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BPR Full Show: 8/16/2018

BPR Full Show: 8/16/2018

Aretha Franklin 1989
Entertainer Aretha Franklin performs at New York's Radio City Music Hall, July 6, 1989.
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BPR Full Show: 8/16/2018
  • Over 300 newspapers ran editorials today to promote freedom of the press. Linda Pizzuti Henry, the Boston Globe’s Managing Director, joined us to talk about how this came about and what to make of this moment. Then we asked you: Will this defense of a free press prevail? Could it backfire if President Donald Trump spins this to prove his theory that the media are out to get him?
  • John Rosenthal, founder of the advocacy group Stop Handgun Violence, discussed a student-led march across Massachusetts to protest gun violence.
  • Former Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral discussed the controversial use of fentanyl in the execution of a Nebraska inmate.
  • Jen Mergel, Boston-based curator, and Karen Mauney-Brodek, president of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, discussed a new public art exhibit featuring the innovative "fog sculptures" of artist Fujiko Nakaya.
  • Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died today at the age of 76. We opened up the lines and asked you what her work meant to you.
  • Columnist and author Alex Beam explained the large rodent that is becoming an invasive species in some American wetlands.
  • Jonathon Alsop of the Boston Wine School shared the surprising rise of a new way of enjoying wine: From a can.
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