Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Pollution in Boston Harbor is not a new thing. American history was made in 1773 when tea was dumped into the harbor by those protesting British taxation of the commodity. Although the harbor has recently been cleaned up, the dumping of tea continues each December to re-call this act of protest over two hundred years earlier. In this “Conversation on The Road”, we speak with Michelle LeBlanc of the historic Old South Meeting House in Boston. It is there that locals met to debate the issue before deciding to dump the tea two centuries, and it is the Old South that spearheads modern day events recalling those earlier times. Michelle speaks with us about tea dumpings then and now.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AUDIO QUALITY AT THE START IS NOT THE BEST – THERE IS AN ECHO, BUT IT GOES AWAY. IN ALL, I THINK YOU WILL ENJOY THE INTERVIEW SO STICK WITH IT THROUGH THE FIRST FEW MOMENTS. THEN THE ECHO GOES AWAY. SORRY FOR THE PROBLEM. IT SEEMS WE ARE STILL TRYING TO MASTER ALL THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THIS GREAT NEW WORLD.