Boston Calling

Boston Calling

How the world is changing America. The political, social, cultural, and economic factors that shape the US's view of the world. Presented by Marco Werman and produced by the Boston-based team responsible for the weekday US public radio show, The World.

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  • Have Faith

    Sat, 28 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    We go behind the lens and onto the frontlines with war photographer Lynsey Addario. Plus, we learn why German atheists are seeking formal recognition for the "Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster". And we visit a museum in New York devoted only to animals mentioned in Hebrew scripture. Also, the story of a wealthy businessman who has set up the first privately funded search and rescue operation for migrants lost at sea. Why the last remaining matzo factory in New York plans to close shop after 90 years of business. And a world-class bassist replaces frets with flags, and personifies what it means to be an international musician.

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  • As Seen on TV

    Sat, 21 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    We meet one of the hottest young stars on Russian television— an American actor who recently revealed that he is gay. Plus, we visit the Canadian village of Goodwood, a tiny town proud of its unsavoury reputation on TV. And, we hear about the Iranian film director Jafar Panahi, who is defying a ban on making films. Also, Boston Calling listeners consider whether there is such thing as "a good death". The story behind a Muslim-American cop show that nearly came to be. And how an unlikely position at RadioShack gave the writer Deepak Singh an unexpected view of America.

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  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    Sat, 14 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    We meet the New York artist targeting Islamic State with her drawings. The renowned surgeon and writer Atul Gawande reflects on Being Mortal€™ and the death of his father. And an American undertaker describes ancient burial rituals and customs from around the world. Also, we visit a California church trying to preserve the culture of Coptic Christians. Why the Florida cigar industry is looking over its shoulder at Cuba. And how the fruit and vegetable section of the supermarket looks to a migrant farmworker.

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  • Goods and Services

    Sat, 7 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    We meet Golshid Mola, an Iranian-American businesswoman who is trying not to fall afoul of US sanctions. Plus, the Afghan carpet makers who are weaving images of drones into their rugs. And, a New York sommelier who spices up meals with personal stories of the wine he pours. Also, US basketball teams break out special uniforms for the Chinese New Year. The green tech revolution leaves consumers in the dark. And the Florida auto repair shop specialising in Soviet-era cars.

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