Ben Parker Fills In On Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for June 26, 2020

4th of July Amid COVID-19. In lieu of the big in-person Boston Pops Spectacular that occurs at the Hatch Shell every 4th of July, this year the Boston Pops are going virtual! You will still be able to see the orchestra you love, and of course the fireworks, in the Pops’ special: A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes. Here to discuss this exciting event that is coming up is the Boston Pops’ very own conductor, Keith Lockhart.

What’s The Protocol? Do you ever wonder what the etiquette is when it comes to meeting various world leaders? What is the specific political and cultural etiquette that is required and what goes into finding out this information? Author Capricia Penavic Marshall, formerly White House Social Secretary and Chief of Protocol of the United States, joins Ben Parker to discuss her new book, Protocol. Her book elaborates on her experience working at the highest levels of government to show how she enabled interactions and maximized our country’s relationships, all by focusing on the specifics of political and cultural etiquette.

Aortic Health. What is an aortic aneurysm? What are the symptoms and how does it come about? Is genetics a factor in developing one? Ben Parker discusses the topic of aortic health with actor Amy Yasbeck, who is the widow of the late actor John Ritter (who died of an aortic dissection) and heads The John Ritter Foundation For Aortic Health. Learn more about aortic health, tonight!

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