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Conversations with thinkers, leaders, and fascinating personalities from across the Boston College community.
19 Episodes
John Finney, recently retired director of the University Chorale of Boston College and conductor of the Boston College Symphony Orchestra, on his iconic 30-year career at BC.
Chuck Hogan ’89 on seeing "The Town" filmed, his favorite crime novels, and how he came back to writing novels ten years later.
Barry Gallup ’69 on helping to recruit Doug Flutie to BC, making basketball's Elite 8 while playing for Coach Bob Cousy, and graduating as one of the greatest receivers in the history of BC's football program.
Twin brothers Desmon Lewis '05 and Derrick Lewis '06 are the founders of the Bronx Community Foundation, which they established in 2017 to help improve life in the New York City borough where they grew up. When the pandemic hit before the organization's scheduled launch, however, they pivoted to focus their resources on a two-year initiative that raised $15 million and addressed needs exacerbated by the crisis. The Lewis brothers sat down with us to discuss their journey and what's next for the foundation.
Longtime classical radio morning host Laura Carlo, newly inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, talks about her career in a competitive industry, and about keeping classical music accessible to audiences around the world.
BC History Professor Heather Cox Richardson's smash newsletter Letters From an American has made her one of the nation's leading public intellectuals
Boston College hockey star and two-time Olympic medalist Cayla Barnes discusses the heated U.S.-Canada hockey rivarly and her goal to inspire more young girls to take up the sport.  
It's harder than ever to get into Boston College. Vice Provost for Enrollment John Mahoney discusses everything you want to know about admissions at BC, including how to make an application stand out. 
STM Dean Thomas Stegman, S.J., who will step down in June following a diagnosis of glioblastoma, discusses what he's learned from his illness.
The world is likely to experience additional pandemics in the years ahead, so we spoke with four BC experts about how we can better prepare for the outbreaks to come.
Steve Pemberton, author of the acclaimed memoir A chance in the World, discusses his new book The Lighthouse Effect.
Dr. Charles Grandson, Chief Equity & Strategy Officer for the Boston Public Schools, on teaching through the pandemic, how schools are addressing societal inequities, and BC's Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars Program.
Brad Harrington, Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work and Family and an associate research professor in the Carroll School, discusses the future of work in a post-pandemic world.
BC Law Professor Patricia McCoy discusses the new stimulus package, the state of the national economy, and what fiscal policy might look like in the Biden Administration.
Former BC swimmer "Crazy" Craig Lewin just became only the 240th person to ever complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. He discusses what it's like to battle the elements and swarms of jellyfish while swimming in the ocean for 11 straight hours.
Professor Janet Helms, author of the book A Race is a Nice Thing to Have, on individual and institutional racism, and how whites who "don't see color" can inadvertently perpetuate to systemic racism.
During the pandemic, Nova Wang '21 filmed himself playing each of the parts in an eight-part violin arrangement of “For Boston” that he wrote. Nova talks about how he felt when his video struck a chord with Eagles everywhere on social media and the power of music in troubled times. 
BC Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau discusses the national protests against police brutality, the need for reform throughout the entire criminal justice system, BC's new forum on racial justice, and his own experiences with race as a Black American.
A lively conversation with the renowned author and BC Professor Thomas Groome on maintaining hope, optimism, and faith during these troubled times.
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