Boston Public Radio http://wgbhnews.org en Alex Beam On The Careful Reading Of Obituaries http://wgbhnews.org/post/alex-beam-careful-reading-obituaries <p></p><p>Boston Globe columnist <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/staff/beam"><strong>Alex Beam</strong></a> returned to Boston Public Radio for his regular Open Mic segment with <strong>Jim Braude</strong> and <strong>Margery Eagan</strong>. This time, Beam talked about obituaries ("Irish sports pages") and what it means to read about and learn from the lives of the recently deceased.</p><p><em>Questions were edited for length and clarity. Beam's responses were edited where noted (...).</em></p><p><strong>So this is how you're spending your time these days, reading obituaries?</strong></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:05:42 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 22256 at http://wgbhnews.org Alex Beam On The Careful Reading Of Obituaries BPR: A Day of Service, Brian McGrory, Recreational Obituary Reading, Sick at Sea, Greek Wines http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-day-service-brian-mcgrory-recreational-obituary-reading-sick-sea-greek-wines <p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:38:48 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 22259 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: A Day of Service, Brian McGrory, Recreational Obituary Reading, Sick at Sea, Greek Wines Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn On Courage, Duty And Resilience After The Marathon Bombings http://wgbhnews.org/post/harvard-historian-nancy-koehn-courage-duty-and-resilience-after-marathon-bombings <p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:31:45 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 22212 at http://wgbhnews.org Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn On Courage, Duty And Resilience After The Marathon Bombings A Special Boston Public Radio On The 2013 Marathon Anniversary http://wgbhnews.org/post/special-boston-public-radio-2013-marathon-anniversary <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim Braude</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Margery Eagan</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;were on-air for an extra hour Tuesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Jim and </span>Margery<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;opened the lines to hear listeners' thoughts, one year removed. In between calls, Jim and </span>Margery<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tuned into a tribute service at Hynes Convention Center where Vice President Biden, Mayor Walsh and others spoke.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:00:23 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 22200 at http://wgbhnews.org A Special Boston Public Radio On The 2013 Marathon Anniversary BPR: Politics, John Hockenberry, All Revved Up, Unplugging From Work, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-politics-john-hockenberry-all-revved-unplugging-work-lawrence-mayor-dan-rivera <p></p><ul><li><strong>Farah Stockman</strong> from <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/staff/stockman"><em>The Boston Globe</em></a> and WGBH's <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kadzis"><strong>Peter Kadzis</strong></a> broke down all the latest political news, from the Mass. governor's race to Scott Brown's entry into a New Hampshire contest.</li><li><strong>John Hockenberry</strong>, host of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thetakeaway.org"><em>The Takeaway</em></a>, joined Jim and Margery in Studio Three. Hockenberry is broadcasting from Boston for the anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:46:45 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 22137 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: Politics, John Hockenberry, All Revved Up, Unplugging From Work, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera BPR News Quiz, The Fighting Irish http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-news-quiz-fighting-irish <p>On this week's news quiz <a href="http://www.dropkickmurphys.com">Dropkick Murphy's </a><strong>Tim Brennan</strong> challenges<a href="http://www.wgbh.org/programs/A-Celtic-Sojourn-224/episodes/A-Celtic-Sojourn-Music-of-Healing-and-Hope-45244"> </a><a href="http://www.wgbh.org/celtic/http://www.wgbh.org/celtic/">A Celtic Sojourn's</a><a href="http://www.wgbh.org/celtic"> </a><strong>Brian O'Donovan</strong> over the week's news.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:38:36 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 22117 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR News Quiz, The Fighting Irish Alex Beam On Our 'Overbearing Love' For Errol Morris http://wgbhnews.org/post/alex-beam-our-overbearing-love-errol-morris <p>Boston Globe columnist <strong>Alex Beam</strong> is not impressed with Errol Morris' new documentary. Beam joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio to explain why Morris' film <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2390962/">"The Known Unknown"</a> falls flat for him, which he wrote about in his column for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/04/10/errol-morris-needs-find-new-rabbits-chase/gGiGv4SOQTzMDR1aPubxQJ/story.html"><em>Globe</em></a>.