Massachusetts Podcasts

Here you'll find advice, opinion and news from some great Massachusetts podcasters.

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Justice Ginsburg Lies In ReposePlus, six months into the isolation of pandemic life, how can we fulfill our social needs while still protecting ourselves and each other from the pandemic?

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It's Time To Grab The Jars And Lids For Pickling, Jamming And PreservingAt-home pickling products have become the new paper towels; there's a shortage of jars and lids.

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Please, Baby, No More Parties In The PandemicAt face value, one might say "what in the world were they thinking? " But six months into a pandemic with no end in sight, it's easy to understand why people want to gather and celebrate.

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Massachusetts Politicians Weigh In On Fight To Replace Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgGinsburg's death has sparked an outpouring of emotion and respect for her legacy, and also a fierce standoff over who will appoint her successor.

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BPR Full Show 9/23/20: Taking AccountToday on Boston Public Radio: MIT economist and Affordable Care Act architect Jon Gruber weighed the possibility that a Supreme Court without Ruth Bader Ginsburg might overturn the ACA, and the widespread ramifications that would play out if that were to happen.

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Art Caplan Reflects on "Abysmal" U.S. Leadership Through COVID-19 PandemicMedical ethicist Art Caplan joined Boston Public Radio on Thursday, where he lambasted the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which he called "the single most important issue of his noted that while the U.S. makes up only four percent of the world's population, it accounts for a fifth of all global COVID-19...

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Juliette Kayyem: Over 200,000 Americans Now Dead From COVID-19Join hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a smart local conversation with leaders and thinkers shaping Boston and New England.

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200,000: A New Death Toll, We Take Stock Of What's Next In PandemicPlus, Sudbury Police announced that they're charging two parents and their teenager under the state's "Social Host" law.

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School Policing In MassachusettsA new report, co-authored by Citizens for Juvenile Justice and Strategies for Youth, argues that there is little evidence that School Resource Officers make Massachusetts schools safer for students.

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The US Passes A Grim Death Toll, And An About-Face At The CDCMore than 200,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus as of Tuesday.

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Coronavirus Enforcement And Civil Liberties: Where's The Line?We speak with civil liberties attorney Harvey Silverglate.

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BPR Full Show: The Learning CurveFilmmaker Michael Kirk discussed his latest documentary for FRONTLINE, "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. writer Corby Kummer talked about guidelines for safe indoor dining, restaurants that're imposing COVID-19 surcharges, and why sales of tofu are through the Globe business columnist Shirley Leung discussed debate around who Gov."

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Corby Kummer: The 'Big Problems' With Indoor DiningA recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Local Remembrances Of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgPlus, it's the first day of school in Boston.

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Boston Public Schools Kicks Off First DayWe check in with WBUR's Carrie Jung about how the day went.

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Remembering The Legacy Of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgWe take listener calls on Boston's memories of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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BPR Full Show 9/21/20: Ruth, RememberedToday on Boston Public Radio: Dahlia Lithwick, a and senior editor at Slate, discussed the legacy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a feminist icon, and reflected on her experience interviewing her in January.

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Even basics in dispute on Right to Repair ballot questionMassachusetts voters will be asked in November whether to update the Right to Repair law - but they may have a hard time wading through the complexities of a ballot question when supporters and opponents cannot even agree on the basics of what it will do.

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Boston's Railroad JubileeIn September 1851, Boston threw an enormous party, a party big enough to span three days.

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BPR Full Show 9/18/20: Your Remote Learning Tech Questions, AnsweredToday on Boston Public Radio: Former FBI agent Peter Strzok weighed in on corruption and within the Trump administration and its impact on U.S. national security, in a conversation about his new book, "Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump.".

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Week In Review: Coronavirus Clusters On Campus, Michelle Wu Running For MayorPlus, we dig into a Harvard study that found significant racial bias in the state's criminal justice system.

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Juliette Kayyem: 'Significant' Former Pence Advisor Endorses BidenHomeland security expert Juliette Kayyem spoke with Boston Public Radio on Friday about Olivia Troye, former homeland security, counterterrorism and coronavirus adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, who quit her job in July and has now endorsed Joe Biden.

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6 New Communities Added To Commonwealth's High Risk ListPlus, we bring you the first installment of our new series, Living Through Corona.

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With 6 New Communities Deemed High Risk For The Coronavirus, How Does Massachusetts Mitigate Spread?We check in with two of the communities and a local doctor.

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BPR Full Show 9/17/20: One Man's Stress Is Another Man's LeisureWe opened lines to ask listeners: is it time for leaders in the science and medical communities to call out President Trump's reckless statements on coronavirus and climate Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral discussed the recent settlement reached between the city of Louisville, Ky.

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DA Rollins On SJC Chief Justice Gants' Passing, New Harvard Sentencing StudyRachael Rollins joins us to talk about a recent Harvard Law School study that has exposed stark racial disparities in the Massachusetts criminal justice system, and to remember the late Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants.

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BPR Full Show 9/16/20: Michelle Wu on the Long RunToday on Boston Public psychiatrist and pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Pinsky discussed how remote learning can hinder childhood development, in a conversation sparked by her recent Atlantic piece, titled "We Flattened the Curve."

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Michelle Wu Is Running For MayorPlus, what's the college experience like in this very unusual fall semester?

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'No One Is The First Until They Do It:' Why Michelle Wu Thinks She Should Be Boston's Next MayorThe top vote-getter in the Boston City Council At Large elections twice, Wu would be the first woman and first person of color to hold the office.

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College Life, Pandemic StyleWith the college semester now in full swing, we discuss what the current higher education experience is like with three students at three different Massachusetts universities.

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BPR Full Show 9/15/20: 'A Voice of Justice'Today on Boston Public. AG Maura Healey reflected on the life and career of Mass.

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Aloisi and Dempsey Discuss Michelle Wu's Transportation Track RecordTransportation experts Jim Aloisi and Chris Dempsey joined Boston Public Radio on Tuesday, where they attested to Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu's record on transportation issues, in light of her newly-announced campaign for city governor.

