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The season, which starts on June 22 and runs until late August, includes 48 artists in their Tanglewood or BSO debuts, a...
02/02/2023
Boston Symphony Orchestra announces lineup for 2023 Tanglewood season

The season, which starts on June 22 and runs until late August, includes 48 artists in their Tanglewood or BSO debuts, and works by 29 living composers, including world premieres and five commissioned works. https://wbur.fm/40kkoiN

The season, which starts on June 22 and runs until late August, includes 48 artists in their Tanglewood or BSO debuts, and works by 29 living composers, including world premieres and five commissioned works.

COMMENTARY: Digital selfies are a relatively new phenomenon, but people have been taking photos of themselves – or paint...
02/02/2023
Do selfies celebrate our individual selves — or remind us of our own insignificance?

COMMENTARY: Digital selfies are a relatively new phenomenon, but people have been taking photos of themselves – or painting their own likenesses, on canvases, on cave walls – for practically as long as we've existed.

Seeing a photograph of early-pregnancy matter got Jeremy Gerard thinking about the directives of a 19th century Jewish fable he learned as a kid: “I am a speck of dust" and "The world was created for me."

ESSAY: Seeing a photograph of early-pregnancy matter got Jeremy Gerard thinking about the directives of a 19th century J...
02/01/2023
Do selfies celebrate our individual selves — or remind us of our own insignificance?

ESSAY: Seeing a photograph of early-pregnancy matter got Jeremy Gerard thinking about the directives of a 19th century Jewish fable he learned as a kid: “I am a speck of dust" and "The world was created for me."

Seeing a photograph of early-pregnancy matter got Jeremy Gerard thinking about the directives of a 19th century Jewish fable he learned as a kid: “I am a speck of dust" and "The world was created for me."

A plan to clean up the Housatonic River is getting push back from two environmental groups, which say the Environmental ...
02/01/2023
EPA asks court to dismiss environmental groups' appeal to Housatonic River cleanup plan

A plan to clean up the Housatonic River is getting push back from two environmental groups, which say the Environmental Protection Agency should send all PCB-contaminated waste to an off-site facility rather disposing at a site next to the river. EPA lawyers argue the groups need to show a member has suffered an injury to have legal standing to challenge the permit.

A plan to clean up the Housatonic River is getting push back from two environmental groups, which say the EPA should send all PCB-contaminated waste to an off-site facility, rather disposing it next to the river. But EPA lawyers argue the groups need to show a member has suffered an injury to have ...

Tom Brady says he's retiring — for real, this time.
02/01/2023
Tom Brady retires, insisting this time it's for good

Tom Brady says he's retiring — for real, this time.

Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — announced his retirement in a brief video on social media Wednesday morning.

Candlepin bowling reportedly began in Worcester in 1880. From there it spread throughout New England and parts of Canada...
02/01/2023
A Maine community comes together to save a candlepin bowling tradition

Candlepin bowling reportedly began in Worcester in 1880. From there it spread throughout New England and parts of Canada. While this region is proudly candlepin country, the tradition is not well known in many parts of the U.S.

Not well-known in many parts of the United States, candlepin bowling is mostly found in New England and nearby parts of Canada. The aging alleys are held together with "duct tape and bubble gum."

On Tuesday night, the State Republican Committee narrowly voted (37-34) to replace two-term chairman Jim Lyons with Wash...
02/01/2023
MassGOP taps Amy Carnevale to be new party chair

On Tuesday night, the State Republican Committee narrowly voted (37-34) to replace two-term chairman Jim Lyons with Washington lobbyist Amy Carnevale of Marblehead. She will serve a two-year term as chair.

COMMENTARY: In the early days of the Trump presidency, Gina Kaufmann was a a public radio journalist in Missouri. "The d...
01/31/2023
Pay no mind to the former president in your social media feed

COMMENTARY: In the early days of the Trump presidency, Gina Kaufmann was a a public radio journalist in Missouri. "The days' headlines provided a constant soundtrack, and that soundtrack was dominated by Donald Trump," she writes.

Now that Trump's been reinstated on Facebook and Twitter, Gina's worried he'l be an attention vortex again. She's committed to doing her part to make sure that doesn't happen.

In the early days of the Trump presidency, Gina Kaufmann worked as a public radio journalist in Missouri. The days' headlines provided a constant soundtrack, and that soundtrack was dominated by Donald Trump.

Sisters Ava and Izzy of Hanover, New Hampshire, were curious as to why frog eggs that they found near their home had dif...
01/31/2023
For two NH kids, collecting frog eggs leads to published research paper

Sisters Ava and Izzy of Hanover, New Hampshire, were curious as to why frog eggs that they found near their home had different colors on them. Maybe this would affect how the frogs would grow, they thought. Two years later, with the help of their scientist-dad, they published their findings.

