Commonwealth Journal

A Production of WUMB and the University of Massachusetts Boston

2011-2012

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Show No. Air Date on WUMB, WBPR, and WFPB Program Title Guest(s) Host
2012-36 9/2/2012 Club 47 (Repeat: Originally aired as Program 2012-16 on 4/15/2012) Producer/Director Rob Stegman and Club 47 Program Director Betsy Siggins Rachel Rubin
2012-35 8/26/2012 Straight (Repeat: Originally aired 5/13/2012 as Program 2012-20) Hanne Blanke, Author Rachel Rubin
2012-34 8/19/2012 The Vision Project (Repeat: Originally aired 3/25/2012 as Program 2012-13) Richard Freeland, Commissioner of Higher Education DeWayne Lehman
2012-33 8/12/2012 Casino Gambling in Massachusetts (Repeat: Originally aired 3/11/2012 as Program 2012-11) Steve Crosby, Chair of State Gaming Commission Paul Watanabe
2012-32 8/5/2012 Credit Smart and other consumer issues in Massachusetts (Repeat:Originally aired 2/29/2012 as Program 2012-09)   Barbara Anthony, MA Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs DeWayne Lehman
2012-31 7/29/12 The Image of Women in Advertising (Repeat: Originally aired 2/2/2012 as Program 2012-07) Jean Kilbourne, Feminist Author and Filmmaker Rachel Rubin
2012-30 7/22/12 The State of Hip-Hop in Boston (Repeat: Originally aired 12/25/2011 as Program 2011-52) Musician Acrobatik Rachel Rubin
2012-29 7/15/12 Redistricting and Community Organizing (Repeat: Originally aired 12/11/2011 as Program 2011-50) Maria Lazu, Project Director, Drawing Democracy Paul Watanabe
2012-28 7/8/12 A discussion of the memoir My Song (Repeat: Originally aired 12/4/2011 as Program 2011-49) Harry Belafonte Barbara Lewis
2012-27 7/1/12 The Impact of 9/11 (Repeat: Originally aired 10/23/2011 as Program 2011-2011-4343) Rajini Srikanth, Professor of English, UMass Boston Paul Watanabe
2012-26 6/24/12 The Ed Vestors Mission Laura Perille, Executive Director, Ed Vestors DeWayne Lehman
2012-25 6/17/12 The Legacy of Donna Summer Jeff Ramsey, Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music Barbara Lewis
2012-24 6/10/12 2012 UMass Boston Honorary Degree Recipients Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa, Doctors of Law, Honoris Causa Rachel Rubin
2012-23 6/3/12 A conversation with Carol Hardy-Fanta Carol Hardy-Fanta, director, Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, UMass Boston Barbara Lewis
2012-22 5/27/12 Synonym for Change Ann Torke, Associate Professor of Art, UMass Boston Barbara Lewis
2012-21 5/20/12 Consuming Kids Susan Linn, Author Rachel Rubin
2012-20 5/13/12 Straight (Note: Strong subject matter) Hanne Blank, Historian and Author Rachel Rubin
2012-19 5/6/12 MA Roadshow, Irish Ancestral Research Assoc. and Boston Busing/Desegregation Joanne Riley, Archivist, UMass Boston Barbara Lewis
2012-18 4/29/12 Maxine Hong Kingston Maxine Hong Kingston, Author Rachel Rubin
2012-17 4/22/12 2012 UMass Boston Chancellor's Medal Recipient Peter Berlandi, CEO, Political Advisor DeWayne Lehman
2012-16 4/15/12 Club 47 Producer/Director Rob Stegman and Club 47 Program Director Betsy Siggins Rachel Rubin
2012-15 4/8/12 The Man, a Legend Keorapetse Kgositsile, South African Poet Laureate Rachel Rubin
2012-14 4/1/12 On An Irish Island (Basket Island) Robert Kanigel, Author Barbara Lewis
2012-13 3/25/12 MA Public Higher Education and the "Vision" project Richard Freeland, Commissioner of Higher Education DeWayne Lehman
2012-12 3/18/12 Theater Production "Sugar" - Diabetes in the Black Community Robbie McCauley, Writer/Playwright/Professor Barbara Lewis