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Trenni Kusnierek: Tom Brady's First Performance As A Tampa Bay BuccaneerThe Buccaneers lost to the New Orleans Saints 34-23.. "Brady is 43 and I don't think we're going to see the same Tom Brady ever again," Kusnierek said.

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BPR Full Show 9/14/20: Changing the ClimateToday on Boston Public Auchincloss, the Democratic candidate for Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, discussed why he believes America needs a green energy economy, and offered his take on how Congress ought to be handling economic fallout from the coronavirus opened our lines to talk with listeners about the wildfires devastating the...

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SJC Chief Justice Ralph Gants Dies At 65We get reaction from WBUR legal analyst Nancy Gertner, who is also a retired federal judge and senior lecturer at Harvard Law School.

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Boston College And City Of Newton At Odds After Coronavirus Outbreak On CampusCould what appears to be an "I told you so," moment for critics of universities reopening also become a blueprint for successful town and gown relations during the coronavirus?

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No worries with 'crowded' Red Line trainJim Aloisi, the former secretary of transportation and TransitMatters board member, called my story on the crowded train ride a mild over-reaction "Your article might have given people an impression that they should be fearful of a situation that I don't think is any more or less risky than any of the other activities that people do normally all...

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Boston Transportation FirstsCo-host emerita Nikki and I are camping this weekend, so instead of a brand new episode, we're giving you three classic stories about advances in transportation in Boston.

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Marking Two Anniversaries Of National Crisis, Reopening Schools, And Reforming PolicePlus, we look ahead to a Boston sports-filled weekend.

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Checking The Score: Celtics Face A Game 7, Pats Kickoff On SundayThe Celtics find themselves facing a pivotal Game 7 Friday night, and the Patriots begin their season on Sunday, without Tom Brady under center.

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BPR Full Show 9/11/20: Who's Marty White?Today on Boston Public maven Sue O'Connell offered her unique insight into some best practices for remote learning, as both a parent and pupil.

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6 Months Since Gov. Baker's State Of Emergency Declaration, Where Are We On The Coronavirus?Plus, 19 years after 9/11, we face another national crisis.

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Ask The Doctors: Six Months Of A Pandemic Emergency In MassachusettsWe take listener calls with two Boston infectious diseases doctors.

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Reflecting On 9/11 In The Face Of Another National Crisis"We all could identify with the 3,000 dead in 9/11, and for some reason by a factor of almost 70 times as many people, we are not," says Mitch Zuckoff.

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BPR Full Show 9/10/20: What Trump KnewToday on Boston Public "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd discussed revelations about President Trump's understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, from journalist Bob Woodward's forthcoming book.

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Noorani: Shifting Suburban Attitudes on Immigration May Boost Biden's Election OddsImmigration authority Ali Noorani called in to Boston Public Radio on Thursday, where he reflected on shifting Arizona's densely populated and largely suburban Maricopa County.

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Paul Reville Calls For 'Flexibility' From Teachers Unions, Management Over School ReopeningsMassachusetts' largest teachers unions strategy for urging fully remote learning in the state this fall hit a snag when a teacher strike in Andover was ruled illegal by the state's labor board, after the union instructed teachers not to enter school buildings for a staff training last week.

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What To Do When Friends, Family And Roommates Don't Agree On Coronavirus PrecautionsPlus, after being closed for the last six months, the MFA is ready to reopen.

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Middlesex DA Releases And Reviews Records From 2011 Case Of Eurie Stamps, Framingham Man Killed By PoliceWe hear from Middlesex DA Marian Ryan and Selvin Chambers, a friend of the Stamps family.

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The Museum Of Fine Arts Set To ReopenAmidst instituting safety protocols like social distancing measures and a mask requirement, how till the MFA answer growing calls for better access and inclusion?

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Trouble In Bubble? Navigating Friendships In The PandemicHow have months of socially distancing impacted our friendships? And, when we do see each other, what happens when roommates, friends, or family don't agree on the risks or appropriate safety measures?

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BPR Full Show 9/9/20: WarpedWe opened lines to ask listeners: what would it take to get you on board with an American-made coronavirus Brian Stelter discussed his latest book, "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of security expert and CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem discussed controversial acknowledgments made by the president in a forthcoming book from...

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Kayyem Weighs in on 'Deadly Interesting' Revelations from Bob Woodward's 'Rage'National security expert Juliette Kayyem made her weekly appearance on Boston Public she touched on reporting from veteran journalist Bob Woodward's forthcoming book, "Rage," which includes an acknowledgment from President Trump that he understood the looming severity of the COVID-19 pandemic back in February, at the same time he was publicly...

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Corby Kummer Warns More Restaurants 'Will Die' Without Dramatic Action"Until Spring... we're not going to have an accurate count, an accurate figure - and I think that's the news we're going to be bracing for," he said.

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Caplan: Vaccine Trials Cannot Be Rushed, Regardless Of Political PressureThe pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has halted the late stage trial for a COVID-19 vaccine this week due to a suspected adverse reaction in a ethicist Arthur Caplan told Boston Public Radio on Wednesday the participant developed an inflammation of the spinal cord and had to be hospitalized, causing the company to pause the trial in order to...

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Preparing For A Back To School Season Like No OtherPlus, is Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu running for mayor? Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says yes.

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Listeners React: Is Massachusetts Ready For School?How are students, teachers and parents preparing for back to school in the midst of the coronavirus?

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Mayor Walsh Confirms Mayoral Face Off With Boston City Councillor Michelle WuWe talk about what's to come for Boston with Stephanie Murray, author of the Politico Massachusetts Playbook and co-host of The Horse Race podcast.

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The Boston Marathon Goes VirtualFor the first time in its more than 120-year history, no one ran the Boston Marathon on Marathon Monday.

