Boston Schools Are More Segregated Now Than 20 Years Ago. Is There A Solution?
In Boston, school diversity is heading in the wrong direction, with more highly segregated schools now than 20 years ago. So what’s the problem, and is there a solution? Jim Braude was joined by Tanisha Sullivan, president of the Boston branch of the NAACP, Jessica Tang, the head of the Boston Teacher’s Union, and Paul Reville, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and former Massachusetts Education Secretary.
In The Wake Of Tragedy, South Boston Residents Want Safer Streets
Boston Police are still investigating exactly what caused a crash in South Boston last month that killed a toddler in a stroller on the sidewalk. It’s both heartbreaking and frustrating for a community has long raised red flags about the dangerous effects of worsening congestion in the area. Stephanie Leydon reports on what is and isn’t being done to make city streets safer.
Salman Rushdie’s Latest Novel Takes On Trump, U.S. Politics
A wealthy New York businessman, gold decor and a flashy presidential candidate – sound familiar? That’s the subject of “The Golden House,” author Salman Rushdie’s new novel. He joined Jim Braude to discuss the book, why he quit Twitter and his close encounters with private citizen Donald Trump.
IMHO: MA’s Full-Time Legislature Should Work Full Time
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on the mountain of legislation left unfinished, as the full-time lawmakers on Beacon Hill take their bi-annual 5-month vacation.