soar, Bruins CrashWith the Celtics in full control of their second round series against the Toronto Raptors, and the Bruins' season officially over, we Check the Score with Radio Boston's Chris Citorik.

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BPR Full Show 9/3/20: Early Autumn Retrospects, Part One of ThreeNote: We're on tape today, replaying some of our favorite conversations.. On Public Radio Actor Ed Asner discussed his new play, called "God Help Us!"

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Lessons Learned From A Season Of Unconventional Primary CampaignsA lot changed ahead of this primary election: the pandemic, mail-in voting, a national reckoning on racial justice.

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Analyzing The State's First Mostly Mail-In PrimaryWe get analysis from WBUR's Anthony Brooks and talk mail-in voting outcomes with congressman and former postal worker Bill Keating.

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How Did Senator Ed Markey Fight Off A Challenge From Congressman Joe Kennedy?We analyze the major victories in the Democratic primary election in Massachusetts. Plus: We reflect on how our local music scene is weathering the pandemic.

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How Will Boston's Local Music Scene Weather The Pandemic?We discuss with Frank Poindexter, general manager of Wally's Cafe and Jazz Club, and Carl Lavin, who's working to be the next owner of the now-closed Great Scott in Allston.

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BPR Full Show 9/2/20: Adieu, 'W'Today on Boston Public Nassour and Steve Kerrigan recapped down Tuesday's primaries, and debated President Trump's odds of winning reelection in November.

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Art Caplan: Pursuing 'Herd Immunity' Is A 'Bad Idea'Medical ethicist Art Caplan spoke with Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about herd immunity, regarding COVID-19.

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Corby Kummer: How To Dine Out The Right Way, During A PandemicFood writer Corby Kummer spoke to Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about the need to wear a mask when going out to eat.

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Kayyem on Election Interference, Biden's New Ad, and Trump's Lost Face Mask BattleCNN analyst and national security expert Juliette Kayyem called in to Boston Public Radio on Wednesday, where she recapped a Wednesday report from ABC News accusing officials from the Department of Homeland Security of withholding information about Russian interference in the upcoming election.

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It's Primary Day In MassachusettsPlus, we speak with one local college dean who makes the case for on-campus living and learning, even during the pandemic.

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BPR Full Show 9/1/20: Our Primary Day PaloozaToday on Boston Public Radio: Rep. Stephen Lynch called in to make his final pitch to primary voters, where he spoke on his views about Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and his regret for voting in favor of the Iraq War.

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Community Colleges Balance Students' Needs, Resources As They Start Fall SemesterPlus: Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is challenging incumbent Rep. Richard Neal to represent Massachusetts' First District.

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Tax Free Holiday Gives Struggling Businesses A BoostJon Hurst, president of the Retail Association of Massachusetts says it was the best weekend since the pandemic started.

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Greater Boston's Community Colleges Confront An Atypical SemesterTwo community college presidents weigh in on starting a new academic year in the midst of a pandemic.

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BPR Full Show 8/31/20: Late Summer Retrospects, Part Two of TwoNote: We're on tape today, replaying some of our favorite today's episode of Boston Public U.S. Senate investigator Daniel J. Jones and director Scott Z. Burns discussed their collaboration on the new movie "Report," about Jones' investigation into the CIA's use of Leader, a pioneer in the American baking world, discussed his latest book,...

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Rep. Barber spotlights 'draconian' MassHealth asset recovery policiesSome states take the federal rules a step further. "MassHealth has some of the strongest and most draconian state recovery rules in the country," Somerville Rep.

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Dr. Rebecca Crumpler, Forgotten No LongerDr. Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler was the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the US in 1864, and she spent most of her adult life in Charlestown, Beacon Hill, and the Readville section of Hyde Park.

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Week In Review: Race, Politics, The Pandemic, And Sports CollideOur Week In Review breaks down the Republican National Convention, local reaction to the shooting in Wisconsin and the NBA's response, and local politics.

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BPR Full Show 8/28/20: Late Summer Retrospects, Part One of TwoNote: We're on tape today, replaying some of our favorite today's episode of Boston Public Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik discussed his latest book, "A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Business School behavioral economist Michael Norton explained the pathology of the "ask braggart," a person whose sole motivation behind asking...

