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Join hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a smart local conversation with leaders and thinkers shaping Boston and New England. We feature our favorite conversation from each show. To hear the full show, please visit wgbhnews.org/bpr To share your opinion, email bpr@wgbh.org or call 877-301-8970 during the live broadcast from 11AM-2PM.

Join hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a smart local conversation with leaders and thinkers shaping Boston and New England. We feature our favorite conversation from each show. To hear the full show, please visit wgbhnews.org/bpr To share your opinion, email bpr@wgbh.org or call 877-301-8970 during the live broadcast from 11AM-2PM.

Location:

Boston, MA

Networks:

WGBH

PRX

Description:

Join hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a smart local conversation with leaders and thinkers shaping Boston and New England. We feature our favorite conversation from each show. To hear the full show, please visit wgbhnews.org/bpr To share your opinion, email bpr@wgbh.org or call 877-301-8970 during the live broadcast from 11AM-2PM.

Language:

English

Contact:

877-301-8970


Episodes

BPR Full Show: Night Owl

11/30/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: Art Caplan weighed in on new research into so-called “SuperAgers,” whose brains are as sharp as those 20 or 30 years younger than them. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. Then, we opened up the phone lines, asking listeners if they’re staying on Twitter amid numerous controversial changes to the platform. Andrea Cabral talked about...

Duration:02:41:45

BPR Full Show: Office Party

11/29/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We began the show by talking with listeners about the controversies surrounding this year’s World Cup. Trenni Casey shared her thoughts on the process behind FIFA picking World Cup host countries. Casey is an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston. Nancy Gertner discussed allegations against Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito over leaking Court decisions. Gertner is a retired federal judge and a senior lecturer at Harvard Law School. Keith Lockhart...

Duration:02:00:40

BPR Full Show: Shopping Spree

11/28/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We began the show by talking with listeners about the holiday shopping season. Michael Curry discussed the Baker administration’s $130 million health worker loan repayment program, and Boston schools losing approximately 15,000 Black students in the past 20 years. Curry is president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. He’s also a member of the National NAACP Board of Directors, where he chairs the board’s Advocacy & Policy...

Duration:02:31:57

BPR full show: A Chili Reception

11/23/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: Art Caplan shared his thoughts on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s final White House briefing after 50 years in government. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. Then, we opened the phone lines, asking listeners if bringing food to neighbors is the polite thing to do – or an insult. Corby Kummer weighed in on whether to toss unsolicited gifts of...

Duration:02:30:47

BPR Full Show: Go Smell That Turkey!

11/22/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We began the show by opening phone lines, talking with listeners about this past weekend’s shooting at LGBTQ+ nightclub at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Trenni Casey discussed the backlash over the World Cup in Qatar, and Celtics forward Jaylen Brown coming under fire for tweeting a video of anti-Semitic hate group Israel United in Christ outside Barclays Center. Casey is an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston. Bridget Lancaster shared her Thanksgiving...

Duration:02:33:13

BPR Full Show: Turkey Talk in "Turkey Town"

11/21/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We began the show by talking about U.S. hypocrisy in criticizing homophobic laws in Qatar, after a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs and rising anti-LGBTQ+ animus nationwide. Shannon Liss-Riordan discussed the multiple lawsuits she’s filed on behalf of Twitter employees alleging illegal firing practices after Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media platform. Liss-Riordan is an attorney and former candidate for Massachusetts Attorney...

Duration:02:42:01

BPR Full Show: "Ask the Mayor" with Mayor Michelle Wu

11/18/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: Mayor Michelle Wu discussed her new homeownership plan amid rising housing prices in Boston, and talked about the reopening of Boston City Hall Plaza after numerous renovations. She also took questions from listeners during this month’s edition of “Ask the Mayor.” Callie Crossley talked about chaos at Twitter after Elon Musk called on employees to commit “hardcore” or resign with severance pay, and Naomi Biden’s wedding at the White House. Crossley is the...

Duration:02:34:47

BPR Full Show: Mahogany Gloss

11/17/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We began the show by talking with Arlene Isaacson about the Respect for Marriage Act, before opening the phone lines to listeners. Michael Curry discussed Andrea Campbell making history as the first Black woman to be Attorney General-elect of Mass., and questions over the future of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Curry is the president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. He’s also a member of the national NAACP Board of Directors,...

Duration:02:31:43

BPR Full Show: Swifties

11/16/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened the show by taking our listeners’ calls to get their reaction to former President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is running for president in 2024. Boston Globe Business columnist Shirley Leung talked about the record-breaking number of women on corporate boards in Massachusetts. She also talked about the Boston Globe appointing Nancy Barnes as the paper’s new editor, making her the first woman to lead the Globe in its 150-year history. Then...

Duration:02:41:31

BPR Full Show: Ask The Doctor - RSV Edition

11/15/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We began the show by asking listeners how they feel about the state of extremism post-midterms. Trenni Casey shared her thoughts on Mike Tyson’s new cannabis endeavor based off of his infamous ear-bite, mounting pressure on female athletes to lose weight, and the controversies about the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. Casey is an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston. Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett talked about the current RSV–respiratory syncytial virus–spike...

