Showing posts with label More Perfect Union. Show all posts
Showing posts with label More Perfect Union. Show all posts

Friday, May 20, 2022

More Perfect Union - wfpr: 048 - Roe V. Wade (with Jesse Mermell) (audio)

"In this episode, the group sits down with Jesse Mermell to talk about the pending Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision; what that decision would mean for the U.S., the policies in states like Texas that has made abortion more difficult, the work in front of America to better protect women with legislation, and what listeners can do to help."

Audio file -> https://more-perfect-union.captivate.fm/episode/048-roe-v-wade-with-jesse-mermell 

Franklin.TV: A More Perfect Union (audio)
More Perfect Union - wfpr: 048 - Roe V. Wade (with Jesse Mermell) (audio)
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Saturday, May 7, 2022

More Perfect Union: 046 - MA Attorney General Candidates (With Quentin Palfrey and Shannon Liss-Riordan) (audio)

"In this episode, the group is joined by two of the candidates running for the position of Massachusetts Attorney General; Quentin Palfrey and Shannon Liss-Riordan. The two discuss their backgrounds in government and law, the issues facing the Mass Attorney General's office currently, what they'd aim to achieve if elected and so much more. "

Audio link ->  https://more-perfect-union.captivate.fm/episode/046-ma-attorney-general-with-quentin-palfrey-and-shannon-liss-riordan

More Perfect Union:  046 - MA Attorney General Candidates
More Perfect Union:  046 - MA Attorney General Candidates

 

Monday, April 25, 2022

More Perfect Union: 045 - Ukraine And War (With Guest Chris Woolf) (audio)

"In this episode, the group is joined by former BBC and WGBH radio voice Chris Woolf to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine, Chris's time in Afghanistan reporting from the country, similarities and differences between the two, what it's like in a warring country and so much more."

More Perfect Union: 045 - Ukraine And War (With Guest Chris Woolf) (audio)
More Perfect Union: 045 - Ukraine And War (With Guest Chris Woolf) (audio)

Friday, April 22, 2022

More Perfect Union: 044 - MASS State Auditor Candidates Chris Dempsey and Diana DiZoglio (audio)

In this episode, the group is joined by Massachusetts State Auditor candidates Chris Dempsey and Diana DiZoglio to talk about what the job entails, what problems face Massachusetts what they aim to accomplish in this position.

Audio file -> https://more-perfect-union.captivate.fm/episode/044-massachusetts-state-auditors-chris-dempsey-and-diana-dizoglio 

044 - MASS State Auditor Candidates Chris Dempsey and Diana DiZoglio (audio)
044 - MASS State Auditor Candidates Chris Dempsey and Diana DiZoglio (audio)

Saturday, February 26, 2022

More Perfect Union -> "COVID and Seniors" (audio)

"In this episode, the group is rejoined with Frank Falvey to discuss the current COVID climate and the effects it's had on senior citizens; what it's like being a senior during this time, the disproportionate negative effects it's had on seniors, what has been done to aid this group and what more still needs to happen."

Audio file -> https://more-perfect-union.captivate.fm/episode/042-covid-and-seniors


More Perfect Union - episode 042
More Perfect Union - episode 042

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

More Perfect Union - episode 041: The Supreme Court; How It Works, It's History And What's Happening Now

"In this episode, the group sits down to discuss what the Supreme Court means to the U.S., how it works, it's history some of the cases up for decision in the court right now, the political lean of Supreme Court members and so much more."

Audio file -> https://more-perfect-union.captivate.fm/episode/supreme-court 

More Perfect Union - episode 041
More Perfect Union - episode 041

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Monday, December 27, 2021

More Perfect Union: 039 - Holiday Traditions; How Christmas Came To Be, The Story of Hanukkah and more (audio)

"In this episode, the group talks about holiday traditions; the story of Hanukkah and what it means to the Jewish people, how Santa and Christmas formed into what they are today, the story of St. Nicholas and more."

The More Perfect Union cast -> 

Peter Fasciano, Dr. Michael Walker Jones, Natalia Linos and State Representative Jeff Roy host a round table discussion on current events and American politics, bringing about thoughtful conversation, compelling discourse, and a look at what the future might hold for the United States.