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:32:47 +0000 Will Roseliep & Boston Public Radio Staff 21968 at http://wgbhnews.org Alex Beam On Our 'Overbearing Love' For Errol Morris BPR: Scott Brown In NH, Ken Feinberg, Callie Crossley, Tax Cheats, Emily Rooney, Friday News Quiz http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-scott-brown-nh-ken-feinberg-callie-crossley-tax-cheats-emily-rooney-friday-news-quiz <p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:12:12 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 22045 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: Scott Brown In NH, Ken Feinberg, Callie Crossley, Tax Cheats, Emily Rooney, Friday News Quiz BPR: Gov. Patrick, Alex Beam, Exercise And Genetics, Kara Miller http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-gov-patrick-alex-beam-exercise-and-genetics-kara-miller <p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:11:52 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21966 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: Gov. Patrick, Alex Beam, Exercise And Genetics, Kara Miller Governor Deval Patrick "Not Sure" Russian Intelligence Could Have Prevented Marathon Attack http://wgbhnews.org/post/governor-deval-patrick-not-sure-russian-intelligence-could-have-prevented-marathon-attack <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Deval Patrick joined Jim </span>Braude<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Margery<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eagan on Boston Public Radio for his monthly installment of “Ask the </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” in which he addressed <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/10/us/russia-failed-to-share-details-on-boston-marathon-bombing-suspect.html">new allegations</a> that the Russian government withheld intelligence about Boston Marathon bombing suspect </span>Tamerlan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Tsarnaev<span sty Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:58:07 +0000 Amanda McGowan & Boston Public Radio Staff 21976 at http://wgbhnews.org Governor Deval Patrick "Not Sure" Russian Intelligence Could Have Prevented Marathon Attack Boston College Football Assistant, Mother Tell Tragic Story About GM Parts Failure http://wgbhnews.org/post/boston-college-football-assistant-mother-tell-tragic-story-about-gm-parts-failure <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sarah </span>Trautwein<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was driving on I-95 in the South Carolina town of </span>Walterboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt went off the road, onto the median and hit a tree. </span><a href="http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20090613/PC1602/306139992" style="line-height: 1.5;">Trautwein was killed instantly</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Her family thought she fell asleep at the wheel.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:06:17 +0000 Will Roseliep & Boston Public Radio Staff 21938 at http://wgbhnews.org Boston College Football Assistant, Mother Tell Tragic Story About GM Parts Failure BPR: War On Christmas, Brian McGrory, GM Safety Recall, Michael Norton, Bob Mankoff http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-war-christmas-brian-mcgrory-gm-safety-recall-michael-norton-bob-mankoff <p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:05:12 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21931 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: War On Christmas, Brian McGrory, GM Safety Recall, Michael Norton, Bob Mankoff BPR: John King, NCAA Men Vs. Women, Jamarhl Crawford, Nancy Koehn http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-john-king-ncaa-men-vs-women-jamarhl-crawford-nancy-koehn <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:43:10 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21896 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: John King, NCAA Men Vs. Women, Jamarhl Crawford, Nancy Koehn Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn on Mary Barra, Is This A Catastrophic Car Wreck Or A Mere Crash Test? http://wgbhnews.org/post/harvard-historian-nancy-koehn-mary-barra-catastrophic-car-wreck-or-mere-crash-test <div><div><div style="margin:0;"><p>In 2013 General Motors made headlines by making Mary Barra the first <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2013/12/10/in-detroit-the-long-wait-for-a-woman-ceo-is-over/">female CEO </a>of a car manufacturing juggernaut.</p><p>Today Mary Barra and General Motors are in the spotlight for something altogether different: a<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/05/your-money/understanding-gms-safety-recall.html?_r=0"> safety recall</a> on&nbsp;2.6 million cars over a faulty ignition switch, which is linked to at least 13 deaths.