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2018: Year Of The Elected Woman? Plus, America's Celebrity Obsession

2018: Year Of The Elected Woman? Plus, America's Celebrity Obsession

What will it take to get more women into political office? Three Boston experts, including one elected woman, joins Callie Crossley to discuss the importance of women in politics, and how women are making their voices heard now more than ever. Guests: Victoria Budson, executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Ryanne Olsen, executive director of Emerge Massachusetts; and Annissa Essaibi-George, who was elected Boston City Councilor-At-Large in November 2015.

In this week's Lagniappe focuses on America's obsession with celebrity culture. Why do we care so much about what celebrities are doing, especially when it's something as mundane as buying coffee or pumping gas? Julie Klam, author of "The Stars in Our Eyes," joins Under the Radar pop culture contributor and University of Massachusetts Boston professor Rachel Rubin and Callie Crossley to discuss this engaging and puzzling topic.

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