Commonwealth Journal

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Show No. Air Date on WUMB, WBPR, and WFPB Program Title Guest(s) Host
2015-27 7/5/15 Heal This Way (repeat of 2014-07, originally aired 2/16/14) Tracey B. Wilson, Official Photographer for Lady Gaga Fans Rachel Rubin
2015-26 6/28/15 The Death of Prehistory (repeat of 2014-06, originally aired 2/9/14) Stephen Mrozowski, Director, Fiske Center for Archaelogical Research Barbara Lewis
2015-25 6/21/15 The Founding of Gonofone and Grameenphone (repeat of 2014-04, originally aired 1/26/14) Iqbal Quadir, Founder of Gonofone & Grameenphone; Founder and Director of the Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship at MIT Ira Jackson
2015-24 6/14/15 Working Toward Social, Racial and Gender Equality in Boston (repeat of 2014-02, originally aired 1/12/2014) Sylvia Ferrel-Jones, President and CEO, YWCA Boston Ira Jackson
2015-23 6/7/15 Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era (repeat of 2013-51, originally aired 12/22/2013) Larry DiCara, Author Maurice Cunningham
2015-22 5/31/15 When to Fight Nature, When Not to Fight Nature (repeat of 2013-50, originally aired 12/15/2013) Sarah Oktay, Director, UMass Boston's Nantucket Field Station DeWayne Lehman
2015-21 5/24/15 A Documentary about Collectors of Racist Memorabilia (repeat of 2013-47, originally aired 12/8/13) Chico Colvard, Filmmaker Rachel Rubin
2015-20 5/17/15 Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign (repeat of 2013-49, originally aired 11/24/13) Billy Shore, Founder and CEO, Share Our Strength Ira Jackson
2015-19 5/10/15

Opportunity Nation: Expanding Access to Opportunities for Success Locally and Nationally (repeat of 2013-45, originally aired 11/10/13)

Mark Edwards, Executive Director, Opportunity Nation

Ira Jackson
2015-18 5/3/15

UMass Boston's Role in International Mediation and Dispute Resolution (repeat of 2013-43, originally aired 10/27/13)

Professors Eben Weitzman and Darren Kew, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

Ira Jackson
2015-17 4/26/15

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (repeat of 2013-42, originally aired 10/20/13)

Paul Guzzi, President and CEO

Ira Jackson
2015-16 4/19/15

Boston's Orange Line (repeat of 2014-19, originally aired 5/11/14)

Authors Jeremy C. Fox (Boston Globe Correspondent) and Andrew Elder (UMass Boston Archivist) 

Rachel Rubin

2015-15 4/12/15

The Boston Foundation (repeat of 2014-18, originally aired 5/4/14)

Paul Grogan  Ira Jackson
2015-14 4/5/15

Former Sen. Mo Cowan Discusses His Time in Washington and with the Patrick Administration (repeat of 2014-11, originally aired 3/16/14)

Former Sen. Mo Cowan Ira Jackson
2015-13 3/29/15

The New Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility (repeat of 2014-10, originally aired 3/9/14)

Jeffrey Berry, Professor and Author, The Outrage Industry

Maurice Cunningham
2015-12 3/22/15 Heal This Way (repeat of 2014-07, originally aired 2/16/14)

 

Tracey B. Wilson, Official Photographer for Lady Gaga Fans

Rachel Rubin
2015-11 3/15/15

The Death of Prehistory (repeat of 2014-06, originally aired 2/9/14)

Stephen Mrozowski, Director, Fiske Center for Archaeological Research

Barbara Lewis
2015-10 3/8/15

Working Toward Social, Racial and Gender Equality in Boston (repeat of 2014-02, originally aired 1/12/14)

Sylvia Ferrel-Jones, President and CEO, YWCA Boston

Ira Jackson
2015-09 3/1/15

Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era (repeat of 2013-51, originally aired 12/22/13)

Larry DiCara, Author 

Maurice Cunningham
2015-08 2/22/15

When to Fight Nature, When Not to Fight Nature (repeat of 2013-50, originally aired 12/15/13)

Sarah Oktay, Director, UMass Boston's Nantucket Field Station

DeWayne Lehman
2015-07 2/15/15

A Documentary about Collectors of Racist Memorabilia (repeat of 2013-49, originally aired 12/8/13)