Duration:02:44:47

Corby Kummer: Raising Cane's is Raising Cain

11/14/2022
Raising Cane’s is suing an Indiana shopping center after finding out that a lease banned the sale of chicken fingers, stemming from a noncompete agreement former property owners had reached with a nearby McDonald’s in 1984. “It’s really wild,” Corby Kummer told Boston Public Radio on Monday. “The idea that McDonald’s takes the exclusive right in a shopping center to sell deboned chicken products…completely new to me.” Kummer is the executive director of the Food and Society policy program...

Duration:00:21:01

BPR full show: It's Getting Heated

11/14/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We began the show by talking with listeners about Democrats’ performance in the midterms. Art Caplan talked about colleges and universities grappling with mental health crises among students. Caplan is the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. Charlie Sennott discussed Russia’s retreat from Ukraine, and President Joe Biden’s meeting with China’s...

Duration:02:11:55

BPR Full Show: So Long, Smartphone

11/11/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We began the show by asking listeners whether the results of the 2022 midterm elections are a sign of the Republican Party’s split from former President Donald Trump. Lindsay Andon, Dave Shanahan, and Scott Cousland joined us to talk about Project ComeBack, a local nonprofit that pairs veterans with rescue horses in order to mutually heal. Andon is the founder of Project ComeBack. Shahan is a veteran who spent 9 years in the National Guard and was deployed in...

Duration:02:33:54

BPR Full Show: Lenny Clarke comes home

11/10/2022
Washington Post opinion columnist E.J. Dionne discussed how the youth vote helped prevent a crushing defeat for Democrats on election day. He then provided some predictions on how a Republican controlled Congress would govern in this political climate. He ended by discussing the waning enthusiasm around Donald Trump, just as Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’s political prospects are rising. We then opened our phone lines to get listeners’ opinions on why they think Democrats were...

Duration:02:37:56

BPR Full Show: A historic election in Massachusetts

11/9/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened the show by hearing from listeners about the results of Tuesday's midterm elections. Michael Curry discussed the historic wins in Mass., where Maura Healey has made history as first openly lesbian U.S. governor and first woman elected governor of the state; her running mate Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll also makes them the first time in U.S. history that voters have elected two women to a state’s top two executive spots; and Andrea...

Duration:02:30:57

BPR Full Show: Election Day 2022

11/8/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We began the show by talking with candidates for statewide office, asking them to make their final pitch to voters: Democrat candidate for Attorney General Andrea Campbell, Attorney General and Mass. gubernatorial candidate Maura Healey, Republican candidate for Attorney General Jay McMahon, incumbent Secretary of State Bill Galvin, Republican Mass. State Auditor candidate Anthony Amore, and Democrat Mass. Sen. and Mass. State Auditor candidate Diana...

Duration:02:42:16

Corby Kummer: Turkeys may be harder to find this holiday season

11/7/2022
Holiday meals may look a little different this year due to numerous food shortages and high prices. Food writer Corby Kummer joined Boston Public Radio on Monday to share what you can expect at grocery stores. While turkey shortages have happened in years prior, this season will be particularly rough: more than 6 million turkeys have died already this year due to avian flu outbreaks nationwide, and that number is expected to rise. “Once there’s one turkey with avian flu, enormous...

Duration:00:21:25

BPR Full Show: Political Climate

11/7/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: Jesse Mermell and Jennifer Nassour joined us for a political roundtable ahead of tomorrow’s midterm elections, giving us a look into Democrats’ and Republicans’ political strategies both state- and nationwide. Mermell is founder and president of deWit Impact Group, and a former candidate for Congress in Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional district. Nassour is the founder of the Pocketbook Project, and a former chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party. Then, we...

Duration:02:42:27

BPR Full Show: Daylight Saving Time

11/4/2022
Today on Boston Public Radio: We began the show by asking listeners about the voting patterns of white women ahead of the midterms. Shirley Leung talked about Mass. Governor Charlie Baker's multi billion dollar spending bill, her own latest piece on Mass. ballot Question 1, and women’s entrepreneurship in Boston. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe Callie Crossley discussed white suburban women’s’ swing to the right ahead of midterms and Kyrie Irving’s recent...

Duration:02:40:53

Behold, the Butter Board: Corby Kummer revisits the TikTok trend

11/3/2022
Some food writers and critics skeptical over butter boards — a TikTok food trend consisting of softened butter over a charcuterie board and topped with various herbs, spices, fruits, and more — are now wholeheartedly embracing the buttery dish. Even legendary chef Jacques Pépin jumped on the trend, posting a video to Facebook with his own take on the butter board. “A couple of things: they’re easy to make. As Jacques said in his sexy accent, you put it on a plate — you don’t have to put it...

Duration:00:22:16