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It’s been four years since COVID stopped the world. What have we learned since then?For more Radio Boston: https://www.w...
03/09/2024

It’s been four years since COVID stopped the world. What have we learned since then?

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Radio Boston reflects on four years of the COVID-19 pandemic with health care leaders.

Massachusetts' gun laws could get even tougher. When should we expect that to happen, and what will it look like?For mor...
02/06/2024

Massachusetts' gun laws could get even tougher. When should we expect that to happen, and what will it look like?

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WBUR state politics reporter Walter Wuthmann joins Radio Boston to break down the state's proposed new gun bills.

ICYMI: Remy Lawrence asked Radio Boston to "come see about us" a year after her son's murder. So we did.For more Radio B...
02/05/2024

ICYMI: Remy Lawrence asked Radio Boston to "come see about us" a year after her son's murder. So we did.

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Tyler Lawrence, a 13-year-old from Norwood, was shot and killed near his grandparents' home in Mattapan on Jan. 29, 2023. He was sweet, loving, forgiving and kind, said his mother. She still feels like she is waiting for him to come home.

Get ready for the State of the City address here:
01/09/2024

Get ready for the State of the City address here:

WBUR's Walter Wuthmann and former Boston Mayor Kim Janey join Radio Boston to preview Tuesday night's State of the City address. We dive into what they're expecting to hear and what's at stake.

ICYMI: colleges and universities are turning into a political battleground. How can higher education leaders and faculty...
12/21/2023

ICYMI: colleges and universities are turning into a political battleground. How can higher education leaders and faculty make sure they're still environments where students can learn and prepare for life?

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Helen Drinan, former president of Simmons University in Boston and current president of Cabrini University in Pennsylvania, and Harleen Singh, Director of the Women's Studies Research Center and Senior Associate Provost for Faculty and Global Affairs at Brandeis University, join the show to talk abo...

Tomorrow marks a special day in Boston history. You might’ve heard of it. But do you know the whole story?For more Radio...
12/16/2023

Tomorrow marks a special day in Boston history. You might’ve heard of it. But do you know the whole story?

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On Friday, Massachusetts launched official events marking the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. We talk about this watershed moment of Boston, and American, history and its legacy.

Did you know “NoHo Hank” is a local guy? We chatted with “Barry” actor Anthony Carrigan.For more Radio Boston: https://w...
12/13/2023

Did you know “NoHo Hank” is a local guy? We chatted with “Barry” actor Anthony Carrigan.

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Actor Anthony Carrigan plays the tender, lethal, fashionable Chechen mobster NoHo Hank in the HBO hit series "Barry." He joins Radio Boston to reflect on his roots and career.

Rep. Lori Trahan took former New York congressman George Santos' reported ethics violations personally. Plus, how she's ...
12/05/2023

Rep. Lori Trahan took former New York congressman George Santos' reported ethics violations personally. Plus, how she's helping the Democrats craft their message ahead of the 2024 elections.

https://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2023/12/04/lori-trahan-new-democratic-caucus-position

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Radio Boston talks with Massachusetts Rep. Lori Trahan, who will co-chair the Democratic Policy and Communications Commission at a critical time ahead of the 2024 election.

Big news from the T, and it broke on Radio Boston!For more Radio Boston: https://www.wbur.org/radio/programs/radioboston
11/13/2023

Big news from the T, and it broke on Radio Boston!

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has a new leader, from inside its ranks. Monica Tibbits-Nutt has officially been appointed to the position, after nearly two months serving as the department’s interim secretary and chief executive.

“I don’t see it as ‘your’ people. I see it as ‘our’ people.”How two friends are helping each other heal amid the conflic...
11/09/2023

“I don’t see it as ‘your’ people. I see it as ‘our’ people.”

How two friends are helping each other heal amid the conflict in Gaza.

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Radio Boston spoke with an Israeli man and Palestinian woman from Greater Boston about how their friendship models what they hope to see in a divided world.

What’s new for Lewiston, Maine? Hopefully, healing. That means processing grief. We spoke with two counselors about how ...
10/31/2023

What’s new for Lewiston, Maine? Hopefully, healing. That means processing grief. We spoke with two counselors about how to do that.

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Radio Boston hears the latest on the Lewiston, Maine shootings with Boston Globe reporter Samantha Gross and looks ahead to the healing process with two grief counselors.

WBUR’s Anthony Brooks checked in from Lewiston, Maine this morning.For Radio Boston: https://www.wbur.org/radio/programs...
10/27/2023

WBUR’s Anthony Brooks checked in from Lewiston, Maine this morning.

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Radio Boston checks in on Lewiston, Maine, where police are hunting for Robert Card, the suspect in the mass shootings Wednesday that killed 18 people.

The Boston city Council officially approved an ordinance to remove tents and temporary housing at “Mass and Cass.” Here’...
10/26/2023

The Boston city Council officially approved an ordinance to remove tents and temporary housing at “Mass and Cass.” Here’s what to know.

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Tent encampments at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard can now be taken down by law enforcement, provided that people living there have been offered an alternative shelter space. On Wednesday, the Boston City Council approved the new rule, which was introduced by Bost...

It’s never too late to think about what’s next in life, as lays out WBUR’s Anthony Brooks in a new project.For more Radi...
10/24/2023

It’s never too late to think about what’s next in life, as lays out WBUR’s Anthony Brooks in a new project.

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WBUR's Anthony Brooks joins Radio Boston to talk about his reporting on how older adults are finding new careers, passions and directions after the age of 50.

BPS has a vision for a fully inclusive classroom environment for special needs students. But not everyone agrees with th...
10/23/2023

BPS has a vision for a fully inclusive classroom environment for special needs students. But not everyone agrees with the way the district is doing it.

