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Under the Radar with Callie Crossley looks to alternative presses and community news for stories that are often overlooked by big media outlets. In our roundtable conversation, we aim to examine the small stories before they become the big headlines with contributors in Boston and New England. For more information, visit our website: wgbhnews.org/utr

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Under the Radar with Callie Crossley looks to alternative presses and community news for stories that are often overlooked by big media outlets. In our roundtable conversation, we aim to examine the small stories before they become the big headlines with contributors in Boston and New England. For more information, visit our website: wgbhnews.org/utr

    New Hampshire Insiders: The Results

    New Hampshire Insiders: The Results

    The votes are in from the Granite State and the dust has settled — kind of. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is out in front, with young liberal voters leading him to victory. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennett and former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick threw in the towel. President Donald Trump secured an historic win for himself.

    Those are the New Hampshire primary results, but there’s more to these stories because, as we know, what happens in New Hampshire impacts the nation.

    Guests:

    Arnie Arnesen — Former New Hampshire democratic legislator and host of WNHN’s The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen.

    Paul Steinhauser — Campaign reporter for Fox News Politics and The Concord Monitor.

    Later in the show…

    If you’re a regular listener, you already know that at the beginning of 2020, Under the Radar debuted brand new music. After almost 10 years of the same theme, we wanted to ring in the next decade with a fresh sound.

    We spent months searching and carefully curating playlists to pick the perfect song and finally landed on “Fish and Chips” by Grace Kelly and Leo P., which we felt perfectly encapsulated the essence of the show. Now we're huge fans of Grace and Leo, and we want all of you to get to know them as well.

    Guests:

    Grace Kelly — award-winning alto saxophonist, singer and songwriter originally from Brookline, Mass., and a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music

    Leo Pellegrino — known as Leo P., baritone saxophonist, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He’s a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and a member of the band Too Many Zooz.

    Together, Grace and Leo make up the collaboration “We Are 2 Saxy.”

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    Show Credits:

    You can find UTR on the web at https://www.wgbh.org/news/under-the-radar-with-callie-crossley

    Subscribe to our show wherever you get your podcasts.

    "Under the Radar with Callie Crossley" is produced by Franziska Monahan and engineered by Dave Goodman.

    Melissa Rosales is our intern.

    Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys', Grace Kelly and Leo P.

    Under the Radar is a production of WGBH.

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    Local News: Charlestown Laundromats, Logan Airport Monorail, and Boston Recycling

    Local News: Charlestown Laundromats, Logan Airport Monorail, and Boston Recycling

    Charlestown has no laundromat - how did gentrification leave the neighborhood’s lower income residents without a crucial life service? A monorail for Logan International? This year Massport may finally make the decision to streamline ground transportation at the airport. And is it worth it to recycle now that it costs Boston more to haul away recyclables than trash?

    It’s our local news round table.

    Guests:

    Gin Dumcius - Digital editor for the Boston Business Journal.

    Seth Daniel - Senior reporter with the Independent News Group, which includes the Chelsea Record and Revere Journal.

    Sue O’Connell – Commentator for NECN and WGBH and Co-Publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News.

    Later in the show…

    At first glance, Mama, Ella and Kevin seem to live in a here and now achingly familiar to a number of black families. But very quickly Riot Baby reveals itself to be a time-traversing tale of the future infused with the frustration and rage linked to incidents of the recent past. Author Tochi Onybuchi takes readers on the journey of siblings navigating their past, current and future worlds. Riot Baby is our February selection for “Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club."

    Guest:
    Tochi Onyebuchi - author of Riot Baby, his first adult novel, which is available in bookstores and online now.

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    Show Credits:

    You can find UTR on the web at https://www.wgbh.org/news/under-the-radar-with-callie-crossley

    Subscribe to our show wherever you get your podcasts.

    "Under the Radar with Callie Crossley" is produced by Franziska Monahan and engineered by Dave Goodman.

    Melissa Rosales is our intern.

    Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys', Grace Kelly and Leo P.

    Under the Radar is a production of WGBH.

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    UTR Podcast Exclusive: Re-Introducing Larry Ladd

    UTR Podcast Exclusive: Re-Introducing Larry Ladd

    One of our absolute favorite shows here at Under the Radar is our annual review of quirky holiday songs with Mike Wilkins, intrepid music collector and radio engineer for the radio program, The World. Each year Mike brings us a carefully curated mix-tape of rescued vinyl one-hit wonders and whatever background he can find behind each track. But inevitably, some of those origin stories are lost to the dusty used-record bins of analog history. When that happens, we turn to all of you - our loyal listeners - to see if we can trace these songs back to their source through your collective memory.

    Such was the case with one of our favorites from this last year’s mix, “Little Red Top,” by the Glenn Cross Sextet featuring Jane Sharon and introducing Larry Ladd.

    And you delivered.

    Guests:

    Mike Wilkins - Radio Engineer for WGBH'S PROGRAM THE World and quirky holiday music collector and archivist.

    Larry Ladd - Featured on “Little Red Top”

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    Show Credits:

    You can find UTR on the web at https://www.wgbh.org/news/under-the-radar-with-callie-crossley

    Subscribe to our show wherever you get your podcasts.

    "Under the Radar with Callie Crossley" is produced by Franziska Monahan and engineered by Dave Goodman.

