Poll: New Hampshire Dems Like Biden, Progressive Policies
A new poll of first-in-the-nation Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire shows that race newcomer former Vice President Joe Biden is currently leading the pack with 20 percent support, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg hovering around 12 percent each. The poll also shows a strong preference for a range of left-leaning policy proposals, from higher taxes on the wealthy to free college and Medicare for All. Meanwhile, a new national poll from Quinnipiac released today also shows Biden with a similarly wide lead — although with Sen. Elizabeth Warren coming in second, a new occurrence in the race.
To discuss what it all means, Jim Braude was joined by David Paleologos, lead pollster for Suffolk University, and Jesse Mermell, Democratic strategists and former communications director for Gov. Deval Patrick.
Salem’s Satanic Temple Gets IRS Recognition
The Satanic Temple in Salem doesn’t worship Satan or believe in a holy text, but seems to exist for another key purpose: challenging the intersection of church and state and advocating for religious and individual freedom. The group has now received official IRS recognition as an official religion.
Jim Braude was joined by Lucien Greaves, who cofounded the group in 2013.
The Boston Pops Spring Into New Music
The Boston Pops’ spring season is right around the corner, and this year the orchestra is combining old favorites, like the soundtrack to Star Wars and Broadway hits, with some new ones, like a NASA tribute to the 50th anniversary of the moon-landing and a gospel homage to Aretha Franklin.
Jim Braude was joined by longtime conductor Keith Lockhart.
IMHO: Abortion Misinformation
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on President Donald Trump’s latest whopper of a lie, this time about abortion.