BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
4:13 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Full Show: Rep. Dan Winslow on US Senate Race, and Reporter Michael Moss Investigates Food Companies

Rep. Dan Winslow on the US Senate race, the wild world of web commenting, and reporter Michael Moss goes inside giant food companies.
Rep. Dan Winslow on the US Senate race, the wild world of web commenting, and reporter Michael Moss goes inside giant food companies.

Segment 1: Jennifer Braceras — author of the blog Red Mom - Blue State — and State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry talked politics with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. On the docket: the Boston mayoral race, Gov. Mitt Romney's interview with Fox News, and the race for John Kerry's Senate seat.

Segment 2: State Rep. Dan Winslow is one of three Republican candidates vying for John Kerry's Senate seat. He joined Jim and Margery to talk about the race.

Segment 3: Are you a serial web commenter? Do you abhor "trolls?" Do you get into "flame wars" with fellow readers — and is it all in the spirit of a good debate? Jim and Margery opened the lines to hear listener stories about online comment threads, from The New York Times and Yelp to Youtube.

Segment 4: Open Mic with the Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III. Rev. Rivers talked about city segregation, the Voting Rights Act, and why former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. had an unceremonious end to his legislative career.

Segment 5: Investigative reporter Michael Moss investigated big food companies like Kellog's, Kraft and Oscar Meyer to find out how they make us happy and keep us hooked on their products. His new book is Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. You can read an excerpt here.

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