Radio Boston Podcast Host Meghna Chakrabarti introduces us to newsmakers, big thinkers and artists and brings us stories of relevance to Bostonians here and around the region. Live every weekday at 3pm ET.
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NYC Explosion; Simon's Rock College Shooting

Host Meghna Chakrabarti looks at the allegations against 'On Point' host Tom Ashbrook. We also discuss the explosion in NYC this morning. Plus: An update on this year's flu season. And why there's an unusual number of deaths of the North Atlantic right whale this year. We also talk to Greg Gibson, whose son was shot at Simon's Rock College in 1992, by a troubled fellow student.

Week In Review, Effectiveness Of Court-Mandated Ads About Tobacco Dangers, And Colby Colle...

Host Meghna Chakrabarti goes behind this week's headlines including changes on Beacon Hill and Congress stemming from sexual harassment allegations and reported gaps in the state child welfare agency's oversight. Plus, a closer look at new court-ordered ads about the harm caused by cigarettes. And, Colby College President David Green honors Samuel Osborne, a former slave who was born into slavery and ended up working at the school for 37 years as a janitor after the Civil War.

Week In Review, Effectiveness Of Court-Mandated Ads About Tobacco Dangers, And Colby Colle...

Sen. Franken Resigns, Report On Gaps In DCF Oversight, Fashion Legend Diane Von Furstenberg

Host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Rep. Stephen Lynch about the resignation of Minn. Sen. Al Franken following sexual harassment allegations. State Auditor Suzanne Bump details her report that the Department of Children and Families could do more to track instances when children under their care have been harmed. Plus, fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg speaks about the importance of being in charge of your life.

Sen. Franken Resigns, Report On Gaps In DCF Oversight, Fashion Legend Diane Von Furstenberg

Sexual Harassment; Sandy Hook Father

Host Anthony Brooks talks about Mass. Congressman Seth Moulton's calls for Minn. Senator Al Franken to step down. We also talk to the father of a child who died during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, five years ago. Plus: Russia is out of the 2018 Winter Olympics. And how to BBQ like a pro with chef Andy Husbands.

CVS-Aetna; Same-Sex Marriage Cake Case

Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about CVS' bid to buy Aetna and what that means for health care delivery. We also talk about the same-sex marriage cake case before the Supreme Court today. And we talk about surprising pitfalls in the GOP senate tax bill. Plus: We celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Good Will Hunting" and the Boston movie.

Senate President; Cashless MBTA

Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the allegations against Senate President Stan Rosenberg's husband, Bryon Hefner. We also look at what other states do when it comes to sexual harassment. We also talk about what a cashless MBTA would look like. And CommonHealth's Carey Goldberg gives us an update on the flu vaccine. Plus: Author Gregory Maguire pens the backstory to the Nutcracker with his new novel, "Hiddensee."

Week In Review; Andy Warhol Auction

Host Meghna Chakrabarti reviews the week's biggest stories with Tom Keane and John Carroll. We also talk about the auction of Andy Warhol memorabilia in Amesbury, Mass. Plus: On the 20th anniversary of Good Will Hunting, we talk about the rise of the Boston-based movie.

Farak Cases; Mozart's Great G Minor Symphony

Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the dismissal of court cases related to state chemist Sonia Farak. We also look at why Mass. is a hub for cybersecurity companies. Plus, sports with Bill Littlefield. And a look at what makes Mozart's Symphony No. 40 great with Rob Kapilow at the keyboard.

SCOTUS On Digital Tracking; Policing Of Black Women

Host Meghna Chakrabarti discusses the Supreme Court case today on police warrants for tracking the location of your phone. We also talk about Hillary Clinton's talk last night in Boston and the news that Garrison Keillor is out at Minnesota Public Radio, after allegations of "inappropriate behavior." Plus: Andrea Ritchie on her new book, "Invisible No More."

Tax Overhaul Bill; New England Weather

Host Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the federal tax overhaul bill and its likelihood of passing in the Senate. We also look at Governor Baker's announcement he'll be running for re-election. Plus, the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire. And poet Will Dowd on the beauty of New England weather. It's #GivingNewsDay! Like us? Support us at wbur.org/support.

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