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||CleanWeek In Review; Chessy Prout||Host Deborah Becker reviews the week's biggest headlines with our panelists, Tito Jackson and Tiziana Dearing. We also hear how Customs and Border Protection officers are trained. And we talk to Chessy Prout, who's written a memoir about her sexual [...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYawkey Way; 'Chappaquiddick' Film||Host Deborah Becker talks about the Gun Owners League of Massachusetts asking people to document the student rallies to protect against an "anti-civil rights agenda." We also talk about the move to rename Yawkey Way. And we discuss what Shakespeare [...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalkouts And Rallies; Nathaniel Philbrick||Host Deborah Becker talks about the school walkouts and rallies going on across the state to honor the victims of the Parkland school shooting. We also talk to historian Nathaniel Philbrick about his memoir, "Second Wind." Plus: Changes to the [...]||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStorm Hits Mass.; Opioids Survey||Host Deborah Becker talks about how the state is holding up in our latest winter storm. We also talk about the Blue Cross Blue Shield survey on opioids out today.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGun Legislation; Winter Storm Reads||Host Deborah Becker talks about the incoming storm with the National Weather Service and MEMA. We also talk about the unveiling of federal gun legislation, based on Massachusetts laws. And Congressman Jim McGovern talks about school safety, the [...]||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek In Review; Diversity Onscreen||Host Deborah Becker reviews the week's biggest stories with our panel. Plus, the remains of Amelia Earhart's may have been found. Also, we talk about the significance of film like A Wrinkle In Time and how important it is for children to see [...]||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNuns Join #MeToo; Midwives||Host Deborah Becker talks about the bid to dismiss a federal court case against two aides to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. We also look at how nuns are joining the #MeToo movement. And we talk about a new study says integrating midwives into the [...]||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTariff Trouble; The Music Of Leonard Bernstein||Host Deborah Becker talks about what impact potential aluminum and steel tariffs might have on Massachusetts businesses. And with two bills for same-day voter registration on Beacon Hill, we look at the rollout of automatic voter registration in [...]||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCambridge Mayor; 'The Cloister'||Host Deborah Becker talks to the Cambridge Mayor about the city's new legal defense fund for immigrants. We also talk about the "walk-in" rallies for public defenders across the state to demand equal collective bargaining rights. And James Carroll [...]||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimate Change; 'It's Criminal'||Host Deborah Becker talks about the damage from last week's nor'easter and how climate change is affecting our coast. We also talk to the Arlington Police Chief about law enforcement and mental health. And we hear about why researchers are [...]||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great news cast
Local take on events both local and beyond. High quality content and interviews.
Host Meghna is remarkably talented at getting to the heart of every topic she covers. She has the rare ability to make each topic really interesting-- and I'm always amazed that she can do this even for things I don't even think I'm interested in, until I hear her get into them. (She is one of the few on radio- along with Diane Rehm- who has this quality for me.) Listening to this show has made me appreciate much more deeply what an interesting place Greater Boston really is to live, and would be an equally interesting listen for those who live outside Massachusetts. Thank you so much for this show and for your amazing work!!
Informative and engaging
Thoughtful journalism on all things Massachusetts!