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How Are Conversations Around Systemic Racism And Police Brutality Resonating At The RNC?We discuss with Rachel Kemp, incumbent state committeewoman for the 2nd Suffolk District for the Massachusetts GOP.

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Mass Action Against Police Brutality Leader To March On WashingtonWe speak with Brock Satter, co-founder of Mass Action Against Police Brutality.

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Jennifer De Leon's 'Don't Ask Me Where I'm From' Explores Latinx Identify, METCO ProgramThe story in Jennifer De Leon's new young adult novel "Don't Ask Me Where I'm From" follows a Latinx girl as she transitions from her diverse Boston school to a predominantly white one through the METCO program.

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Boston Celtics Will Not Play To Protest Racial InjusticeProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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Boston Celtics Will Not Play Playoffs Game To Call Attention To Racial InjusticePlus: The story in Jennifer De Leon's new YA novel "Don't Ask Me Where I'm From" is one of today's Boston.

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BPR Full Show 8/27/20: Game Off!We opened lines to hear your impressions from night three of the RNC. Media maven Sue O'Connell talked about the absence of LGBTQ issues at the year's RNC, and the impact a second Trump term might have on LGBTQ Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral discussed peaceful protests in various sports leagues over police...

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Paul Reville: Schools Can't Open With Zero Risk Of COVID-19 Spread. So How Much Risk Are We Willing To Take To Send Our Kids To Class This Fall?As some schools and colleges opt for in-person learning this fall, Paul Reville told Boston Public Radio on Thursday that even with concerns about COVID-19 spread in classrooms and dorms, society has to accept some level of risk in order to deliver its mandate to provide an education to people.

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Episode 158Chuck drove out to Western Massachusetts to sit on Lisa's front porch surrounded by chickens, a vocal rooster, two small children having an amazing time doing whatever small children feel like doing, bees and the occasional mouse to talk music, songwriting and Life in the Time of COVID.

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How The RNC Convention Is Resonating LocallyProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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New Report Links 40% Of Boston Coronavirus Cases To Biogen 'Superspreader' EventA new report suggests February's Biogen conference may have led to thousands of coronavirus cases.

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How Calamari Became Rhode Island's "Comeback" HopeWhat's the real story behind Rhode Island's state appetizer, and how did calamari become king of the Ocean State?

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Biogen Conference May Have Led To Thousands Of COVID-19 CasesPlus: What's the real story behind Rhode Island's state appetizer, and how did calamari become king of the Ocean State?

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Juliette Kayyem: How To Handle A Hurricane Amid A PandemicHomeland security expert Juliette Kayyem spoke with Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm headed toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts.

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BPR Full Show 8/26/20: Defining LeadershipToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to hear your impressions from night two of the Republican National Convention.

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Checking The Score: An August Full Of PlayoffsWe talk about the surging Bruins and Celtics, and struggling Red Sox, with Radio Boston's Chris Citorik, and ESPN senior writer and NPR Weekend Edition Saturday's Howard Bryant.

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As Colleges Reopen, How To Keep Students And Communities Safe?Plus, we check in with MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak.

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BPR Full Show 8/25/20: Your Questions on Vote By Mail, AnsweredToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened our lines to hear your take on night one of the Republican National Convention.

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Ali Noorani: How Naturalized Citizens Can Affect ElectionsAli Noorani spoke with Boston Public Radio on Tuesday about the impact of naturalized immigrants on voting in 2020.

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Mondays With The Mayor: Schools And The PandemicBoston Mayor Marty Walsh joins us for our monthly check-in.

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A Look Ahead At The 2020 RNCWBUR's Callum Borchers gives us a rundown of what to expect.

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BPR Full Show 8/24/20: Speaking for the TreesToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened our lines to talk with listeners about recent protests and accusations of environmental racism over the proposed removal of 124 trees along Roxbury's Melnea Cass Boulevard.

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Tom Perez On The Democratic National ConventionTom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke with Boston Public Radio on Monday about last week's 2020 Democratic National Convention.

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Markey-Kennedy race in the homestretchA weekly conversation about Massachusetts politics and policy.

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The Clipper Ships of East BostonKick back and enjoy our interview with Stephen Ujifusa, author of Barons of the Sea, and Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship, which originally aired in July 2018.

