Almost every day since sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein were published, another woman has come forward with accusations about awful things that were said or done to them by men in positions of power. The latest high-profile case is that of Charlie Rose, who was fired from CBS News and his contract with PBS was terminated, after the Washington Post reported eight women who either worked with or wanted to work with Rose accused him of sexual assault and harassment. Unfortunately, Charlie Rose is just one in a very long line of men accused of sexual misconduct. So, is this drip, drip, drip of sexual predators being publicly outed the new normal? And what are the real consequences? Jim Braude was joined by his Boston Public Radio co-host and Boston Globe columnist, Margery Eagan, and retired federal judge, Nancy Gertner, now a professor at Harvard Law School.
On November 28th, 1942, a fire began in the basement lounge of the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub in Boston and tore through the building. When patrons ran for the doors, they found six of the nine exits were locked, a condition that would now be illegal under fire code standards that were updated after the devastating fire. 492 people were killed, making it the deadliest nightclub fire in history. In a new documentary, “Six Locked Doors,” some of the survivors recount their stories. Filmmaker Zachary Graves-Miller joined Jim Braude, along with former Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn, who dedicated the lone plaque that memorializes those who died.
Jim weighs in on Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife’s tone-deaf photo op with sheets of newly minted dollar bills.