BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
4:39 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

BPR: Food Stamp Challenge, Martorano On The Stand, The Revolution Will Not Be (Nationally) Televised

Confetti explodes during the 1812 Overture at the 2012 Independence Day celebrations in Boston. This year the event won't be nationally televised.
Confetti explodes during the 1812 Overture at the 2012 Independence Day celebrations in Boston. This year the event won't be nationally televised.
Credit Will Roseliep / WGBH

  • Jim and Margery talked politics, including Tuesday night's showdown between Rep. Ed Markey and businessman Gabriel Gomez. Scot Lehigh and Hilary Sargent joined in the discussion.
  • The Department of Transitional Assistance Commissioner Stacey Monahan and Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz talked about living on $4.50 per day, the same amount as residents on food stamps.
  • More high school valedictorians in Massachusetts are foreign-born. What does it say about Massachusetts, and United States, students? Callers weighed in.
  • The Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III talked about a recent bleach attack aboard an MBTA bus.
  • This year the Boston Pops won't be nationally televised, for the first time in over two decades. Greater Boston's Emily Rooney talked about it.
  • Food writer Raymond Sokolov joined Jim and Margery to talk about his new book, Steal The Menu.
  • WGBH's Adam Reilly called in with an update on the Whitey Bulger trial, including testimony by alleged Bulger associate John Martorano.
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