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Radio Boston digs into Boston Public Schools' heavy emphasis on fully inclusive classrooms to help students with special needs.

Can the T have one normal day? This time, we're reacting to reports that the newest Green Line extension was built incor...
10/20/2023

Can the T have one normal day? This time, we're reacting to reports that the newest Green Line extension was built incorrectly and the T knowingly allowed it to happen.

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Yesterday, MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng announced that miles of track on the less-than-one-year-old Green Line Extension were built too narrow. They'll need significant, labor-intensive repair. The most shocking part: leaders at the T knew about the problems since April of 2021

The state's resources for housing the influx of migrants are at their breaking point. Here's what Governor Maura Healey ...
10/17/2023

The state's resources for housing the influx of migrants are at their breaking point. Here's what Governor Maura Healey is doing about it.

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This week, Gov. Healey announced that the state will cap the the number of families served by Massachusetts' shelter system at 7,500. Jeff Thielman, president of the International Institute of New England, and WBUR reporter Gabrielle Emanuel join Radio Boston to talk about the news.

Presidential candidates are pushing their platforms in New Hampshire ahead of primaries next year. Who are Granite State...
10/13/2023

Presidential candidates are pushing their platforms in New Hampshire ahead of primaries next year. Who are Granite State voters listening to?

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WBUR senior political correspondent Anthony Brooks and Politico's Lisa Kashinsky join Radio Boston from the campaign trail in New Hampshire.

Is this the beginning of the end for Bill Belichick as Patriots head coach? We dig in with two sports reporters.For more...
10/12/2023

Is this the beginning of the end for Bill Belichick as Patriots head coach? We dig in with two sports reporters.

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Radio Boston dives into whether Patriots coach Bill Belichick has finally lost his fastball.

Congressman Jake Auchincloss didn’t hold back about the crisis in Gaza. For more Radio Boston: https://www.wbur.org/radi...
10/11/2023

Congressman Jake Auchincloss didn’t hold back about the crisis in Gaza.

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Democratic Congressman Jake Auchincloss joins Radio Boston from Washington, D.C. as House Republicans meet behind closed doors to pick their candidate for House speaker.

ICYMI: Our conversation with Seth Moulton yesterday about the crisis in Gaza and the House Speaker drama.For more Radio ...
10/11/2023

ICYMI: Our conversation with Seth Moulton yesterday about the crisis in Gaza and the House Speaker drama.

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We talk with Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton as war brews abroad and uncertainty churns in the U.S. House.

The state's Cannabis Control Commission is a mess. Acting Chair Ava Callendar Concepcion is trying to keep things stable...
10/05/2023

The state's Cannabis Control Commission is a mess. Acting Chair Ava Callendar Concepcion is trying to keep things stable.

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The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is under an unwelcome microscope, as drama between suspended Commission chair Shannon O'Brien and state treasurer Deb Goldberg overshadows the work of regulating a $5 billion industry.

Kevin McCarthy's ouster as House Speaker might not have happened without Democratic Whip Katherine Clark. How the "Silen...
10/05/2023

Kevin McCarthy's ouster as House Speaker might not have happened without Democratic Whip Katherine Clark. How the "Silent Assassin" helped hold the ranks together on a historic afternoon.

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Radio Boston talks with WBUR senior political reporter Anthony Brooks about the role Massachusetts representatives played in the historic ouster of Rep. Kevin McCarthy as from his position as speaker of the House.

What can the Massachusetts tax relief plan do for you? Evan Horowitz breaks it down.For more Radio Boston: https://www.w...
10/03/2023

What can the Massachusetts tax relief plan do for you? Evan Horowitz breaks it down.

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WBUR's Radio Boston tackles Massachusetts' new tax relief package.

Well, we avoided a shutdown. For now. Here’s the latest on the situation from one of our representatives.For more Radio ...
10/03/2023

Well, we avoided a shutdown. For now. Here’s the latest on the situation from one of our representatives.

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We talk with U.S. Rep. from Massachusetts Jake Auchincloss, as well as former Congressman Mike Capuano and WBUR reporter Walt Wuthmann.

Senator Warren talked about the passing of Dianne Feinstein and what we could be facing this weekend if the government s...
09/29/2023

Senator Warren talked about the passing of Dianne Feinstein and what we could be facing this weekend if the government shuts down.

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins us to talk about what a possible government shutdown could mean for Massachusetts.

We talk with WBUR investigations correspondent Todd Wallack, who broke the story.
09/21/2023

We talk with WBUR investigations correspondent Todd Wallack, who broke the story.

A new WBUR and ProPublica investigation found a surprising number of state-owned affordable housing units are vacant.

We talked with Governor Healey about the many states of emergency here in Massachusetts.For more Radio Boston: https://w...
09/21/2023

We talked with Governor Healey about the many states of emergency here in Massachusetts.

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Gov. Maura Healey joins the show to talk the MBTA, migrants, taxes and more.

Families come in all shapes and sizes in Massachusetts. But the state’s laws don’t fully acknowledge that, according to ...
09/20/2023

Families come in all shapes and sizes in Massachusetts. But the state’s laws don’t fully acknowledge that, according to advocates for the Massachusetts Parentage Law.

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State Sen. Julian Cyr joins Radio Boston to talk about the Massachusetts Parentage Act.

Another day, another thing slowing down Green Line service. This time, it’s the Government Center project.For more Radio...
09/18/2023

Another day, another thing slowing down Green Line service. This time, it’s the Government Center project.

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Beginning Monday, the long-delayed demolition of the Government Center garage will force the Green Line to stop running between Government Center and North Station.

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