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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...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 07:44 PM EST

Climate Change Report Predicts Dire Consequences

Climate Change Report Predicts Dire Consequences

The Trump administration released a pretty ominous climate report on the Friday after Thanksgiving and it spells out that the worst of climate change may be on the way. Dr. Aaron Bernstein, co-director of...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 07:39 PM EST

Report Looks at Issues That Hinder People Leaving Prison

Report Looks at Issues That Hinder People Leaving Prison

A well-reported Boston Globe story looks at what programs are available for people when they leave prison as well as some face while trying to start over. Reporter Maria Cramer's article chronicles the struggles...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 07:33 PM EST

MS Senate Race; Gross' Criticism Against ACLU

MS Senate Race; Gross' Criticism Against ACLU

Mara Dolan, attorney and co-founder of "Left of Center" and Lou Murray, Jr., former Trump campaign advisor and op-ed columnist, join Sue to look at a variety of topics including the Mississippi Senate...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 07:29 PM EST

Sue's Take on Institutional Racism

Sue's Take on Institutional Racism

Sue provides her take on race and institutional racism.

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