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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:52 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

BPR Talks To CNN's John King, Globe Columnist Shirley Leung, And Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

President Obama apologized on Thursday for a US drone strike that killed an American citizen. CNN's John King talked about what that could mean for US drone policy, if anything.
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  • CNN's John King looked at a number of national and international headlines, including a drone strike in Pakistan that killed an American citizen. John King is the host of Inside Politics, which airs Sundays at 8:30 AM.
  • Boston Globe business columnist Shirley Leung joined Jim and Margery to talk about the MBTA, and Boston's 2024 Olympic bid. (Starts at 24:11)
  • Under the Radar host Callie Crossley talked about CNN anchor Don Lemon. (Starts at 45:05)
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was back for his monthly "Ask the Mayor" segment. (Starts at 50:20)
  • Beat the Press host Emily Rooney was back with another installment of "Emily's List." She talked about attending the sentencing phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial this week. (Starts at 1:43:56)
  • Domingo-Martin Barreres and Suzie Dagenais were the two contestants on the Friday News Quiz. Along with partner Kevin Mabry, Barreres and Dagenais are hoping to convert a 1946 Airliner bus into a cocktail lounge-on-wheels, "The Barmobile." They've begun a Kickstarter campaign to support their cause. You can find out more at their Facebook page. (Starts at 2:16:13)
Boston Public Radio Podcast
2:50 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

BPR News Quiz: The Barmobile

Credit The Barmobile via Facebook

What is better than a cocktail lounge? A cocktail lounge on wheels.

Today on our Friday New Quiz two members of an entrepreneurial trio, Domingo-Martin Barreres and Suzie Dagenais took on the week's headlines.  They--along with their partner Kevin Mabry-- are converting  a 1946 and a 1953 airliner into cocktail lounges on wheels, which they are calling The Barmobile.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
12:28 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Baker's Fiscal Control Board Will Not Be Enough To Fix MBTA, Says Walsh

Mayor Martin Walsh joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan in Studio 3.
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Governor Charlie Baker's plan for a fiscal control board will not be enough to fix the MBTA, said Mayor Martin Walsh on Boston Public Radio Friday. 

"I think the fiscal control board or some kind of fiscal management is needed for the T, but I think they'll need to go deeper," Walsh said.

Baker's plan is to assemble a five-member board to manage operations and finances for the embattled public transit system until 2018. 

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:56 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

What's Going On With America's Criminal Justice System?

Today on Boston Public Radio, we look at America's criminal justice system from three different angles.
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Today on Boston Public Radio, Jim Braude and Margery Eagan took a look at the country's criminal justice system from three different angles:

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:45 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

BPR: The IKEA Effect, A National Geographic Marine Photographer, And A 'Thoroughly Muslim Millie'

Harvard Professor Michael Norton talked about why things like assembling IKEA furniture bring us such satisfaction.
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  • Chris Fabricant of The Innocence Project talks about the FBI's admission of serious flaws in cases involving hair forensics.
  • Underwater photographer Brian Skerry talked about his photographs of dolphins which formed the basis for the May 2015 National Geographic cover story. (Starts at 38:30)
  • Writer Mark Binelli looked at the Supermax Prison ADX where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will likely end up if he's sentenced to life in prison. Binelli reported on the prison for the Times Magazine. (Starts at 53:15)
  • Former Suffolk County Sheriff and Mass. Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral joined BPR to talk about the flawed criminal justice system, and what can be done to change it. (Starts at 1:19:00)
  • Harvard Professor Michael Norton talked about the "IKEA effect." Norton is coauthor of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending. (Starts at 1:45:50)
  • Ryan Landry, founder of the theater group Gold Dust Orphans, talked about their latest production, Thoroughly Muslim Millie. (Starts at 2:23:17)
BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
9:45 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Marine Photographer Brian Skerry Takes BPR Underwater

Relative to body size, the brains of bottlenose dolphins, like these at the Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences in Honduras, are among the largest in the animal kingdom. Scientists are attempting to decode dolphins’ complex vocalizations.
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Brian Skerry is a National Geographic photographer known for some spectacular underwater shots. Skerry works year-round shooting marine life, from tropical coral reefs to the mighty whale shark. This month, Skerry's work is featured in the National Geographic cover story, "Thinking Like a Dolphin."

