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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.

March 2, 2015 Comment

Collecting Garbage In Mounds Of Snow

Boston trash collectors have struggled to navigate city streets and pick up garbage that may be blocked by or buried in snow.

February 16, 2015 Comment

Yet Another Snowstorm Pummels New England

While the western half of the country sees record-breaking warmth, snowstorms are making life difficult in New England.

February 3, 2015 Comment

Excessive Snow Causes Huge Public Transit Delays For Bostonians

Head of Boston’s public transit agency is advising residents to avoid the trains if they can, adding that delays will likely last days.

January 27, 2015 Comment

Storm Prompts Evacuations In Coastal Mass. Town

Waves crashed through the front door of one home in Scituate, and four feet of sea water flooded the streets.

January 27, 2015 2 Comments

Saudi Students’ First Snowfall Is A Memorable One

Three 18-year-old Saudi Arabian students who arrived at Boston University a week ago, describe their first experience with snow.

January 27, 2015 Comment

Snowstorm Update: How Massachusetts Is Coping

We get the latest from Alex Ashlock, who ventured out onto the cold and snowy streets of Boston.

January 27, 2015 Comment

Blizzard Howls Its Way Into Boston But Largely Spares NYC

Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds as a storm spun up the East Coast.

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

April 16 8 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.

April 15 Comment

Watson Can Win ‘Jeopardy!’ But Can It Cook?

IBM has created a new cooking app called Chef Watson. Eliza Strickland threw a dinner party to find out if it works.

April 14 122 Comments

Turkish Professor Concludes There Was An Armenian Genocide

While Turkey denies the killings were genocide, a Turkish professor explains how she arrived at the opposite conclusion.