Sunday, March 7, 2021

FM #482 - Toward a More Perfect Union - 03/02/21 (audio)

FM #482 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 482 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Natalia Linos, State Rep Jeff Roy, and Dr. Michael Walker-Jones

These three folks are joined by Frank Falvey (the host) and Pete Fasciano (Franklin TV/Radio Executive Director) for a weekly conversation on the broad topic of our democratic republic. This particular session gets into why have the new show “Towards A More Perfect Union

Jeff opens the discussion on Why with a reading of the preamble:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

The  show is broadcast on Monday’s at 11 AM, 2 PM and 8 PM. A podcast version of this show is in development so if you miss the radio timeslot you will still be able to listen.

Links to the panel profiles are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 51 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Natalia, Jeff, and Michael.  Audio file =


Natalia Linos  Executive Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. Natalia’s Harvard profile page = 

Natalia’s opinion piece as mentioned was published on March 2, 2020

State Representative Jeffrey Roy legislative profile page = 

Dr. Michael Walker-Jones  LinkedIn profile = 

Link to the Preamble of the US Constitution  


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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FM #482 - Toward a More Perfect Union - 03/02/21 (audio)
FM #482 - Toward a More Perfect Union - 03/02/21 (audio)

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