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BPR Full Show 9/8/20: Suspension and DisbeliefNBC Sports Boston reporter and anchor Trenni Kusnierek talked about the disqualification of tennis icon Novak Djokovic from the US Open, and a new opinion piece in the Boston Globe from Celtics center Enes Kanter, titled "Why I won't shut up and play News analyst and GroundTruth Project CEO Charlie Sennott discussed ongoing pro-democracy...

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BPR Full Show 9/7/20: Early Autumn Retrospects, Part Three of ThreeNote: We're on tape today, replaying some of our favorite conversations.. On today's episode of Boston Public Radio:.

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Parent frustration about schools is risingWith less than two weeks until school starts, parents from Somerville and Newton say they have yet to get any details on what classes will look like for their children and whether remote learning will be better than it was when schools suddenly shut down last spring amid cannot live in a state of uncertainty," said Keri Rodrigues of Somerville...

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The World Fliers in BostonThe early 20th century was a time of aviation firsts, and one of those firsts dropped into Boston for three long, exciting days in 1924.

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Making Space For Female MusiciansSusan Cattaneo, singer-songwriter and professor of songwriting at the Berklee College of Music, talks with us about the importance of carving out space specifically for female musicians here in Boston.

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'Fights: One Boy's Triumph Over Violence'Joel Christian Gill joined us to talk about his difficult childhood and why he felt inspired to tell his story through a graphic novel.

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'Celibacy, A Love Story'Mimi Bull joined us to talk about her story, and what it was like to share it with the world in her book, "Celibacy, A Love Story: Memoir Of A Catholic Priest's Daughter."

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Primary Week Finally Wraps Up With Auchincloss Declared Winner In Fourth District Democratic PrimaryIn our Week In Review, we break down a week that brought greater clarity to the choices for Massachusetts voters in November.

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BPR Full Show 9/4/20: Early Autumn Retrospects, Part Two of ThreeNote: We're on tape today, replaying some of our favorite conversations. On Today's episode of Boston Public Radio: Writer Ron Chernow talked about "Grant," his biography of president Ulysses S. Grant.

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'We Need Help': Lawrence Confronts The Coronavirus And The Highest Unemployment Rate In Mass.Plus, we speak with Margaret Atwood, the best-selling author of "The Handmaid's Tale." Her new book is "The Testaments."

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Margaret Atwood On 'The Handmaid's Tale' Sequel, 'The Testaments'Margaret Atwood, the best-selling author behind "The Handmaid's Tale," joins us to talk about her new book, and how she sees our current moment.

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Coronavirus Pandemic, Economic Struggles 'A Perfect Storm' In LawrenceHow can Lawrence harness its strengths to respond to the current crisis? We speak with Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Julia D'Orazio with the soup kitchen Bread and Roses, and Linda Rohrer, executive director of MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center.

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Checking The Score: Celtics Soar, Bruins CrashWith the Celtics in full control of their second round series against the Toronto Raptors, and the Bruins' season officially over, we Check the Score with Radio Boston's Chris Citorik.

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BPR Full Show 9/3/20: Early Autumn Retrospects, Part One of ThreeNote: We're on tape today, replaying some of our favorite conversations.. On Public Radio Actor Ed Asner discussed his new play, called "God Help Us!"

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Lessons Learned From A Season Of Unconventional Primary CampaignsA lot changed ahead of this primary election: the pandemic, mail-in voting, a national reckoning on racial justice.

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Analyzing The State's First Mostly Mail-In PrimaryWe get analysis from WBUR's Anthony Brooks and talk mail-in voting outcomes with congressman and former postal worker Bill Keating.

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How Did Senator Ed Markey Fight Off A Challenge From Congressman Joe Kennedy?We analyze the major victories in the Democratic primary election in Massachusetts. Plus: We reflect on how our local music scene is weathering the pandemic.

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How Will Boston's Local Music Scene Weather The Pandemic?We discuss with Frank Poindexter, general manager of Wally's Cafe and Jazz Club, and Carl Lavin, who's working to be the next owner of the now-closed Great Scott in Allston.

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BPR Full Show 9/2/20: Adieu, 'W'Today on Boston Public Nassour and Steve Kerrigan recapped down Tuesday's primaries, and debated President Trump's odds of winning reelection in November.

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Art Caplan: Pursuing 'Herd Immunity' Is A 'Bad Idea'Medical ethicist Art Caplan spoke with Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about herd immunity, regarding COVID-19.

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Corby Kummer: How To Dine Out The Right Way, During A PandemicFood writer Corby Kummer spoke to Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about the need to wear a mask when going out to eat.

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Kayyem on Election Interference, Biden's New Ad, and Trump's Lost Face Mask BattleCNN analyst and national security expert Juliette Kayyem called in to Boston Public Radio on Wednesday, where she recapped a Wednesday report from ABC News accusing officials from the Department of Homeland Security of withholding information about Russian interference in the upcoming election.

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It's Primary Day In MassachusettsPlus, we speak with one local college dean who makes the case for on-campus living and learning, even during the pandemic.

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BPR Full Show 9/1/20: Our Primary Day PaloozaToday on Boston Public Radio: Rep. Stephen Lynch called in to make his final pitch to primary voters, where he spoke on his views about Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and his regret for voting in favor of the Iraq War.

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Community Colleges Balance Students' Needs, Resources As They Start Fall SemesterPlus: Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is challenging incumbent Rep. Richard Neal to represent Massachusetts' First District.

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Tax Free Holiday Gives Struggling Businesses A BoostJon Hurst, president of the Retail Association of Massachusetts says it was the best weekend since the pandemic started.

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Greater Boston's Community Colleges Confront An Atypical SemesterTwo community college presidents weigh in on starting a new academic year in the midst of a pandemic.

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BPR Full Show 8/31/20: Late Summer Retrospects, Part Two of TwoNote: We're on tape today, replaying some of our favorite today's episode of Boston Public U.S. Senate investigator Daniel J. Jones and director Scott Z. Burns discussed their collaboration on the new movie "Report," about Jones' investigation into the CIA's use of Leader, a pioneer in the American baking world, discussed his latest book,...

