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A new voice in Boston. Hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers, artists and extraordinaries in the Hub of the universe. Spirited talk, reporting and analysis from WBUR’s team of journalists. Listen every weekday.

A new voice in Boston. Hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers, artists and extraordinaries in the Hub of the universe. Spirited talk, reporting and analysis from WBUR’s team of journalists. Listen every weekday.
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A new voice in Boston. Hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers, artists and extraordinaries in the Hub of the universe. Spirited talk, reporting and analysis from WBUR’s team of journalists. Listen every weekday.

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


Episodes

Special Hour: 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing

7/19/2019
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We explore the lasting legacy of the Apollo program and how it still affects space exploration today, 50 years later.

Duration:00:52:43

How Do We Remember Chappaquiddick And Mary Jo Kopechne, 50 Years Later?

7/18/2019
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We look back on what exactly happened in the hours following the accident and how the incident reverberates today.

Duration:00:50:20

Chuck Klosterman Discusses 'Raised In Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction'

7/17/2019
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Author, journalist, and pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman is in studio to talk about his new collection of short stories.

Duration:00:17:49

Full Episode: MBTA Blue Line, Boston Housing Authority Head Retires, Chuck Klosterman

7/17/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards on the latest after a power outage that affected three blue line trains. Plus, Boston Housing Authority's Bill McGonagle retires after 40 years with the agency. Also, author, a journalist, and a pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman.

Duration:00:51:25

Commuters Stranded In Blue Line Black-Out

7/17/2019
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MBTA officials say a "power issue" between Aquarium and Bowdoin stations affected three trains and shut down service for about an hour and a half Wednesday.

Duration:00:10:21

Boston Housing Authority's Bill McGonagle On Integrating Public Housing, Authority's Needs Going Forward

7/17/2019
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We speak with him about his career, his reflection on the authority's efforts to integrate public housing, and the biggest needs of the BHA going forward.

Duration:00:20:16

Boston Mayor Walsh And Police Commissioner Gross Discuss Spate Of Summer Violence

7/16/2019
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So far in Boston this year, over 108 people have been shot, and at least 19 of them are dead.

Duration:00:41:07

Full Episode: Historical Context Behind Trump's Tweets To Congresswomen, Cato & Dolly Play

7/15/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with WBUR's Kimberly Atkins, former Boston NAACP President Michael Curry, and former Pulitzer Prize-winning politics correspondent for the Boston Globe David Shribman about Trump's latest tweets that seem targeted at four Congresswoman. Plus, the play "Cato & Dolly" chronicles the lives of Dolly Hancock, his wife, and Cato, an enslaved man who worked at the Hancock household.

Duration:00:51:04

The Historical Context Behind Trump's Controversial Tweets To Congresswomen

7/15/2019
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The president is doubling-down on his statements that four U.S. congresswomen should "go back" to where they came from.

Duration:00:31:46

Full Episode: Week In Review With Your Calls, 2 Men On A Mission To Visit Every Public Library

7/12/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with WBUR contributor Renee Graham and republican activist Ed Lyons about the biggest headlines of the week: the Jeffrey Epstein charges, the RMV's use of facial recognition technology, and a squabble between congressional Democrats. Plus, Adam Zand and Greg Peverill-Conti are on a mission to visit and rank every library in Mass.

Duration:00:48:45

These 2 Men Are On A Mission To Visit Every Public Library In Massachusetts

7/12/2019
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So far this year Adam Zand and Greg Peverill-Conti have visited 96 libraries, bringing their total numbers of libraries to 196.

Duration:00:14:24

Week In Review: Epstein, Facial Recognition, Progressives Vs. Pelosi

7/12/2019
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We discuss the week in news with Boston Globe associate editor Renee Graham and Massachusetts Republican activist Ed Lyons.

Duration:00:33:05

How We Listen To And Experience Sound Have Changed

7/11/2019
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That's according to musician Damon Krukowsi, who believes that the transition from analog audio to digital has fundamentally changed the ways we listen and perceive sound.

Duration:00:24:02

Are Increased Shark Sightings On The Cape Impacting Tourism?

7/11/2019
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On Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the app Sharktivity, there have been at least seven great white shark sightings off the coast of Cape Cod.

Duration:00:10:02

How Noise Pollution Threatens Marine Animals

7/11/2019
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Imagine sound was how you navigated the world around you -- and imagine that world was steadily getting louder, harder to navigate, and drowning you out.

Duration:00:14:32

Full Episode: How Shark Sightings Impact Cape Businesses, Sounds Of The Ocean, Ways Of Hearing

7/11/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with journalist Rich Barlow on how increased shark sightings are impacting Cape Cod tourism and business. Plus, ever think about what it sounds like under the sea? Imagine sound was how you navigated the world around you and imagine that world around you was steadily getting louder, harder to navigate, and drowning you out. Also, musician Damon Krukowsi of the band Galaxie 500 on how the transition from analog audio to digital has fundamentally changed the ways we...

Duration:00:51:33

RMV Use Of Facial Recognition Starts New Debate Over Privacy And Safety

7/10/2019
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The Massachusetts RMV says local, state and federal law enforcement agencies routinely ask it to run images against its millions of license photos, looking for matches

Duration:00:22:13

Trahan Wants To Hold Immigration Officials Accountable For Migrant Deaths

7/10/2019
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We're joined by Congresswoman Lori Trahan on her new bill to hold immigration officials accountable for migrant deaths. And WBUR's Kimberly Atkins updates us from Washington.

Duration:00:18:14

Full Episode: RMV Use Of Facial Recognition, Rep. Lori Trahan, Sports

7/10/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with Congresswoman Lori Trahan, who introduced a new bill today to hold federal immigration officials accountable for migrant deaths on their watch. Plus, if you have a driver's license in Massachusetts, you are part of a massive facial recognition database used regularly by law enforcement. We take your calls on the balance between privacy and safety in the state. Also, we check in on the world of sports, including the U.S. Women's World Cup championship...

Duration:00:51:02

Checking The Score: U.S. Women's World Cup Parade, Major League Baseball's All Star Game

7/10/2019
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We discuss some of the major sports stories of the week.

Duration:00:07:41