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The Backstage Pass Radio is a weekly show hosted by Diva Taunia and Jean Powergirl. The first hour of the show is hosted by Diva Taunia, award-winning professional musician and 8.5 year successful gastric bypass post-op. The top half of the show is dedicated to topics involving weight loss surgery, obesity, general health, and women's issues. The second half of the show is hosted by Jean Powergirl, a retired Texas family law trial lawyer and painter who focuses on international women's issue ...
 
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Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd updates us on the increasing number of GOP members calling for the ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press” on NBC, host of “Meet the Press Daily" on MSNBC, and the Political Director for NBC News. We then talk with listeners about the state of the GOP as Rep. Liz Cheney loses sup…
 
During a pandemic, an 83-year-old man is attempting to become the oldest person to complete the over 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. BPR spoke with him as he made his way through Western North Carolina: It's spring in Franklin. That means that the town is full of hikers making their way up the Appalachian Trail. After hours at a downtown bakery, a gr…
 
In this episode of The Porch, from BPR News, we explore this question: If communities benefit from the work and presence of artists, what is our collective responsibility to publicly pay for the arts? This episode includes: Interviews with Nate McGaha of Arts NC and Sheila Smith, recently retired from Minnesota Citizens for the Arts A look into our…
 
In this episode of Going Deep, we mark the beginning of the minor league baseball season this week with an episode that looks at the growing differences between the minors and college baseball. Our guests include the manager of the Asheville Tourists Nate Shaver, and the head baseball coach at UNC Asheville Scott Friedholm. And for the first time, …
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by talking with listeners about Facebook’s decision to uphold their ban of former President Donald Trump. Jonathan Gruber weighs in on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, explaining how it could impact the caregiving and nursing home industry. Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT. H…
 
Food writer Corby Kummer spoke to Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about what it’s like to eat on the International Space Station (ISS). “There’s something endlessly fascinating about food in space,” he said. “First of all, space ice cream was developed for a NASA gift shop, it has never been eaten in space or sent up in a spaceship." Dehydrated gi…
 
During a pandemic, an 83-year-old man is attempting to become the oldest person to complete the over 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. BPR spoke with him as he made his way through Western North Carolina: It's spring in Franklin. That means that the town is full of hikers making their way up the Appalachian Trail. After hours at a downtown bakery, a gr…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by opening the phone lines, asking listeners whether they would travel to states where vaccination rates are low. Trenni Kusnierek explains why Manchester United fans are protesting against the club’s U.S. owners, the Glazer family. She also updates us on the status of the Tokyo Olympics. Kusnierek is…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by talking with listeners about going mask-free outdoors following Gov. Charlie Baker’s updated mask mandate. Ali Noorani explains how the 2020 U.S. census could allow President Joe Biden to explore more channels for legal migration. Noorani is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Imm…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd updates us on the latest political headlines, from President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress to the FBI raid on Rudy Giuliani’s apartment. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press” on NBC, host of “Meet the Press Daily" on MSNBC, and the Political Director for NBC News. Next, we talk with listeners abo…
 
Artists color our communities, bring creative thinking to challenges and issues and expand our understanding of the world. But quantifying that impact—showing the value artists contribute—is often difficult beyond economics and hard numbers. Many in the arts struggle to sell their work or simply work in ways that isn’t sellable. Because of that, ev…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by talking with listeners about President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office. Art Caplan walks us through the CDC’s latest guidelines on wearing masks outdoors. He also shared his thoughts on Alaska Airlines’ decision to ban Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold from all flights after she didn’t comply wi…
 
In this episode of The Porch, from BPR News, we explore this question: If communities benefit from the work and presence of artists, what is our collective responsibility to publicly pay for the arts? This episode includes: Interviews with Nate McGaha of Arts NC and Sheila Smith, recently retired from Minnesota Citizens for the Arts A look into our…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Dr. Ryan DeLapp explains how many people of color are experiencing trauma from videos of police brutality, and reactive coping methods adopted by people of color. Dr. DeLapp is a psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center and Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Saida Grundy weigh in on hate crime…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: EJ Dionne shares his thoughts on President Joe Biden’s approval ratings and first 100 days in office. Dionne is a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. His latest book is "Code Red: How Progressives And Moderates Can Unite To Save Our Country.” Next, we open the phone lines…
 
A group of protesters from last year’s racial justice marches is still waiting on a response from Asheville Police regarding a complaint alleging use of excessive force. The complaint filed by 20 individuals -- 19 of them anonymous -- alleges that Asheville police officers used unethical, even military-style tactics to disperse crowds during last y…
 
A group of protesters from last year’s racial justice marches is still waiting on a response from Asheville Police regarding a complaint alleging use of excessive force. The complaint filed by 20 individuals -- 19 of them anonymous -- alleges that Asheville police officers used unethical, even military-style tactics to disperse crowds during last y…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We start the show by asking listeners whether they wanted to continue working from home after the pandemic. Sue O’Connell explains the decision to put Bay Windows and the South End News on the market. She also weighs in on Caitlyn Jenner launching a bid for the California governorship. O’Connell is the co-publisher of …
 