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Week In Review: BPS Fall Plans, Local Elections, DNC ConventionProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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Boston Public Schools Will Start The Year All-RemoteWBUR's Max Larkin gives us an update on Boston Public Schools' plan to start with all-remote learning, and phase-in a hybrid learning model this Fall.

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Boston Public Schools To Start Entirely Online This FallWBUR's Max Larkin gives us an update on Boston Public Schools' plan, and we discuss that and national and local politics with our Week in Review panelists.

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BPR Full Show 8/21/20: Cassellius and Walsh Take Your QuestionsToday on Boston Public Radio: Following Joe Biden's nomination Thursday night, we opened lines to hear your takes on the former vice president and now-official 2020 Democratic presidential nominee.

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BPR Full Show 8/20/20: Elizabeth Warren Goes 'All In'Today on Boston Public Radio: NBC "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd discussed Thursday morning's news of the arrest of former Trump advisor Steve Bannon.

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Can There Be A 'Song Of The Summer' In A Season Of Chaos?We talk about the music that's risen to the charts this summer, and why nothing has taken hold the way Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" did last year.

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Report Warns Of Increased Tidal Flooding, Beach Erosion On North ShoreWBUR Environmental Editor Barbara Moran has been digging into the report's findings, and joins us to discuss.

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Mass. Democrats Deval Patrick And Ayanna Pressley Weigh In On DNCPlus, how do you find great summer songs in a season of chaos?

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The Pandemic Is Weighing Heavily On Working MothersThe fall promises little relief with the majority of the state's schools returning at least partially online and 30% going fully online at the start.

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Teachers Rally At State House For Remote LearningUnion teachers rallied at the State House Wednesday, calling on the Governor Charlie Baker to make all schools remote-only, at least initially, this fall.

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How Snow White's Evil Stepmother Can Help Us Unpack Mother-Daughter RelationshipsIn the story of Snow White, the most compelling character of the story isn't the title character, but the villain: the jealous, wicked, evil stepmother.

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A Final Debate In A Heated Senate Race, And Calamari Captures The Nation's AttentionWe look at a busy day in politics, locally and nationally.

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How The Pandemic Is Impacting Working Women — And Their Financial FuturePlus, we re-examine the story of Snow White with Harvard's Maria Tatar, who says tales about evil stepmothers shape our understanding of age and beauty.

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BPR Full Show 8/19/20: Even Sharks Need FriendsToday on Boston Public Radio: Medical ethicist Art Caplan discussed prescription delays brought by USPS cutbacks, and the importance of keeping kids active and socially distanced throughout the pandemic.

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Art Caplan on the Need for P.E. in Remote Learning PlansMedical ethicist Art Caplan made his weekly call into Boston Public Radio on Wednesday, where he discussed worries about kids not getting much-needed exercise while they're learning from home.

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Juliette Kayyem: New Senate Intel Report On Russian Election InterferenceThe Senate Intelligence Committee released a nearly 1,000 page report on Tuesday, detailing Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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BPR Full Show 8/18/20: Crossroad BluesToday on Boston Public opened our lines to ask listeners: are you experiencing work-from-home Kusnierek talked about the recent appointment of Jason Wright as the NFL's first Black team president, and Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask's decision to step away from the NHL.

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Boston Federal Reserve President Isn't Optimistic About A Fast Economic RecoveryIs it possible to prioritize both public and economic health?

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Democrats — And A Republican — Preach Unity At First Night Of DNC ConventionPlus: can we prioritize both public and economic health? We pose that question to the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Eric Rosengren.

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Ongoing Battle Over Recent Changes In Service, Equipment At US Postal Service Heats UpWe check in with a local postal worker, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, and get a wider perspective from a reporter who's been following this.

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How Are Parents Deciding What To Do About The School Year?With most districts offering parents multiple options, we ask parents what they've decided to do and how they reached that decision.

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Attorney General Maura Healey Considering Legal Action Over Post Office ChangesPlus: WBUR's Callum Borchers gives us a preview of what to expect from an unconventional Democratic National Convention.

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BPR Full Show 8/17/20: On Peace and Peace of MindToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to talk with listeners about concerns regarding President Trump's moves to curb mail-in voting ahead of the November election.

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Curtatone, Novick hit Baker reopening guidanceA weekly conversation about Massachusetts politics and policy.

