We’ll talk with Native American flute player, Morgan Fawcett, in town for next week’s Celebration; Pua Maunu will be here to talk about her First Friday receptions at the Franklin Street Gallery and Zephyr; Megan Gregory & Christopher Cairns will be here to highlight Saturday’s Every Mile Is Worth It 5K Race; and we’ll learn about Flewn with author/illustrator Gabriel Smetzer.
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- President Trump hasn't mentioned it as he's defended the memorabilia over the past week, but historians say the statues were originally built to send a clear message to black Americans.
- Thousands of counterprotesters gathered in Boston Common to meet the rally participants, who said they have no connection to those who perpetrated violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week.
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