Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.
Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.
Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.
The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."
The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.