Full Boston Public Radio broadcast: July 4, 2022


Today on Boston Public Radio we’re on tape, bringing you some of our favorite conversations from the past few years:

Iman Perry talked about parenting and how black parents talk to their kids about race. Perry is a professor of African-American studies at Princeton University. His latest book is “Breathe: A Letter To My Sons”.

Neal Thompson told stories of the Kennedy family, tracing the lineage of the political family from Ireland to the United States. Thompson’s new book is “The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty.”

Roger Bennett shared his experience growing up in Liverpool and why he relates more to the United States than his home country of England. Bennett is the co-host of The Men In Blazers podcast and the NBC show. His memoirs are(Re)Born in the USA: A love letter from an Englishman to his chosen home.”

Fiona’s Hill previewed his memoir, “There’s Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century.” Hill served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs in former President Donald Trump’s administration from 2017 to 2019, and was a witness at Trump’s first impeachment hearing.

Howard Bryant discussed his book, “The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.” Bryant is a columnist and commentator for ESPN.

First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid previewed her book, “Secrets Of The Sprakkar: Iceland’s Extraordinary Women And How They’re Changing The World,” and explained why Iceland leads the world in gender equality. Reid is the First Lady of Iceland.

Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigor shared thoughts on all things Oprah, from their “Oprademics” podcast. Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Department of African Studies at Wellesley College. Rigor is an associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins. They host Radiotopia’s “Oprahdemics” podcast.

Daniel Chef talked about his latest book, “Living Bread”. Leader is a pioneer in the world of American baking.


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