Skerry joined Boston Public Radio Thursday to talk about getting his dolphin pictures, how close he got, how many shots it takes to get the right one, and more.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:47 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

To Stop ISIS Recruitment In U.S., Law Enforcement Must 'Demystify' Terrorism

Somali-American youths play basketball before the start of a solidarity rally to denounce the Al-Shabab attacks in Kenya in 2013.
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The FBI arrested six Somali-Americans on Sunday for attempting to travel to Syria and join ISIS. Juliette Kayyem, host of the national security podcast "Security Mom," says the arrests are part of law enforcement's plan to thwart the extremist group's sophisticated online recruitment methods and deter people from joining.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:38 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

On BPR: The Decision Tsarnaev Jurors Face, Author T.C. Boyle, Globe Editor On Pulitzer Win

Author T.C. Boyle, far right, joined BPR to talk about his new novel, 'The Harder They Come.'
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  • Jim and Margery talked about the results of a new Suffolk University poll. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said they prefer Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev receive life in prison. However, more people (47 to 44.8 percent) said they could cast the deciding vote to sentence him to death, if it came down to it.
  • Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory talked about Globe opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury winning a Pulitzer Prize for her series "Service Not Included." (Starts at 27:36)
  • Juliette Kayyem — host of WGBH News' Security Mom podcast — talked about ongoing military operations in Yemen, the sinking of a boat full of migrants bound for Italy, and a brazen landing of a gyrocopter on the National Mall. (Starts at 53:08)
  • Medical ethicist Art Caplan once again addressed the constant dressing-down of Dr. Mehmet Oz, and the abuse of ADHD drugs by adults. Afterwards, Jim and Margery asked listeners whether they used ADHD medicine for a competitive advantage. Art Caplan is head of the division of medical ethics at New York University's Langone Medical Center. (Starts at 1:19:00)
  • Novelist T.C. Boyle is the author of books like The Tortilla Curtain and World's End. Now he's out with a new one — The Harder They Come — about a man with schizophrenia, his Vietnam vet father, and his radical girlfriend. He joined Jim and Margery in Studio Three. (Starts at 1:42:24)
  • Bay Windows and South End News co-publisher Sue O'Connell talked about a dust-up between Congressman Barney Frank and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni. (Starts at 2:28:00)
BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:00 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

The Trials And Tribulations Of Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Medical ethicist Art Caplan talked about the embattled Dr. Oz.
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Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined Boston Public Radio for his regular Wednesday "Ask the Ethicist" segment. Caplan looked at ten physicians urging Columbia University to drop Dr. Mehmet Oz from its faculty. Caplan talked about the growing number of adults using ADHD medication as a work aid. And he looked at a battle over embryos between a now-separated celeb couple.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
4:02 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

The $70,000 CEO Is The Business Leader Of The Future

What happens when a CEO makes his company's minimum wage $70,000?
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Last week, Dan Price—CEO of a credit card payments company called Gravity Payments—decided to raise the minimum wage for all his employees to $70,000, and, in the process, lowered his own $1 million salary to that same level.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:20 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

AG Maura Healey Weighs In On FBI Hair-Forensics Scandal, Talks About Waltham Triple Murder

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey joined BPR for her monthly segment, 'Ask the A.G.'
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined Boston Public Radio for her monthly segment, "Ask the A.G." A.G. Healey talked about the FBI's faulty hair-forensics admission; the possible over-charging of electric customers; and the unsolved Waltham triple murder, among other things.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
2:46 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

BPR Talks Tsarnaev Trial, Asks The AG, And Wonders If The Marathon Is An Olympics Test-Run

BPR hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan discussed whether Monday's Marathon was a good test-run for a future Olympics setup. A caller raised the question Monday on BPR, so on Tuesday other listeners weighed in.
Credit Meredith Nierman / WGBH News