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Dr. Rebecca Crumpler, Forgotten No LongerDr. Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler was the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the US in 1864, and she spent most of her adult life in Charlestown, Beacon Hill, and the Readville section of Hyde Park.

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Week In Review: Race, Politics, The Pandemic, And Sports CollideOur Week In Review breaks down the Republican National Convention, local reaction to the shooting in Wisconsin and the NBA's response, and local politics.

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BPR Full Show 8/28/20: Late Summer Retrospects, Part One of TwoNote: We're on tape today, replaying some of our favorite today's episode of Boston Public Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik discussed his latest book, "A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Business School behavioral economist Michael Norton explained the pathology of the "ask braggart," a person whose sole motivation behind asking...

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How Are Conversations Around Systemic Racism And Police Brutality Resonating At The RNC?We discuss with Rachel Kemp, incumbent state committeewoman for the 2nd Suffolk District for the Massachusetts GOP.

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Mass Action Against Police Brutality Leader To March On WashingtonWe speak with Brock Satter, co-founder of Mass Action Against Police Brutality.

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Jennifer De Leon's 'Don't Ask Me Where I'm From' Explores Latinx Identify, METCO ProgramThe story in Jennifer De Leon's new young adult novel "Don't Ask Me Where I'm From" follows a Latinx girl as she transitions from her diverse Boston school to a predominantly white one through the METCO program.

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Boston Celtics Will Not Play To Protest Racial InjusticeProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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Boston Celtics Will Not Play Playoffs Game To Call Attention To Racial InjusticePlus: The story in Jennifer De Leon's new YA novel "Don't Ask Me Where I'm From" is one of today's Boston.

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BPR Full Show 8/27/20: Game Off!We opened lines to hear your impressions from night three of the RNC. Media maven Sue O'Connell talked about the absence of LGBTQ issues at the year's RNC, and the impact a second Trump term might have on LGBTQ Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral discussed peaceful protests in various sports leagues over police...

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Paul Reville: Schools Can't Open With Zero Risk Of COVID-19 Spread. So How Much Risk Are We Willing To Take To Send Our Kids To Class This Fall?As some schools and colleges opt for in-person learning this fall, Paul Reville told Boston Public Radio on Thursday that even with concerns about COVID-19 spread in classrooms and dorms, society has to accept some level of risk in order to deliver its mandate to provide an education to people.

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Episode 158Chuck drove out to Western Massachusetts to sit on Lisa's front porch surrounded by chickens, a vocal rooster, two small children having an amazing time doing whatever small children feel like doing, bees and the occasional mouse to talk music, songwriting and Life in the Time of COVID.

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How The RNC Convention Is Resonating LocallyProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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New Report Links 40% Of Boston Coronavirus Cases To Biogen 'Superspreader' EventA new report suggests February's Biogen conference may have led to thousands of coronavirus cases.

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How Calamari Became Rhode Island's "Comeback" HopeWhat's the real story behind Rhode Island's state appetizer, and how did calamari become king of the Ocean State?

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Biogen Conference May Have Led To Thousands Of COVID-19 CasesPlus: What's the real story behind Rhode Island's state appetizer, and how did calamari become king of the Ocean State?

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Juliette Kayyem: How To Handle A Hurricane Amid A PandemicHomeland security expert Juliette Kayyem spoke with Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm headed toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts.

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BPR Full Show 8/26/20: Defining LeadershipToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to hear your impressions from night two of the Republican National Convention.

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Checking The Score: An August Full Of PlayoffsWe talk about the surging Bruins and Celtics, and struggling Red Sox, with Radio Boston's Chris Citorik, and ESPN senior writer and NPR Weekend Edition Saturday's Howard Bryant.

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As Colleges Reopen, How To Keep Students And Communities Safe?Plus, we check in with MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak.

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BPR Full Show 8/25/20: Your Questions on Vote By Mail, AnsweredToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened our lines to hear your take on night one of the Republican National Convention.

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Ali Noorani: How Naturalized Citizens Can Affect ElectionsAli Noorani spoke with Boston Public Radio on Tuesday about the impact of naturalized immigrants on voting in 2020.

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Mondays With The Mayor: Schools And The PandemicBoston Mayor Marty Walsh joins us for our monthly check-in.

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A Look Ahead At The 2020 RNCWBUR's Callum Borchers gives us a rundown of what to expect.

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BPR Full Show 8/24/20: Speaking for the TreesToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened our lines to talk with listeners about recent protests and accusations of environmental racism over the proposed removal of 124 trees along Roxbury's Melnea Cass Boulevard.

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Tom Perez On The Democratic National ConventionTom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke with Boston Public Radio on Monday about last week's 2020 Democratic National Convention.

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Markey-Kennedy race in the homestretchA weekly conversation about Massachusetts politics and policy.

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The Clipper Ships of East BostonKick back and enjoy our interview with Stephen Ujifusa, author of Barons of the Sea, and Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship, which originally aired in July 2018.

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Week In Review: BPS Fall Plans, Local Elections, DNC ConventionProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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Boston Public Schools Will Start The Year All-RemoteWBUR's Max Larkin gives us an update on Boston Public Schools' plan to start with all-remote learning, and phase-in a hybrid learning model this Fall.

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Boston Public Schools To Start Entirely Online This FallWBUR's Max Larkin gives us an update on Boston Public Schools' plan, and we discuss that and national and local politics with our Week in Review panelists.

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BPR Full Show 8/21/20: Cassellius and Walsh Take Your QuestionsToday on Boston Public Radio: Following Joe Biden's nomination Thursday night, we opened lines to hear your takes on the former vice president and now-official 2020 Democratic presidential nominee.

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BPR Full Show 8/20/20: Elizabeth Warren Goes 'All In'Today on Boston Public Radio: NBC "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd discussed Thursday morning's news of the arrest of former Trump advisor Steve Bannon.

