If you want to talk politics, this week's of Under the Radar is in your wheelhouse. Boston Magazine contributing editor David Bernstein, Caught in Southie editor Maureen Dahill, Dorchester Reporter news editor Gin Dumcius joined Callie Crossley to look at the Boston mayor's race, (the less glamorous, but no less important) Boston City Council races, and more.
Jared Bowen speaks with actor and director Dennis Quaid about his new film, "At Any Price." The film's main character, a Midwestern farmer played by Quaid, labors to persuade his son to join the family business, which has been floundering, like many modern American small farms, under economic and social pressure to "expand or die."
Author David Cunningham looks at the boom of the Ku Klux Klan during the Civil Rights Movement, shedding new light on "organized racism and how political extremism" intersected with the country's mainstream ideals.
Attorney Eric MacLeish represented hundreds of people who, as children, had been sexually abused by priests in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. He joins us to talk about the abuse he suffered as a child, and his work changing the statute of limitations on child sex abuse laws.
Recent Suffolk University graduate Kaitlynn Cates went to the Boston Marathon finish line with her friend Leo Fonseca to watch their friends finish. When the first bomb went off, she fell to the ground, and Fonseca got on top of her to protect her. After the second explosion, he carried her to his car and applied a tourniquet to her leg. She was treated at MGH and lost part of her calf, including muscle, which is expected to grow back. She credits him with saving her life.
In light of the devastating tornados that ravaged Oklahoma City and its southern suburb, Moore, we follow up with the town of Monson, which was hit hard by the tornados that swept through Massachusetts in 2011. Monson residents Karen King and Laura Yarbrough say rebuilding will be long and arduous, just like it has been in their hometown.
Through the Geena Davis Institute of Gender Media, the Academy Award-winning actor targets the inadequate representation of women in the media, especially children’s media. Davis talks with Emily Rooney about visiting elementary schools to teach kids that girls can be firefighters and mathematicians, not just eye candy.
Black children drown almost three times as often as white and Latino children do, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That moved the YMCA of Greater Boston to create an urban swimming program that focuses on teaching poor black and Latino kids how to stay safe in the water. CEO Kevin Washington, who learned to swim at the Y when he was 9, says minority children who live in cities often don't take lessons because their families can't afford them or don't have access to a pool.
WGBH senior investigative reporter Phillip Martin and former Boston Phoenix reporter Chris Faraone, joined Callie Crossley to look at some of the stories and perspectives that you may have missed this week. Among the stories they discussed:
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has appointed Andris Nelsons director, the BSO announced Thursday.
Nelsons will become the 15th director in BSO history, dating back to 1881. At 34, he'll become the youngest BSO director in more than 100 years, the BSO said. He had been director of the City of Birmingham Orchestra in the U.K.
Read the Full BSO Release:
ANDRIS NELSONS TO VISIT BOSTON IN LATE JUNE FOR HIS FIRST VISIT TO THE CITY FOLLOWING HIS APPOINTMENT AS THE NEXT BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR
A city of Boston study shows bike ridership in the city increased as much as 28 percent, to 56,000 trips per day, since 2010.
With the increase of ridership comes a bump in crash incidents: The Boston Police Department reported a 2 percent increase (488 incidents in 2012), while Emergency Medical Services reported a 9 percent spike (521 incidents.)
More than half of incidents reported by EMS involved riders not wearing a helmet.
This week, our stories "Under the Radar" include community housing rotting away 10 years after construction, the hurdles investigators overcame to track the Boston Marathon bombers through gun powder, and a new affordable fitness center in the South End that will fill the
Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are all navigating tangled streets in communities around metro Boston. Take this quiz to find out just how much you know about your own rights and responsibilities as you share the road.
The aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings has overshadowed important news in the past week: sequester layoffs, new developments in a contested casino deal for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, and state Senate races are among a few.
UMass Boston associate professor of political science Erin O'Brien and New Democracy Coalition director Kevin Peterson joined Callie Crossley to look at the stories that have been hiding in plain sight.
A WGBH News poll released today shows that only one out of three Massachusetts residents feel drivers and bicyclists on the region’s roads interact safely. Nearly half (45 percent) of those polled responded that adding bike lanes and providing riders with a right of way is the most effective measure to prevent bike accidents, compared with only 32 percent who support efforts to improve enforcement of existing laws (22 percent) or pass stricter laws (10 percent).
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Americans are asking: How could this have happened? What about the hundreds of billions of dollars spent since Sept. 11 on counterterrorism efforts? Have they made us safer?
Join PBS NewsHour, Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, Washington Post reporter Dana Priest, and Frontline producer Mike Wiser for a live chat.
This undated photo added on April 18, 2013 to the VK page of Dias Kadyrbayev shows, from left, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, from Kazakhstan, with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Times Square in New York. Kadyrbayev and Tazha
Today on a special broadcast of Boston Public Radio, Jim Braude introduces Governor Deval Patrick as the man at the center of the mourning, the healing, and the apprehending in the case of the marathon bombings. Hear his conversation the day after a resolution to the Boston Marathon bombing case, with Braude, Margery Eagan and Callie Crossley.