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When the US Army Invaded South BostonIn the 1940s, Boston was still an industrial city, and when the US entered World War II, that industrial might would be turned to wartime production.

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Corby Kummer: Michigan Requires Routine COVID-19 Testing For Meatpacking PlantsAs of last week, all food processor employees in Michigan must now be routinely tested for COVID-19, making it the first state in the nation with this requirement.

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Breaking Down The Debate Over Reopening SchoolsWBUR Edify reporter Carrie Jung breaks down attitudes on either side.

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Week In Review: What To Do About Schools, And Kamala Harris Makes HistoryOur Week In Review panel breaks down what a presidential effort to hinder mail-in voting may mean for Massachusetts, and the growing tension as parents, teachers, and administrators grapple over whether to reopen schools for in-person classes.

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BPR Full Show 8/14/20: USPS DistressToday on Boston Public Radio - Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch spoke about the US Postal Service removing many mail-processing machines across the country.

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BPR Full Show 08/14/20: Kamala MomalaToday on Boston Public Radio: - NBC's Chuck Todd shared his thoughts on Joe Biden, presumptive Democratic nominee for president, choosing Sen.

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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius On Plans For FallThe complexities of schooling this fall are plentiful. Many districts across the state are figuring out what needs to be done before September, which is only a few weeks away.

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Can Learning Pods Help Students Succeed While Learning Remotely?We look at one creative approach to beginning a new school year in the midst of a pandemic.

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Special Hour: Uncertainty Abounds As Districts Prepare For The First Day Of SchoolWe look at a creative solution from a Boston City Councilor and hear from Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent of the state's largest school district.

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WBUR Poll Finds 4 In 10 Voters Plan To Vote By Mail In MassachusettsWe discuss the poll's numbers and what they mean with Steve Koczela with the MassINC Polling Group and Pam Wilmot with Common Cause Massachusetts.

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Sen. Kamala Harris, VP Candidate: Listeners ReactWe take listener calls on Biden's historic VP pick.

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How You Vote May Say A Lot About Who You're Voting For In MassachusettsThat's according to a new WBUR poll. We also take listener calls on presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate: Senator Kamala Harris.

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BPR Full Show 8/12/20: The Pick Is InToday on Boston Public Mass. Treasurer and state gubernatorial candidate Shannon O'Brien discussed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris as his running Curry talked about Biden's pick and how Harris on the ticket might influence voters.

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Juston Root's Family Sues Police, City Of Boston, For Wrongful DeathJuston Root was killed by five Boston police officers and one Massachusetts State Trooper in February.

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Family Of Juston Root, Man Killed By Police In February, Files Wrongful Death SuitPlus, we speak with Rep. Katherine Clark and take listener questions with a panel of pediatricians on the coronavirus and its impact on children.

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Ask The Doctors: Listener Questions On Coronavirus, ChildrenWe take listener questions on COVID-19 and its impact on children.

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BPR Full Show 8/11/20: On Getting Away and Getting ByToday on Boston Public opened lines to ask listeners: as Congress quarrels about further coronavirus relief, how are you coping with the economic stress of the Sports Boston reporter and anchor Trenni Kusnierek talked about the status of college football, and how Boston's sports teams are faring with their respective Oscar Guerra discussed his...

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BPR Full Show 8/10/20: Letter of the LawToday on Boston Public Radio: CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem discussed the U.S.' passing of 5 million coronavirus cases, and a new report from American intelligence about Russian meddling in the 2020 election.

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Mass. Congressional Challenger Faces Allegations Of Inappropriate RelationshipsWe'll get the latest on politics, and an update on the Kennedy-Markey senate primary, with WBUR's Callum Borchers.

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President Trump Takes Executive Action On Coronavirus Relief, Bypassing CongressWe break down what they mean for Massachusetts.

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Unpacking President Trump's Executive Actions — And What They Might Mean In Mass.Plus: over the weekend, a scandal broke in the race for the 1st Congressional District between incumbent Richard Neal and his challenger, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse.

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Downing, Vennochi voice concerns on BakerA weekly conversation about Massachusetts politics and policy.

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The Grand DerangementOne morning in August, redcoats fanned out across the province, taking entire families into custody, burning farms and crops, and killing livestock.

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