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From GBH in Boston, The Wake Up is a 10 minute check-in that looks at what is happening in the news of the day. From politics and transportation to housing, science and pop culture. Hosts Paris and Jeremy break it all down through conversation and observation. All with a little bit of humor and a lot of energy. Grab your Dunks’ and hear the latest out of the Bay State and beyond.

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Episodes

  • In Lawrence, Brothers in Arms Support Circle is creating a psychologically safe space that promotes the development of healthy masculinity through restorative men’s circles. CEO and cofounder Michael Bastien joins Paris, along with Lisa Miller-Gillespie of the Greater Lawrence Festival of the Arts, to talk about it.
  • It's been 50 years since a judge ordered Boston Public Schools to desegregate. How is Boston reckoning with the violent aftermath of that process today? GBH's Saraya Wintersmith talks to a student, a teacher, and a nonprofit leader. Plus: Callie Crossley is marking Juneteenth with a stepped-up version of her childhood favorite red drinks and a look back at the holiday's history.
  • Paris Alston is joined by GBH Reporter Esteban Bustillos, who was up VERY late at the Boston Garden to watch the Celtics bring home the a championship and Banner 18.
  • The Boston Celtics are ready to take on the Dallas Mavericks for the fifth time tonight, hoping for a win that will nab them the NBA championships. So what can we expect? GBH's sports reporter, Esteban Bustillos, joins Paris to discuss.
  • Queer bookstores are having a moment right now: There's been an uptick in sales of LGBTQ+ fiction, and Massachusetts has a few stores that specialize in books by and about LGBTQ+ people. Morning Edition's Rachel Armany talks to them about why reading is what? Fundamental.
  • Boston's official weather is collected at Logan International Airport, which doesn't always make sense: Conditions at the airport, a mostly open and paved space by the ocean, don't always reflect conditions in the rest of the city. So what does GBH's meteorologist and gardening expert Dave Epstein think? He and Paris talk all about it.
  • Have an old or forgotten credit card bill? You might end up carless. GBH's Jenifer McKim looks into the debt collection tactics of Andrew Metcalf of Avon, now under legal fire and an investigation by the state attorney general's office.
  • Ron Mitchell, the co-owner of the Bay State Banner, is marking one year of owning the paper with a gala tonight. He spoke with Paris about why he’s excited about the paper’s future and why it’s important to have Black representation in the media landscape.
  • Who was Captain Absalom Boston, leader of a specific crew of all-Black sailors? Which high-profile trial began in Fall River this week in 1893? What type of legislation was Massachusetts first in the nation to pass in 1912? Edgar B. Herwick III of GBH's Curiosity Desk joins Paris and Jeremy to talk trivia.
  • It's not a metaphor: Researchers in California used a small polymer window and ultrasound scanners to map a man's brain. Timmy Broderick, a disability and health care reporting fellow at STAT who wrote about the development, joins us to explain how they did it and what some practical applications may be down the road.