There's talk radio, and then there's smart talk radio. The kind where people of all perspectives are welcome and their best arguments and feelings brought out. It may seem rare, but Margery Eagan and Jim Braude nurture it weekdays at WGBH in Boston during their mid-day program. With her light yet insightful touch, Eagan, the keynote speaker at 2017 annual meeting of The Communicators Club, made it clear that her heart remains in news gathering as she addressed a background that landed her at WGBH. She also made clear how it’s important to be well-informed from the street and beat reporting background she brings to the program and her journalism. In an insightful talk, she drew on the arc from her roots in Fall River through reporting and writing columns for major Boston papers, to the radio adventure that has caught the imagination and the ear of both the humble and the powerful.