Edward Snowden spoke to Brian Williams on NBC Wednesday about whether he will return to the US. Jim and Margery discussed Snowden.

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BPR: Edward Snowden, Art Caplan, Joe Avellone, Alex Beam, Jonathon Alsop

May 29, 2014
  • NBC's Brian Williams interviewed Edward Snowden Wednesday night. Snowden posited that he was a spy for the US government, and that he remains a patriots. Others — like Secretary of State John Kerry — have a different opinion. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan opened the lines to ask listeners if Snowden should get amnesty, or face prison time.
  • Art Caplan — Director of the division of medical ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center — talked about First Lady Michelle Obama's push to make school lunches healthier.
  • Ever heard of Solyent Green? Would you give the pancake mix-like substance a shot? Jim and Margery asked listeners whether they're ready to abandon food for a healthy goo that delivers all the necessary vitamins and minerals.
  • Joe Avellone, candidate for Massachusetts governor, stopped back to talk about education, casinos and the upcoming Democratic state convention.
  • Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam talked about the Amazon.com publishing juggernaut, and the upcoming World Cup phenomenon. Beam is the author of American Crucifixion.
  • Jonathon Alsop talked about powdered alcohol and how music affects our tastebuds. Alsop is the author of Wine Lovers Devotional.

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