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Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 07:51 PM EST

Thousand Points of Light Volunteers Reflect on President

Thousand Points of Light Volunteers Reflect on President

President George H.W. Bush's Points of Light Foundation, which was created in response to his call for citizens finding a "shining purpose" is now the world's largest organization dedicated to...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 07:50 PM EST

Remembering George H.W. Bush

Remembering George H.W. Bush

Steve Kerrigan, Democratic party analyst and CEO of 2012 Democratic National Convention, and Jennifer Braceras, former Commissioner on the US Commission on Civil Rights and senior fellow at the Independent...

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 07:48 PM EST

Looking Back at the Legacy Left by George H.W. Bush

Looking Back at the Legacy Left by George H.W. Bush

Historian Heather Cox Richardson says former President George H.W. Bush bridges the gap between Rockefeller Republicans and the Evangelical and hardcore conservative Republicans. How will history remember him in...

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 07:47 PM EST

Dirty Secret of 'Clean Coal'

Dirty Secret of 'Clean Coal'

Reuters does a deep dive on the "clean coal" energy source and how companies like Goldman Sachs and Fidelity make millions of taxpayers dollars helping energy companies chemically alter coal....

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 07:45 PM EST

What Mourning Bush Says About Our Longing for Decency

What Mourning Bush Says About Our Longing for Decency

As Americans mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush, some are contrasting his public service and his sense of decency to President Donald Trump's. Tiziana Dearing of the Boston College school of Social...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 07:45 PM EST

New Watchdog Group Aims to Spur Action on Student Debt

New Watchdog Group Aims to Spur Action on Student Debt

A watchdog group made up of people who have resigned from the Trump administration is hoping spur action on student debt. Massachusetts State Sen. Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow) joins Sue O'Connell to discuss.

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 11:54 AM EST

Dreaming of a 'White Dorchester'; Trump's 'Gut'

Dreaming of a 'White Dorchester'; Trump's 'Gut'

Reverend Irene Monroe of WGBH Radio’s “All Revved Up” and Dr. Monica O’Neal, a clinical psychologist, join Sue O’Connell to discuss the week that was. Topics discussed include...

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 08:21 PM EST

Cradles to Crayons Holding 'Un-Gala' Saturday in Brighton

Cradles to Crayons Holding 'Un-Gala' Saturday in Brighton

On Saturday, the Boston nonprofit Cradles to Crayons is hosting its second annual holiday “Un-Gala” in support of its Gear Up for Winter initiative. Karen Grant, the Vice President of Development at...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 07:40 PM EST

Holiday Dining in Boston

Holiday Dining in Boston

Brian Piccini, owner of D bar and several other establishments in Boston, talks with Sue about holiday dining as well as the state of LGBTQ nightlife in the city.

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 07:38 PM EST

Former Trump Attorney Pleads Guilty to Lying to Congress

Former Trump Attorney Pleads Guilty to Lying to Congress

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, appeared in Manhattan federal court Thursday where he pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a real estate project in Russia. Robert Peabody...

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