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Mike Armstrong and Marc Fandetti discuss the Fed being on alert for one more hike after 'disappointing' inflation data. Producer prices rose more than expected in further sign of inflationary pressures. U.S. 4-week jobless claims drops to lowest lever in seven months. ARM sets IPO price at $51. Instacart was all about grocery delivery. No longer. MBTA acknowledges three new instances in which workers were nearly struck.
A new independent report commissioned by the MBTA finds track staff were underqualified and accumulated a massive backlog as the subway's state of repair deteriorated last winter. We discuss what this means for commuters.
HOUR 2 They Said It: Kraft likes that people are picking the Pats to finish last The News With Courtney: college kids struggling without AC, MBTA is on fire Vermont is closing roads because people are taking IG photos of leaves
Dennis Varley, the new chief of stations joins the T after a three-decade career in transportation in New York. Varley is tasked with helping make Boston's subway, commuter rail and buses safe, secure and clean for riders.
A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington: Senator George P. McLean, Birdman of the Senate by Will McLean Greeley https://amzn.to/3PfDqU2 Senator George P. McLean's crowning achievement was overseeing passage of one of the country's first and most important wildlife conservation laws, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. The MBTA, which is still in effect today, has saved billions of birds from senseless killing and likely prevented the extinction of entire bird species. A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington: George P. McLean, Birdman of the Senate puts McLean's victory for birds in the context of his distinguished forty-five-year career marked by many acts of reform during a time of widespread corruption and political instability. Author Will McLean Greeley traces McLean's rise from obscurity as a Connecticut farm boy to national prominence when he advised five US presidents and helped lead change and shape events as a US senator from 1911 to 1929. One reviewer writes: “And there's a bonus: This book is also a love song to a distant relative. We need more historians who truly care about the people they're writing about, and Greeley does just that.”
Dan kicked off the show with an examination and exploration of today's top stories with various experts and reporters. Joining the program was Team Lead on the MBTA naloxone initiative at HCOPES Sajeev Kohli, Race Director & President of the Boston Triathlon Michael O'Neil, Massachusetts Cranberry Growers' Executive Director Brian Wick, and Accuweather Meteorologist John Feerick.
We go beneath the headlines and recap a busy past few weeks in Boston-area housing news with Boston Globe real estate reporter Catherine Carlock and Marc Draisen of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
Connecticut Senator George P. McLean's crowning achievement was overseeing passage of one of the country's first and most important wildlife conservation laws, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. The MBTA, which is still in effect today, has saved billions of birds from senseless killing and likely prevented the extinction of entire bird species. In this episode, Executive Producer Mary Donohue interviews Will McLean Greeley. He grew up with a deep interest in American history, politics, and birds. After retiring from a 35-year career in government and corporate market research, he began a four-year research and writing journey to learn more about George P. McLean and his legacy. A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington, Senator George P. McLean, Birdman of the Senate, published by the Rochester Institute of Technology Press in 2023, is his first book. The new book puts McLean's victory for birds in the context of his distinguished forty-five-year career marked by many acts of reform during a time of widespread corruption and political instability. McLean rose from obscurity as a Connecticut farm boy to serve as Governor of Connecticut and as a senator from Connecticut in Congress where he advised five US presidents and helped lead change and shape events as a US senator from 1911 to 1929. Senator George P. McLean established the McLean Game Refuge in 1932 as a life sanctuary to preserve over 3,000 acres of meadows and forests he feared would be lost to development and resource exploitation. Today the wildlands have grown to over 4,400 acres, and protect hundreds of animal species. For more information, go to https://mcleancare.org/game-refuge/ To contact the author or to schedule a book talk, please go to: https://willgreeley.com To purchase your copy of A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington, Senator George P. McLean, Birdman of the Senate, please go to the independent bookstores shown below: RJ Julia (all locations) Breakwater Books, Guilford, CT Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT Byrd's Books, Bethel, CT To order online go to the RIT Press website: https://press.rit.edu/search-results-grid/?keyword=Mclean or Amazon.com --------------------------------------------------------- Grating the Nutmeg, the podcast of Connecticut history is the winner of a 2023 Award of Merit for excellence from the Connecticut League of History Organizations. We count on your support to be able to bring you fresh episodes of Grating the Nutmeg every two weeks. You can help us continue to produce the podcast by donating directly to Grating the Nutmeg on the Connecticut Explored website at ctexplored.org Click the donate button at the top and then look for the Grating the Nutmeg donation link. We appreciate your donations in any amount -thank you! This episode of Grating the Nutmeg was produced by Mary Donohue and engineered by Patrick O'Sullivan at www.highwattagemedia.com/ Join us in two weeks for our next episode of Grating the Nutmeg, the podcast of Connecticut history.
Toby Leary from Cape Gun Works hosts Free for All Friday, and the callers light up the lines with their takes on news of the day, including the MBTA, transgender athlete, and wokeness on college campuses.