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Can There Be A 'Song Of The Summer' In A Season Of Chaos?We talk about the music that's risen to the charts this summer, and why nothing has taken hold the way Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" did last year.

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Report Warns Of Increased Tidal Flooding, Beach Erosion On North ShoreWBUR Environmental Editor Barbara Moran has been digging into the report's findings, and joins us to discuss.

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Mass. Democrats Deval Patrick And Ayanna Pressley Weigh In On DNCPlus, how do you find great summer songs in a season of chaos?

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The Pandemic Is Weighing Heavily On Working MothersThe fall promises little relief with the majority of the state's schools returning at least partially online and 30% going fully online at the start.

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Teachers Rally At State House For Remote LearningUnion teachers rallied at the State House Wednesday, calling on the Governor Charlie Baker to make all schools remote-only, at least initially, this fall.

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How Snow White's Evil Stepmother Can Help Us Unpack Mother-Daughter RelationshipsIn the story of Snow White, the most compelling character of the story isn't the title character, but the villain: the jealous, wicked, evil stepmother.

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A Final Debate In A Heated Senate Race, And Calamari Captures The Nation's AttentionWe look at a busy day in politics, locally and nationally.

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How The Pandemic Is Impacting Working Women — And Their Financial FuturePlus, we re-examine the story of Snow White with Harvard's Maria Tatar, who says tales about evil stepmothers shape our understanding of age and beauty.

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BPR Full Show 8/19/20: Even Sharks Need FriendsToday on Boston Public Radio: Medical ethicist Art Caplan discussed prescription delays brought by USPS cutbacks, and the importance of keeping kids active and socially distanced throughout the pandemic.

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Art Caplan on the Need for P.E. in Remote Learning PlansMedical ethicist Art Caplan made his weekly call into Boston Public Radio on Wednesday, where he discussed worries about kids not getting much-needed exercise while they're learning from home.

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Juliette Kayyem: New Senate Intel Report On Russian Election InterferenceThe Senate Intelligence Committee released a nearly 1,000 page report on Tuesday, detailing Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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BPR Full Show 8/18/20: Crossroad BluesToday on Boston Public opened our lines to ask listeners: are you experiencing work-from-home Kusnierek talked about the recent appointment of Jason Wright as the NFL's first Black team president, and Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask's decision to step away from the NHL.

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Boston Federal Reserve President Isn't Optimistic About A Fast Economic RecoveryIs it possible to prioritize both public and economic health?

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Democrats — And A Republican — Preach Unity At First Night Of DNC ConventionPlus: can we prioritize both public and economic health? We pose that question to the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Eric Rosengren.

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Ongoing Battle Over Recent Changes In Service, Equipment At US Postal Service Heats UpWe check in with a local postal worker, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, and get a wider perspective from a reporter who's been following this.

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How Are Parents Deciding What To Do About The School Year?With most districts offering parents multiple options, we ask parents what they've decided to do and how they reached that decision.

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Attorney General Maura Healey Considering Legal Action Over Post Office ChangesPlus: WBUR's Callum Borchers gives us a preview of what to expect from an unconventional Democratic National Convention.

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BPR Full Show 8/17/20: On Peace and Peace of MindToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to talk with listeners about concerns regarding President Trump's moves to curb mail-in voting ahead of the November election.

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Curtatone, Novick hit Baker reopening guidanceA weekly conversation about Massachusetts politics and policy.

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When the US Army Invaded South BostonIn the 1940s, Boston was still an industrial city, and when the US entered World War II, that industrial might would be turned to wartime production.

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Corby Kummer: Michigan Requires Routine COVID-19 Testing For Meatpacking PlantsAs of last week, all food processor employees in Michigan must now be routinely tested for COVID-19, making it the first state in the nation with this requirement.

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Breaking Down The Debate Over Reopening SchoolsWBUR Edify reporter Carrie Jung breaks down attitudes on either side.

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Week In Review: What To Do About Schools, And Kamala Harris Makes HistoryOur Week In Review panel breaks down what a presidential effort to hinder mail-in voting may mean for Massachusetts, and the growing tension as parents, teachers, and administrators grapple over whether to reopen schools for in-person classes.

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BPR Full Show 8/14/20: USPS DistressToday on Boston Public Radio - Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch spoke about the US Postal Service removing many mail-processing machines across the country.

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BPR Full Show 08/14/20: Kamala MomalaToday on Boston Public Radio: - NBC's Chuck Todd shared his thoughts on Joe Biden, presumptive Democratic nominee for president, choosing Sen.

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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius On Plans For FallThe complexities of schooling this fall are plentiful. Many districts across the state are figuring out what needs to be done before September, which is only a few weeks away.

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Can Learning Pods Help Students Succeed While Learning Remotely?We look at one creative approach to beginning a new school year in the midst of a pandemic.

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Special Hour: Uncertainty Abounds As Districts Prepare For The First Day Of SchoolWe look at a creative solution from a Boston City Councilor and hear from Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent of the state's largest school district.

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WBUR Poll Finds 4 In 10 Voters Plan To Vote By Mail In MassachusettsWe discuss the poll's numbers and what they mean with Steve Koczela with the MassINC Polling Group and Pam Wilmot with Common Cause Massachusetts.

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Sen. Kamala Harris, VP Candidate: Listeners ReactWe take listener calls on Biden's historic VP pick.

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How You Vote May Say A Lot About Who You're Voting For In MassachusettsThat's according to a new WBUR poll. We also take listener calls on presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate: Senator Kamala Harris.

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BPR Full Show 8/12/20: The Pick Is InToday on Boston Public Mass. Treasurer and state gubernatorial candidate Shannon O'Brien discussed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris as his running Curry talked about Biden's pick and how Harris on the ticket might influence voters.

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Juston Root's Family Sues Police, City Of Boston, For Wrongful DeathJuston Root was killed by five Boston police officers and one Massachusetts State Trooper in February.

