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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.

April 6, 2015 Comment

Marathon Bombing Trial Heads For Sentencing Phase

After closing arguments today, the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will now move to the sentencing phase.

April 1, 2015 Comment

Marathon Bombing Trial Heads for Closing Arguments

The defense rested its case yesterday, just a day after it called its first witness. WBUR’s David Boeri reports.

March 31, 2015 8 Comments

Startup Gives New Incentive To Use Solar Energy

A new startup is offering to pay people for investing in solar energy – even if the panels aren’t attached to their homes.

March 31, 2015 4 Comments

Boston Runners Endure ‘Worst Winter’ For Marathon Training

The runners have had to be creative with their training, often relying on treadmills when it was too dangerous to run outside.

March 30, 2015 38 Comments

Sen. Warren: Not Interested In Reid's Job And Still Not Running For President

Elizabeth Warren insists she has no plans to jump into the 2016 race. She joins us to discuss her current political goals.

March 30, 2015 7 Comments

Prosecution Rests, Defense Set To Begin In Boston Bombing Trial

A defense attorney who has handled death penalty cases discusses the defense strategy in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial.

March 27, 2015 3 Comments

In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial, Prosecution Close To Wrapping Up

Monday will be the last day for the prosecution to make its case in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 2 8 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.

July 1 5 Comments

What It’s Like To Lead A Non-Hierarchical Workplace

Terri Kelly is one of few people with a title at W. L. Gore – the maker of Gore-Tex – and she says she really doesn't like having one.

July 1 3 Comments

Joy Williams’ New American Songbook

The singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner joins us with a playlist of what she considers quintessentially American music.