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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

    Regional News Roundtable: RI Insurer Backtracks, NH Bars Out-Of-State Student Vaccines, Vineyard Lighthouse Contaminates Park

    Regional News Roundtable: RI Insurer Backtracks, NH Bars Out-Of-State Student Vaccines, Vineyard Lighthouse Contaminates Park

    This week, on our regional roundtable: In Rhode Island, public outrage over Blue Cross Blue Shield’s plan to charge patients for COVID-19 treatment; New Hampshire boots out of state college students from its vaccine program; and lead contamination revealed at the historic East Chop Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard stirs debate about clean up and pollution.

    Guests:
    Arnie Arnesen — host of The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen from WNHN.

    Ted Nesi — politics and business editor and investigative reporter for WPRI.

    George Brennan — news editor for The Martha’s Vineyard Times.

    Later in the Show:

    Danielle Geller’s mother was absent for most of her life; She didn’t really understand who she was until after her death. In her new memoir, Geller chronicles how her journey to know her mother led her to find herself. “Dog Flowers” is our April selection for “Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.”

    Guest:
    Danielle Geller - author of “Dog Flowers,” her first book, which is available in bookstores and online now.

    SHOW CREDITS:
    Under the Radar with Callie Crossley is a production of GBH, produced by Wes Martin and engineered by Dave Goodman. Angela Yang is our Intern.
    Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys’, Grace Kelly and Leo P.

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    Latinx News: Border 'Crisis,' Chelsea Shortchanged, Few Latinos At Oscars

    Latinx News: Border 'Crisis,' Chelsea Shortchanged, Few Latinos At Oscars

    The situation at the southern border worsens, but the Biden administration resists calling it a crisis; Chelsea — one of the Massachusetts communities hit hardest by COVID — gets short-changed in the new COVID relief bill; and Latino entertainers are overlooked in this year’s Oscar nominations, again. It's our Latinx roundtable.

    Guests:
    Marcela Garcia – columnist for the Boston Globe

    Julio Ricardo Varela - editorial director at Futuro Media, co-host of the “In The Thick” podcast, and founder of Latino Rebels

    Update: After this segment was taped, Gov. Baker's administration announced it will direct $100 million to Chelsea, Randolph, Everett and Methuen.

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    It’s a difficult time for the restaurant industry. One estimate predicts a third of all restaurants will close due to the pandemic. But some businesses are changing their models and finding financial success.

    Plus, huge fast-food retailers are fighting, sometimes for scraps, over fried chicken. And some of the more innocuous but frightening side effects of COVID-19 are the loss of taste and smell. What does one have to do with the other? And how does it change our perception of food?

    Our food and wine experts weigh in on these stories and more, including Jonathon's wine recommendation.

    Guests:
    Jonathon Alsop - founder and executive director of the Boston Wine School and author of “The Wine Lover’s Devotional.”

    Amy Traverso - food editor at Yankee Magazine, co-host of GBH’s “Weekends With Yankee” and author of “The Apple Lover’s Cookbook.”

    SHOW CREDITS:
    Under the Radar with Callie Crossley is a production of GBH, produced by Wes Martin and engineered by Dave Goodman. Angela Yang is our Intern.
    Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys’, Grace Kelly and Leo P.

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    How The Pandemic Is Challenging Our Understanding Of Poverty

    How The Pandemic Is Challenging Our Understanding Of Poverty

    The COVID-19 Pandemic pulled an estimated 8 million Americans into poverty. Millions lost jobs that kept them one paycheck away from becoming destitute, and many, like those who were formerly considered middle income, now patronize the food banks where they used to donate. There have always been poor people, but the pandemic has exposed some of the realities and conditions of poverty which are little seen and often misunderstood.

    In the wake of the pandemic, who is poor now? And what are the persistent myths about impoverished Americans that shape public attitudes and undermine potential policy solutions?

    Guests:
    Mark Rank - professor at Washington University in St. Louis, and lead-author of Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty.

    Peter Edelman - faculty director of Georgetown University's Center on Poverty and Inequality and author of Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America.

    Caroline Koty - licensed clinical social worker and family mobility mentor at Economic Mobility Pathways – EMPath, in Boston.

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    The Cambridge Women’s Center is marking its 50th anniversary, kicking off a yearlong celebration with 10 days of activities symbolizing the 10-day building takeover, back in 1971. The ten-day occupation, chronicled in the documentary Left on Pearl, led to the creation of the center and a legacy of advocacy for women.

    Guests:
    Rochelle Ruthchild - One of the founders of the Cambridge Women’s Center, its second president, and a producer of Left on Pearl.

    Judy Norris - full-time volunteer and chair of the Cambridge Women’s Center’s board of trustees.