2012-11 3/11/12 Casino Gambling in Massachusetts Steve Crosby, Chair, State Gaming Commission Paul Watanabe
2012-010 3/4/12 The Theater Offensive Abe Rybeck, Artistic Director, The Theater Offensive Rachel Rubin
2012-09 2/26/12 "Credit Smart" and other MA consumer affairs issues Barbara Anthony, MA Under Secretary of Consumer Affairs DeWayne Lehman
2012-08 2/19/12 The Dance Claimed Me - Biography of Pearl Primus Peggy and Murray Schwartz, Authors Rachel Rubin
2012-07 2/12/12 The Image of Women in Advertising Jean Kilbourne, Feminist Author and Filmmaker Rachel Rubin
2012-06 2/5/12 Documentary Film: "Family Affair" (Repeat: Originally aired 11/13/2011 as Program 2011-46) Chico Colvard, Film Producer DeWayne Lehman
2012-05 1/29/12 The Duties of the State Treasury Steve Grossman, State Treasurer Steve Crosby
2012-04 1/22/12 "The Conversation Project" - end of life conversations Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Steve Crosby
2012-03 1/15/12 Seafood labeling and fishing sustainability Roger Berkowitz, President and CEO, Legal Sea Foods Steve Crosby
2012-02 1/8/12 Boston Children's Chorus Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director Rachel Rubin
2012-01 1/1/12 John Langstaff and the Christmas Revels Susan Cooper, Author Rachel Rubin
2011-52 12/25/11 The World of Rap Music and Rappers Boston Rapper, Acrobatik Program Rachel Rubin
2011-51 12/18/11 Massachusetts Politics and the Founding of UMass Boston Robert Quinn, Former Attorney General Steve Crosby
2011-50 12/11/11 Redistricting and Community Organizing Maria Lazu, Project Director, Drawing Democracy Paul Watanabe
2011-49 12/4/11 A discussion of the memoir My Song Harry Belafonte Barbara Lewis
2011-48 11/27/11 Municipal Health and Management David Sparks, Executive Director, Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at UMass Boston DeWayne Lehman
2011-47 11/20/11 Casinos and Judicial Hiring Scott Harshbarger, former MA Attorney General and President of Citizens for a Stronger Massachusetts Steve Crosby
2011-46 11/13/11 A discusson of the documentary A Family Affair Chico Colvard, Independent Filmmaker and UMass Boston Adjunct Professor DeWayne Lehman
2011-45 11/6/11 The Palestinian Request for United Nations Recognition Leila Farsakh, Associate Professor of Political Science, UMass Boston Rachel Rubin
2011-44 10/30/11 A Vision of Education in Massachusetts Paul Reville, MA Secretary of Education Rachel Rubin
2011-43 10/23/11 The Impact of 9/11 Rajini Srikanth, Professor of English, UMass Boston Paul Watanabe
2011-42 10/16/11 A Philosophy of Higher Education Robert Caret, President, University of Massachusetts Rachel Rubin
2011-41 10/9/11 King Richard's Faire (New England's Renaissance Festival) Rush Pearson, Actor Rachel Rubin
2011-40 10/2/11 From Anarchy to Terrorism James Green, Professor of History, UMass Boston, and Author, Death in the Haymarket Janis Pryor
2011-39 9/25/11 The Future of Life Sciences in Massachusetts Susan Windham Bannister, President and CEO, Mass Life Sciences Center Janis Pryor
2011-38 9/18/11 One Man's Journey To and Through Higher Education J. Keith Motley, Chancellor, UMass Boston Janis Pryor
2011-37 9/11/11 The Japanese Internment, an Oral History Paul Watanabe, Director, Institute for Asian American Studies, and Professor of Political Science, UMass Boston Janis Pryor
2011-36 9/4/11 Human Rights Winston Langley, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UMass Boston Janis Pryor
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