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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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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Truth About Girls And BoysA new study in the journal Science claims that gender segregation in schools is deeply misguided and "often justified by weak, cherry-picked, or misconstrued scientific claims rather than by valid scientific evidence." The authors write that while – of course – excellent single-sex schools exist, there’s evidence that sex segregation increases gender stereotyping, legitimizes institutionalized sexism, and thus might actually do more harm than good. The research coincides with a new like-minded book. In The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children, Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett say the parents and educators of today are being fed a diet of junk science that is, at best, a misunderstanding of the research, and at worst a deliberate fraud on the American public. Caryl Rivers is a Professor of Journalism at the College of Communication at Boston University and Roz Barnett is a Senior Scientist at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.

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