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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
Tue February 26, 2013
BPR: Charlie Baker, Candidate for Mayor John Connolly, the First Girl to Win a State Wrestling Title
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan kicked off Tuesday's show with a conversation with Boston-bred CNN host John King. Fresh off of his announcement, Boston City Councilor John Connolly also stopped by the studio to talk about his run for Mayor of Boston.
Like it or leave it, casinos are coming to Massachusetts. Jim and Margery spoke with casino "turnaround artist", Scott Butera. Butera is the chief executive of Foxwoods, and has been reportedly eyeing valuable land in Massachusetts.
Much hangs in the balance in Red Sox Nation. Roger Abrams, former Major League Baseball salary arbitrator and current Northeastern Law Professor, joined us on the line from spring training in Florida.
Former Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker joined Jim and Margery for BPR's "Open Mic" segment.
What do you think of women competing in traditionally "male" sports?
North Andover High School student Danielle Coughlin made national headlines when she became the first girl to win a state title in wrestling last week. Jim and Margery spoke with Coughlin and her coach, Carl Cincotta, before turning to two sports experts: Dan Lebowitz, the director of Sport in Society at Northeastern University, and Shira Springer, the sports enterprise and investigative reporter for The Boston Globe.
Jim and Margery also spoke with Robert Stickgold, associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the Director for Sleep and Cognition, about the art of the nap.