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Basic Black: One Day, Two "States"

January 31, 2014

One day, two "States," and many declarations.  Were you happy with what you heard in Governor Patrick's State of the Commonwealth or President Obama's State of the Union?  This week on Basic Black our panelists talk about what they heard, what they wanted to hear, and what they think will get accomplished as the Governor and the President head into the home stretches of their administrations.

- Callie Crossley, Host, Under The Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH News
- Kim McLarin, Assistant Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News
- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University

(L) Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, center, greets law makers and guests as he enters the House chamber at the Statehouse before his State of the State address, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
(R) President Barack Obama acknowledges Army Ranger Cory Remsburg during his State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014. Behind the President are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)