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4.20.15: Hillary Clinton And Black Voters, Marathon Food From Around The World, & Terence Blanchard

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While many presume Hillary Clinton has the democratic nomination in the bag, there are parts of the democratic base that she still needs to win over, among them: African Americans. On today’s show, did Clinton’s 2008 campaign alienate the black community?

Plus, the Boston Marathon remains Boston Strong, drawing tens of thousands of runners from around the world. We’ll go beyond the pasta bowl to find out what’s on the menu for international runners.

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Hillary Clinton and the Black Vote

While many on the left are already treating Hillary Clinton as the presumptive democratic nominee for President, there are segments of the democratic base that she’ll have to win over first. Among them, African Americans.  April Reign is a lawyer and contributor to Ebony magazine, where, in a recent article, she asks “Is Hillary ‘Ready’ For Black Voters?”  

Hillary Clinton and the Black Vote

The Great Race

Since he began a running log in 1976, Pete Stringer  has logged over eighty-thousand miles in competitions and training. For him, it’s not about winning – it’s about keeping his demons at bay. In 2012, producer Emma De Campo profiled Pete as he prepared for his 212th marathon.

You can listen to this story again at PRX.org.

Producer Taylor Quimby caught up with Pete to see how much he's running these days. Listen below.

Taylor Quimby Speaks with Avid Runner Pete Stringer

Marathon Food Around the World

Over 30,000 people from all over the world have been training, hydrating and carbo-loading in preparation for the Boston Marathon. Those rituals are highly individualized, and have a lot to do with where you come from. International Editorial Director for Runner’s World,Veronika Taylor, joined us to reveal what athletes around the world eat pre and post marathon. "7 Things Runners Around the World Eat (And So Should You!)"

Marathon Food Around the World

Peter Sagal's Marathon Story

When Peter Sagal, host of “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” hit the starting line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, he was there to help guide a visually impaired runner, but wound up becoming an eyewitness to the aftermath of the bombings. He shared this story live on stage for the “Moth Radio Hour”. 

You can listen to this story again at PRX.org.

Terence Blanchard at the HOP

Terence Blanchard has done a lot of things in his 30-plus years as a jazz trumpeter and composer, he got his chops with veterans Lionel Hampton and Art Blakey, and has gone on to record more than 20 albums, score 50 films, compose for Broadway, an opera, and a requiem written in part for Spike Lee’s HBO documentary, When The Levees Broke

Terence has a new album out called “Breathless” and is performing on a double bill with Ravi Coltrane at the HOP at Dartmouth College on Friday April 24th.

Terence Blanchard at the HOP