Student Organizers Talk 50-Mile March To Smith & Wesson Headquarters
Students around Massachusetts are getting ready for a 50-mile trek in the name of gun control. The march, organized by student group 50 Miles More, will start Thursday morning in Worcester and end Sunday in Springfield, at the headquarters of one of the country’s biggest gun manufacturers: Smith & Wesson. Adam Reilly, in for Jim Braude, was joined by two leaders of the march: Vikiana Petit-Homme, a rising senior at Boston Latin Academy and the director of March For Our Lives Boston, and Jack Torres, a rising junior at Somerville High School.
Former FBI Agent Clint Watts On Russia Hacking, Terrorists On Twitter And New Book, 'Messing With The Enemy'
Microsoft announced this week that a group with Russian ties set up several web domains that could be used to launch attacks on candidates and others ahead of the upcoming elections. While it does not appear they followed through on any attacks yet, cyber experts say this is the same group that hacked the Democratic National Committee in 2016. After that hack, former FBI special agent and cyber security expert Clint Watts painted a disturbing portrait of the cyber efforts used to influence people in this country. Watts joined Jim Braude to discuss his book, “Messing With The Enemy: Surviving In A Social Media World Of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, And Fake News” and how the United States can protect ourselves from falling prey to attacks in the future.
Comedian Alonzo Bodden On Sports, Race, And Finding The Funny In The Trump Era
The comedian once called “one of the funniest people you’ll ever see on stage,” by Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Alonzo Bodden stepped into the national spotlight when he won the third season of the show "Last Comic Standing." Bodden bills himself as "cynically good natured," and these days, his cynical side seems to be getting a workout. His podcast "Who's Paying Attention" offers a comedic take on the real-life, crazy news happening every day and he's also a regular panelist on NPR's weekly news quiz "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me!" He recently joined Adam Reilly, in for Jim Braude, to discuss.