michelle obama

New England News
8:22 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Michelle Obama To Visit Victims, Attend Fundraiser

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First lady Michelle Obama is planning to be in Boston to meet with victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. She'll also attend a fundraiser for Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey.

Obama planned to deliver remarks at the fundraiser today at Boston's Taj Hotel for Markey and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Markey and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee have a joint fundraising committee.

Markey said Tuesday he was looking forward to the visit, calling Obama a "very iconic, powerful figure."

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 15, 2012

"American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama"

We welcome New York Times journalist, Rachel L. Swarns, to the show and speak with her about about book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama.

New England News
6:00 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Berkshire Officials Reject Attention to Governor's Supposed Pothole Problem

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

A request from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to local officials to fix potholes near his Berkshire home before a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama has created a media buzz. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief reports that the local officials are left scratching their heads at the attention.

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New England News
8:03 am
Tue May 29, 2012

First Lady Sponsoring Future Navy Submarine

Barack & Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama is sponsoring a future Navy submarine named after her home state.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The White House said Tuesday that the first lady has accepted an invitation to be the sponsor of the future USS Ilinois, a Virginia-class submarine being built in Groton, Conn., and Newport News, Va. The new attack submarine is expected to join the fleet in late 2015.

As sponsor, Mrs. Obama will be involved in the life of the submarine and establish a special link to the ship's sailors and their families.

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