  • Cornell Law Professor John Blume talked about the death penalty phase in the trial of convicted Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Afterwards, Jim and Margery took calls from listeners as to whether they thought Tsarnaev should face the death penalty instead of life imprisonment.
  • Now that the 119th Boston Marathon is in the books, listeners called into the show to say whether they thought Boston could stage an even bigger event: the 2024 Summer Olympics.
  • Attorney General Maura Healey joined BPR for her regular "Ask the A.G." segment. (Starts at 1:21:15)
  • Jared Bowen — host of Open Studio with Jared Bowen — dropped by Studio Three for a local arts roundup. (Starts at 1:57:22)
  • Nancy Koehn is a historian at Harvard Business School, and the author of Ernest Shackleton: Exploring Leadership. She joined BPR for her regular Tuesday segment. Koehn talked about Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments, who recently announced every employee at his company would get paid a minimum of $70,000 per year. (Starts at 2:22:10)

BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
4:57 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

All Revved Up: Loretta Lynch Nomination Hold-Up, Scrutiny For Another North Charleston Cop

Loretta Lynch is US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She's also President Obama's nominee for US Attorney General. Her nomination has been held up for over six months.
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The Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III were back for their regular Monday segment on BPR, "All Revved Up." They talked about the wait Loretta Lynch has endured to see whether she'll be confirmed as US Attorney General; a second officer in North Charleston, South Carolina who is now under scrutiny in the shooting death of Walter Scott; and they offered a grade of Pope Francis in light of a big announcement last week.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
4:26 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Through War And Strife, The Boston Marathon Has Always Been A Symbol Of Resilience

Ellison 'Tarzan' Brown wins the 1939 Marathon on the eve of World War Two.
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For many Bostonians, Patriots' Day marks the unofficial beginning of spring. But of course, as Charles Sennott, head of The GroundTruth Project, points out, it's also much more than that.

"The history of it is something that's a great pride of Boston," Sennott said. 

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:53 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

A Marathon Day Edition Of BPR

Catie Copley, the resident dog of the Fairmont Copley Plaza, relaxes before the start of the 119th Boston Marathon.
Credit Meredith Nierman / WGBH News

  • WGBH News's Edgar B. Herwick III was at the start of the Boston Marathon route in Hopkinton, Mass. He joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to talk about what he saw at the starting line. Afterwards, Charles Sennott of The GroundTruth Project joined Jim and Margery. Sennott talked about the global reach and import of Boston's marquee sporting event. To attend the official GroundTruth launch party on April 21st, click here.
  • Suffolk University's John Nucci and Michael Astrue — former Social Security administrator — stopped by Studio Three to talk politics. They assessed all the presidential hopefuls and wannabes up in New Hampshire over the weekend. John Nucci is vice president of communications and governmental affairs at Suffolk University. [Starts at 00:25:33]
  • WGBH's Phillip Martin was at the Boston Marathon finish line to see some of the first racers cross the finish line. He talked to Jim and Margery about what he saw. [Starts at 00:42:00]
  • Jim and Margery asked listeners whether they'll run the Boston Marathon — or any marathon — next year. [Starts at 00:52:45]
  • Boston Marathon winner Amby Burfoot talked about his experience winning it in 1968, as well as why he still runs every year. [Starts at 01:18:10]
  • The Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III joined BPR for another installment of "All Revved Up." [Starts at 01:37:09]
  • TV critic Bob Thompson talked about a terrifying statue of Lucille Ball that some upstate New Yorkers want removed. Thompson also offered his best- and worst-of-the-week picks, and talked about a preponderance of swearing on television. [Starts at 01:59:29]
  • To finish the show, Jim and Margery asked listeners whether they though language on TV shows, and in our normal day-to-day, has gotten too coarse. [Starts at 02:25:13]
Boston Public Radio Podcast
12:43 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

BPR Cinema Classic Challenge: Stand By Me

Credit Fernando de Sousa from Melbourne, Australia via Wikimedia Commons

Next Tuesday we continue our feature where we revisit classic films and ask you: does it still hold up?  Last time we took on  the 1976 film Network, this month's challenge is the 1986 classic Stand By Me, with movie critic Garen Daly leading the charge