    SHOW CREDITS:
    Under the Radar with Callie Crossley is a production of GBH, produced by Wes Martin and engineered by Dave Goodman. Angela Yang is our Intern.
    Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys’, Grace Kelly and Leo P.

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    Life After COVID? Futurists Discuss A Post-Pandemic World

    Life After COVID? Futurists Discuss A Post-Pandemic World

    It's been one year since Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency, sending most of us inside, and upending our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined.

    On this sobering anniversary, Bay Staters are pausing to reflect on how living with COVID changed them. Universities and archivists are already curating last year’s memories and memorabilia for history, but how do experts who study the future assess how our lives have been changed? What will our world look like in the days and years post pandemic?

    The experts who study what’s to come are called futurists. These professionals look forward, weighing the immediate and long term impact of everyday events and huge crises, like COVID 19.

    Guests:
    Erica Orange - executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Future Hunters – based in New York.
    Alison Sander - director of Boston Consulting Group’s Center for Sensing & Mining the Future.

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    Millions of Americans are documenting this past year of pandemic life in journals, diaries, and songs. In Cambridge, some residents gave voice to their experiences in a unique way - capturing this period in their lives in a play produced by the Multicultural Arts Center, “Cambridge: Our Town Our Stories.” Created in the style of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 classic drama, “Our Town,” which explores the fictional experiences of everyday small town living, Cambridge's version is based on the experiences of residents during a year of global pandemic. No fiction here, theirs are authentic reflections of a scary and uncertain time.

    Guests:
    Ken Field - Cambridge-based saxophonist
    Theodora Skeadas - director of small business advocacy for the nonprofit Cambridge Local First
    Jeff Robinson - musician and web developer.

    SHOW CREDITS:
    Under the Radar with Callie Crossley is a production of GBH, produced by Wes Martin and engineered by Dave Goodman. Angela Yang is our Intern.
    Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys’, Grace Kelly and Leo P.

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    Pop Culture: Streaming Premieres, Allen V. Farrow, And Dolly Parton

    Pop Culture: Streaming Premieres, Allen V. Farrow, And Dolly Parton

    Will one studio’s decision to stream all of its movies right away be a final blow for struggling movie theaters?

    Plus, HBO’s Allen vs. Farrow the dramatic telling of the sexual abuse charges against famed Hollywood director Woody Allen brought by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. And Dolly Parton’s new role as vaccine ambassador.

    Those stories and more in our Pop Culture Roundtable.

    Guests:
    Michael Jeffries - Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College.
    Rachel Rubin - Professor of American Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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    Just in time for Women’s History Month, a new book tracing the history of feminism.

    Author Koa Beck argues that feminism, as many may think of it, is not a grassroots movement working for societal change as it is as much as it is a brand with a corporate focus. In “White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind,” Beck deconstructs the most well-known American movement for gender parity.

    “White Feminism” is our March selection for “Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.”

    Guests:
    Koa Beck - Former editor-in-chief of Jezebel, executive editor of Vogue.com, senior features editor at MarieClaire.com and co-host of “The #MeToo Memos” on WNYC’s The Takeaway.

    SHOW CREDITS:
    Under the Radar with Callie Crossley is a production of GBH, produced by Wes Martin and engineered by Dave Goodman. Angela Yang is our Intern.
    Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys’, Grace Kelly and Leo P.

    • 57 min
    Local News: Boston City Council Race, Subletters' Legal Limbo And Work After The Pandemic

    Local News: Boston City Council Race, Subletters' Legal Limbo And Work After The Pandemic

    With several Boston city councilors eyeing the mayor’s office, contenders are gathering support to fill their soon-to-be-empty seats. Plus, as the April deadline of the CDC’s eviction moratorium closes in, subletters find themselves stuck in the legal margins. And Gov. Baker’s administration plans a study to re-imagine work after the pandemic.

    Those stories and more in our Local News Roundtable.

    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 - political commentator for NECN and co-publisher of Bay Windows and South End News.

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    Across pop culture and sports, there’s a resurgence of posthumus recognition for Jean-Michel Basquiat, the graffiti artist turned Manhattan art scene sensation. The work of the Afro-Latino artist and his influence on today’s hip hop culture is highlighted in a new exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts called “Writing the Future: Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Hip Hop Generation.”

    Guests:
    Greg Tate- writer, musician, and co-curator of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s exhibition.
    Jordana Moore Saggese- associate professor of American art at the University of Maryland, College Park and author of ‘Reading Basquiat: Exploring Ambivalence in American Art.’

    Credits:
    Under the Radar with Callie Crossley is a production of GBH, produced by Wes Martin and Hannah Uebele and engineered by Dave Goodman and Gary Mott. Angela Yang is our intern. Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys’, Grace Kelly and Leo P.

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