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:42:33 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21902 at http://wgbhnews.org Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn on Mary Barra, Is This A Catastrophic Car Wreck Or A Mere Crash Test? BPR: Politics, ER Doc On Marathon, Three-Year College, All Revved Up, Asia Runs On Dunkin' http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-politics-er-doc-marathon-three-year-college-all-revved-asia-runs-dunkin <p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:29:53 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21864 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: Politics, ER Doc On Marathon, Three-Year College, All Revved Up, Asia Runs On Dunkin' BPR: Dudley Square Gentrification, Callie Crossley, Saving Drive-ins, Emily Rooney, Friday News Quiz http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-dudley-square-gentrification-callie-crossley-saving-drive-ins-emily-rooney-friday-news-quiz <p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:04:51 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21837 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: Dudley Square Gentrification, Callie Crossley, Saving Drive-ins, Emily Rooney, Friday News Quiz BPR: Noah Feldman, Councilor Tito Jackson, Charlie Sennott, Tie Etiquette, Kara Miller http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-noah-feldman-councilor-tito-jackson-charlie-sennott-tie-etiquette-kara-miller <p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:39:14 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21801 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: Noah Feldman, Councilor Tito Jackson, Charlie Sennott, Tie Etiquette, Kara Miller BPR: GM Ignition Switches, Art Caplan, Brian McGrory, Jared Bowen, Social Apps http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-gm-ignition-switches-art-caplan-brian-mcgrory-jared-bowen-social-apps <p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:52:09 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21771 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: GM Ignition Switches, Art Caplan, Brian McGrory, Jared Bowen, Social Apps Comedian Hari Kondabolu: 'Sometimes The Jokes Write Themselves' http://wgbhnews.org/post/comedian-hari-kondabolu-sometimes-jokes-write-themselves <p>"Sometimes you get lucky and the jokes write themselves," comedian <strong>Hari Kondabolu</strong> told Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. "My father pick[ed] me up at La Guardia" Kondabolu said. "I'm walking towards the car when this white lady ran in front of me and got into the back of our car thinking it was a taxi cab. ... The look on her face when I opened it ... she didn't even apologize. It was like, I'm just going to leave and pretend this never happened."</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:01:21 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff & Will Roseliep 21751 at http://wgbhnews.org Comedian Hari Kondabolu: 'Sometimes The Jokes Write Themselves' Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn: Is The Invisible Hand Of The Market Choking Democracy? http://wgbhnews.org/post/harvard-historian-nancy-koehn-invisible-hand-market-choking-democracy <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;">Maybe every economist, pundit, and historian who writes a book on income inequality should dedicate his or her work to the Occupy Wall Street movement. If those protestors hadn't given us the elegant and&nbsp; powerful framework of the 99 percent versus the 1 percent, the scholarship of&nbsp; wealth disparities could have forever remained in the dark recesses of academia. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:24:58 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21749 at http://wgbhnews.org Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn: Is The Invisible Hand Of The Market Choking Democracy? BPR: John King, Beverly Scott, Hari Kondabolu, April Fool, Nancy Koehn http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-john-king-beverly-scott-hari-kondabolu-april-fool-nancy-koehn <p></p><p></p><p></p><ul><li>CNN's <strong>JOHN KING</strong>&nbsp;joined Jim and Margery to talk about GOP contenders for the 2016 White House, as well as the start to the Red Sox season. John King is the host of CNN's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/ip.html">Inside Politics</a>.&nbsp;</em>(Starts at 1:00)</li><li>Jim and&nbsp;Margery&nbsp;spoke with&nbsp;<strong>BEVERLY SCOTT</strong>,&nbsp;MBTA&nbsp;General Manager. They found out how the first weekend of&nbsp;MBTA&nbsp;late-night service went. (Starts at 27:00) Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:15:05 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21743 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: John King, Beverly Scott, Hari Kondabolu, April Fool, Nancy Koehn Mayor Marty Walsh on BPR for Ask the Mayor http://wgbhnews.org/post/mayor-marty-walsh-bpr-ask-mayor <p></p><p>Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joins Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to take their questions and questions from listeners on Boston Public Radio. He talks about the deadly blaze in Boston's Back Bay, casinos, and late night MBTA service.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:45:38 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21697 at http://wgbhnews.org Mayor Marty Walsh on BPR for Ask the Mayor Boston Fire Chiefs On Fallen Firefighters Michael Kennedy, Edward Walsh http://wgbhnews.org/post/boston-fire-chiefs-fallen-firefighters-michael-kennedy-edward-walsh <p>Within minutes of arriving on the scene of Wednesday's massive fire at a brownstone in Boston's Back Bay, two of the first firemen to arrive on the scene, Michael Kennedy and Lt. Edward Walsh, put in a call that they were in trouble.