Sisters Ava and Izzy of Hanover, New Hampshire, were curious as to why frog eggs that they found near their home had different colors on them. Maybe this would affect how the frogs would grow, they thought. Two years later, with the help of their scientist-dad, they published their findings.

OPINION: "Twitter and Meta may be willing to give a demagogue 24/7 access to my thoughts and energy, but I don’t have to...
01/31/2023
Pay no mind to the former president in your social media feed

OPINION: "Twitter and Meta may be willing to give a demagogue 24/7 access to my thoughts and energy, but I don’t have to go along with that plan," writes Gina Kaufmann.

In the early days of the Trump presidency, Gina Kaufmann worked as a public radio journalist in Missouri. The days' headlines provided a constant soundtrack, and that soundtrack was dominated by Donald Trump.

Gov. Maura Healey filed a $282 million spending bill she said is necessary to manage a surge in demand for emergency she...
01/31/2023
Healey seeks $282 million for shelter, food aid programs

Gov. Maura Healey filed a $282 million spending bill she said is necessary to manage a surge in demand for emergency shelter and prevent the free school meals program from running out of money, reviving a debate from her predecessor's tenure.

People 21 and older will be able to bet on professional and college sports games at Everett's Encore Boston Harbor, the ...
01/31/2023
Mass. casinos prepare to take first sports bets

People 21 and older will be able to bet on professional and college sports games at Everett's Encore Boston Harbor, the MGM in Springfield, and Plainridge Park Casino. People can also bet on awards shows like the Oscars and Emmys. https://wbur.fm/3Dogprp

People 21 and older will be able to bet on professional and college sports games at Everett's Encore Boston Harbor, the MGM in Springfield, and Plainridge Park Casino. People can also bet on awards shows like the Oscars and Emmys.

Come Jan. 31, Massachusetts will allow legalized sports betting in casinos, with legal mobile sports gambling set to fol...
01/31/2023
Sports betting in Mass. ushers in new era of gambling, along with new social risks

Come Jan. 31, Massachusetts will allow legalized sports betting in casinos, with legal mobile sports gambling set to follow a few weeks after. Rachel Volberg, a professor and public health researcher, discusses what new social risks may come along with this era of gambling in the state.

As of January 31, Massachusetts will allow legalized sports betting in casinos, with legal mobile sports gambling set to follow a few weeks after. Rachel Volberg, a professor and researcher, discusses the what new social risks may come along with the new era of gambling in the state.

COMMENTARY: Everybody understands taking a month off, especially after the holidays. But total sobriety in the absence o...
01/31/2023
What I lost when I stopped drinking

COMMENTARY: Everybody understands taking a month off, especially after the holidays. But total sobriety in the absence of a serious problem confounds people, writes Erica Youngren.

Why did I feel like I was breaking bad news to my friends when I announced that I was trying sobriety? asks Erica Youngren.

A new hotline went live on Jan. 30 at 7 a.m. to offer free and confidential legal advice to patients seeking reproductiv...
01/30/2023
Abortion legal hotline launches in Mass. but open to all

A new hotline went live on Jan. 30 at 7 a.m. to offer free and confidential legal advice to patients seeking reproductive and abortion care in Massachusetts, including those who do not live in the state.

The Reproductive Equity Now Foundation launched the hotline with the Massachusetts attorney general, the Women's Bar Foundation, the ACLU of Massachusetts and five big-name law firms offering pro-bono legal advice.

Not only are fair market rents on the rise, but Somerville renters hoping to luck out and snag one of the apartments in ...
01/30/2023
Why Somerville officials say this affordable housing tweak is a 'game changer'

Not only are fair market rents on the rise, but Somerville renters hoping to luck out and snag one of the apartments in the city’s Inclusionary Housing Program face a painstaking process. Officials came up with a simpler solution.

Not only are fair market rents on the rise, but Somerville renters hoping to luck out and snag one of the apartments in the city’s Inclusionary Housing Program face a painstaking process. So officials offer a simple solution. Plus, more on Woburn teachers on strike.

ESSAY: "Everybody understands taking a month off, especially after the holidays. But total sobriety in the absence of a ...
01/30/2023
What I lost when I stopped drinking

ESSAY: "Everybody understands taking a month off, especially after the holidays. But total sobriety in the absence of a serious problem confounds people," writes Erica Youngren, who started with a month -- and stayed dry.

Why did I feel like I was breaking bad news to my friends when I announced that I was trying sobriety? asks Erica Youngren.

Class is cancelled for more than 4,200 students today as teachers in Woburn continue to demand pay increases for educati...
01/30/2023
Classes cancelled in Woburn school district as teachers strike

Class is cancelled for more than 4,200 students today as teachers in Woburn continue to demand pay increases for education support professionals, smaller class sizes, and twice-a-week physical education classes for elementary school students.

