Friday’s Show

How The Red Scare Came To Wayland In The 1950s

The red scare swept across America in the late 1940s and 1950s, leading to the blacklisting of Hollywood celebrities and extensive loyalty reviews.

Massachusetts Scientist Tries To Drill Into The Earth’s Mantle

Henry Dick of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is part of a team of scientists trying to become the first to drill into the Earth’s mantle.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dr. Paula Johnson Named First African-American Wellesley President

We interview Wellesley’s new president at Wellesley College.

A History Of Child Welfare Policy: Responding To Tragedies Over Systemic Policy Changes

For those children who do make headlines, there is a a predictable pattern: an investigation, criminal charges, promises of reform and, often, a reorganization of the child welfare agency.

How Scientists Detected Gravitational Waves From A 1 Billion-Year-Old Black Hole Collision

Gravitational waves are ripples in space-time theorized by Einstein a century ago, but they’ve never been directly observed, until now.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Gov. Baker Stands To Appoint 5 New SJC Justices Before First Term Runs Out

Another departure at the Supreme Judicial Court means Gov. Baker could reshape the state’s highest court.

What Can History Teach Us About The Rise Of The Political ‘Outsider’?

Tuesday night, New Hampshire voters made it clear. They want something different from their next president. Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump, the two candidates who struggled to be taken seriously just months ago, won the New Hampshire primary by landslides Tuesday night.

Lucy Kalanithi Talks About Her Late Husband’s Memoir, ‘When Breathe Becomes Air’

“He did more than just describe the terrain. He traversed it bravely,” wrote Lucy Kalanithi.

Host Meghna Chakrabarti introduces us to newsmakers, big thinkers and artists and brings us stories of relevance to Bostonians here and around the region. Live every weekday at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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