Host Emily Rooney and guests examine the news of the day, offering in-depth analysis and local perspectives. Greater Boston airs weeknights at 7pm on WGBH 2 and online. Watch segments anytime at WGBHnews.org.:
Tune in to Greater Boston next week for Emily Rooney's one-on-one interview with Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry. You can see him yourself this weekend at The Paper Store in Framingham, where he’ll sign copies of his new memoir.
In 1967, Hollywood thrust the issue of interracial marriage into the spotlight with the Academy Award winning film, “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,” starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier. The film tells the story of a liberal San Francisco couple reconciling their private views about race. Now, a formidable pair of television stars are taking the stage in a re-make. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen was at the opening last night, and chats about the new reboot, and how it translates to the stage. Watch more of Jared's conversation with stars Jamal Warner and Julia Duffy about honesty, comedy, and the making of this production.
Climate change activists were hoping to a statement this week at a trial in Fall River, but instead, they got an unexpected show of support from the Bristol County District Attorney. Two environmental activists were facing criminal prosecution for using a lobster boat to block a coal shipment headed for Brayton Point Power Station in May 2013. The stunt landed them in jail for conspiracy, negligent operation of a motor vessel, and other charges. The activists were hoping the trial would publicize a novel defense – that the threat of climate change is so dire, that they were compelled to break the law. But then an odd twist. Bristol DA Sam Sutter agreed with them on this issue. Heather Goldstone shares the details of this case, and the possible implications for climate change policy.
The NFL is accustomed to playing by its own set of rules. Despite taking in 9-billion dollars in revenue last year, the league operates as a non-profit, and it continues to punt when it comes to the long-term impact of head injuries suffered on the field. But now in the wake of new revelations about how the league handled the Ray Rice domestic abuse case, the NFL could be forced to change its ways. Here’s to discuss the potential fallout is Sports Agent Stephen Freyer, who was signed to the Denver Broncos after graduating college, and Gary Washburn – who’s been a sports reporter for more than 20 years – and now works for the Boston Globe.
The campaign trail was uncharted territory, and she was up against an establishment candidate with the backing of the governor, Boston’s mayor, and organized labor, but on primary day, Democrat Maura Healey handily defeated her opponent to win her party’s nomination for Attorney General. Now she takes on Republican John Miller in the general election, and if she wins, will be the first openly gay state attorney general in the nation.