Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Jim and Margery talked to New York Times Magazine staff writer and lecturer at Yale Law School Emily Bazelon, whose latest book, "Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration," looks at the causes of mass incarceration.
  • Environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben, the founder of, discussed his latest book, "Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?"
  • MIT economists Jonathon Gruber and Simon Johnson discussed their latest book, "Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream."
  • TC Boyle joined Jim and Margery to talk about his latest novel, "Outside Looking In."
  • Poet Richard Blanco gave a crash course on the literary tools that can make your poetry more poetic.

This episode of Boston Public Radio was previously taped.