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Boston Public Radio | Dec. 6, 2018

BPR Full Show: 12/6/2018

Chris Gardner
Chris Gardner whose personal story inspired the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" addresses a United Way of America conference in Detroit, Friday, May 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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Boston Public Radio | Dec. 6, 2018

On today's edition of Boston Public Radio:

  • "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd got us up to speed with the latest national headlines.
  • We opened up the lines and asked you about the news that former CBS chief executive Les Moonves destroyed evidence and obstructed an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him.
  • Former Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral discussed the controversy over a Massachusetts judge who allegedly allowed a defendant to evade federal immigration authorities.
  • Medical ethicist Art Caplan weighed in on the mounting outrage over a Chinese researcher who claimed to have produced the world's first genetically-edited babies.
  • WCAI Science Editor Heather Goldstone looked at the dire findings in a recent federal climate change report.
  • We talked with Chris Gardner, the author and motivational speaker whose autobiography was adopted into the film "The Pursuit of Happyness."
  • Chef Michael Solomonov and his business partner Steve Smith, both of the Philadelphia restaurant Zahav, discussed their new cookbook, "Israeli Soul."
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