BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:12 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

BPR: Affirmative Action, Charles Clemons, David Frank, Richard Primack, Jared Bowen

After a Tuesday ruling by the Supreme Court, public universities in Michigan will no longer use affirmative action to select students for enrollment.
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BPR 4/23/14

  • Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court upheld an earlier Michigan court ruling banning affirmative action in Michigan public university admissions. Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson weighed in on the ruling. Jim Braude and Emily Rooney — filling in for Margery Eagan — opened the lines to hear from listeners. Read Derrick Jackson's column on affirmative action here. For an explainer on the Supreme Court ruling, check out Mallory Noe-Payne's piece for WGBH's On Campus blog. (Starts at 1:00)
  • TOUCH 106.1 co-founder Charles Clemons stopped by Studio Three to talk about his radio station being unceremoniously shut down last week by federal authorities. Clemons operated without a license from the FCC. (Starts at 29:00)
  • Lawyer Up! Mass. Lawyers Weekly's David Frank talked about cameras in the courtroom, and the current Supreme Court docket. (Starts at 45:58)
  • Richard Primack discussed climate change through the lens of Henry David Thoreau's Walden. What clues about climate change does Thoreau's writing give us? Primack is a professor of biology at Boston University. (Starts at 1:12:25)
  • WGBH Open Studio's Jared Bowen joined Jim and Emily to talk about the best arts offerings around Boston. (Starts at 1:35:20)

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