WGBH's David Bernstein and Peter Kadzis recapped last night's wild election, from the Boston mayoral race to casino referendums and city council contests. Marty Walsh begins his stint at the helm of the city on January 6, 2014. It will mark the end to 20 years of leadership under Mayor Tom Menino.
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan broke down some of the numbers from Tuesday's election, including the fact that 63 percent of registered Boston voters stayed home from the polls.
Have you voted yet? Did you brave long lines to cast your vote, or was your polling place a ghost town? Jim Braude and Margery Eagan quizzed listeners on what they saw at the polls, and what they've heard among friends and neighbors.
Evan Falchuk stopped by studio three to talk to Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about running for governor of Massachusetts in 2014. Falchuk stepped down in June from his position as vice chairman of the medical research firm Best Doctors, Inc.
Massachusetts Rep. Marty Walsh joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a final interview before polls open Tuesday at 7 A.M. If you missed Jim and Margery's conversation with City Councilor John Connolly last Friday, you can find that here.
City Councilor-At-Large John Connolly joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a final pre-election interview. Voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide which candidate ushers in a new era at City Hall. State Rep. Marty Walsh will join Jim and Margery Monday for a final interview.
Are you tweeting up a storm during this Red Sox postseason? Do you mix it up on Facebook during tense late-inning action? Margery Eagan and Sue O'Connell — filling in for Jim Braude — asked callers if cell phones, laptops and social media interfere with enjoyment of America's simple, low-tech pastime.
Hear all of Boston Public Radio's concert roundtable.
Boston is in the midst of a crush of sports news — the Red Sox are on the brink of a championship, and the Patriots are putting together an (improbable?) respectable season. So, Boston Public Radio convened its concert roundtable to take stock of great upcoming New England performances you're liable to miss in the deluge of athletic triumph.
On Tuesday, Marilyn Tavenner — head of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare — formally apologized for the government's ham-fisted rollout of HealthCare.gov.
"To the millions who have tried to use HealthCare.gov, we want to apologize to you," Tavenner said Tuesday during testimony to the House Ways And Means Committee.
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan talked to CNN's John King about the political blowback from the whole debacle. Later, Harvard Business professor Nancy Koehn talked about why administrators should be punished.
Have you dodged work by taking a sick day when you weren't, exactly ... um ... sick? Jim Braude and Margery Eagan discussed workplace subterfuge — those "mental health" days we take from time to time — and the best and worst excuses we've used.
The Takeaway'sTodd Zwillich joined Jim Braude and Sue O'Connell — filling in for Margery Eagan —and offered an update on the fraught Healthcare.gov website. Zwillich attended yesterday's feisty congressional hearings.
Colleen Ritzer, a Danvers math teacher, was found dead this week in a wooded area near Danvers High School. Ritzer was 24 years old, and her death was suspicious. On Wednesday, a 14-year-old Danvers high school student was arrested and held on charges of murder in Ritzer's death.
Jim Braude and Sue O'Connell — filling in for Margery Eagan — asked callers whether it was appropriate the 14-year-old be tried as an adult. How young is too young? When does a heinous crime warrant stricter legal action? If trying the defendant as an adult is a step too far, what should be done instead?
If the Red Sox come out swinging in their series against the St. Louis Cardinals, it may only be a matter of time before David Ortiz, Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli are hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy above their heads in triumph. It will be payment for a grueling season that began February 11th.
But would it make sense if everybody else in the MLB got trophies, too? Ashley Merryman says no. Merryman says we've fallen victim to the "trophy-industrial complex," and need to teach our kids the meaning of wins and losses.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick joined Boston Public Radio hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Tuesday, as he does each month for his Ask the Governor segment. He spoke with Jim and Margery about EBT fraud, his plans for transportation- which include plans to buy $1.3 billion worth of Orange and Red Line cars for the MBTA- the best tactics for a debate, and his thoughts on Tea Party politics and the presidency.
