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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.

Twitter:

@RadioBoston

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Week In Review: Coronavirus and Columbia Gas

2/28/2020
Our expert panel weighs in on the major news stories of the week.

Duration:00:18:08

How Three Local Nobel Prize Winners Think About Poverty In 2020

2/28/2020
All three of the 1029 Nobel Prize winners in Economics live in Boston. We talk the policy implications of their work, and think about poverty in the U.S.

Duration:00:30:23

The 3 Local Poverty Economists Who Won The Nobel Prize

2/28/2020
Plus, our Week In Review panelists discuss whether Mass. is prepared for the coronavirus.

Duration:00:49:57

The Economic Impact Of The Coronavirus

2/27/2020
WBUR's Callum Borchers joins us from the PAX East convention, which companies like Sony and Facebook skipped due to concerns about the spreading coronavirus. We also check in with Evan Horowitz, Executive Director of the Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University and former Boston Globe economics reporter, about the economic impact of the virus.

Duration:00:11:35

Newton Voters To Weigh In On Development

2/27/2020
After being approved by the Newton City Council, the mixed-use development project's future will now be up to the voters.

Duration:00:24:55

Newton's Proposed Northland Development Divides The Community

2/27/2020
Plus, Sony is missing from PAXEast today due to concerns over the coronavirus. Also, we remember Steve Ross, the Holocaust survivor who helped found the New England Holocaust Memorial.

Duration:00:49:37

School Choice: A Push For Reform Or A Disruption Movement?

2/26/2020
Author and activist Diane Ravitch explains why she believes the push to privatize public education is on its last legs.

Duration:00:16:24

How Worried Should Mass. Be About The Coronavirus?

2/26/2020
Plus, Diane Ravitch, longtime education activist looks back on two decades of education reform.

Duration:00:49:50

Breaking Down The Final Democratic Debate Before The South Carolina Primary And Super Tuesday

2/26/2020
Tuesday night in Charleston, South Carolina, seven Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a messy, raucous and contentious debate in their final meeting before the state's primary on Saturday.

Duration:00:24:53

Coronavirus Raises Local And State Public Health Concerns

2/26/2020
We talk about how Massachusetts is preparing.

Duration:00:07:20

New Museum Of Science President Wants Science To Be Accessible To All

2/25/2020
We took a tour of the museum with Richtie, who soon will oversee a massive renovation of the Blue Wing.

Duration:00:13:39

Understanding The Recent Spike In Community Violence In Boston

2/25/2020
Plus, the new President of the Museum Of Science wants to lower admissions prices and make the institution more accessible for all.

Duration:00:49:31

Suffolk County DA: Gun Brandished By Man In Brigham Shooting Was 'Not A Working Firearm'

2/25/2020
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins today announced what Root was carrying was not a working firearm, and that police shot the bullet that hit the hospital valet.

Duration:00:05:54

Boston Has Seen 9 Homicides Already This Year. How Are Local Leaders Addressing The Violence?

2/25/2020
We speak with Monalisa Smith, founder and president of Mothers for Justice and Equality, which has been involved in the response to the violence, and Emmett Folgert, executive director of the Dorchester Youth Collaborative.

Duration:00:25:51

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