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Family Of Juston Root, Man Killed By Police In February, Files Wrongful Death SuitPlus, we speak with Rep. Katherine Clark and take listener questions with a panel of pediatricians on the coronavirus and its impact on children.

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Ask The Doctors: Listener Questions On Coronavirus, ChildrenWe take listener questions on COVID-19 and its impact on children.

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BPR Full Show 8/11/20: On Getting Away and Getting ByToday on Boston Public opened lines to ask listeners: as Congress quarrels about further coronavirus relief, how are you coping with the economic stress of the Sports Boston reporter and anchor Trenni Kusnierek talked about the status of college football, and how Boston's sports teams are faring with their respective Oscar Guerra discussed his...

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BPR Full Show 8/10/20: Letter of the LawToday on Boston Public Radio: CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem discussed the U.S.' passing of 5 million coronavirus cases, and a new report from American intelligence about Russian meddling in the 2020 election.

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Mass. Congressional Challenger Faces Allegations Of Inappropriate RelationshipsWe'll get the latest on politics, and an update on the Kennedy-Markey senate primary, with WBUR's Callum Borchers.

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President Trump Takes Executive Action On Coronavirus Relief, Bypassing CongressWe break down what they mean for Massachusetts.

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Unpacking President Trump's Executive Actions — And What They Might Mean In Mass.Plus: over the weekend, a scandal broke in the race for the 1st Congressional District between incumbent Richard Neal and his challenger, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse.

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Downing, Vennochi voice concerns on BakerA weekly conversation about Massachusetts politics and policy.

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The Grand DerangementOne morning in August, redcoats fanned out across the province, taking entire families into custody, burning farms and crops, and killing livestock.

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Celtics And Bruins Look To Prove Themselves In A Different Kind Of Sports SeasonWith both the Celtics and the Red Sox in action tonight, and the Bruins on tap for Sunday, we Check the Score with Radio Boston's Chris Citorik.

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Baker Slows Reopening, But Pushes For In-Person Learning As School Districts Decide To Go RemotePlus, we see how two Boston sports teams are faring in a different kind of sports season.

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BPR Full Show 8/7/20: Thought for FoodToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to talk with listeners about your thoughts on the return to colleges and universities in the fall.

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Corby Kummer: Prisoners Organize Memorial Tribute Lunch For George FloydFood writer Corby Kummer spoke with Boston Public Radio on Friday about an innmate at the Muskegon Correctional Facility in Michigan who organized a special meal to honor the life of George Floyd.

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To Postpone, Or To Downsize? Weddings Take A New Shape In Coronavirus PandemicWith large gatherings mostly banned due to the health risks they pose, how do you plan a wedding?

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Which Political Ads Are Making A Splash, And Which Are Falling Short?Who's behind these ads, are they working, and what do they tell us about the state of a number of races, during a pandemic?

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Coping With A Different Kind Of Wedding SeasonWith large gatherings mostly banned due to the health risks they pose, how do you plan a wedding?

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BPR Full Show 8/6/20: 'The Land of Educational Uncertainty'Today on Boston Public Radio: The Greater Boston Food Bank's Catherine D'Amato talked about the state's new "Breakfast After the Bell" program, and other ways Mass.

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Episode 157Paul Hansen is The Grownup Noise - a Boston band formed in 2005 with bassist Adam Sankowski - that has had an impressive list of members too long to mention.

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How Does What You Eat Impact Your Mental Health?New research is showing a strong connection between what we eat and our mental health.

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Boston Joins Somerville And Cambridge In Announcing No Full-Time, In-Person School This FallPlus, new research is showing a strong connection between what we eat and our mental health.

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Local Schools Prepare For Remote Learning In The FallWe discuss what's at stake in the decision to resume in-person learning or not.

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BPR Full Show 8/5/20: A Bully's PulpitToday on Boston Public Radio: New York Times bestselling author Larry Tye discussed his new biography on Sen.

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With Some Experts Urging Massachusetts To Roll Back Its Reopening, Local Doctors Take Your QuestionsWe check in with WBUR Commonhealth Editor Carey Goldberg, and take listener calls with Dr. Shira Doron of Tufts Medical Center and Dr. Joshua Barocas of Boston Medical Center.

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Boston City Officials Express Concerns Over University Students Returning To CampusWe speak with Boston City Councilor Kenzie Bok and WBUR Edify reporter Carrie Jung about what's at stake.

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Gov. Baker Is Sticking To His Reopening Plan, As City Officials Express Concern Over College Students Returning To BostonPlus, we keep an eye on tropical storm Isaias as it moves over New England.

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BPR Full Show 8/4/20: FastidiousocityToday on Boston Public. Ayanna Pressley discussed the looming spike of evictions across the U.S., and how her HELP Act, introduced in Congress last week, would address the opened our lines to talk with listeners about who you think former Vice President Joe Biden ought to pick as his running mate in the 2020 Rose from the Mass.

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BPR Full Show 8/3/20: The Doctor Is InToday on Boston Public Radio: Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone discussed his Friday decision to put a hold on phase three reopening in Somerville.

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Summer Food And Travel In The Age Of COVIDHow has the pandemic changed your summer vacation plans?

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For Some Lifelong Republicans, November Is About Getting Trump OutWe speak with Jennifer Horn, one of the co-founders of the Lincoln Project and a former chair of the New Hampshire GOP.

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Death Penalty Thrown Out For Boston Marathon BomberPlus, we hear from a local co-founder of the Lincoln Project, and talk about summer food and travel in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Opponents debate merits of Maine hydro projectTwo opponents debate a ballot question in Maine with huge importance for Massachusetts.

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The Gold Gilded GrasshopperFaneuil Hall's grasshopper weathervane is 4 feet long, weighs about 80 pounds, and is made out of copper that's been covered with 23 carat gold.

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Week In Review: Mitigating The Coronavirus, Mourning Rep. John Lewis, And Prepping For The November ElectionWe take listener calls on the week's stories at the intersection of the pandemic and politics.

