Boston Public Radio Podcast
3:04 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

BPR: Brian McGrory, Art Caplan, AG Martha Coakley, Concert Roundtable

Attorney General Martha Coakley discussed her gubernatorial candidacy ahead of the state Democratic convention on Saturday.
BPR 6/11/14

  • Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory returned for his regular Wednesday segment with Jim and Margery. He talked about a recent Globe article documenting racial bias against African American judges, the ongoing John O'Brien trial and innovative changes coming soon to the Globe's print and digital formats. 
  • After five Guantanamo Bay detainees were released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Berghdal, there's a rumor circulating that the government has the technology to implant surgical tracking microchips into known enemies of the state. But would this technology be ethical? Art Caplan broke down the ethics behind this topic and whether or not surgeons are obligated to notify their patients about when they last took a vacation. Art Caplan is a medical ethicist and head of NYU's Langone Center for Medical Ethics. 
  • With the state Democratic convention just days away, Attorney General Martha Coakley continued BPR's  final round of interviews with gubernatorial candidates to discuss her prospects. 
  • Hall and Oates comes to Boston, Rockport rediscovers the music of insurance salesman-turned-composer Charles Ives and Nikki Lane — a country artist with an edge — will play a show in Allston. Berklee College of Music's Rob Hoschild​,99.5's Brian McCreath and Edgar Herwick III from WGBH's Curiosity Desk rounded out the latest installment of the bimonthly Concert Roundtable.