This week marks 100 years since the birth of President John F. Kennedy. Born May 29, 1917, he became a congressman at 29-years old and, soon after, a senator. At age 43, he became the youngest person ever elected to the presidency – only to be assassinated less than three years into his term. Congressman Joe Kennedy, JFK’s great-nephew, joined Jim to talk about his great-uncle’s legacy and about what’s going on in modern-day Washington.
A daily meal is something many of us take for granted, but not so for millions of kids across the country. A USDA report last year found that more than 42 million Americans live in homes without access to enough food and more than 13 million of them are kids. That is the driving force behind “Taste of the Nation” – an event where some of the region’s top chefs will showcase their culinary creations to raise awareness and money to help end child hunger through the No Kid Hungry campaign. Andy Husbands, owner of Tremont 647 and The Smoke Shop Barbecue; Joanne Chang, co-owner of Flour Bakeries and Myers and Chang; and Tony Maws, owner of Craigie on Main and The Kirkland Tap and Trotter are among the chefs lending their expertise to the cause next week. They joined Jim to discuss the event.
Jim’s thoughts on the ultimate snub and why the nation’s top teacher deserves better in her home state.