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Episodes

Week In Review: Protests Against Racism And Police Violence Rock Boston, Massachusetts, And The Nation

6/5/2020
Plus, we discuss President Trump's move to temper the protests with a militarized response.

Duration:00:48:33

Local Transit Leaders Criticize MBTA's Move To Close Stations Following Protests

6/4/2020
We talk about the MBTA shutting down key T stations during protests Sunday and Tuesday night.

Duration:00:16:45

What Forms Of Protest Does America Find 'Acceptable'?

6/4/2020
Kellie Carter Jackson, an assistant professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, wrote about the subject in The Atlantic, and joins us to discuss the historical double standard in what kinds of protest are seen as acceptable.

Duration:00:10:59

A Difficult Balance: Protecting Free Speech And Public Health During A Pandemic

6/4/2020
Plus, at the protests in Boston on Sunday and Tuesday, the MBTA closed stations, and some protestors said they were not able to easily leave. We dig into that decision.

Duration:00:48:13

Free Speech And Public Health, During A Pandemic: What's The Balance?

6/4/2020
With thousands attending protests against police brutality in Massachusetts and beyond, will we see a spike in coronavirus cases?

Duration:00:20:08

Sheriff Tompkins Reflects On Local Protests Over Police Brutality

6/3/2020
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins talks about the ongoing protests, and how the law enforcement community can and should respond.

Duration:00:10:21

Another Night Of Demonstrations Over The Death Of George Floyd

6/3/2020
We hear a historical perspective on policing in America from Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a Harvard professor of history, race, and public policy.

Duration:00:49:20

Taking Stock Of The Demonstrations In Boston And Brockton On Tuesday

6/3/2020
Boston protests last night were tense at times but remained peaceful. Just south of the city in Brockton, after several hours of peaceful protesting, the second wave of demonstrations escalated, and included clashes with police.

Duration:00:27:18

How America's History With Race And Policing Holds Us Back From Reform

6/3/2020
We look at the issue of race and policing in America from a historical perspective.

Duration:00:10:20

President Trump Tells Governors To "Dominate," Threatens Military Intervention

6/2/2020
WBUR's Kimberly Atkins recaps an eventful day in the nation's capital.

Duration:00:13:01

Processing The Protests And Demonstrations Over The Killing Of George Floyd

6/2/2020
With demonstrations continuing over the killing of George Floyd and police brutality, we talk with an organizer for a rally and vigil on Tuesday.

Duration:00:16:09

Week In Review: Processing The Killing Of George Floyd

5/29/2020
We take your calls and hear from our Week In Review panelists as we process the protests in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd.

Duration:00:34:12

District Attorney Rollins Says Killing Of George Floyd Set Law Enforcement 'Back 50 Years'

5/29/2020
District Attorney Rachael Rollins reacts to the death of George Floyd, a black man whose arresting officer was recorded kneeling on his neck for minutes on end, and the demonstrations overnight in Minneapolis.

Duration:00:13:38

A Night Of Violence In Greater Boston

5/28/2020
Five men were shot at the Franklin Field development in Dorchester last night. The shooting was not the only act of violence in our community last night.

Duration:00:14:49

Is Mail-In Voting Coming To Massachusetts?

5/28/2020
Plus, the Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in the races 124-year history. And, how do we make sense of a violent night in Greater Boston?

Duration:00:47:25

Massachusetts Considering Expanding Mail-In Voting For The Fall Elections

5/28/2020
Massachusetts is one of a number of states looking at using mail-in ballots as a way to address safety concerns over voting during a pandemic.

Duration:00:17:29

Hunger And Food Insecurity On The Rise During Pandemic

5/28/2020
We speak with local food assistance providers to understand scope of the problem in our current crisis.

Duration:00:11:07

2020 Boston Marathon Canceled

5/28/2020
WBUR's Alex Ashlock joins us with the latest on the cancellation of the 2020 Boston Marathon.

Duration:00:03:57

With Over 100,000 Americans Dead From COVID-19, Do We Need A National Reckoning?

5/27/2020
What will it take to come to grips with the size and scope of the loss of life?

Duration:00:22:59