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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

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

Remembering 9/11, 18 Years On

9/11/2019
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Eighteen years later, we remember. And we'll never forget.

Duration:00:02:47

Full Episode: Emergency Immigration Hearing in DC, WBUR Polls Voters' Biggest Concerns, Rape Allegations Against Antonio Brown

9/11/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with WBUR's Kimberly Atkins from an emergency hearing on medical deferred action for critically ill immigrants in Washington. Plus, we dive into the results of a new WBUR poll looking into the issues that matter the most to voters heading into the 2020 presidential election with WBUR's Anthony Brooks and former Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson. Also, in a civil lawsuit filed yesterday, newly-signed Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown's former trainer is...

Duration:00:49:31

House Subcommittee Holds Emergency Hearing On Medical Deportation Deferrals

9/11/2019
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We check in on today's hearing on medical deferred action for immigrants.

Duration:00:07:59

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Responds To Allegations Against Antonio Brown

9/11/2019
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In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Brown's former trainer accuses Brown of multiple instances of rape and sexual assault.

Duration:00:17:24

Full Episode: Should Boston Have An Inspector General?, How One Local Musician Channels James Brown

9/10/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell about whether Boston needs its own inspector general in the wake of corruption allegations against city officials. Plus, two math experts break down why it can be so challenging to help kids with their math homework, and how parents can get better at it. Also, performer and Berklee student Dreion channels the spirit of James Brown in his music.

Duration:00:49:55

New Book Says Parents Can Be Part Of The Equation When Helping Kids With Math

9/10/2019
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A new book suggests ways to help parents understand their children's elementary school math.

Duration:00:20:27

In Light Of Recent Corruption Scandals, Does Boston Need Its Own Inspector General?

9/10/2019
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The context for Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell's proposal: last month, a federal judge found two city hall officials guilty of extortion and conspiracy.

Duration:00:19:45

Performer Dreion Channels The Spirit Of James Brown In His Music

9/10/2019
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A very lively video of musician and performer Dreion's band performing James Brown's "Get On Up" went viral on Facebook after a show held at Symphony Park this summer.

Duration:00:08:29

Patriots Win, Dombrowski Out: A Big Weekend For Boston Sports

9/9/2019
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We talk about the Patriots' big season opener win and whether owner Robert Kraft's charge of soliciting prostitution should have kept him from the festivities.

Duration:00:11:56

Full Episode: DA Rachael Rollins, MIT In Moral Crisis, Patriots Dominate First Game Of Season

9/9/2019
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Host Tiziana Dearing speaks with Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins joins us to talk about her petition asking the Supreme Judicial Court to overrule Boston Municipal Court Judge Richard Sinnott. Plus, MIT will bring in an outside firm to investigate the connections between the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and the MIT Media Lab. Is the Lab in a moral crisis? Also, the Boston Globe's Ben Volin joins us after the Patriots started the NFL season with a bang and owner Bob Kraft...

Duration:00:49:34

Moral Crisis at MIT's Media Lab

9/9/2019
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The President of MIT said the university will bring in an outside firm to investigate the connections between the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and the Lab.

Duration:00:20:20

SJC Justice Sides With DA Rachael Rollins In Dispute With Boston Judge

9/9/2019
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Last week, prosecutors tried to drop cases against some people arrested while protesting the so-called "Straight Pride" parade, but Judge Sinnott refused to do so.

Duration:00:16:05