Paul Kirk Discusses Ted Kennedy's Legacy, New Institute

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President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other public officials will be in Boston Monday to attend the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

Secretary of State John Kerry was scheduled to attend but he's now staying in Switzerland to continue the talks over Iran's nuclear program.

When Ted Kennedy died in 2009, appointed to his U.S. Senate was Paul Kirk, who will also be attending Monday's ceremony. Kirk says in today's era of extreme partisanship and brinkmanship, the rising generation should look toward Ted Kennedy's legacy of working across the aisle.

Listen above to Kirk's conversation on WBUR's Morning Edition.

This segment aired on March 30, 2015.

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