Regina Mason and Sean Durant (Ep. 15, 2020)
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On this edition of In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Regina A. Mason, author of The Life of William Grimes, The Runaway Slave, and Sean Durant, producer and director of Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes.

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BPR Full Show 10/29/20: Bernie & Warren Weigh In
Today on Boston Public Radio: NBC “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd checked in to talk about the state of the presidential race, five days away from Election Day. Sen. Bernie Sanders called in as a surrogate for former Vice President Joe Biden, talking about why he hopes supporters of his presidential campaign will pivot to supporting the Democratic nominee. He also weighed in on the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and reflected on how much he’s missed in-person rallies. Next, we opened our lines to talk with progressive listeners about their thoughts on Joe Biden’s candidacy. Bill McKibben reflected on the future of the climate crisis, with a possible reelection win for President Trump on Tuesday, and this week’s confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. McKibben is a founder of the climate campaign 350.org, and the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College. He writes "The Climate Crisis," The New Yorker's newsletter on the environment. Former Suffolk County sheriff and secretary of public safety Andrea Cabral talked about Gov. Charlie Baker's nomination of Associate Justice Kimberly Budd to succeed the late Justice Ralph Gants as chief justice of the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court, and reflected on the Philadelphia police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. Next, we opened lines to ask: is all politics personal? Sen. Elizabeth Warren talked about the future of Roe v. Wade in the wake of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, and why she’s optimistic about the notion of building "back better," and the future of the country under a Joe Biden presidency.
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