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October 7, 2015 2 Comments

New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into DraftKings, FanDuel

The fantasy sports companies are under scrutiny after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 on FanDuel’s site.

October 2, 2015 4 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man’s incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

September 22, 2015 20 Comments

Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor Dreads Pope Visit

Robert Costello, who survived sexual abuse by a priest, says it’s like a “punch in the gut” seeing Pope Francis visit the U.S.

September 9, 2015 Comment

‘Black Mass’ Simplifies Boston Mobster’s Story

The movie is named after the devil worship used to describe the corrupt deal that brought “Whitey” Bulger into the fold of the FBI.

September 1, 2015 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what’s happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.

August 10, 2015 176 Comments

‘Waking Up White’ Explores White Privilege

Author Debby Irving writes how she began to question her long held assumptions about race and culture.

July 20, 2015 3 Comments

Snapshots Make Way To Fine Art Museum

Peter Cohen has rescued 50,000 “found” vintage photographs. Now, about 300 are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

June 24, 2015 Comment

Boston Bombing Trial Culminates With Victim Impact Statements

Two dozen people, including survivors and family members of those killed in the bombing, faced the convicted bomber today.

June 22, 2015 Comment

Remembering Composer Gunther Schuller

We revisit Robin Young’s interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer on the occasion of his 75th birthday, 15 years ago.

May 26, 2015 4 Comments

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle Cancer

David Gerfast and his family are fighting cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain’s bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

May 19, 2015 4 Comments

Can Boston Lose Its 2024 Olympic Bid?

U.S. Olympic Committee selected Boston, but a member of the committee says “there’s no guarantee that Boston will be the city.”

May 15, 2015 2 Comments

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death

A jury has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

May 11, 2015 4 Comments

Defense Rests In Penalty Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial

Today saw the final day of testimony from witnesses called on behalf of the defense team for the convicted Boston bomber.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Runners Fight To The Finish In 119th Boston Marathon

It’s the first Boston Marathon victory for 30-year-old Caroline Rotich, and the second win for 25-year-old Lelisa Desisa.

April 17, 2015 Comment

2015 Boston Marathon Preview

The 119th Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest, will be run on Monday. Alex Ashlock previews the race.

April 17, 2015 Comment

Parents Of Martin Richard Ask For No Death Penalty For Tsarnaev

The Richards say pursuing the death penalty “could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives.”

April 15, 2015 Comment

Boston Marks Bombing Anniversary

Two years ago today, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 people.

April 14, 2015 Comment

Andris Nelsons Settles In At The Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Latvian conductor took over as musical director of the BSO in 2013. Since then, he and the orchestra have released their first album.

April 9, 2015 Comment

On Death Penalty For Boston Bomber, Survivors Have Mixed Feelings

The Boston Marathon bombing trial now moves into the second phase, after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 charges.

April 7, 2015 2 Comments

Run Like Meb: Training Tips From An Olympic Marathoner

Meb Keflezighi, who won the Boston Marathon last year, has written a book of advice on how to run, think and eat like a champion.

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October 8 120 Comments

Michael Bloomberg Takes Climate Fight To Cities

New York's former mayor and Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson are pushing for climate change policies at the city level.

October 8 4 Comments

John Fogerty Talks Creedence, And Life After

He was the creative force behind one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

October 7 230 Comments

Lawsuit Challenges Transgender Locker Room Access At Planet Fitness

We hear a counterargument to our conversation earlier this week about how to accommodate transgender people in gyms.

October 7 12 Comments

‘I Drive Your Truck’ Songwriter Now Drives Her Brother’s Truck

Like the real-life story that inspired her hit song, Connie Harrington now drives a pickup truck to remember a loved one who died.