Today Governor Deval Patrick joins Jim and Margery for Ask The Governor. From the local ramifications of the government shutdown to how the new transportation money will be spent, Governor Patrick will answer our questions and yours
Today Ray Flynn, former Mayor of Boston and US Ambassador to the Vatican, joins us with a sobering remembrance of an era when people stood in lines--long ones--for local races. He also breaks down why local races no longer draw swarms of voters.
On Tuesday, Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn offered Jim Braude and Margery Eaganfive suggestions for better work meetings. They were as follows:
Use the "phone stack." Stack everybody's phones on the table in the the front of the room. (Smartphones are our "illicit lovers," according to Koehn.)
Serve food and beverages. People need to eat and to be refreshed.
Start and end on time.
Consider not having a meeting at all. Would a drop-by or a phone call suffice? Also, choose your meeting participants carefully, as you would guests for a dinner party. Is every person necessary? Will everyone contribute?
Send an agenda ahead of time with only three items on it. Repeat those three items at the beginning of the meeting.
Jim and Margery asked listeners what they thought of the suggestions, then opened up the lines to hear their horror stories about what Koehn called "the great white-collar crime" — meetings.
From the earliest movies like Nosferatu and Frankenstein, film-going audiences have loved a good sweat-inducing, high-quality horror movie. Film critic Garen Daly stopped by Studio Three to talk with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about our horror movie obsession.
Listen to BPR's show today, including discussion of the closing of Hill Top Steakhouse.
This week, the owners of Hilltop Steak House called it quits, announcing a closure date of Oct. 20. The Hilltop has been a steak-lover's destination for 52 years, and it's the latest in a string of closings of great Boston-area restaurants.
Suffolk University Professor of Law Renée Landers talked about the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling on the Affordable Care Act — a.k.a. ObamaCare — and how confirming the law sent lawmakers down the path of a shutdown.
Boston Public Radio's interview with MA Treas. Steve Grossman.
Massachusetts State Treasurer Steve Grossman stopped by Studio Three to talk with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about his run for governor. Grossman is the former Chair of the Democratic National Committee. He ran for Massachusetts governor in 2002.
We live in the age of emails, texts, tweets and transcribed voicemails. With all this easy outreach, have you abandoned the good, old-fashioned phone call? Jim Braude and Margery Eagan opened up the lines (and truthfully, they read a few emails — but no texts!) to ask if we've abandoned the fine art of phone conversation.
NFL quarterbackMichaelVickwent to prison in 2008 and served 21 months after being convicted of running an interstate pitbull fighting operation. Critics pounced not just on Vick — who was found guilty of torturing animals — but on the perceived danger of pitbulls. Pitbull rescue and dog adoption centers have worked hard in the intervening years to shore up the reputation of the dogs.
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan talked about the MSPCA's efforts to redeem the pitbull in the eyes of the public, to prove the dogs are as safe and loving as any other breed. Are you buying it? Would you adopt one for your family, especially if you have young kids? Weigh in below.
A few weeks ago, Boston activist Reverend Eugene Rivers III made news with a front page story in the Boston Herald after the Boston mayoral preliminary election when he excoriated communities of color for their lackluster turnout.
The Boston Globe's Michael Kranish wrote over the weekend about hyper-partisan, highly-polarized media and their effect on policy discussion. Kranish cited a Duke University study that indicated the US electorate is the most-polarized it has been since the 1900s. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked listeners what they're watching and listening to, if they prefer a "point of view" in their news, and what programming is too combative.
It's day four--not just of a partial government shutdown--of healthcare exchanges across America. And many of you have been emailing your objections to how we have been characterizing Obamacare. We've said that the process is confusing. We've said that the Obama administration has done a less than stellar job of explaining how Obamacare works.
Radio Open Source host ChristopherLydon talked to JimBraude and MargeryEagan about a sensational new book about the death of our thirty-fifth president, John F. Kennedy. Was Pres. Kennedy killed due to a sudden shift in ideology? Was the President trying to move past war-mongering to an agenda of peace? Chris Lydon investigated James Douglass's new book, JFK And The Unspeakable.