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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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@RadioBoston

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English

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


Episodes

To Recline Or Not To Recline?

2/19/2020
To recline or not to recline? This seemingly small question now feels urgent and polarizing, ever since a viral video showed a man on an American Airlines flight punching the back of a seat that a woman in front of him had tilted back. What's the right etiquette on a plane?

Duration:00:18:32

Rep. Joe Kennedy III And Sen. Ed Markey Face Off In First Debate

2/19/2020
Analysis of the first debate between Rep. Joe Kennedy, III and Sen. Ed Markey.

Duration:00:13:52

Markey And Kennedy Spar In First Senate Debate

2/19/2020
Kennedy is challenging Markey for his Senate seat. Plus, what to do with your kids over school vacation week.

Duration:00:47:38

Until The End Of Time

2/19/2020
Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, joins us to talk about his new book, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe." Greene also shares his thoughts on the importance of science education.

Duration:00:14:43

P. Carl's New Memoir Untangles What It Means To Be A Man In 2020

2/18/2020
Boston writer and dramaturg P. Carl says he's lived a double life, first as a woman for 50 years and now as a man. His new memoir, “Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition," untangles those lives.

Duration:00:16:48

Boston Marathon Officials Are Keeping An Eye On The Coronavirus

2/18/2020
We'll talk local impacts of the virus. Plus, Boston writer and dramaturg P. Carl on his memoir, “Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition."

Duration:00:49:19

WBUR's Shannon Dooling On Federal Immigration Agents Working In Boston

2/17/2020
WBUR's Shannon Dooling has more on a number of specially trained, tactical agents and officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency who are working in Boston.

Duration:00:13:40

SWAT-Like Immigration Officers Are Working In Boston

2/17/2020
What does that mean for the city's immigrant population? Also, James Roosevelt, Jr. on changes to the the DNC's rules about delegates.

Duration:00:49:05

The Expansion Of Presidential Powers

2/17/2020
On this President's Day, we look at how the founders envisioned the office of the presidency, how presidents from both parties have expanded the powers of the position over time, and what the current pattern could mean for the future of our democracy.

Duration:00:19:59

Here's How The New Democratic Party Rules About Delegates Will Impact The 2020 Election

2/17/2020
This year the rules governing the Democratic convention have changed. That's perhaps in part to avoid the speculation that happened after the nominating convention in 2016, where supporters of Bernie Sanders felt cheated out of the nomination.

Duration:00:13:24

Week In Review: Juul, New Hampshire Primary, Red Sox

2/14/2020
Jennifer Braceras, political analyst and senior fellow for legal policy with the Independent Women's Forum, and Marie St. Fleur, former Massachusetts state representative and now a principal at St. Fleur Communications and the chief executive officer of a cannabis company, join us to discuss the fallout from the New Hampshire Primary, AG Healey's lawsuit against JUUL and the Red Sox.

Duration:00:41:50

Should Boston Follows New York's Example And Ditch Rental Broker Fees?

2/13/2020
Plus, the Mass. Senate debates expanding access to mental health care. And, NPR's Steve Inskeep on America's original celebrity influencers.

Duration:00:49:17

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey On Her Lawsuit Against Juul

2/13/2020
She said her office has obtained internal company documents show that Juul marketed to youth by purchasing ads on websites that are meant for kids.

Duration:00:12:49

Tufts Launches New Initiative To Analyze The Potential Cost Of Bills On Beacon Hill

2/13/2020
Tufts University is launched a new initiative Thursday to provide what they say will be a "CBO-like" analysis for state legislation and ballot initiatives.

Duration:00:07:51

NPR's Steve Inskeep On America's Original Celebrity Influencers

2/13/2020
His latest book is called "Imperfect Union: How Jessie And John Fremont Mapped The West, Invented Celebrity, And Helped Cause The Civil War."

Duration:00:15:01

Mass. Senate Debates Mental Health Bill

2/13/2020
The Massachusetts Senate is debating legislation that would expand access to and coverage of mental health care for patients across the state. Senator Julian Cyr, one of the bill's co-authors, joins us from the State House. Senator Cyr is also the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use, and Recovery.

Duration:00:07:45

Should Boston Ditch Rental Broker Fees?

2/13/2020
New York's tried it, Boston's mayor is considering it. What would it mean if the city got rid of these fees?

Duration:00:17:07

Jan Brett On What Makes A Children's Book Special

2/12/2020
Radio Boston's Chris Citorik caught up with Massachusetts-based children's book author and illustrator Jan Brett at the first stop of her recent nationwide tour.

Duration:00:06:14

Deval Patrick Suspends His 2020 Presidential Bid

2/12/2020
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Wednesday he is suspending his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Duration:00:31:24