01/30/2023

JUST IN: Woburn teachers on strike. Classes canceled today.

More than 100 people gathered around the newly unveiled Embrace monument to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott...
01/30/2023
Vigil held on Boston Common in response to police killing of Tyre Nichols in Memphis

More than 100 people gathered around the newly unveiled Embrace monument to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. It was one of several planned protests and gatherings around the country in response to Nichols death.

More than 100 people gathered around the newly unveiled Embrace monument to the Kings. It was one of several planned protests and gatherings around the country in response to Nichols death.

Republican State Committee members get set to decide if party chair Jim Lyons should have a third term, or if the party ...
01/30/2023
After a drubbing last election, Mass. GOP finds itself at a crossroads

Republican State Committee members get set to decide if party chair Jim Lyons should have a third term, or if the party should head in a different direction in the hopes of attracting donors, and candidates who can win.

Massachusetts Republicans failed to field a single successful candidate for statewide office last November, and now the party finds itself at a crossroads. GOP Chairman Jim Lyons wants a third term as party leader. But there is discontent among some Republicans, who reject his strategy.

REVIEW: In Kate Snodgrass’ “The Art of Burning,” centered on the dissolution of a marriage and a custody fight, the narr...
01/30/2023
The Huntington's 'Art of Burning' could use more fire

REVIEW: In Kate Snodgrass’ “The Art of Burning,” centered on the dissolution of a marriage and a custody fight, the narrative, in which the lead character is accused of arson, lacks the searing intensity one would expect from such an evocative title. https://wbur.fm/3YaKZNv

Kate Snodgrass' play centers on the dissolution of a marriage. Theater critic Jacquinn Sinclair weighs in on the proceedings.

The Sundance Film Festival returned in-person to Park City, Utah, this year, and with more submissions than ever. NPR's ...
01/30/2023
Get these Sundance 2023 movies on your radar now

The Sundance Film Festival returned in-person to Park City, Utah, this year, and with more submissions than ever. NPR's Aisha Harris screened nearly 20 films — these are her favorites. https://wbur.fm/3DpWGaV

The Sundance Film Festival returned in-person to Park City, Utah, this year, and with more submissions than ever. NPR's Aisha Harris screened nearly 20 films — these are her favorites.

Many across the country have been reeling from the newly released footage of Tyre Nichols' arrest. Among those most shoc...
01/29/2023
Police experts say Tyre Nichols' arrest was filled with procedural violations

Many across the country have been reeling from the newly released footage of Tyre Nichols' arrest. Among those most shocked are former police officers and criminal justice experts who say that very little of the arrest went by protocol. https://wbur.fm/40nbhxU

Experts in policing say there was shocking officer misconduct revealed in police videos of Tyre Nichols' arrest. They say officers in Memphis had an obligation to intervene and render aid.

The man charged with killing seven people in Half Moon Bay this past week reportedly told police he carried out the atta...
01/29/2023
The Half Moon Bay shooting was prompted by a $100 repair bill, local prosecutor says

The man charged with killing seven people in Half Moon Bay this past week reportedly told police he carried out the attack after a supervisor demanded he pay to repair a forklift damaged at work. https://wbur.fm/3JlbaNd

The man charged with killing seven people in Half Moon Bay this past week reportedly told police he carried out the attack after a supervisor demanded he pay to repair a forklift damaged at work.

Almost every major company in the U.S. requires their employees to participate in diversity, equity and inclusion traini...
01/29/2023
Rethinking diversity, equity and inclusion training

Almost every major company in the U.S. requires their employees to participate in diversity, equity and inclusion training. But is DEI training achieving what it aims to do? https://wbur.fm/3wFyu0o

Almost every major company in the U.S. requires their employees to participate in diversity, equity and inclusion training. But is DEI training achieving what it aims to do?

As of January 31, Mass. will allow legalized sports betting in casinos, with legal mobile sports gambling a few weeks af...
01/29/2023
Sports betting in Mass. ushers in new era of gambling, along with new social risks

As of January 31, Mass. will allow legalized sports betting in casinos, with legal mobile sports gambling a few weeks after. Rachel Volberg, a professor and researcher, discusses the what new social risks may come along with the new era of gambling. https://wbur.fm/3WOFFhz

As of January 31, Massachusetts will allow legalized sports betting in casinos, with legal mobile sports gambling set to follow a few weeks after. Rachel Volberg, a professor and researcher, discusses the what new social risks may come along with the new era of gambling in the state.

What odd problem has a Wilbraham high school faced for the last year-and-a-half? Do you know the answer? Take our Boston...
01/29/2023
The Boston News Quiz

What odd problem has a Wilbraham high school faced for the last year-and-a-half? Do you know the answer? Take our Boston News Quiz and find out.

Have you been following the news? Test your knowledge and find out how you stack up against other Boston area newshounds.

