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BPR Full Show 1/23/19 : Warren Campaign, Italian Food, Oscar Nominations

The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Wednesday, January 23rd, 2018. With new road safety legislation, Gov. Charlie Baker is cracking down on distracted driving. This is the first time he's put forward a hands-free driving bill since 2017. We opened the lines to ask what our listeners think — do you ever text and drive? Do you see other drivers doing it? If you object to this ban, why? Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined us to discuss the implications of the government shutdown (now in its fifth week) on employees with special health needs and concerns. WGBH Radio political reporter and Scrum Podcast host Adam Reilly is in Puerto Rico following Sen. Elizabeth Warren's nascent presidential campaign — he called in to give an update on her speeches there and his predictions for 2020. The team at America's Test Kitchen, in collaboration with National Geographic, have brought Italy's culture, landscapes and authentic cuisine together by way of 100 regional recipes in a new cookbook, "Tasting Italy: A Culinary Journey." Chef, food author and Chief Creative Officer of America's Test Kitchen Jack Bishop joined us for that. President Donald Trump declared, via Twitter, a ban on transgender people serving in the military, and on Tuesday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of this ban. Security expert Juliette Kayyem broke down the legal battle over the policy. Naturalist and author Sy Montgomery joined us for this month's Afternoon Zoo. WGBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen went over the latest arts and culture events in and around town, and the biggest snubs and surprises of this year's Oscar nominations.

Corby Kummer | Future Of SNAP Benefits Uncertain As Government Shutdown Continues

Food critic Corby Kummer joined BPR to talk about how the government shutdown has made the future of SNAP benefits uncertain.

Corby Kummer | Future Of SNAP Benefits Uncertain As Government Shutdown Continues

BPR Full Show 01/22/19: Superbowl, Senate President, Deadly Coal.

The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Tuesday, January 22nd, 2018. The cold days of winter are upon us, so we opened the lines to ask you what you are looking forward to in the next couple of months to get you through these frozen doldrums. NBC Sport's Trenni Kusnierek joined us to discuss how the Patriots made to another Super Bowl. Senate President Karen Spilka talked about the initiatives she has spear headed since taking the position. Food critic Corby Kummer discussed how the government shutdown is impacting the food stamp program. Reporter Howard Berkes talked about his new Frontline documentary: *Coal's Deadly Dust. * CNN's John King called in to talk about the latest political headlines. *Boston Globe *Interim Editorial Page Editor Shirley Leung discussed the latest business news in Boston.

BPR Full Show 1/21/19 : Second North Korea Summit, Cold Days, MLK Day

The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Monday, January 21st, 2018.

BPR Full Show 1/18/19 | Women's March, Ask The Commissioner, Rye Pines

The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Friday, January 18th, 2019. The Women's March is taking place again in Washington D.C. and across the country. We opened the lines to hear if you will be attending this year's march or has the movement lost steam. WGBH'S Emily Rooney gave us her famous list. Police Commissioner William Gross joined us for his inaugural Ask The Commissioner segment. Boston Globe Interim Editorial Page Editor Shirley Leung discussed the latest business news in Boston. WGBH's Callie Crossley talked about Lin-Manuel Miranda's return to Hamilton in Puerto Rico. Allston based rockers Rye Pines joined us for the news quiz.

BPR Full Show 1/17/19 | The shutdown, Ask The Gov, Marie Kondo

The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Thursday, January 17th, 2019. Today marks the 27th day of the government shutdown. We opened the lines to hear your thoughts and get your suggestion on what you think the government should do to end the shutdown. Former Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral discussed Michigan State interim President John Engler's decision to resign after the making discouraging comments about Larry Nassar's victims. Governor Charlie Baker joined us for another edition of Ask The Governor to take our questions and yours. WGBH Science Editor Heather Goldstone gave us her thoughts on Andrew Wheeler's E.P.A confirmation hearing. We opened the lines to hear if you have become swept up in Marie Kondo mania. Poet Richard Blanco joined us for another edition of Village Voice.

BPR Full Show 01/16/19 : A Green New Deal, Identity Advertising, Alex Beam

The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Wednesday, January 19th, 2019. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has suggested that a new 70 percent tax rate could fund her vision for a green new deal. We opened the lines to hear if you agree with her or do you think a new tax rate that high would be detrimental. Medical ethicist and Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center Art Caplan joined us to discuss the immoral marketing used to promote OxyContin. National security expert Juliette Kayyem discussed the latest news regarding the Mueller investigation. Harvard Professor Michael Norton discussed why identity advertising doesn't always work. WGBH Art's Editor Jared Bowen talked about some of the new plays to see around Boston. Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam gave us his famous explainer.

Corby Kummer | Many Farmers Feel Impact Of Government Shutdown

Food critic Corby Kummer joined BPR to talk about how the shutdown is impacting farmers.

BPR Full Show 1/15/19 : Sick Days, PATS In The Championship, Organ Donors.

The full broadcast of Boston Public Radio from Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.

BPR Full Show 1/14: The Government Shutdown Continues, and Guster Performs

Our political roundtable with conservative commentator Jennifer Braceras and former Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Steve Kerrigan brought us the latest news from Washington D.C. and Beacon Hill. Charles Sennott, executive director of The GroundTruth Project, discussed the international headlines. We opened up the lines and got your take on the revelation that, following the president's firing of James Comey, some law enforcement officials were concerned he was a Russian asset. Reverend Irene Monroe discussed the controversies associated with the film "Green Book" on her regular segment with Reverend Emmett Price, "All Revved Up." TV expert Bob Thompson shared his picks for the best and worst things on television this week. The band Guster performed live from their new album, "Look Alive."

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