Former President Trump says he is a target of DOJ probe into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Air quality alerts remain in place until midnight. MBTA says they have lifted some speed restrictions on the Orange Line. Five minutes of news that will keep you in "The Loop."
Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong react to the PPI report showing prices rose less than expected. China's drop in exports signals deepening slowdown in global trade. Fund titans are betting on everything gaining against the dollar. Fire on the Red Line in Boston is just that latest in a long line of disasters for the MBTA. Is the banking crisis over? We are about to find out...or not. The oldest craft beer brewer in the country is set to close its doors after 127 years.
A couple of North Shore lawmakers aren't happy with the fact that the city of Lynn is without any kind of commuter rail train station for the next year. WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe reports.
You've been seeing billboards, ads, and news reports about it. The Sumner Tunnel that brings traffic from East Boston into downtown Boston is closing for almost two months straight. But why now? And what do crews have to do that will take two whole months, sparking some serious traffic troubles? MassDOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver gives us a behind-the-scenes rundown of what's getting done in the tunnel, and details alternative travel methods for commuters.
Bill shames the Obamas for apparently keeping a deep dark secret for many years. Ben shames the producers of Wheel of Fortune for selecting Ryan Seacrest as the next host. Mikey shames the MBTA for delivery horrible service to residents for decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The MBTA announced service changes for riders on the Red, Green, Orange, Kingston, Middleborough, Greenbush, and Worcester lines starting this July. WBZ's Shari Small reports:
State officials urge Bay Staters to find alternate means of transportation this holiday weekend, more trouble for the MBTA's orange line, and a long lost cult movie is recovered. Five minutes of news that will keep you in “The Loop."
This week on The Horse Race, two new polls show Donald Trump still dominating his Republican competitors in a potential primary. Then, how can the MBTA staff up when the workers they already have are leaving? And finally, we'll look at the connection lawmakers are making between cell phone data privacy and the abortion fight.
Another day in Massachusetts, another infrastructure nightmare imploding in financial burdens for all citizens even tangentially involved...in other words, commuters like you and me. Howie discusses the renovations being done on the Sumnter Tunnel in Boston when he is interrupted by the not-so-rare news that another MBTA line has caught fire.
The MBTA plans to host an open house to make sure riders are on board with plans to temporarily close the B Branch of the Green for part of July. WBZ's James Rojas reports.
A new travel record is set this Independence Day weekend. Beacon Hill lawmakers talk about MBTA safety plans. Undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts will be eligible to get a driver's license this week. Five minutes of news to keep you in "The Loop."
The Harvard Medical School morgue manager was arrested this week for stealing and selling human body parts. We opened up the phone lines to get general reactions and talk about donating bodies to science. Shirley Leung reflected on the state of hybrid and in-person workplaces in Boston and beyond. She'll also touched on Scott Kirsner's recent Mass. moonshot ideas published in the Globe, the decline of downtown convenience stores and the demise of the Instant Pot. Gov. Maura Healey joined for “Ask the Governor,” 12-1pm. She answered questions about rent control and affordable housing, recent pardons, climate goals, the new green bank, the MBTA, and more… Cambridge Symphony Orchestra is staging a performance of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet tomorrow, with live ballet from former Boston Ballet dancers and students from Tony Williams' Boston City Youth Ballet. We heard from conductor Cynthia Woods & choreographer Gino Di Marco, plus husband and wife duo Ruth and Bill Whitney. Ruth plays Juliet, Bill plays tuba in the orchestra. They also treated us to some live ballet to accompany the music. Sunday is Father's Day. We opened the phone lines for a potpourri discussion on dads.
All eyes are on The Supreme Court as they release a round of opinions today. The Federal Transit Authority is giving the MBTA's revised worker safety plan. Since the beginning of the year, more than six-million acres have been consumed by wildfires across Canada. Five minutes of news that will keep you in “The Loop."
PGA Golf has merged with LIV Golf. We asked listeners about their reactions and if the saying “money is the root of evil” is true. French Ambassador to the US Laurent Bili joined ahead of a meeting with Mayor Wu. He also attended the BIO International Convention this week. Medical ethicist Art Caplan discussed Merck suing the US government to stop the Medicare drug price negotiation program in the Inflation Reduction Act and more. Thais Rocha is co-owner of Dani's Queer Bar, and co-founder of LGBTQ Nightlife Events in Boston. She discussed the efforts to get Dani's, a space for sapphic, trans, and non-binary people, launched. Globe's Shirley Leung discussed her column on bus-only lanes in Seaport & more globe coverage on Boston suburbs working to meet the MBTA/housing law requirements. How has your name shaped you or others around you? We heard from listeners including a Bob and someone named Leaf to hear what they had to say. Food policy analyst Corby Kummer discussed the James Beard Award winners, including Chef Sherry Pocknett, and BPS putting “seaweed-ish meatballs” on the menu.
The MBTA waits for federal approval on their submitted safety plan, a Covid outbreak at the Chelsea Soldiers home and offering advice to recent college and high school grads. Five minutes of news that will keep you in “The Loop."
