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Almost since the time man first starting painting on the walls of caves, there's been a fine line between creative expression and appropriation. But some now say that line has been crossed in a painting titled “Open Casket,” which depicts Emmett Till, an African-American teen who was killed after being accused of flirting with a white woman. At issue for many is the painter, Dana Schutz—who is a white woman—and many argue her depiction of Till’s image is, therefore, inappropriate. Others, however, argue it’s artistic licenses. Boston Public Radio co-host Margery Eagan and Reverend Irene Monroe, a syndicated religion columnist and regular guest on Boston Public Radio on 89.7 WGBH Radio join Jim to discuss.
Jim Braude on the Greater Boston set.

Jim Braude delivers news with local depth and local perspective through conversations with the people who bring Boston to life.

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Jim Braude on the Greater Boston set.

Jim Braude delivers news with local depth and local perspective through conversations with the people who bring Boston to life.

Click here for the Greater Boston livestream.

Weekdays at 7 p.m. on WGBH 2

Jim Braude

Jim Braude

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Jim Braude is the host Greater Boston and co-host of Boston Public Radio.

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