Racism in American culture and political life has made major headlines in recent weeks: Mississippi Senate runoff winner Cindy Hyde-Smith made favorable comments about public hangings and the Confederacy, today’s Senate vote advanced federal judicial nominee Thomas Farr for a North Carolina district court position, and various instances of anti-Semitic graffiti and hate crimes have been rampant here in Massachusetts. Jim Braude was joined by Lawrence Watson, a professor at the Berklee College of Music; Michael Curry, former president of the Boston NAACP, now chair of the national NAACP Advocacy and Policy Committee; and the Reverend Irene Monroe, a syndicated religion columnist, WGBH News contributor and regular Boston Public Radio guest.
Under The Radar StaffJanuary 18, 2019 05:42 PM
In a Word: How the Power of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rhetoric EnduresIn celebration of MLK Day, we take a closer listen to a few of Reverend King’s speeches and deconstruct some of his best-known rhetoric.
Under The Radar StaffJanuary 18, 2019 05:31 PM
Returning African American Experiences to History's ArchivesAmerica’s proverbial melting pot is real. But African-American history is all but missing from the nation’s archives. Now, a two-pronged campaign is helping families donate personal papers to historical collections to fill in the gaps.
Greater Boston StaffJanuary 17, 2019 09:24 PM
Greater Boston Full Show: 01/17/19The full episode of Greater Boston from January 17, 2019
Greater Boston StaffJanuary 17, 2019 07:23 PM
How The Shutdown Has Worn On Federal WorkersSome 800,000 federal employees are without paychecks — including 450,000 people who are working without pay.