Segment 1: NStar and Northeast Utilities merged in 2010. Although the companies tendered sheaves of documentation to get federal approval, neither disclosed the pay of CEO Thomas J. May. Does it matter what the CEO of a public utility earns? Should we place a ceiling on compensation? Jim and Margery discussed.
Segment 2: A new checklist could predict whether you'll still be among the living a decade from now. Are you comfortable finding out? Art Caplan — head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center — explored the implications of the checklist with Jim and Margery.
Segment 3: WGBH's Callie Crossley stopped by to talk about her new radio show, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley.
Segment 4: Laura Raposa has written for the Boston Herald's Inside Track for 21 years. Raposa and her colleague Gayle Fee are the go-to for celebrity news in Boston. Raposa recently announced she'll leave the column to pursue other projects. She joined Jim and Margery to talk about it.
Segment 5: You know Norman Greenbaum's work even if not by name. He's the Malden-born, BU-educated songwriter who penned the seminal 1969 hit, "Spirit in the Sky." For our Memory Hole segment, Greenbaum spoke with Jim and Margery about what he's been up to since that time.
Segment 6: State Sen. Robert Hedlund and comedian Jimmy Tingle were the contestants on the Friday News Quiz. Topics: Hugo Chávez's death, Wes Welker's free agency, and Sen. Rand Paul's endless filibuster.