The latest from Radio Boston
We look at the Trump administration's new rules on immigration, rescinding of Obama-era federal protections for transgender students, and a new report on criminal justice reform in Massachusetts.
Host Tonya Mosley looks at the week's big headlines with former Republican state senator, Richard Tisei and columnist for the Boston Globe, Renee Graham. Then we play a conversation between WBUR's Deborah Becker and local novelist Andrew Krivak on his new book, The Signal Flame. Finally, we talk to Susan Goodman about her children's book on the first legal challenge to school desegregation that took place in Boston. Take our survey -- tell us about why you listen: http://wbur.fm/LetsTalkWeb
Host Tonya Mosley talks to WBUR reporter Max Larkin about state leaders' response to Trump's decision to rescind some protections for transgender students. We also talk sports, including the NBA trade deadline, with WBUR sports and society reporter Shira Springer. Then we talk to Boston Globe technology writer Hiawatha Bray about the "digital right to repair" bill and how it might help owners looking to fix their electronics without paying large fees. And Sharon Begley, senior science writer at STAT tells us about what drives compulsive behavior like phone checking or tweeting. Finally, Brandeis professor Wendy Cadge explains her project to catalog Massachusetts' hidden sacred spaces. There's less than a week left to take our survey and tell us about why you listen! http://wbur.fm/LetsTalkWeb
Host Deborah Becker talks to Kelly Beatty about NASA's discovery of a new solar system. Then we talk to Maureen Cavanagh, the president and founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, an addiction support group in Marblehead. And Kassi Underwood joins us to talk about her new memoir, "May Cause Love," about her abortion. Finally we replay our conversation with writer and performer Anna Deavere Smith, winner of the Polk Career Award for journalism. Plus, less than a week left to take our survey and tell us about why you listen: http://wbur.fm/LetsTalkWeb
Host Deborah Becker talks to Katie Mosehauer, project manager for state initiatives at the Council for State Governments and lead author of a new report on the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. We also talk to Vincent Schiraldi of the Harvard Kennedy School and Chief James Digianvittorio, president of the Mass. Chiefs of Police Association to talk about a proposed bill to raise the juvenile justice age from 18 to 21. Then, UMass President Marty Meehan joins us in studio to talk about higher education in the Trump Administration. And we talk to the co-director of the House of Peace, Carrie Schuchardt, about an Iraqi family whose 2-year-old son is having surgery in Boston today. Finally, we met with Salem novelist Brunonia Barry at the Salem Athenaeum to talk about her new book, "The Fifth Petal." Also, take our survey and tell us about you and what you like: http://wbur.fm/LetsTalkWeb