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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy joined South Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1964. Inclement weather failed to dampen the spirits. (AP)

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy joined South Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1964. Inclement weather failed to dampen the spirits. (AP)

Ted Kennedy left a big mark on a big country. But his most intimate compass settings were within a half-day’s sail of Boston.

Harvard and Hyannis. A debate in Southie. A death in Chappaquiddick. Friends and foes and New England supporters, right back through his brothers and father’s and grandfather’s generation.

Now the last of those brothers is gone. JFK. Robert Kennedy. Senator Ted Kennedy, dead at 77.

This hour, open phone lines to Ted Kennedy’s home turf. We’re going local, to the heart of Kennedy country.

You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Guests:

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

Kevin Cullen, columnist and longtime reporter for The Boston Globe.

Steve Brown, WBUR reporter and news host, joining us from Hyannisport.

Sacha Pfeiffer, WBUR reporter, joining us from Martha’s Vineyard.

See full coverage of Ted Kennedy from WBUR, and a timeline of his life from NPR.org.

Watch a slideshow of Ted Kennedy’s life in pictures:

http://storage.wbur.org/slideshows/2009/kennedy

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