Wednesday, August 5, 201508/05/2015

On The Money (8/5/15)

In On the Money

This week on On the Money with Gary Thomas: 3 Things that can derail your retirement Social Security employees that…


Tuesday, August 4, 201508/04/2015

Pirates and Improv

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8/4: Ahoy mateys, it’s Treasure Island according to  Long John Silver, Billy Bones, Black Dog, Blind Pew, & Jim Hawkins,…


Monday, August 3, 201508/03/2015

Space, Jazz, and Breastfeeding

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8.3.15 Cheryl Latuner, author of “Baby At My Breast: Reflections of a Nursing Mother”; Hampshire College professor/astronomer Salman Hameed on…

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Saturday, August 1, 201508/01/2015

Western Mass Business Show 8.1.15

In The Western Mass. Business Show

Ira speaks with Angela Lussier.

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Friday, July 31, 201507/31/2015

Hunger Doesn’t Get A Summer Vacation

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

The Presidential Horse Race!

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

Will Pot Be Legal in MA in 2017?

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7.29 We take one toke over the line with Terry Franklin, board member of Bay State Repeal. And a new edition of ‘Vaya Con Munoz’ with Natalia Munoz.


Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

On The Money (7/28/15)

In On the Money

This week on On the Money with Gary Thomas: Will the events in China affect our markets? How do you…

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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

Happy Birthday, Medicare!

In Bill Newman

7.28.15 Best-selling New York Times author Dr. Dale Archer, whose new book is “The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength.” Then, Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare and Medicaid –time to celebrate– and anticipate Medicare for all—we can hope–
with Jackie Wolf (Co-chair of Mass Care: The Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care), Diana Stein (professor emeritus, Mount Holyoke College) Gerald Friedman (Chair of the UMass. Economics Dept., and national expert on single payer), and Ruth Smith (social worker with expertise in disability benefits and services)

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

The Light At The End of The Tunnel

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7.27.15: Why are New Yorkers so depressed? Because the light at the end of the tunnel is New Jersey. Old joke. We apologize to New Jersey natives. We speak with Mount Holyoke College President and medical ethicist Lynn Pasquerella about end-of-life care and Atul Gawande’s book “Being Mortal.” We first interview Professor Eve Spangler—her new book is “Understanding Israel/ Palestine: Race, Nation and Human Rights in the Conflict.”

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