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Bpr Full Show 7/31/20: Jb²We opened lines to ask listeners: are you anxious about the prospect of election interference and voter suppression in maven Sue O'Connell discussed the potential conflict of interest surrounding a trial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and her concerns for underprivileged kids who might be unable to return to...

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BPR Full Show 7/30/20: Lime Blanks the FishToday on Boston Public Radio: NBC "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd weighed in on ongoing negotiations around federal coronavirus relief, and recapped the latest political headlines.

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Trump Has Suggested Delaying The 2020 Election, But He Doesn't Have The Power To Do SoPresident Trump does not have the power himself to move the date of the election, which was set by an 1845 federal law.

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A Final Goodbye To John LewisWe hear from a Massachusetts family whose lives were intertwined with Lewis and the fight for social justice.

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Saying A Final Farewell To Rep. John LewisPlus we catch up on the latest immigration news.

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Corby Kummer: Meat Industry Misconduct Amid COVID-19Food writer Corby Kummer spoke with Boston Public Radio on Thursday about the meat industry's transgressions amid the meat industry execs] are the evil actors - they won't release the number of people in their slaughterhouses who are infected or are dying, and OSHA has been completely asleep at the wheel doing nothing to sue the...

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BPR Full Show 7/29/20: Knowing Vs. ActingToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to talk with teachers about the complications that come with a return to school in the fall.

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Checking The Score: What We Can Learn From The Return Of Sports So FarLess than a week into its restart, Major League Baseball has already had to temporarily suspend the season for two teams due to a coronavirus outbreak.

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Summer Reading: Stories Of Resilience, OvercomingWe speak with two book lovers about their favorite stories about overcoming adversity.

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Virtual Virtuosos: Local Singers, Hamstrung By The Pandemic, Staged An Opera On Animal CrossingHow a small Boston-based opera company staged a production of an opera entirely within the world of Animal Crossing.

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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Remembers Rep. John LewisCongresswoman Ayanna Pressley joins us to talk about taking the baton from her colleague, civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis.

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Ask The Doctors: Is Coronavirus Making A Comeback In Massachusetts?There were nearly 500 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the state over the weekend, and the percentage of positive tests has ticked upward in the last several days after holding steady earlier this month.

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BPR Full Show 7/28/20: The Case for Scaling BackToday on Boston Public Radio: Dr. Davis Rosman, president of the Mass. Medical Society, discussed an uptick in the rate of positive COVID-19 cases across Mass., and why he thinks Gov.

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Sen. Markey And Rep. Kennedy Struggle To Differentiate Themselves In Senate DebateProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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Nation Honors Late Congressman John Lewis In Capital RotundaProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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BPR Full Show 7/27/20: Listen Up!TV expert Bob Thompson reflected on the life of TV host Regis Philbin, and explained why he's not impressed with the simulated crowds in MLB Irene Monroe and Emmett Price, hosts of WGBH's All Rev'd Up, reflected on the passing of local civil right advocate Mimi Jones, and talked about the recent speech by Rep.

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As local news withers, we're losing sense of identityA weekly conversation about Massachusetts politics and policy.

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Boston Goes to Bleeding KansasBloody Kansas was a deadly guerrilla war between so-called Border Ruffians from Missouri in support of slavery on one side, and earnest abolitionists from New England on the other.

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Week In Review: Police Reform Bill, New Coronavirus Travel RestrictionsHoward Bryant, senior writer for ESPN, Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute, and callers discuss the major news stories of the week.

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An Opening Day At Fenway Like No OtherProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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Week In Review: Police Reform, Portland Showdown, New Coronavirus Travel RestrictionsPlus: this may be the weirdest Opening Day for the Red Sox ever.

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BPR Full Show 7/24/20: Take Me Out to the Ball GameToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened our lines to talk with listeners about the return of baseball, on opening day for the Red Sox.

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Corby Kummer: Trader Joe's 'Finally' Says 'No' To Racist LabelingFood writer Corby Kummer spoke with Boston Public Radio on Friday about Trader Joe's racist labeling on certain products, such as 'Trader Ming's' and 'Trader José's.' "Trader Joe's is finally saying no to racist branding that perpetuates the worst kind of stereotyping," he is a.

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New Head Of Phillips Academy Andover On Race, InclusionWhat's it like to take over an elite boarding high school, during a global pandemic and important conversations on race and privilege?

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As Cities And Towns Restrict Access, A Day At The Beach Is A Lot More ComplicatedPlus, we'll hear from Dr. Raynard Kington, the new head-of-school at Phillips Academy in Andover, and the school's first Black leader and openly gay leader.

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Mass. House Continues Debate Over Police ReformMassachusetts Rep. Carlos González, chair of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, steps away from that debate to bring us the latest.

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Parking Bans, Resident-Only Rules, And Social Distancing Complicate Beach AccessHow should communities balance access and public safety?

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BPR Full Show 7/23/20: Stuck in the WeedsToday on Boston Public Radio: Mass. Cannabis Commission Steve Hoffman and Commissioner Shaleen Title discussed the bureaucratic hurdles keeping Black-owned cannabis shops from getting off the ground, four years after marijuana legalization in Mass.

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Episode 156With a name like Mistress Carrie, we might be forgiven if we were a bit cautious asking her on ATB for a chat.

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Need Help With Your Summer Home Improvement Projects?Provocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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State Reps. Debate Whether Cannabis Tax Dollars Should Go To Police Training Or Equity, Or BothIn a tweet on Monday, Cannabis Control Commissioner Shaleen Title objected to diverting revenue to police training, before communities of color.

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What's It Like To Be A Student Of Color In A Predominantly White District?Plus, we discuss two amendments to the House police reform bill that deal with the use funds from cannabis revenues for police training.

