Friend of the show Bill Scher stops by to talk about his latest piece for Politico, the value Bernie brings to the presidential race, and what a winning strategy might look like. Also, Bill and Jaz discuss the damage caused by Bill Cosby’s “moral authority.”
Since we last talked, it feels like the whole country has been on the most intense emotional roller coaster. We reflect on the grief, hatred, and, yes, stupidity that has erupted around the murder of nine people in Charleston; we celebrate the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality, and acknowledge that there is still more work to do; and closer to home, we applaud the confirmation and swearing in of Jody Kasper as Northampton’s first woman police chief. Also, Jaz has a suggestion for Pat Boone.
We welcome back old friend of the show Adam Novitt, recently named Director of the Lilly Library in Florence, to talk about the value of libraries…and whatever else he wants to talk about; conversations with Adam always take unexpected and delightful turns. We also note the passing of two beloved and respected area residents.
Another week, another example of cops behaving badly. Meanwhile, here in Northampton, we’re fortunate to have a choice between two progressive, community-minded officers as finalists for our Chief of Police. We also have a choice of some very cool looking benches, thanks to some community-minded youth.
Coming up this weekend, catch Bill, Jaz, and a bunch of other fun and talented folk in Life in the (413), an evening of radio plays and music celebrating our favorite part of the state. We also talk about a woman on the cover of a magazine.