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BPR Full Show 12/3/2018

BPR Full Show: 12/3/2018

George HW Bush
A mourner puts a hand on the flag-draped casket of former President George H. W. Bush as he lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Washington.
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BPR Full Show 12/3/2018

Today on the show:

  • Our political roundtable with former Massachusetts Treasurer Shannon O'Brien and political analyst Charlie Chieppo went over the latest headlines, including the death of former President George H.W. Bush.
  • Charles Sennott, executive director of The GroundTruth Project, looked back at Bush's foreign policy successes and failures.
  • We opened up the lines and asked you: What's your take on former President George H.W. Bush and his legacy?
  • Author Susan Orlean discussed "The Library Book," her account of a mysterious Los Angeles library fire in the 1980s and a rumination on what libraries mean for American society in a digital age.
  • Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett Price weighed in on a new study that says that white liberals "dumb down" their speech when they talk with minorities.
  • Television expert Bob Thompson went over his picks for the best and worst TV of the week.
  • Poet Richard Blanco shared the poetry of Ada Limón, who writes about finding meaning out of despair and hopelessness.
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