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BPR Full Show 2/13/17: Politics, Space Savers, And A Grammy Win

February 13, 2017
  • John Nucci, the Vice President of External Affairs at Suffolk University and Mike Astrue, former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, joined Boston Public Radio to go over the latest political headlines.

  • Only three weeks into office, President Trump has not only been chipping away at Obamacare and financial regulations, he’s also done a good job of chipping away at his own approval ratings. It’s gotten so bad that the country is now evenly divided on impeaching him.We opened up the lines to ask you—-are you with the 46 percent of Americans who think the President should be impeached?

  • Is President Trump playing Russian Roulette with our foreign policy by embracing Vladimir Putin? Groundtruth Project founder Charles Sennott joins us for that and more.

  •  TV authority  Bob Thompson joined us to talk about the political clout  of SNL,  Alec Baldwin’s 17th time hosting the show, and his best and worst TV choices of the week.

  • Last Monday we were reveling in the Superbowl win. Today Boston has another reason to celebrate—the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of music director Andris Nelsons, has won another Grammy Award: “Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8, and 9” won for best orchestral performance. Composer John Williams also earned a Grammy for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Nelsons joined Boston Public Radio to talk about this  and his personal appreciation for pop music and the work of Adele.

  • White parents in Connecticut were outraged this week after an essay contest prompted students to write about their white privilege. Meanwhile in Norcross, Georgia, third-graders were sent home with “slavery math problems,” sparking outrage from parents across the board. Taking on these and other moral dilemmas of the day, syndicated religion columnist Irene Monroe and Professor and Founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Emmett Price joined BPR for their weekly All Revved Up segment.

  • A New England wintertime etiquette predicament: space savers. If you shovel it, do you own it? Or do you you have a more charitable attitude? Are you for them or against them? We opened up the lines to ask you.

  • Chef, instructor and food writer Annie Copps joined BPR to talk about the perils of over fishing, the future of fish farms, and spending the last five months as a food instructor at sea.

To hear the full show, click on the audio link above.


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