In this episode, Darin and Marcus again speak with Dr. Meredith Doster of the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations. They talk about the four R’s important to building and living in community – rest, reflection, relationship, and reckoning. This sets up our next run of shows which will look deeply at another R – reparations.…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd updates us on the latest political headlines, from the Derek Chauvin trial verdict to state efforts to reform police departments. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press” on NBC, host of “Meet the Press Daily" on MSNBC, and the Political Director for NBC News. Next, we ask listeners about how they’re trying…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Throughout the show, we took listeners’ calls on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict. Michael Curry shares his thoughts on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict, urging that the fight for racial justice is not over. Curry is the president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and a member of Governor Ch…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by opening phone lines, asking listeners whether Massachusetts should lift rules on wearing masks outside. Trenni Kusnierek talks about the backlash against the European Super League, and her plans for the Tokyo Olympics. She also discusses the debate over bills seeking to ban transgender athletes fro…
 
Eight months ago, Jackson County Commissioners voted to keep the county’s Confederate monument in Sylva – but with some historical context added to it. BPR reports on the first glimpse of what the changes will look like: Chairman Brian McMahan and Commissioner Gayle Woody shared proposed wording that will cover up the Confederate flag and inscripti…
 
Eight months ago, Jackson County Commissioners voted to keep the county’s Confederate monument in Sylva – but with some historical context added to it. BPR reports on the first glimpse of what the changes will look like: Chairman Brian McMahan and Commissioner Gayle Woody shared proposed wording that will cover up the Confederate flag and inscripti…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We start off the show by talking with listeners about a Twitter free of former President Donald Trump. Ali Noorani discusses President Joe Biden’s initial decision to keep former President Trump’s historically low refugee cap, and his reversal after outcry from Democrats and activists. He also talks about refugee reset…
 
COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continue a “rolling simmer” with the 7-day average of new confirmed cases now hovering around 2,000. At least 1,096 people are hospitalized, up from 1,064 from Friday. Meantime, state and local health officials are grappling with how to keep up vaccine enthusiasm – just a few of the topics BPR’s Helen Chickering and…
 
Washington state could soon become the first in the nation to mandate time and a half overtime pay for farmworkers. Food writer Corby Kummer spoke to Boston Public Radio on Friday about the state legislation that will likely be passed into law by the end of the month. “Washington state has finally agreed to pay farmworkers living wages by agreeing …
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by opening phone lines, asking listeners what they thought about universal basic income. Sue O’Connell shares her thoughts on America’s gun culture in the wake of a shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indiana. She also talks about Bessemer Amazon employees’ vote not to unionize. O’Connell is the co-publi…
 
In this episode of The Porch, a production of the BPR news team, we hear from - BPR's Lilly Knoepp about her reporting on the independent monitor tasked with ensuring HCA holds to the promises it made when it purchased Mission Health Joel Burgess of the Asheville Citizen-Times about Asheville City Council's retreat this month which was at the cente…
 
In this episode of The Porch, a production of the BPR news team, we hear from - BPR's Lilly Knoepp about her reporting on the independent monitor tasked with ensuring HCA holds to the promises it made when it purchased Mission Health Joel Burgess of the Asheville Citizen-Times about Asheville City Council's retreat this month which was at the cente…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd updates us on the latest political headlines, from attempts to grant D.C. statehood to the investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press” on NBC, host of “Meet the Press Daily" on MSNBC, and the Political Director for NBC News. Next, we talk with listeners about their post-vacc…
 
In this week’s BPR Presents “The Porch,” news director Matt Bush talks with our regional report Lilly Knoepp about her recent reporting on HCA Healthcare’s commitment to the Mission Health System. For-profit HCA purchased Mission Health in 2019. Here’s a transcript of the conversation along with links to resources: Matt Bush: So you have been doing…
 
In this week’s BPR Presents “The Porch,” news director Matt Bush talks with our regional report Lilly Knoepp about her recent reporting on HCA Healthcare’s commitment to the Mission Health System. For-profit HCA purchased Mission Health in 2019. Here’s a transcript of the conversation along with links to resources: Matt Bush: So you have been doing…
 
Former state secretary of education Paul Reville spoke to Boston Public Radio on Thursday about how online virtual schooling could be here to stay even after the pandemic. “There’s an interesting phenomenon developing that some families and some students might prefer virtual schooling,” he said. “There are any number of reports from students and fr…
 
Asheville City Council held its annual retreat earlier this month at Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville. The whole event was open to the public, but only after a lawsuit that was filed by five media outlets - Mountain Xpress, Asheville Citizen-Times, Blue Ridge Public Radio, Carolina Public Press, and AVL Watchdog.…
 
Asheville City Council held its annual retreat earlier this month at Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville. The whole event was open to the public, but only after a lawsuit that was filed by five media outlets - Mountain Xpress, Asheville Citizen-Times, Blue Ridge Public Radio, Carolina Public Press, and AVL Watchdog.…
 
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