Peniel Joseph joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio to talk about his new book on civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael. Carmichael began as an organizer of non-violent protests, but was also integral in the founding of the Black Panther party before leaving the U.S. entirely.
Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for his Thursday Open Mic segment. He talked about his latest Globe column, wherein scientific journals retracted published articles on the grounds that they were “computer-generated nonsense.” Beam explained his fascination with the phrase.
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled Wednesday that "upskirting" is a constitutionally-protected act in the state. For those unfamiliar, upskirting is a sometimes surreptitious photo taken in a public place with a cellphone. The targets are most often women, and the photo is snapped underneath a dress or skirt.
Amazon is probably still seen as the online bookselling giant that has instilled a permanent sense of unease among booksellers across the world.
These days, however, Amazon is so much more than cyberspace's preeminent bookstore. It's morphed into a mega shopping destination with a bottomless inventory. After all, what neighborhood bookstore can offer both an Alexandre Dumas hardcover of Les Trois Mousquetaires (in French) for $24.94 and a women's long mink fur coat for $569?
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan are midway through a second round of interviews with all the gubernatorial candidates on Boston Public Radio. Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman joined Jim and Margery to talk about his plans to limit prison construction, the need to abandon mandatory minimums for drug violations, and how his campaign is holding up at this stage in the race.
CNN's John King joined Jim and Margery to talk about a possible Bush-Clinton 2016 matchup. King also looked at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington — where Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick is in attendance — and discussed the retirement of longtime Michigan Rep. John Dingell.
Today the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, which translates to just over $15,000 a year for a full-time employee. Trying to stretch these kinds of earnings to cover the basics such as housing, food, utilities, and transportation seems impossible. For President Obama, trying to get Republicans and Democrats to increase the minimum wage probably seems equally insurmountable.
Juliette Kayyem sat down with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for round two of our interviews with Mass. gubernatorial candidates. Kayyem talked about her voting record, prison reform, and many other things.
Gov. Deval Patrick joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for his monthly "Ask the Gov" segment on BPR. Patrick addressed DCF, medical marijuana licensing, minimum wage, and whether he'd be reelected as governor if he ran again.
Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for BPR's Open Mic. Beam talked about his recent columns on robot rights and water conservation. He also weighed in on Wellesley College's controversial new public art.
Revere City Council President Anthony Zambuto and Reverend Tim Bogertman of the First Congregational Church of Revere debated the benefits of a casino landing in Revere — or nearby Chelsea. Zambuto was cautiously optimistic about the benefits, while Bogertman was not.
"I wore the uniform for 33 years. Hardest part of this new job is finding an outfit every day."
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for his first BPR interview. Jim and Margery asked Evans about gun violence on Boston streets, security for the upcoming Boston Marathon, and what it's like to wear civilian clothes on the job for the first time in 33 years.
Congregants at Boston's Trinity Church are questioning whether buying the church's rector a $3.6 million house was a prudent move. The Church stands to turn a profit off the property, but at the same time, it raises larger questions about the appropriateness of a leader of the people enjoying such lavish surroundings.
US Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to talk about student loans, minimum wage, and the battles ahead in D.C. Afterwards, Jim and Margery opened the lines to ask callers about raising the minimum wage.
Donald Berwick joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for another Boston Public Radio interview. Berwick is the former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He was also CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Berwick talked about the imprisonment of former Mass. House Speaker Sal DiMasi, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family Services, and the fun of running in the Mass. governor's race.