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Gambling researcher Rachel Volberg comments on the introduction of legalized sports betting in Massachusetts. "There are some groups that we think will be vulnerable because of their lack of experience with gambling or because they're being targeted very specifically by the sports betting operators in an effort to grow the market," she tells WBUR 90.9 FM.
Thank you WBUR 90.9 FM for its coverage on our news that expanded mental health services will be implemented for CPS students! Listen to the report ⤵️ and read more 👉 https://www.chelseaschools.com/Page/2990

We hope you will take a look at this great article about grief, loneliness, and healing through sharing memories that we came across on WBUR 90.9 FM – there is a lot that can help all of us here – but especially our older adult and caregiver friends. Thanks to author Holly Robinson for sharing her personal journey and the wisdom she’s gained. https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2023/01/27/pandemic-grief-alone-loss-holly-robinson
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Wonderful profile of the pioneering director and City Lights author Joyce Chopra by WBUR 90.9 FM.

Joyce will be at the Harvard Film Archive this Friday night for a mini-retrospective in celebration of the publication of her recent memoir LADY DIRECTOR.

Pioneering director Joyce Chopra here in person Friday! Read about her life and films in Sean Burns' great essay published on WBUR today!
Bodycam Video of Tyre Nichols Beating Released. Where is the police car cam that would show why it happen in the first place
A broad coalition of environmental, housing and education advocacy groups say they have a plan to help Massachusetts meet one of its most challenging climate goals: “decarbonizing,” or dramatically reducing carbon emissions, from buildings in the state.

The idea is fairly straightforward. The groups are asking the legislature to set aside $300 million from the state’s remaining federal COVID-19 relief funds to help retrofit affordable and public housing units, schools, libraries and other municipal buildings.

If established, the money in the “Zero Carbon Renovation Fund” would be managed by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and could be used for things like swapping out fossil-fuel based heating and cooking systems for electric ones, improving energy efficiency in buildings with insulation and new windows, or even helping with the cost of rooftop solar panels.

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A broad coalition of environmental, housing and education advocacy groups say they have a plan to help Massachusetts meet one of its most challenging climate goals: “decarbonizing,” or dramatically reducing carbon emissions, from buildings in the state.

The idea is fairly straightforward. The groups are asking the legislature to set aside $300 million from the state’s remaining federal COVID-19 relief funds to help retrofit affordable and public housing units, schools, libraries and other municipal buildings.

If established, the money in the “Zero Carbon Renovation Fund” would be managed by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and could be used for things like swapping out fossil-fuel based heating and cooking systems for electric ones, improving energy efficiency in buildings with insulation and new windows, or even helping with the cost of rooftop solar panels.

Click on the link for full story https://wbur.fm/3XIuBn4

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🗞️ Check out this incredible piece from WBUR 90.9 FM about our member, Youth Villages, and a family in their Intercept program:

When Haley was brought to the emergency department in October, she was one of 115 children and teenagers who went to a hospital emergency room that week in a crisis and got stuck there. She waited two days in a bed in a hallway before the hospital social worker suggested the Youth Villages Intercept for Emergency Diversion program. WBUR sat down with Haley and her mom to talk about their experience.

Listen to their story at https://loom.ly/E1B-cT8
So, what kind of DEI training actually works – and how do we know that?

WBUR 90.9 FM discusses how to rethink diversity, equity and inclusion training, with local experts.
Check out this WBUR 90.9 FM article by Jim Sullivan as it highlights “Don’t Think Twice: The Daniel Kramer Photographs of Bob Dylan, 1964-65”, the new photo exhibit at Folk Americana Roots Hall Of Fame.
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DARE did not work because it did not understand how kids' and drugs addicts' brains function.
Neither can just say "No!".
Nothing is ever that simple.
LAPD police chief, Daryl Gates, did not understand the degree to which kids and people in the throes of addiction, cannot say no, either.
Dr. Drew Pinsky I am sure can tell anyone all about why was destined to fail, as well. He is an addiction medicine specialist.
The U.S. government has denied a request from a group of environmental organizations to immediately apply proposed ship-speed restrictions in an effort to save a vanishing species of whale.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is considering new rules designed to stop large ships from colliding with North Atlantic right whales. The whales number less than 340, and they are vulnerable to ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear.

Click here to read more https://wbur.fm/3XP1RsT

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Center for Biological Diversity
Whale and Dolphin Conservation

The U.S. government has denied a request from a group of environmental organizations to immediately apply proposed ship-speed restrictions in an effort to save a vanishing species of whale.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is considering new rules designed to stop large ships from colliding with North Atlantic right whales. The whales number less than 340, and they are vulnerable to ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear.

Click here to read more https://wbur.fm/3XP1RsT

WBUR 90.9 FM
Center for Biological Diversity
Whale and Dolphin Conservation

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