Audio file ->  https://more-perfect-union.captivate.fm/episode/039-holiday-traditions-how-christmas-came-to-be-the-story-of-hanukkah-and-more


More Perfect Union:  039 - Holiday Traditions; How Christmas Came To Be, The Story of Hanukkah and more
More Perfect Union:  039 - Holiday Traditions; How Christmas Came To Be, The Story of Hanukkah and more

Friday, November 12, 2021

More Perfect Union - WFPR: 037 - Sara Ahern (audio)

"In this episode, the group is joined by Franklin's Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sara Ahern, to discuss the her time here as a superintendent during COVID, the actions made to handle the pandemic, and the work the schools are doing towards the future."

Audio file ->  https://player.captivate.fm/episode/81c4c010-f22a-4859-9160-4baf0228d7f8

The 'regular group' = Peter Fasciano, Dr. Michael Walker Jones, Natalia Linos, and Jeff Roy host a round table discussion on current events and American politics, bringing about thoughtful conversation, compelling discourse, and a look at what the future might hold for the United States. 

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More Perfect Union - WFPR: 037 - Sara Ahern (audio)
More Perfect Union - WFPR: 037 - Sara Ahern (audio)

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Library of Congress: Danielle Allen to Deliver Address Nov 16

Danielle Allen to Receive Kluge Prize, Deliver Address on Educating for Democracy

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 Danielle Allen will accept the Library's John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity in a livestreamed gala from the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.

Allen will deliver an address titled "Educating for American Democracy," in which she considers the role of education in fostering a common purpose in American society. At a time when the idea of cooperation for the public good is tested by crisis and political division, Allen's work connects us and brings us together around shared goals, all while maintaining the importance of the differences that make the United States what it is.

Click here for more information.

 



Danielle Allen, recipient of the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Photo credit: Laura Rose
Danielle Allen, recipient of the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Photo credit: Laura Rose

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

More Perfect Union: 034 - Presidential Libraries (audio)

"In this episode, Jeff Roy leads the discussion on U.S. presidential libraries, the tradition of honoring past presidents with a library which details the time during their presidency. The group discusses the significance around these libraries, stories, and Jeff's recent completion of his library passport."

Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b4c937bc-3636-4ced-9cdf-2d9d01789fb1 


More Perfect Union: 034 - Presidential Libraries (audio)
More Perfect Union: 034 - Presidential Libraries (audio)

Friday, August 27, 2021

"Climate change is fundamentally an issue of health equity and racial justice"

"AS THE WILDFIRES raged out west on July 26, we woke up to a hazy sky that was uncharacteristic of the Boston area.  The usual clear and clean skies of living next to the ocean disappeared and our air quality hit a dangerous and “unhealthy” level.  As healthcare workers looking at this thick smog, we knew to expect additional emergency department and office visits for respiratory complaints.  People with asthma, including children, would have a harder time breathing because of the increased soot and particles in the air. This polluted air may also increase the transmission of COVID-19.

The fact that our air could be polluted from wildfires on the other side of the country is a stark reminder of our interconnectedness. It demonstrates that no one is safe from the ravages of climate change.  Thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest visited emergency departments because of the extreme heatwave that swept through their communities this summer. Here in Boston, we experienced the hottest June on record, followed by the wettest July on record, and in August a tropical storm. As this is being published, we are in the midst of the fourth heat wave of 2021. For us, this translates into an unacceptable increase in the number of patients being treated in hospitals for heat exhaustion and asthma exacerbations."

Continue reading the article online
 
Natalia Linos, a co-author of this article, is executive director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and a regular contributor to the wfpr.fm radio show "Toward a More Perfect Union"

We Are Convened - In Order to Form a More Perfect Union

More Perfect Union can be found on Google Podcast (among others)

We Are Convened - In Order to Form a More Perfect Union
We Are Convened - In Order to Form a More Perfect Union

Sunday, August 15, 2021

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 028 - Biden & The Vaccine; What Does It Mean

"In this episode, the group talks about the Biden administration's efforts to roll out the vaccine and mitigate the virus in a timely fashion, how virus misinformation hurts these efforts, and the problems still at play with the coronavirus."
Direct link ->  https://player.captivate.fm/episode/01b9e9b6-7ff5-43d8-b97a-589856b20e77

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 028 - Biden & The Vaccine; What Does It Mean
wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 028 - Biden & The Vaccine; What Does It Mean


Thursday, August 12, 2021

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 025 - Ethics

"In this episode, Frank and the group discuss how ethics play a role in society and how something the difference between what's legal and what's ethical."
Direct link -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e3f733db-612f-4cbb-b374-c241d210bf53

 

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 025 - Ethics
wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 025 - Ethics

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 023 - Mother's Influence

"In this special Mother's Day episode, the group discuss the influence their mother's and mother figures have had in their lives, sharing stories and lessons from their upbringing."