Chico Colvard, Filmmaker

Rachel Rubin
2015-06 2/8/15

Opportunity Nation: Expanding Access to Opportunities for Success Locally and Nationally (repeat of 2013-45, originally aired 11/10/13)

Mark Edwards, Executive Director, Opportunity Nation

Ira Jackson
2015-05 2/1/15

UMass Boston's Role in International Mediation and Dispute Resolution (repeat of 2013-43, originally aired 10/27/13)

Professors Eben Weitzman and Darren Kew, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

Ira Jackson
2015-04 1/25/15

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (repeat of 2013-42, originally aired 10/20/13)

Paul Guzzi, President and CEO

Ira Jackson
2015-03 1/18/15

The Beauty Experiment: How I Skipped Lipstick, Ditched Fashion, Faced the World Without Concealer, and Learned to Love the Real Me (repeat of 2013-41, originally aired 10/13/13)

Phoebe Baker Hyde, Author

Rachel Rubin
2015-02 1/11/15

Joe Moakley's Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador (repeat of 2013-39, originally aired 9/29/13)

Mark Robert Schneider, Author

Maurice Cunningham
2015-01 1/4/15 40th Anniversary of the Boston School Desegregation Order

Henry Allen, Community Activist and Parent, and Horace Small, Executive Director, Union of Minority Neighborhoods

Rachel Rubin
2014-52 12/28/14 The Perfect Ghost (repeat of 2013-24, originally aired 6/16/13) Linda Barnes Rachel Rubin
2014-51 12/21/14 Gus Speth on Global Environmental Policy (repeat of 2012-23, originally aired 6/9/13) James Gustave Speth, Cofounder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute, Commencement Speaker Ira Jackson
2014-50 12/14/14 Global Film Network (repeat of 2013-22, originally aired 6/2/13) Regge Life, Founder, Global Film Network Rachel Rubin
2014-49 12/7/14 Impact of Digital Media (repeat of 2013-20, originally aired 5/19/13)

Brian Halley, UMass Press Editor

Rachel Rubin
2014-48 11/30/14 Memoir: Lies About My Family (repeat of 2013-17, originally aired 4/28/13) Amy Hoffman, Author Rachel Rubin
2014-47 11/23/14 Creating a First Novel Annie Weatherwax, Novelist Barbara Lewis
2014-46 11/16/14 Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical Judith Smith, Author Rachel Rubin
2014-45 11/9/14 How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War Dick Lehr, Author of Birth of a Nation Barbara Lewis
2014-44 11/2/14 Politics at the State Level Sen. Tom McGee, Chairman, Massachusetts Democratic State Committee Maurice Cunningham
2014-43 10/26/14 The Boston Foundation (repeat of 2014-18, originally aired 5/4/14) Paul Grogan, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation Ira Jackson
2014-42 10/19/14 Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism (repeat of 2013-16, originally aired 4/21/13) John Burt, Author, Professor, Brandeis University Maurice Cunningham
2014-41 10/12/14 Boston's Orange Line (repeat of 2014-19, originally aired 5/11/14) Authors Jeremy C. Fox (Boston Globe Correspondent) and Andrew Elder (UMass Boston Archivist) Rachel Rubin
2014-40 10/5/14 Politics at the State Level Massachusetts Republican Party Chair Kirsten Hughes Maurice Cunningham
2014-39 9/28/14 Cultural Stereotypes: Artifacts, Images and Team Mascots (repeat of 2014-15, originally aired 4/13/14) Anthony Harkins, Author, Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon;
Michael Taylor, Author, Contesting Constructed Indian-ness: The Intersection of the Frontier, Masculinity, and Whiteness in Native American Mascot Representations;
Jack Tchen, Author, Yellow Peril!: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear
Rachel Rubin
2014-38 9/21/14 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide (repeat of 2014-12, originally aired 3/23/14) Napoleon Abdulai, Senior Security Advisor, United Nations; and Lynne Tirrell, Associate Professor of Philosophy, UMass Boston Rachel Rubin
2014-37 9/14/14 Former Sen. Mo Cowan Discusses His Time in Washington and with the Patrick Administration (repeat of 2014-11, originally aired 3/16/14) Sen. Mo Cowan Ira Jackson
2014-36 9/7/14 Desire and Disaster in New Orleans: Tourism, Race, and Historical Memory Lynnell Thomas, American Studies Chair, UMass Boston Barbara Lewis
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