FULL SHOW: Married Priests, Amazon Brick & Mortar, MassRobotics

March 13, 2017

Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) delves into Pope Francis’ recent interview with a German newspaper, in which he signaled openness to allowing married men to become priests. The statement indicates a big change could be ahead for the Catholic Church, which has required celibacy of its priests for nearly its entire 2,000-year history. Svea Fraser, the first female Catholic chaplain at Wellesley and one of the founders of Voice of the Faithful, and Ernest Collamati, associate professor of religious studies at Regis College discuss the potential shift in tradition.

Amazon is ushering in yet another change to the book-buying experience with the opening of brick and mortar stores across the country. Massachusetts’ first Amazon store recently opened at Dedham’s Legacy Place. So what does the latest move mean for competitors? Ryan Raffaelli (@ryanIraffaelli), an assistant professor at Harvard Business School, who has researched Amazon as part of his work on organizational reinvention, and Josh Cook (@PorterSqBooks), bookseller and Marketing Director at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, join Adam Reilly to discuss.

WGBH News’ Tina Martin (@TinaAroundTown) looks at how MassRobotics, a local non-profit, is contributing to the state’s booming robot industry.


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