WGBH says its hiring the former WTKK talkers to talk away between noon and and 2 p.m. on weekdays on its "Boston Public Radio" show. The move frees up Callie Crossley and Emily Rooney, who currently hold down the microphones then, to do other things, although the station says they'll continue to get some words in edgewise on the show. 'GBH adds that Edgar B. Herwick III will continue to contribute to the show after the changeover on Feb. 25.
Rooney interviews City Councilor John Connolly on expired food and inventory management in Boston Public Schools; she doesn't mind a little freezer burn on her meat and wonders why a city councilor would hold hearings on the issue:
Meanwhile, BPS has released a letter from a childhood-obesity group praising Boston schools for their work in getting kids healthier and praising BPS nutrition programs as a national model.
H/t to John Keith, who actually watches Greater Boston on a regular basis.
Too crime ridden, too filled with people who aren't like her, too far on the other side of 128, apparently.
Last night on "Greater Boston," Rooney chatted with Donna Latson Gittens about why real-estate sales are up in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain.
Tonight on "Greater Boston," Emily Rooney discusses that pressing Boston-area issue - what Tiger Woods will say in his scripted event tomorrow.
Also: "The animal ambassador of SeaWorld & Busch Gardens joins Emily along with some of her friends: a baby kangaroo, a kookaburra, and American alligator and Magellanic penguins." Busch Gardens is on the South Shore, right?
David listens to 'GBH's "Here and Now" killer, wasn't much impressed.
OK, OK, I got sucked in and actually watched "Greater Boston" and its expose on Balloon Boy.
Beats me, but Emily Rooney will be discussing the case tonight on "Greater Boston," which describes itself as tackling "the region's top news stories with original reporting and comprehensive analysis."
So I look forward to her "in-depth discussions with guests from diverse perspectives" (in this case, two lawyers she dug up) that will take us "beyond the day's headlines," such as, oh, letting her explain her fantasy about punching Balloon Boy's mom in the face and knocking all her teeth out, because right now, that's about the only original thing about this case that's gone untackled.
Rooney rants; remains amazed that a mere blog could break news.
WBUR should either finally hire him so people can start donating to WGBH instead or they should announce they're not hiring him so people can stop getting heartburn.
From televised debates, that is. Greater Boston's Emily Rooney is among the media honchos who've put together gubernatorial debates this year and she says enough is enough: The fringe candidates have had their say, now it's time for Healey and Patrick to go at it mano a mano:
... After four attempts to "do the right thing", the media consortium needs to "do the gutsy thing" and pull the plug on Mihos and Ross for the November 1st debate so voters can hear what the two real contenders, Deval Patrick and Kerry Healey, have to say, unencumbered by a sideshow.
Emily Rooney of WGBH's Greater Boston blogs her reaction to Fox's handling of the debate:
I'm not big on labeling new organizations with a political ideology but it would be hard to convince me there was no agenda at the FOX25 Monday night event. ...