“American Conversation with Global Attitude”
Chris Lydon and Mary McGrath are putting the band back together, re-launching “Open Source” on public radio in Boston and as a podcast and conversation platform at this site. We’re looking for a few good men and women to join the adventure. There are opportunities for both full and part-time work for a few Boston-based …
Graham Robb is our historian on a bicycle -- clarifying our Celtic roots in the Middle Earth of Tolkein, King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin and Asterix, first by pedaling tirelessly through their landscape in the British Isles.
We're putting the band back together, in a new world. With the peerless producer Mary McGrath, we're bringing Open Source back to our first radio home, WBUR in Boston...
Robert Dallek reminds us JFK was a pillow-talk peacenik, and argues that his big achievement was breaking the spell of nuclear madness.
Steve Kinzer has news: the 60-year "Dulles Era" of covert wars, corporate gaming and "compulsive activism" abroad may be over.
Nicholson Baker's new novel is a wry, wistful homage to the singer-songwriters he's practing to be.
50 years ago President Kennedy in his last Massachusetts speech twinned poetry with power in a partnership of restraint and self-understanding... and I got to report the story.
James Douglass on "JFK and the Unspeakable," Part Two. A holy tragedy, in which JFK with enormous courage accepted a miracle at the price of his life.
James Douglass has an "unspeakable" analysis of JFK's death 50 years ago. It's a conspiracy story with theology, too, and Oliver Stone's endorsement.
Linda Ronstadt is riffing with me through the great pop songs the world now knows as "art songs," from the Gershwin brothers to Marvin Gaye.