Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick joined Boston Public Radio hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for his monthly "Ask the Governor" segment on Thursday. Full audio above. Time codes below.
00:04:25: "Nobody has proposed bringing these undocumented children into Massachusetts neighborhoods. We talked about a temporary facility that is secure (...) there ought to be a human and appropriate setting for them to wait while that's being done."
Every six weeks Boston Public Radio assembles its concert roundtable to look at the best upcoming shows in the Boston area. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan hosted Brian McCreath, Edgar B. Herwick III and Rob Hochschild in Studio Three.
GlobalPost cofounder Charlie Sennott talked to Jim and Margery about the downing of Malaysian Air flight MH17, Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Israel to try to broker truce between Israelis and Palestinians, and ongoing armed conflicts in Iraq.
John King — host of Inside Politics on CNN — talked about immigration, the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the Ukraine-Russia crisis, and why Massachusetts seems to produce so many presidential also-rans. (Starts at 1:00)
Mass. Education Secretary Matt Malone joined Jim and Margery for Ask the Secretary.
Jim and Margery started the show with open lines. They asked — in the wake of the passenger plane allegedly gunned down near the Ukraine-Russia border, and with violence in the Middle East — has American exceptionalism finally ended? Should the US still be the world's police?
Callie Crossley talked to Jim and Margery about immigration, and about Mass.
Jim and Margery asked listeners what they thought the United States should do about an influx of child migrants into the country. Should they all be sent back? Is it humane to detain young kids for long periods of time? Should we find space for them here in the country? What solutions aren't being talked about?
The desire to map new territory, the last-ditch search for self, man's love affair with his automobile: is there hardly a film genre more American than the road movie?
In the midst of road trip season and with films like Tammynow playing in theaters, film critic Garen Daly joined Margery Eagan and Jim Braude on Wednesday to break down why Americans love road films, and how the genre has evolved from its inception.
This July marks the 225th anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in Paris, which catalyzed the bloody French Revolution and eventually resulted in the beheading of the deposed French queen, Marie “Let Them Eat Cake” Antoinette. (Joyeux Quatorze Juillet, by the way.) But as of last week, July now marks yet another anniversary involving unfortunate associations with baked goods: the abrupt demise of the boutique cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop.
Former Boston City Councilor Mike Ross — now a columnist for the Boston Globe, and an attorney with Prince Lobel — talked about Haystack, a new app that lets parked drivers "sell" their spots to those in search of parking.
WGBH's Callie Crossley talked about Brookline Planned Parenthood's plan to provide escorts for women visiting the clinic.
Last month Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz made headlines when he announced that the coffee empire was going to cover college tuition for their employees.
But on closer inspection, it turns out that Starbucks isn't providing free tuition, rather Starbucks will reimburse employees for a certain number of credits completed at Arizona State University online.
Recent developments in facial recognition technology have made it possible to measure a person's lifespan based on facial appearance, and insurance companies are interested in using this data to decide premiums. But should insurance underwriters determine your rates based on your mug shot?
Medical ethicist Art Caplan returned to Studio Three on Wednesday to discuss the ethical implications of this new project. Caplan is the head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU's Langone Center.
Over the past decade, both the Hispanic population in the U.S. and college enrollment increased dramatically. With more Latina women attending college than ever before, popular media depictions of Hispanic young adults seem to lag behind the complex reality of their often unique experiences in higher education.
In the spring of 1960, at the Pocahontas Fuel Company's Itmann mine in West Virginia, then-Senator John F. Kennedy was almost electrocuted. Campaigning through coal country in his quest to to secure the Democratic presidential nomination, Kennedy nearly came into contact with a high-voltage wire before a cadre of alert miners on a shift change shooed him out of the way.
Jennifer Nassour and Jim O'Sullivan talked politics with Jim and Margery. The four talked about casinos, the governor's race, and the slate of questions on the November Mass. ballot. Jennifer Nassour is an attorney and former chair of the Mass. GOP, and Jim O'Sullivan writes for the Boston Globe.
A new study found many people would prefer to self-administer electric shocks (!!) than spend six to 15 minutes alone in a room with their thoughts. Where do you come down — are you okay spending time by yourself? Or would you rather zap yourself to pass time?
In a world where you can make a cool million on an app that does, for all intents and purposes, just about nothing, who wants to spend four years and $200,000 lugging around a copy of Middlemarch to get an English degree?
Fifty years ago this month, the "Freedom Summer" in Mississippi demonstrated both the heights of democratic activism and the depths of violent racism. But history is often written from the perspective of the powerful, and in American history that perspective is usually white. For the many black activists who participated, the Freedom Summer's legacy reveals hard lessons about the fraught history of biracial coalitions.
CNN's John King joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to talk about Monday's Supreme Court ruling on contraception, Pres. Obama's intention to use executive orders to address immigration reform, and a possible lawsuit by Speaker John Boehner.
The Supreme Court cast its vote Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby in a case involving religious objection to company-subsidized birth control. Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman joined Jim and Margery to talk about the SCOTUS decision. Afterwards, Jim and Margery opened it up to listeners.