Our Patron Julius the Nice Dragon requested today's book saying, “I want to nominate...“First Impressions” by SJ Saunders…It's the first of three installments in a rather short trilogy I found floating on audible, but it never found an audience. Several years later it has about five total reviews online! So I think the question [for] this book is - Why did it flop the YA “dystopia” space? Is it too mediocre? Just got bad and irrelevant? Good but undiscovered?" We return to The Dunks! This book is all about cyborgs and supersoldier cloned teens in future Boston. Naturally, we discuss the MBTA for too long because we discover that even in an imagined highly advanced technological society, it still doesn't work. In fact, there is so much Boston-talk in this episode that it may be dangerous to listeners outside of New England. Please be advised.
Deadline day has arrived for the revised safety plan from the MBTA, a middle school in Somerville closes early forcing students to relocate and a new film studio takes shape on the South Shore. Five minutes of news that will keep you in “The Loop."
A mother and her one year old daughter found shot to death in Franklin New Hampshire. The U.S. officially averts a government default. The MBTA was conducting an emergency evacuation drill involving the commuter rail train this morning. 5 minutes of news that will keep you in The Loop.
As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, we started off by asking listeners how they plan to celebrate the holiday. And whether they are taking any special precautions to avoid wild animal encounters. Workman Song is a Martha's Vineyard-based Americana band. They joined for Live Music Friday ahead of their performance at Boston Calling. Sue O'Connell dished on her headline-grabbing encounter with a wild coyote in Roxbury. Karen Tran runs the Tik Tok Tiny Felted Joy. She joined to teach Jim and Margery a thing or two about her craft. Andy Ihnatko discussed a handful of tech stories, including the Surgeon General's warning about social media use, those fake Pentagon pictures, EU regulations on AI and other tech headlines. Maura Healey joined us for one hour of “Ask the Governor.” She talked about the Rachael Rollins investigation, offshore wind investments, getting banned in Russia, what's going at the MBTA and more…
This is a very special podcast that we recorded LIVE at The Goods Dispensary in Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. The Goods in Davis Square is a one of its kind recreational dispensary – Joyce's local dispensary – and Joyce is speaking with the co-founders, a budtender and each other about what it's like to work at their dispensary, how it feels to be a customer and why this place is so special.Alex DeGroot and Chris Vining are cofounders of The Goods dispensary in Somerville, Massachusetts. Alex came to cannabis after a career in real estate where he helped to build the Redfin brand and northeast operations. Chris previously had a career in bio medical devices and software. Alex oversees the goods arts and community initiatives and can often be found re-arranging demo products or dreaming up a better pre-roll display. He is the father of two and feels extremely lucky to have a wife who has put up with him through the roller coaster ride of opening a new dispensary. And Chris is the resident regulatory and paperwork whiz, overseeing all of the complex financial management and planning that goes into building a successful business and dispensary. Topics Discussed(1:10) Show Intro(1:50) Boston Marathon(4:20) Dave's Boston Marathon Bombing Story(5:55) Alex Intro(6:21) Chris Intro(7:04) Chris Canna Story(8:35) Alex Canna Story(10:47) The Goods Dispensary Origin Story(12:12) Davis Square, Somerville, MA(16:45) A Great Urban Vibe(18:08) Audio Intro(19:30) Somerville Arts!(20:20) CAAS(23:25) The Man Trap Design(24:50) MBTA and MA Mobility Regulations(26:00) Creating Cannabis Community(27:00) Dinner-At-Mary's(27:32) A Bud Bar(29:38) Creating Tactile Canna Shopping(32:30) Customer Choices(34:29) The Consultee Process(35:35) Female Created Designs(39:22) Technology and Customer Experience(40:13) Natalie(42:40) The Canna Sit Com(43:00) The Future – Canna Beverages and Social Consumption(45:35) De-Schedule or Bust(46:50) What's Coming Up(46:56) Somerville Bike KitchenThe Canna Mom Show wants to thank:Josh Lamkin and Bella Jaffe for writing and performing TCMS theme music and Fortuna Design for creating TCMS website.
Joe Selvaggi talks with attorney for Pioneer Public Interest Law Center (PPILC) John La Liberte, about the work he did to successfully gain access to the MBTA retirement fund's arbitration agreement after a seven-month legal struggle. Guest: John La Liberte has been a litigator at a prestigious Boston boutique firm for over 30 years where he has also […]
None of the Trump case adds up. It's a federal case, but a New York District Attorney is overseeing it. It's from seven years ago, but the statute of limitations is five years. It claims Trump was concealing some secondary crime, but it never lists what that crime is. Howie decides the felony charges against Trump must be about his engagements with Stormy Daniels. When has that ever happened before?
A man named John P. Pigsley is being charged with MBTA fraud, and since his name is rather fitting, Howie's having a blast. Tune in for the ins and outs of the Pigsley indictment as well as more information on the Trump indictment from Jonathan Tursley and John Bolton. We also have the Chump Line, and it's a good one!