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Boston Public Radio Podcast
3:40 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

BPR News Quiz: Sing That Thing! Edition

In between BPR hosts Margery Eagan and Jim Braude are the coaches of Sing That Thing! Lawrence Watson, Jared Bowen, and Jane Eaglen
Credit Patricia Alvarado, WGBH

Boston Public Radio wrapped up this week on a high note, with a Sing That Thing! edition of our Friday News Quiz. Sing That Thing! is WGBH’s brand new local series, which showcases New England’s top amateur singing groups in a friendly competition.  

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Local News
3:33 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Inside The Life Of A First Lady, Beyond The White House

First Lady Michelle Obama in Puebo in June 2012.
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Peter Slevin—journalist, author, and professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University— joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio to discuss his new book, "Michelle Obama: A Life."

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:26 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

BPR: Free-Range Parenting, And 'Sing That Thing!' On The News Quiz

How far should parents let kids stray on their own? Jim and Margery asked listeners whether they're comfortable letting their children explore the world -- within reason -- on their own.
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  • The parents of the late Martin Richard, Bill and Denise Richard, wrote Friday that the man convicted of killing their song should not face the death penalty. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked listeners if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should face life in prison instead of the death penalty.
  • Peter Slevin is a former Washington Post reporter, and a professor at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He's out with a new book about the First Lady, Michelle Obama: A Life. He talked to Braude and Eagan about Obama's journey from Chicago to Pennsylvania Avenue. (Starts at 00:29:00)
  • Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Pizzuti Henry joined BPR to talk about her myriad initiatives such as  Fenway Farms, The Boston Globe GRANT, NESN Next Producer, NESN Clubhouse and how she manages to do all of this and more.  (Starts at 00:51:05)
  • Callie Crossley discussed the recent killing of Eric Courtney Harris in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the hands of a law enforcement officer. Crossley also discussed Boston Public Schools' charter school arrangements. Crossley is the host of Under the Radar(Starts at 01:17:00)
  • Jim and Margery continued a discussion from the previous day — should we be more open to the idea of "free-range parenting?" The idea is to allow kids to roam free in neighborhoods and towns, free from their parents' watchful eyes, for reasonable amounts of time.
  • Beat the Press host Emily Rooney joined Jim and Margery to talk about whether the death penalty will be applied to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the suspension of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry after an outburst directed at a tow-lot employee. (Starts at 01:54:00)
  • For the Friday News Quiz, three coaches from WGBH's Sing That Thing! took questions over the week's headlines. Jane Eaglan is a Grammy Award-winning soprano and faculty of New England Conservatory. Larry Watson is owner of SaveOurSelves Productions, and a professor at Berklee College of Music. Eaglan and Watson went head-to-head. WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen — host of Open Studio With Jared Bowen — joined Eaglan and Watson in solidarity. (Starts at 02:12:45)
BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
4:23 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Medical Ethicist Art Caplan On Late-Life Pregnancy, Sex And Alzheimer's, And 'Free-Range Parenting'

Should 65-year-olds take fertility treatments in order to get pregnant, or is it irresponsible? Medical ethicist Art Caplan talked about it on 'Boston Public Radio.'
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Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio Thursday to take on a  wide range of topics. Caplan discussed a German woman who at 65 is pregnant with quadruplets; he revisited a topic from the previous week about Alzheimer's and sexual consent; and also spoke about the "free-range parenting" movement.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
2:54 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

BPR All Bottled Up And Governor Baker

Brookline considers joining Concord in banning the sale of bottled water. What do you think?
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  • After Concord, MA banned the sale of bottled water back in 2012, Brookline considers the issue at their Town Meeting. We see what you think.
  • Paul Reville stops by to talk about charter education...at the collegiate level, as well as the Posse program, and other higher education trends. [29:55]
  • Governor Charlie Baker joins us for our monthly "Ask the Governor" segment.
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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
1:41 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Governor Baker: Would Vote Yes On Olympics Referendum, Including Taxpayer Funding For Infrastructure

Charlie Baker joined Jim and Margery in Studio Three for Ask the Governor.
Credit Meredith Nierman/WGBH News

Governor Charlie Baker would vote yes on a 2024 Olympics ballot question that included taxpayer funding for infrastructure investments, he told Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio.  