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BPR Full Show 7/22/20: 'Until Further Notice, Wear A Damn Mask'Today on Boston Public Radio: Medical ethicist Art Caplan recapped the president's Tuesday night reprise of coronavirus briefings, and offered his take on the anxieties around a rushed COVID-19 vaccine.

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Mass. Police Chiefs Rally Against Reform BillsWe talk about the proposed reforms with a local police chief and a police reform advocate.

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Previewing The Primary Elections In MassachusettsPlus: Local police chiefs oppose a police reform bill making its way through the State house.

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Two Local Doctors On Staying Safe From Coronavirus This SummerAs photos of crowded beaches and stories of resistant mask-wearers flood the internet, we take questions with two local doctors about how to best stay safe this summer.

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BPR Full Show 7/21/20: The Election QuestionJournalist Daffodil Altan talked about her latest project for FRONTLINE, a documentary titled "COVID's Hidden Toll," that reckons with the treatment of meat packing industry and farm workers during the coronavirus Stewart III, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT, discussed mail-in voting preparedness and other...

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NAACP's Michael Curry On The Legacy Of Rep. John LewisCurry also draws parallels from Lewis's early work as a young activist to the protest movement today.

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Mondays With The Mayor: Police Reform, Phase 3 In BostonPlus, we'll discuss the challenges facing schools as they prepare to reopen this fall, and take listener calls.

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How Physical Distancing Makes It Hard For Some To Escape The Summer HeatPlus: We hear from Mayor Marty Walsh and remember Congressman John Lewis.

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BPR Full Show 7/20/20: An Elephant in the RoomToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to ask callers: why do you think Americans aren't taking to the streets over the 140,000 coronavirus deaths in the U.S.?

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Sharp split on need for new transpo revenuesDifferences between AIM official and transportation advocate mirror the split on Beacon Hill.

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The Prisoners of Peddocks IslandYou may have heard stories about the Confederate prisoners who were held at Fort Warren on Georges Island during the civil war.

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Week In Review: Tensions Continue Over Wearing Masks, Reopening SchoolsPlus: We check back on a push for police reform at the State house.

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BPR Full Show 7/17/20: 'A Big Ol' Concern'Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to ask listeners: are you hesitant about the return to physical classrooms in the fall?

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Boston Police Can Earn Four Hours Of Overtime Pay For Five Minutes Of WorkThe Bay State Banner is out with a new investigation into police overtime. We hear from Yawu Miller, the Banner's senior editor.

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BPR Full Show 7/16/20: 'Naked With a Bunch of Finns'Today on Boston Public Radio: NBC "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd broke down the latest headlines around the coronavirus pandemic and the November election.

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Episode 155Boston Hip Hop artist Cliff Notez is another guest we had been trying to get on ATB for a long time.

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After A 3-Month Extension, Tax Day Is Here. What Does The Delay Mean For The Future?With mounting concerns about the state's economy, what has the extension meant for the Commonwealth?

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Congressman Richard Neal Says Another Stimulus Check May Be Coming SoonWe speak with Congressman Richard Neal about the Supreme Court's ruling on President Trump's taxes, the coronavirus pandemic, his reelection campaign and other issues facing his district.

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Congressman Richard Neal On His Push For Trump To Release His Tax ReturnsPlus: Back on view at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is "Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller And John Singer Sargent."

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As Gardner Reopens, Revisiting The Black Model Behind John Singer Sargent's Most Famous WorksThe Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum reopens for visitors on Wednesday, after closing in March because of the pandemic.

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BPR Full Show 7/15/20: Tax Day in JulyToday on Boston Public ethicist Art Caplan talked about news of a promising COVID-19 vaccine from Cambridge-based Moderna Therapeutics, and his prescient writing in 2016 on "The End of Civilization and the Real Donald economist Jon Gruber talked about President Trump's attempts to limit immigration during the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlighted...

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Massachusetts Teachers On Reopening SchoolsPlus, we take listener calls on Massachusetts' plan to reopen schools this fall.

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Local Teachers On Schools Reopening In The FallPlus: The Massachusetts State Senate passed a police reform bill in a dramatic 4 a.m vote this morning.

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BPR Full Show 7/14/20: Tote the LineToday on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to ask listeners: should society be more forgiving to people with criminal records?

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Corby Kummer On The Boycott Against Goya FoodsFood writer Corby Kummer spoke with Boston Public Radio on Tuesday about the boycott against Goya Foods, after the company's CEO, Robert Unanue, praised President Donald Trump last week.

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Massachusetts Scales Down Contact Tracing Efforts As Businesses, Public Spaces ReopenWhere we are on contact tracing, and do we have the system we need now, and down the line?

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Boston Police Union Objects To Key Portions Of Police Reform Bill In State SenateProvocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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BPR Full Show 7/13/20: 'Bling Bling Theology'Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened lines to ask listeners: how much harm do you think President Trump is doing by sidelining Anthony Fauci?

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Rep. Barber spotlights 'draconian' MassHealth asset recovery policiesSome states take the federal rules a step further. "MassHealth has some of the strongest and most draconian state recovery rules in the country," Somerville Rep.

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Prescott Townsend, From the First World War to the First Pride Parade, with Megan LingerPrescott Townsend was one of the most interesting figures in Boston's LGBTQ history. He was the ultimate Boston Brahmin, coming of age at Harvard in the shadow of Teddy Roosevelt and enlisting in the Navy during World War I. He served time in prison after getting caught in a Beacon Hill tryst back when homosexuality was a crime in Boston, and...

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Week In Review: Push For Police Reform In State Senate, Phase 3 Of ReopeningOur panelists are: Marie St. Fleur, a former Massachusetts State Representative, and Richard Tisei, former Republican leader of the Massachusetts State Senate.

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BPR Full Show 7/10/20: Gamble Away!Tech writer Andy Ihnatko discussed a damning civil rights audit at Facebook and new features coming to iPhone users with the smartphone's latest operating system.

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State Senate Moves To Enact Police Reform With Sweeping LegislationWe speak with local stakeholders about whether the bill is a step in the right direction.

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