</p><p>Boston Fire Commissioner John Hasson and Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Finn spoke with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio Thursday about the two fallen firefighters and what made fighting the 9-alarm fire in Boston's Back Bay so difficult.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:30:25 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21661 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: Back Bay Blaze Debrief, Alex Beam, Academy Award-Winning Barbara Kopple http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-back-bay-blaze-debrief-alex-beam-academy-award-winning-barbara-kopple <ul><li>Boston Fire <strong>Deputy Chief Joseph Finn</strong> and <strong>Interim Fire Commissioner John Hasson </strong>go over the dynamics of yesterday's 9 alarm blaze in Boston's Back Bay. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:58:49 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21662 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: Back Bay Blaze Debrief, Alex Beam, Academy Award-Winning Barbara Kopple BPR: Boston Globe's Brian McGrory, Criminologist Jack Levin, Saving the U.S.P.S, Bible Blockbusters http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-boston-globes-brian-mcgrory-criminologist-jack-levin-saving-usps-bible-blockbusters <p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:22:57 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21628 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: Boston Globe's Brian McGrory, Criminologist Jack Levin, Saving the U.S.P.S, Bible Blockbusters Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn On The Ever-Evolving Gloria Steinem http://wgbhnews.org/post/harvard-historian-nancy-koehn-ever-evolving-gloria-steinem <div><div><p><span dir="ltr">Today Gloria Steinem turns 80. For fifty of those years she has been the face of feminism.</span> If&nbsp; you give Steinem's life a cursory review the highlight reel will likely include</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:58:18 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21607 at http://wgbhnews.org Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn On The Ever-Evolving Gloria Steinem BPR: A Vatican Mind Meld, Gloria Steinem Turns 80, P.J. O'Rourke on the Boomers http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-vatican-mind-meld-gloria-steinem-turns-80-pj-orourke-boomers <ul><li><strong><a href="http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/king.john.html">John King</a></strong>, CNN's Chief National Correspondent and host of Inside Politics previews President Obama's upcoming visit with Pope Francis. King also weighs in on the President's endorsement of&nbsp; new NSA surveillance rules, and how Nate Silver-- once the Democrats' number crunching darling-- has become&nbsp; L'enfant terrible with his forecast that the GOP will win the Senate. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:20:51 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21605 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: A Vatican Mind Meld, Gloria Steinem Turns 80, P.J. O'Rourke on the Boomers BPR: Politics, Fighting Domestic Abuse In The Justice System, All Revved Up, Vern Laux http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-politics-fighting-domestic-abuse-justice-system-all-revved-vern-laux <p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:51:35 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21568 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR: Politics, Fighting Domestic Abuse In The Justice System, All Revved Up, Vern Laux BPR News Quiz, March 21, 2014 http://wgbhnews.org/post/bpr-news-quiz-march-21-2014 <p>This week on Boston Public Radio&nbsp;photojournalist <a href="http://www.pictureboston.com/">Mark Garfinkel</a>, representing&nbsp;the <a href="http://bostonherald.com/">Boston Herald</a>, and his <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/">Boston Globe</a> counterpart <a href="http://www.dinarudick.com/">Dina Rudick&nbsp;</a>faced off over the latest&nbsp;&nbsp;headlines. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:29:14 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21548 at http://wgbhnews.org BPR News Quiz, March 21, 2014 Alex Beam Examines Third-Person Narcissism, And Explains Bitcoin In 45 Seconds http://wgbhnews.org/post/alex-beam-examines-third-person-narcissism-and-explains-bitcoin-45-seconds <p>Boston Globe columnist <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/staff/beam"><strong>Alex Beam</strong></a> was back on <a href="http://www.wgbhnews.org/bpr">BPR</a> Thursday for his regular "Open Mic"&nbsp;feature. Beam examined the practice of referring to oneself in the third person. He also discussed musicals with questionable ethnic stereotypes, and explained&nbsp;Bitcoin in 45 seconds.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:51:48 +0000 Boston Public Radio Staff 21545 at http://wgbhnews.org Alex Beam Examines Third-Person Narcissism, And Explains Bitcoin In 45 Seconds