Direct Link -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/3493a8ab-4808-43f8-9101-5c9f1d3b2dfc

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 023 - Mother's Influence
wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 023 - Mother's Influence


Monday, August 9, 2021

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 022 - Chauvin Trial

"In this episode, Frank and the group discuss the results of the recent Derek Chauvin Trial, the work that still needs to be done on, and the future following these results."

 Direct link ->  https://player.captivate.fm/episode/8c326236-51bc-43f8-a006-fce102ce995f


wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 022 - Chauvin Trial
wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 022 - Chauvin Trial     
 
 

Sunday, August 8, 2021

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 021 - Amendments Part I

"In this episode, Frank and the group discuss the history of the U.S. constitution, amendments, and the need for more amendments in the modern age."

Direct link -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/abaccbaf-631f-44d7-a62c-344f0fa5578e

 

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 021 - Ammendments Part I
wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 021 - Ammendments Part I

 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 020 - Climate Change

"In this episode, Frank and the group discuss the current climate crisis, projections, and what efforts the U.S. and the rest of the world need to make to keep things under control."

Direct link -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/86371bcf-3816-42af-8a72-b1baf3fa8c25

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 020 - Climate Change
wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 020 - Climate Change

 

Friday, August 6, 2021

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 019 - Public Health

"In this episode, Frank and the group discuss public health, what's a right and what needs to be enforced, and why the government needs to play a part in protecting the public."

Direct link -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c538de8f-70e4-4cc7-8682-14d75a0f6f1e

More Perfect Union - 019 - Public Health
More Perfect Union - 019 - Public Health

Sunday, July 25, 2021

We Are Convened - In Order to Form a More Perfect Union

by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director   07/25/2021

Zoom is the new normal for our weekly Radio Roundtable, More Perfect Union.

The good news – it works remarkably well, enabling the four of us to find an hour in our full calendars to gather and open the floor to vibrant discussions on all manner of issues. We recorded this episode about election reform on Friday morning.

Some weeks might begin with, “Not sure what I can bring to this week’s discussion.” Then we start recording and the conversation flows. Jeff Roy, Dr. Natalia Linos and Dr. Michael Walker-Jones all begin to spark off each other, and I (upper right) am happy to draft in the wake of their brilliant insights. Next thing we know – another easy hour has rolled by, and we are all just a bit smarter for the discussion.

You can get a little smarter along with us. Search for wfpr●fm’s ‘More Perfect Union’ wherever you get your podcasts.
And –  as always –
Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm. 
And, thank you for watching. 
Get this week's program guide for Franklin TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) online http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf  or for archive purposes

More Perfect Union can be found on Google Podcast (among others)

We Are Convened - In Order to Form a More Perfect Union
We Are Convened - In Order to Form a More Perfect Union


Sunday, July 18, 2021

Franklin TV - E Pluribus Unum–?

by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director   07/18/2019

These days it feels a bit more like E Unibus Plurum. Out of one nation’s goal to achieve heard immunity and protection for all. There are many divisive opinions. So many opinions are sadly conflated by so much misinformation and myth. Yes, we are all entitled to our own opinions, but not to our own facts. Facts are facts.

Fact: The vaccines work – remarkably well.
Fact: They are up to 100 times safer than risking infection.

These next few weeks are mission critical for those who have yet to be vaccinated. Note that it takes 2 shots and 5 to 6 weeks to achieve full immunity. That puts any protection for the unvaccinated into late August – when health experts fear the rising worst wave through September and on. If you are not yet vaccinated, this should be tops on your to-do list.

It also means that masks will likely return as the new fall fashion.

Conversely, for those who still don’t wish to be vaccinated, if at the least, you wear a mask then you are doing the right thing for others while you exercise your right. Thank you.

E Pluribus Unum–?
E Pluribus Unum–?

However,

in our collective fight against the virus,

are you choosing to die on the field of battle?

Fight for yourself, your family, your friends. Take up arms (the left or right one) against the invisible enemy – the real enemy – the virus, and give it your best shot – or two.

I pledge allegiance to the mask and the United Safety of America.
And to the protection for which it stands.
One nation, invincible
with immunity and vaccines for all.

And –  as always –
Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm. 
And, thank you for watching. 

 

Get this week's program guide for Franklin TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) online