    Melissa Rosales is our intern.

    Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys', Grace Kelly and Leo P.

    Under the Radar is a production of WGBH.

    • 17 min
    NH Insiders: Polling Confusion, Undecided Voters And Do Endorsements Matter?

    NH Insiders: Polling Confusion, Undecided Voters And Do Endorsements Matter?

    Bernie Sanders is surging with voters in New Hampshire. Or is he? The polls said yes, but other data is conflicting. Endorsements from top Granite State Democrats are rolling in for Joe Biden. Will they make a difference? And can late-starters Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick persuade undecided voters to choose one of them? Our New Hampshire Insiders are back.

    Guests:

    Arnie Arnesen — Former New Hampshire democratic legislator and host of WNHN’s The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen.

    Paul Steinhauser — Campaign reporter for Fox News Politics and the Concord Monitor.

    Later in the show…

    In January of last year, the Roxbury-based Haley House Bakery Café announced it would shutter its doors, but temporarily, with a planned reopening later. Customers feared the Haley House Café would become another in the growing list of Boston restaurant closings. But the combination café and community space bucked that trend. Now, the new and improved Haley House Bakery Café is gearing up for its grand re-opening next month.

    Guests:

    Bing Broderick – Executive Director of Haley House.

    Misha Thomas – General Manager of the Haley House Bakery Café.

    John Lara - Professional Baker and Catering Driver of the Haley House Bakery Café.

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    Show Credits:

    You can find UTR on the web at https://www.wgbh.org/news/under-the-radar-with-callie-crossley

    Subscribe to our show wherever you get your podcasts.

    "Under the Radar with Callie Crossley" is produced by Franziska Monahan and engineered by Dave Goodman.

    Melissa Rosales is our intern.

    Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys', Grace Kelly and Leo P.

    Under the Radar is a production of WGBH.

    • 57 min
    Introducing UTR's Environmental News Roundtable

    Introducing UTR's Environmental News Roundtable

    Deadly bush-fires continue to rage in Australia. The environment wasn’t always a hot-button political topic – how can we take the politics out of climate change? And rising sea levels threaten Boston’s disadvantaged neighborhoods. That’s a sample of the environmental stories that are increasingly important to Greater Bostonians and millions of Americans. Those stories and more on Under the Radar's inaugural Environmental News Roundtable.

    Guests:

    Beth Daley - Editor and General Manager at The Conversation, U.S.

    Dr. Aaron Bernstein - Interim Director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

    Cabell Eames - Legislative Manager at the Better Future Project, a Massachusetts-based grassroots climate-action organization.

    Later in the show…

    In 2018 Georgia became the center of the national dialogue on voting rights after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp. Abram’s loss sparked criticisms of the state’s election practices, especially around voter suppression. Now with a major national election upon us, anxiety about the integrity of the United States’ electoral system is front and center. A new report from the Scholars Strategy Network outlines the threats undermining voting in the U.S., and offers concrete potential reforms.

    Guest:

    Erin O'Brien - Associate professor of Political Science at UMass Boston, a member of the Mass Politics Profs blog and a contributing scholar to the Scholars Strategy Network.

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    Show Credits:

    That’s it for this week’s show.

    You can find UTR on the web at https://www.wgbh.org/news/under-the-radar-with-callie-crossley

    Subscribe to our show wherever you get your podcasts.

    “Under the Radar with Callie Crossley” is produced by Franziska Monahan and engineered by Dave Goodman and John Parker.

    Melissa Rosales is our intern

    Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys’, Grace Kelly and Leo P.

    Under the Radar is a production of WGBH.

    • 57 min
    Alpha Pi Omega: The First Sorority For Native American Women

    Alpha Pi Omega: The First Sorority For Native American Women

    While more than 60 percent of American high schoolers go on to college, only 17 percent of American Indian students do. Those who do enroll often have a tough time coping with a lack of connectiveness and social isolation. That's why 25 years ago, a group of young native women decided to claim their space in one of the most traditional social organizations in higher education - Greek life. Alpha Pi Omega is the first sorority for Native American women.

    Guests:

    Christina Theodorou - Tribal Liaison with Maximus and one of the founders of Alpha Pi Omega.

    Elizabeth Alexander - Student at Oklahoma State University and the president of the OSU chapter of Alpha Pi Omega. 

    Later in the show…

    There was a lot going on in 1969 - young people full of revolutionary fire and passion led the Civil Rights and anti-war movements movements. That same year one of nation’s most elite universities became the site of another kind of revolution. Yale University, whose centuries-old traditions were designed for male students opened, its doors to women students. What happened after they arrived is the compelling history depicted in the new book, Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy league Giant. It’s our December selection for “Bookmarked” The Under the Radar Book Club.

    **Yale Needs Women is available for purchase in bookstores and online now.

    Guests:

    Anne Gardiner Perkins - Yale class of '81, Author of Yale Needs Women

    Connie Royster - Class of '72, enrolled at Yale as a transfer student from Wheaton College.

    Dahlia Rudavsky - Class of '72, enrolled at Yale as a freshmen and graduate of Newton South High School in Greater Boston.

    Shirley Daniels - Class of '72, enrolled as a transfer student from Boston’s Simmons College.

    • 57 min

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