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Conversations with thinkers, leaders, and fascinating personalities from across the Boston College community.
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Steve Pemberton ’89

Steve Pemberton ’89

2021-10-0731:41

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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