It’s Friday and you know what that means! We’re broadcasting live from the WGBH studio at the Boston Public Library. We’re here every Friday except holidays, so tune in or stop by!
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump declared their candidacies in April and May of 2015—meaning we’ve been talking, thinking, and stressing about this Election for a full 19 months. In that time we’ve covered it all: magically disappearing emails, lewd sex scandals, secret recorded audio tapes, with even some Russian intrigue thrown in for good measure.Now that we’re finally in the homestretch, we opened up the lines to get your take.
Are ride-share apps like Bridj the solution to no late-night T service? Boston Globe Columnist Shirley Leung joined Jim and Margery with a few last-minute thoughts before the election and a last-chance attempt to convince Margery to vote no on the recreational marijuana ballot question.
Beat The Press host Emily Rooney joined Jim and Margery, as she does every Friday, for Open Mic and her famous list of Fixations and Fulminations.
Who run the world? According to author and columnist Rebecca Traister, unmarried women are a potent political force. In her latest book, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, Traister explains how women are grabbing back— this time, by the ballot.
Do celebrity endorsements make a difference? Can Scott Baio and Beyonce deliver the the votes? Under The Radar host Callie Crossley joined Jim and Margery to chat about the KKK’s Trump endorsement and a ‘spiritual blackout’ across America.
Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam has something to say! He explains what kind of toothpaste is the *right* kind of toothpaste to buy…. Plus he’s got a story to tell about Iceland and Canada’s battle of the bulge.
In accordance with our election day tradition, it’s Donkeys Vs. Elephants. Whoever wins will determine who will be the next president of the United States — or at least, who will be the news quiz champion. Guests Bill Langbauer, renowned elephant expert and visiting lecturer at Bridgewater State University, and Judy Ballantine, Founding Board member of Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue, New England’s only non-profit donkey and mule rescue, duked it out.
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