FULL SHOW: Weinstein Assault Accusations; A New Genius; In Defense Of Protest

October 11, 2017

Who knew what when? And why did nobody stop it? Those are the million dollar questions surrounding what has been called the worst-kept secret in Hollywood: Harvey Weinstein’s predatory ways. Jim Braude is joined by former federal judge Nancy Gertner, now a Harvard Law professor,  former Mass. Attorney General Scott Harshbarger and Sally Gaglini, an entertainment lawyer and professor at Suffolk University Law School.

We toss around the word "genius" a lot these days, but when the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recognizes you — you're in a whole new class. Among the 24 fellows they've named this year, two are from Massachusetts, including MIT professor Regina Barzilay. Barzilay has developed artificial intelligence methods which have made it possible for computers to analyze human languages. She joined Jim Braude to discuss her work and how she plans to use the grant.

Indoor farming is an industry that continues to grow — and not just your greenhouse variety, either — but a close cousin that uses no sunlight or pesticides, little water, and a whole lot of technology.

Jim Braude gives former NFL player Joe Namath the last word on the NFL anthem protests.


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