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Join hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a smart local conversation with leaders and thinkers shaping Boston and New England. We feature our favorite conversation from each show. To hear the full show, please visit wgbhnews.org/bpr To share your opinion, email bpr@wgbh.org or call or text 877-301-8970 during the live broadcast from 11AM-2PM Monday through Friday.

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    • 4.2 • 426 Ratings

Join hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a smart local conversation with leaders and thinkers shaping Boston and New England. We feature our favorite conversation from each show. To hear the full show, please visit wgbhnews.org/bpr To share your opinion, email bpr@wgbh.org or call or text 877-301-8970 during the live broadcast from 11AM-2PM Monday through Friday.

    BPR Full Show 5/24:

    BPR Full Show 5/24:

    We opened the lines to discuss the pros and cons of the beach.

    Nicholás Emden & Matt Smith joined for Live Music Friday. Matt Smith is the manager at Club Passim, which hosts their longstanding Campfire Festival this weekend. Nicholás Emden is a Chilean-born singer/songwriter and winner of the 2023 New England Music Award "World Act of the Year."

    Callie Crossley on polling around celebrity election sway (turns out only the Obamas have real influence), and polling about America’s most trusted news anchors.

    Lydia R. Diamond & Jennifer Mogbock from Toni Stone at the Huntington joined. Lydia is show’s writer/director, Jennifer plays the lead role in the show about the first woman to play baseball in all-male professional leagues.

    Nancy Gertner discussed recent court headlines. This week she talked Alio flag-gate, SCOTUS rulings on S. Carolina's voting map, President Biden's messaging around courts ahead of November, and the latest re: the Trump classified documents case.

    Rep. Seth Moulton discussed his views on Israel/Gaza war.

    We ended the week with an AITA segment on backseat drivers

    • 2 hr 36 min
    Best Of BPR 5/24: Congressman Seth Moulton & LMF: Campfire Festival

    Best Of BPR 5/24: Congressman Seth Moulton & LMF: Campfire Festival

    Today:

    Congressman Seth Moulton discusses Memorial Day and his views on Israel's war in Gaza.

    And, "World Act of the Year” Nicholás Emden & Matt Smith join us for Live Music Friday, ahead of Club Passim’s long standing Campfire Festival this weekend.

    • 40 min
    BPR Full Show 5/23: Rick Steves Is Back

    BPR Full Show 5/23: Rick Steves Is Back

    Our Thursday show started with Chuck Todd giving us his D.C. roundup

    We opened the lines to talk about our values and principles.

    Andrea Cabral gave her take on cannabis restrictions on Martha’s Vineyard and new sexual accusations against rap mogul Sean Combs.

    Rick Steves returned from a month-long excursion to Rome, Assisi, Orvieto, Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and London.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Best Of BPR 5/22: What's The Deal With Bird Flu & Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Ethics Reporter

    Best Of BPR 5/22: What's The Deal With Bird Flu & Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Ethics Reporter

    Today:

    Even if you’ve read every article on bird flu, it’s hard to tell exactly what the risk factor is. Two experts from BU and Harvard join us to make sense of it all.

    And, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Zooms in to talk about our extremist Supreme Court – and why we should all care about Justice Alito flying an upside-down American flag outside his home after January 6th.

    • 37 min
    BPR Full Show 5/23: Best Dim Sum In Boston

    BPR Full Show 5/23: Best Dim Sum In Boston

    We opened the lines to discuss how climate change will impact elections this year.

    National security expert Juliette Kayyem discussed the possible collapse of home insurance and Ireland, Spain and Norway recognizing Palestine as a state.

    Boston Globe business columnist Shirley Leung discussed the best dim sum in Greater Boston, and her latest podcast on Karen Read.

    Naturalist Sy Montgomery talked about new rules that let every Bostonian keep bees, and the mysterious origins of cockroaches.

    Nahid Bhadelia, associate professor of infectious diseases at BU & Bill Hanage, Chan school of Public Health epidemiologist joined for a bird flu panel.

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse discussed corruption on the Supreme Court.

    We ended the show today by talking about funny open house experiences.

    • 2 hr 39 min
    BPR Full Show 5/21: Endless Shrimp

    BPR Full Show 5/21: Endless Shrimp

    NBC Sports Boston anchor-reporter Trenni Casey discussed golfer Scott Scheffler getting arrested during the PGA championship, plus, the latest on the PWHL and Celtics playoffs.

    Michael Curry of the NAACP & MA League of Community Health Centers discussed Biden's outreach to Black voters and the plight of our overworked primary care physicians.

    Food policy analyst Corby Kummer discussed the rise in grocery prices in Massachusetts and his Boston University commencement speech.

    Boston Globe travel writer Christopher Muther discussed the "over-the-top pleasures" of Abu Dhabi and his slow travel tour through Canada on a sleeper train.

    CNN's John King discussed the latest in national politics.

    • 2 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 Ratings

Justin in Boston ,

Love J & M but..

Some days the full show podcast never seems to be uploaded or is uploaded late or is uploaded with part of it missing.

I’d love for it to be consistently uploaded by 5pm daily. Considering I am a sustaining member and this podcast is the primary reason I am since I can rarely catch the show live I hope you can get back on track with this.

J.P. Griffin ,

Great, but please fix the upload schedule

Love the show, but releases at different times, or sometimes not at all. Better to listen the day after than waiting for the epsiodes to drop between 3 and 11 PM

Tbone572866 ,

I listen all the time

Love the show but in the podcast would be great if the title listed all the guests/topics. I especially like the episodes with John King, Chuck Todd, Paul Reville, Julia Kayem. Would make it easier to search the episodes

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