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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

Outgoing Simmons President Helen Drinan

2/24/2020
Helen Drinan is retiring in June as the eighth president of Simmons University.

Duration:00:15:00

Mayor Walsh Says Upcoming State Report On Boston Schools Is Not Going To Be Pretty

2/24/2020
The Department Of Elementary And Secondary Education report will be the first such audit for Boston schools since 2009.

Duration:00:32:50

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Talks About Zoning Board Changes, Education And Coronavirus

2/24/2020
Plus, we speak with outgoing Simmons University President Helen Drinan.

Duration:00:49:26

Week In Review: Nevada Primary, Boston Children's Lawsuit, ICE In Boston

2/21/2020
Our Week In Review panelists look ahead to the Nevada primary, a high-profile malpractice case against Boston Children's Hospital, and what to make of the number of specially trained federal officers working in Boston with local Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Duration:00:34:37

Mike Eruzione Reflects On The 'Miracle On Ice,' 40 Years Later

2/21/2020
In 1980, facing a Soviet Union juggernaut, Team USA overcame the odds in what is widely considered one of the greatest moments in sports history.

Duration:00:13:11

The Captain Of Team USA 40 Years After The Miracle On Ice

2/21/2020
Plus, our Week In Review panelists dig into the primary elections and immigration officials in Boston.

Duration:00:49:23

Senator Warren Goes All-In At Democratic Debate In Las Vegas

2/20/2020
Plus, a rich and controversial archive at Boston College helps tell the story of a mother's disappearance during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Duration:00:47:55

Senator Warren Pulled No Punches At Las Vegas Democratic Debate

2/20/2020
Warren's main target, mostly: former New York mayor and Medford native Mike Bloomberg.

Duration:00:35:40

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, we ask: When you get on a plane, do you recline, or not?

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