Braude at a live radio broadcast event in Brookline, Massachusetts in May 2010
May 7, 1949 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
New York University School of Law (J.D.)
|Occupation||lawyer, radio, and television host|
|Spouse(s)||Kristine Rondeau |
Braude was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1949. He graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia in 1966. He went to the University of Pennsylvania for his bachelor's degree and to New York University School of Law for his law degree.
He began his legal career as a legal services lawyer in the South Bronx neighborhood of New York City with housing and prisoner's rights cases. He was the founder and first president of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW), a UAW affiliated union which represented staff in civil legal offices for the poor in various states.
He subsequently served as the executive director of the Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts (TEAM), a tax reform coalition. He published the magazine Otherwise, on American politics.
Broadcast journalism career
He co-hosts, with Margery Eagan of Boston Public Radio, a midday talk show on WGBH radio. The pair formerly hosted the Jim & Margery Show talk show on WTKK, before that station became a music station in January 2013.
- Klineman, Jeffrey, "Former political activist Jim Braude wins converts as a broadcast news star", Commonwealth magazine, Spring 2005
- Hoerr, John P., We Can't Eat Prestige: The Women who Organized Harvard, Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1997. Cf. p.6-9, &c.
- "Bio: Jim Braude", jimbraude.com
- "Jim and Margery Bio". WTKK. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
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