This hour, host Tonya Mosley talks about the report finding that the use of force by Mass. State Police officers nearly doubled in 2016, mostly due to tasers. We also discuss the upcoming inauguration with local Trump supporter Lou Murray and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone. Finally, we talk to three of the six members of boy band New Edition about their new biographical mini-series on BET, part of which focuses on their early years in Boston.
This hour, host Tonya Mosley talks to historian Taylor Branch about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a rediscovered speech he gave at Bowdoin College in 1964. In light of recent news, we also replay a conversation with Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who spoke to Meghna Chakrabarti in 2013. Finally, we talk to Randall Keith Horton about working with Duke Ellington and performing his music.
In 1963, Lewis was the youngest speaker on the "March On Washington" roster. In an interview with Meghna Chakrabarti, Lewis reflected on the speech, the fight for civil rights, and the ongoing fight for equality today.
This hour, host Meghna Chakrabarti reviews the week's news with former Boston NAACP president Michael Curry and WBUR senior news analyst John Carroll. We also talk to the inventor of 3-D printing, MIT professor Ely Sachs. Finally, we talk about the new package of proposals Mayor Marty Walsh announced today to help displaced Boston residents and go out on the music of local band Guster, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson challenges Mayor Marty Walsh, Gov. Baker weighs in as Congress begins to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, President Obama bids farewell while Donald Trump holds his first press conference as president-elect.
This hour, host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about President-elect Donald Trump's comments on big pharma with Deborah Dunsire, former CEO of Forum Pharmaceuticals and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, and Don Berwick, former Medicare Chief under President Obama. We also discuss Whiplash, a new book about how fast technology is changing the world and our inability to keep up with it, with MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito and Northeastern professor Jeff Howe. And, we preview the darkly comedic play 'Hand to God,' now at SpeakEasy Stage Company. Finally, we talk to Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, who announced his intention to run for Boston mayor.