How much faith do you have in your fellow man? Only one-third of Americans say people can be trusted, according to a new AP-Gfk survey. They may have good reasons, too, from Craigslist scams to "sob story guy" on the T. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked listeners whether their experiences jibe with the new findings.
Lighting up a cigarette could soon be illegal in Boston parks. City Councilor Matt O'Malley joined JimBraude and MargeryEagan to talk about the city's initiative. New York and San Francisco have similar bans in place. What do you think — is this government overreach? Or is it long overdue?
Men, are you bugged by a nagging feeling that you could use more testosterone? Have you noticed an inescapable proliferation of TV ads about testosterone? Art Caplan, medical ethicist from NYU's Langone Medical Center, weighed in on whether it's safe for consumers to self-diagnose based on drug company ads.
Is it safe for drug companies to promote their products on TV? Should decisions on medicine be left up to doctors, or should the patient have input, too? Let us know on our Facebook page, or in the comments below.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis stopped by Studio Three to talk with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. Dukakis discussed what kind of host Boston would makes for the Olympics, better public transportation in Massachusetts, and why Kitty Dukakis is the "best-looking Medicare recipient in America."
Death panels, a government takeover, socialism – from the start, the Affordable Care Act has been troublesome. But after surviving a Supreme Court challenge and a presidential election, most people assumed Obamacare was here to stay. Now though, the problem-plagued rollout of the federal insurance exchange has raised new doubts about the law.
On Thursday, Pres. Obama took to the White House press room to announce changes to the Affordable Care Act. Millions who would have seen their insurance plans canceled can now keep them — at least for one more year. Obama admitted mistakes in the rollout of his signature piece of legislation.
Are you happy with the pivot you've seen from the President? Is it too little, too late? Can the program still be considered a success, down the road? Sue O'Connell — filling in for Jim Braude — and Margery Eagan asked listeners what they thought.
"I can't believe the president cut into my time with you!"
Fresh off a news conference held by President Barack Obama in which he addressed problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick joined Boston Public Radio hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan in Studio 3 for his monthly Ask the Governor segment.
Black Friday is a high holiday for US retailers and their bargain-hungry acolytes-turned-shoppers. At a minute past midnight, doors give way to waves of wired, feisty customers. Retailers have schemed up ways to get more customers in the doors. This year, the strategy is to just open them sooner. Many businesses — Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Macy's — will open Thanksgiving night.
Time was, soldiers wrote home from the front lines to assure family and friends of their safety. Kids wrote dispatches from summer camp, and lovers penned heartfelt tributes to keep the spark alive from a distance. Now, the advent of texts, email and Skype has nearly done the letter in.
TIME Magazine's most recent cover features a photo of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with the headline, "The Elephant in the Room?" Is it appropriate to make Christie's weight an issue? Would this be done if it were a female candidate? Is TIME just printing what people are thinking? Or is it offensive?
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan talked to listeners about what they thought about it.
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.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebellius testified before Congress for hours on Wednesday, saying she should be held accountable for the failures of the Affordable Care Act's website since it debuted on October 1.
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.
President Obama arrives in Boston this afternoon to try to regain credibility that the Affordable Care Act will benefit a majority of Americans.
He's chosen a state and a backdrop filled with symbolism.
The President will defend the law at Faneuil Hall, where Governor Mitt Romney signed into law the state's healthcare reform. That reform served as the model for Obamacare. The President finds himself on the defensive as massive computer glitches have frustrated and hindered the enrollment process for millions of Americans.
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.
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.
CNN's John King talked to Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about the federal government shutdown that took effect at midnight on October 1. As of Tuesday morning, the prospects for resolution seemed distant.
Are you at the end of your rope with lawmakers' inability to agree on a federal budget? Is it a worthy gambit or a waste of time? Are you home from work as a result of the shutdown? Leave a comment below, or tweet us.
Wednesday at North Station, a would-be T rider stumbled across the train platform and fell onto the tracks below, knocking himself unconscious in the process. Three bystanders immediately sprang to action, hoisting the man off the tracks and back up onto the platform.
Jim Braude and MargeryEagan opened the lines to hear whether callers would do the same, or how they've responded in similar situations.
Joe Avellone is a surgeon and a senior vice president at PAREXEL International, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology research company. He's a former chief operating officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and a former Wellesley selectman.
Avellone is running to replace Gov. Deval Patrick in 2014. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan spoke to Avellone on Boston Public Radio about his political ambitions.
Boston Public Radio's interview with Donald Berwick.
Dr. Donald Berwick is a Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts. He's a former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and a former president and CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Berwick spoke with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio on Tuesday about why he'd be a good leader for the state.
On Monday, the nation was stunned by the shooting deaths of 13 at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The suspected shooter, Aaron Alexis, had at least two prior gun-related run-ins with law enforcement.
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked callers about the need for stricter gun laws and more stringent background checks for would-be gun owners. What do you think? Leave a comment below, or on our Facebook page.