This week on the Colin McEnroe Show:

MONDAY: Margaret McEnroe, the last of Colin’s father’s generation, has died, and he will give her eulogy on Monday. Perhaps a bit of Seamus Heaney:

If you know a bit
About the universe

It’s because you’ve taken it in
Like that,

Looked as hard as you look
Into yourself,

Into the rat hole,
Through the vetch and dock
That mantled it.

Because you’ve laid your cheek
Against the rush clump

And known soft stone to break
On the quarry floor.

Between heather and marigold,
Between spaghnum and buttercup
Between dandelion and broom,
Between forget-me-not and honeysuckle,

As between clear blue and cloud,
Between haystack and sunset sky,
Between oak tree and slated roof,

I had my existence, I was there.
Me in place and the place in me.


Where can it be found again,
An elsewhere world, beyond

Maps and atlases,
Where all is woven into

And of itself, like a nest
Of crosshatched grass blades?

So while he’s attending to that, we’ll revisit our show featuring our Superhero Repairers! Meet a team of appliance, television, and computer repair people who discuss when it’s worth it to fix your broken stuff and when you should just recycle it and buy a new one.

TUESDAY: Scaliamania. Wesleyan students camped out all night to get tickets to see The Supreme, who will visit (arguably) America’s most famously lefty college on Thursday. While there, Nino will attend a performance of “The Bill of Rights,” an oratorio by composer Neely Bruce. We’ll have Bruce and a lawyer/singer and a Scalia scholar and a student.  And maybe more.

WEDNESDAY: Is there any such thing as objective reality? A new book lays out an argument between a writer of “inventive” nonfiction and his fact-checker. And that triggers memories of the “reality-based community,” a phrase that dogged coverage of the Bush administration.  So is truth a social construction or are there really such things as facts?
Hey: “This is this.”

THURSDAY: Drones! They’re not just for warfare anymore. Domestic drone use is expanding. The ACLU is freaking out. So are we.

FRIDAY: The Nose chats about what happened this week locally and around the world.