Former Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates testifies before the a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday.

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BPR Full Show: 5/9/2017

May 9, 2017
  • Yesterday, former Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates testified that she warned the Trump Administration that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had lied about having conversations with Russian officials and that he could easily be vulnerable to blackmail. How do you feel about the Trump Administration in the wake of these revelations and others? We opened up the lines and asked you.
  • President Donald Trump may reverse President Barack Obama's designation of Bears Ears mesas in Utah as a national monument. Will he endanger President Theodore Roosevelt's legacy of preserving America's wild lands in the process? Historian Nancy Koehn discussed.
  • Kyle Gathers went from spending ten years in prison to becoming a commencement speaker at his graduation from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. We spoke with Gathers and the school's president, Anthony Benoit.
  • Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart looked ahead to their star-studded summer season featuring John Williams, Queen Latifah, and more.
  • Harvard University is holding a black graduation ceremony to celebrate its black students. Michael Huggins, president of the Harvard Black Graduate Student Alliance, says this is not a divisive ceremony—it's about coming "together to celebrate Harvard black excellence and brilliance." We opened up the lines and got your take.
  • Joining us on the line to analyze the Yates testimony and other headlines from Washington, D.C. was John King, host of CNN's "Inside Politics."
  • Are presidential libraries a scam? Columnist, author, and noted curmudgeon Alex Beam thinks so. He ranks the ones he's visited, explains Norway's fascination with "slow TV," and more.

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