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Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

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We hear from area authors and literary insiders who reveal what’s on their summer reading lists. Plus we open up the phone lines and take your recommendations.

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

The Emily Rooney Show

We're joined by the authors of White House Burning, which argues that the national debt is eating away at America's future and that the consequences will be dire.

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

The Emily Rooney Show

In honor of Independence Day, we aired a special rewind episode about Elizabeth the Queen.

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

The Emily Rooney Show

A special rewind episode featuring Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton in the studio to discuss Downton Abbey's success and how she plans to stay on top.

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

The Emily Rooney Show

Our resident provocateur Steve Almond returns with an in-studio performance by Dan Bern and his backing band, Common Rotation.

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

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Tom Hamilton joins us – ahead of Aerosmith’s North American Tour – to explain what keeps him, Steven Tyler and the rest of the “Bad Boys From Boston” going after 40 years.


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Innovating Incarceration
Prison barsThe United States has a higher percentage of incarcerated people than any nation in the world. Though Americans only make up about five-percent of the world's population - we have a quarter of those behind bars. How did we get here? How did we become a country that spends close to $70-billion a year on corrections? Sometimes at a cost of nearly $50,000 per prisoner, per year? We tackle the issue of prison reform and take a look at whether the controversial “three-strikes” bill should become law here in Massachusetts.

Guests:
  Nancy Gertner, retired judge from the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Visiting professor at Harvard Law School
  Leslie Walker, executive director of Prisoners' Legal Services
  Mary Elizabeth Heffernan, secretary of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

More on this topic from WGBH:
  In Defense Of Minimum-Security Incarceration (ERS, 12/5/11)
  Vipassana Meditation At A Maximum-Security Prison (ERS, 2/17/10)
  Nancy Gertner on WGBH's Forum Network

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