The MIT-Epstein Story Spurs A Debate About Dirty Money In Philanthropy
A bombshell report from The New Yorker this month detailed how MIT’s Media Lab continued to accept donations from Jeffrey Epstein after his 2008 conviction for soliciting minors, going to considerable lengths to conceal his gifts to the school as anonymous. Now other large schools, including Harvard and Stanford, are now also facing questions about their ties to the now-deceased Epstein. The development has spurred larger debate about how charities, foundations, and other powerful institutions should handle donors. Whose money is too tainted to take?

Jim Braude was joined by Tina Opie, an associate professor at Babson College and currently a visiting associate professor at MIT, and Phil Buchanan, the president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy.

Local Chefs Assist Relief Efforts In Hurricane-Torn Bahamas
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation in the Bahamas, some local restaurateurs have teamed up with chef Jose Andres’ organization, World Central Kitchen, to feed those who have been displaced. Jim Braude was joined by Ming Tsai of Blue Dragon, and Ken Oringer of Torro and Little Donkey.

Jimmy Tingle Hosts Show For The Mayflower II
Comedian Jimmy Tingle is headlining a fundraiser later this week to help bring the Mayflower II replica to Provincetown. It is the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s first landing there. Jim Braude was joined by Jimmy Tingle.

IMHO: Remembering Cokie Roberts
Jim Braude remembers pioneering journalist Cokie Roberts and her glass-ceiling-breaking contributions to the field.