3:38 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

BPR: Rep. Henriquez, Lawrence Lessig, Oscars, Alex Beam, Middle East Innovation

Harvard Prof. Lawrence Lessig and members of his New Hampshire Rebellion, mid-stride. Lessig spoke from the road with Jim and Margery.
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BPR podcast for 1/16/14.

Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan from the road in New Hampshire. Lessig has embarked on what he calls a "New Hampshire Rebellion" to memorialize the late internet activist, Aaron Swartz. Lessig hopes to draw attention to one of Swartz's greatest concerns — the influence of money in US politics. Lessig is walking across the entire Granite State to raise awareness.

Is Lessig's journey the exception in an era of muted political activism? Did Occupy's ultimate fizzling show that most Americans would rather cut a check than protest? What can we do to get more involved? Email the show at, leave a comment on our Facebook page, or in the comments section below.

Also on BPR:

  • State Rep. Carlos Henriquez was sentenced to two and a half years in prison yesterday. Wendy Murphy, a professor at New England Law Boston, talked through the details of the case with Jim and Margery.
  • WGBH's Jared Bowen dropped by Studio Three to look at nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards. Bowen is the host of Open Studio with Jared Bowen.
  • Alex Beam was Thursday's Open Mic guest. Beam discussed the dilemma he faces this weekend — to watch the Patriots play, or to go to a performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." For more from Alex's segment, click here.
  • Kara Miller, host of WGBH's Innovation Hub, talked about innovation and ingenuity in the Middle East.

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