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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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Episodes

Full Episode: Peter DeMarco, #Cancelled Culture, 'The Last Kids on Earth'

9/18/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with Peter DeMarco, the husband of Laura Levi, who died a week after she found the door to an emergency room locked when she was seeking help for a severe asthma attack. Also, we speak about the firing of SNL's Shane Gillis and the implications of #cancel culture in 2019. Plus, Max Brallier has written more than 30 books, including the "Last Kids on Earth" series which has been turned into a Netflix series. We speak with him about writing for an adolescent...

Duration:00:49:34

Author Max Brallier On Zombies, Middle School And Friendship

9/18/2019
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The fifth book in the "Last Kids on Earth" series and an animated Netflix show both premiered this week.

Duration:00:12:07

Has 'Cancel Culture' Gone Too Far?

9/18/2019
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When public figures offend, do we cancel them, or forgive them?

Duration:00:24:22

The Husband Of Laura Levis, Who Died Outside A Somerville Hospital, On Understanding The Impacts Of Asthma

9/18/2019
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We're right in the middle of "Asthma Peak Week," the worst week of the year for asthma-related complications and it's a time of year that many asthma sufferers might not even know about.

Duration:00:11:51

Full Episode: Justice Kavanuagh, East Boston Housing Development, Michael Schur Of 'The Good Place' And 'Parks And Recreation'

9/17/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with WBUR's Kimberly Atkins about the latest on Capital Hill after Mass Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley said she will introduce a resolution calling for an impeachment inquiry against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Plus, a new housing development in East Boston is built to withstand sea level rise in Boston with what is called Climate Resilient Design. Also, we speak with Michael Schur, the force behind Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-nine, and The Good...

Duration:00:49:44

'The Good Place' Creator Michael Schur On The Show's Final Season

9/17/2019
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Schur was a writer and producer for "The Office," he co-created "Parks and Recreation" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and he created "The Good Place."

Duration:00:17:12

Democrats Consider Impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

9/17/2019
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Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is introducing a resolution to open an impeachment inquiry after new and expanded allegations against Justice Kavanaugh surfaced this weekend.

Duration:00:17:48

How A New Housing Development In East Boston Is Preparing For Climate Change

9/17/2019
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A new luxury and mixed-used development in East Boston, called Clippership Wharf, has prepared. The complex was built to anticipate expected sea level rise in the city.

Duration:00:13:31

This Week In Climate News: A Global Summit, A Protest, And Catholic Bishops

9/16/2019
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Activists in Boston and cities around the world are planning a "climate strike" immediately before the UN summit to demand transformative action on climate change.

Duration:00:21:01

Full Episode: 2020 Climate Change Agenda, Antonio Browns Patriots Debut, Remembering Frontman Of The Cars

9/16/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with two climate activists about what should be on the political agenda in 2020. Plus, Antonio Brown made his debut with the Patriots Sunday, and was the team's most targeted receiver. We break down what his presence means for the team, and look at the potential ways his legal situation could play out from here. Also, The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek died yesterday, and we remember him by revisiting a 2013 conversation he had with Radio Boston.

Duration:00:50:07

Remembering The Cars Frontman Ric Ocasek

9/16/2019
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We revisit a 2013 conversation with Ocasek.

Duration:00:11:05

Antonio Brown's Debut With The Patriots

9/16/2019
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As the investigation into sexual assault allegations against Antonio Brown continues, the Patriots wide receiver played his first game with his new team on Sunday.

Duration:00:16:37

Takeaways From The Narrowed-Down Democratic Debate

9/13/2019
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So what were the biggest headlines from the night, and did anybody shake up their standings in the still crowded field?

Duration:00:23:51

Full Epsiode: 1 Year Since Gas Explosions In Merrimack, Rep. Lori Trahan, Democratic Debate

9/13/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with Rep. Lori Trahan about what else she would want to see from Columbia Gas, one year after the gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley. Plus, we hear from a business owner in Lawrence. Also, our panelist, including the NAACP's Michael Curry, democratic strategist Susan Tracy, and Republican activist Ed Lyons break down the highlights of the third Democratic debate.

Duration:00:49:36

A Year After Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions, Wounds Are Raw And Questions Remain

9/13/2019
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The explosions caused dozens of fires in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. They damaged or destroyed more than 130 buildings, and drove thousands of people to evacuate.

Duration:00:24:59

Why Are We So Bad At Understanding People We Don't Know? Malcolm Gladwell Thinks He Knows Why

9/12/2019
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In "Talking To Strangers," Gladwell dives into the unconscious forces rippling under some of the most high-profile disasters between people who didn't know each other, like Brock Turner, Sandra Bland, even Adolf Hitler.

Duration:00:15:22

Full Episode: Critical EEE Risk, One Year After Merrimack Valley Explosions, Malcolm Gladwell

9/12/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health about the critical EEE risk. Plus, tomorrow marks one year since gas explosions created havoc in three Merrimack Valley communities. We speak with a residents and the President Columbia Gas about the recovery effort one year later. Also, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell argues human beings are really, really bad at understanding strangers.

Duration:00:49:37

1 Year Later, Merrimack Valley Resident Asks What Columbia Gas Will Do ‘To Make My Family Whole’

9/12/2019
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A year after the gas explosions in Merrimack Valley, one family is still waiting to go back home. Still, Columbia Gas President Mark Kempic said the recovery is going well.

Duration:00:18:11

Mass. Faces Public Health Concerns Over EEE, Vaping

9/12/2019
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Thirty-six communities in Mass. are still at critical risk for EEE, 42 are at high risk, and 115 are at moderate risk. If that's not enough to worry about, the state is also raising new alarms over vaping.

Duration:00:14:52

A New WBUR Poll Looks At What Voters In Mass. Actually Care About

9/11/2019
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We dig into what the poll found, why it matters for candidates, and political coverage going forward.

Duration:00:20:07