"I'm with the Senate President and the House Speaker on this, which is more than happy to do what we need to do to support the thing in terms of infrastructure," Baker said.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
4:11 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

How To Take The Sting Out Of Tax Day

Harvard professor Michael Norton talked about ways to take the sting out of doing your taxes.
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Wednesday, April 15th marks the last day Americans can file federal income taxes without an extension. Some overachievers file taxes well in advance of the date, but for many it's a contest that goes right down to the wire.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:57 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

BPR: Trials, Treasurers, And Taxes

A court officer places handcuffs on the wrists of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez after he was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass.
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  • The the jury in the Hernandez trial rendered a verdict this morning. We play it for you and check in with columnist Peter Gelzinis who was in the courtroom and former prosecutor Dan Small to get their takes.
  • Brian McGrory checks in with us on everything from treasurer Deb Goldberg to whether or not Fenway has a future.
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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:22 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Removing Cuba From State Sponsored Terrorism List Is A Necessary Step Forward

President Obama meets with Cuban President Raul Castro in Panama City.
Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP / via NPR

Two years ago, Juliette Kayyem wrote a passionate enjoiner to remove Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list.

Tuesday, the Obama Administration made her call to action a reality by announcing it was removing Cuba from that list.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
4:15 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

BPR: From Ask The Commish To Ask This Old House

Marco Rubio throws his hat in the ring. Who else should follow him?
Credit Molly Riley / AP via NPR
  • John King joins us to discuss presidential candidates, warming Cuban relations, and the Obama and McCain tussle over Iran, plus his thoughts on the 2016 candidates. Then it's your turn. Who are you rooting for?
  • Police Commissioner Bill Evans sits down with us to take our questions on body cams for officers, marathon security and your questions on everything from training officers to traffic violations.
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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:46 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Remembering 'The Terrible Death': The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 Years Later

Lithograph of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Currier & Ives, 1865.
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On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was in an exceptionally good mood. Only five days before, General Robert E. Lee had surrendered at Appomattox, ending the war that had ripped the country apart for four long and bloody years. Lincoln himself had recently visited the fallen Confederate capital of Richmond and sat in the former seat of his adversary, Jefferson Davis.

As Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn recounts, many of Lincoln's family, friends, and acquaintances took note of his good spirits. 

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:08 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Commissioner Evans: 'Mixed Emotions' About Death Penalty For Tsarnaev

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans joined Boston Public Radio for his monthly segment 'Ask the Commissioner.'
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Boston Police Commissioner William Evans joined Boston Public Radio cohosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for his monthly segment, "Ask the Commissioner." Evans talked about the recovery of Officer John Moynihan after being shot in Roxbury, the use of body cameras for Boston police officers, and many more things.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:23 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

By Shaking Hands With Castro, Obama Has Shown The 'Courage To Do The Obvious'

President Obama shakes hand with Cuban leader Raul Castro in Panama City.
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Two years ago, when President Obama shook hands with Raul Castro at the funeral of Nelson Mandela, it may have been the most controversial greeting of the 21st century. Until now, that is. Obama officially met with Castro Saturday during his visit to the Summit of the Americas in Panama.

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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:02 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

All Revved Up: The Death Of Walter Scott, Hillary Clinton's Faith, Pope Watch

On Sunday Pope Francis called the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 a 'genocide.' The Pope received praise and criticism for the remark.
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The Reverends Emmett G. Price III and Irene Monroe were back on Boston Public Radio for their regular Monday feature, "All Revved Up." Price and Monroe discussed the killing of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina; Hillary Clinton's faith and its bearing on her nascent campaign; and Pope Francis' controversial remarks during a Sunday religious service.

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