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October 30, 2014 Comment

Thomas Menino, Boston’s Longest Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.

October 10, 2014 Comment

Afghan Officers Await Deportation Trials

Three Afghan military officers who were detained at the Canadian border after leaving a training program in Massachusetts say they fear for their lives.

October 2, 2014 47 Comments

Writing Well: A Scientist’s Take On Style

Cognitive scientist Steve Pinker draws from linguistics and neuroscience research to answer the question, what makes writing good?

September 26, 2014 4 Comments

Dean Of Boston Sports Journalism Celebrates 42 Years On The Job

Here & Now’s Robin Young visits the most-beloved sportscaster you’ve never heard of: Jonny Miller.

September 8, 2014 Comment

Remembering Boston’s Tumultuous First Day Of School

Forty years ago today, Boston public schools implemented a busing program to comply with a court order to desegregate schools. The results were for the history books.

September 8, 2014 9 Comments

Getting Kids Moving, One Parent Volunteer At A Time

Parents are taking it upon themselves to give kids more opportunities for physical activity outside gym class.

August 29, 2014 Comment

It’s A Dog’s Life In ‘Finding Neverland’

Thayne Jasperson channels his canine side to play Porthos, the family dog, in the play at the American Repertory Theater.

August 28, 2014 Comment

Market Basket Reaches Deal To End Standoff

After a six-week protest, thousands of workers and customers are celebrating a deal that will bring back the ousted CEO.

August 14, 2014 7 Comments

After Six Decades, Painter Jamie Wyeth Continues To Surprise

Jamie Wyeth has long lived in the shadow of his famous father and grandfather, but now he’s getting his due.

August 13, 2014 Comment

‘Good Will Hunting’ Landmarks Become Makeshift Memorials

Many Bostonians feel a special connection to Robin Williams, who made a lasting impression when filming there in 1997.

August 7, 2014 Comment

Company Seeks Approval For Experimental Ebola Drug

The head of the Massachusetts company explains how the treatment would work and what it would take to get it to patients.

July 25, 2014 Comment

As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows

WBUR’s Curt Nickisch has the strange story of the $4 billion grocery store chain and the lone shopper who stepped into its online void.

July 24, 2014 6 Comments

Good Movies You Might Have Missed

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr shares a few of his recent favorite films, many of which escaped the attention of the public.

July 7, 2014 3 Comments

Is It Time To Get Rid Of Noncompete Agreements?

The debate over noncompetes in Massachusetts pits many established corporations against Greater Boston’s tech sector.

July 1, 2014 Comment

Rwandan Man’s New Arms Replace Those A Father Destroyed

WBUR’s Martha Bebinger brings us the story of Patrick Mbarushimana, a patient in Boston who is learning to use artificial arms.

June 26, 2014 5 Comments

Supreme Court Rules On Recess Appointments, Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

The court limited the president’s power to fill high-level vacancies and struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics.

June 17, 2014 Comment

Startup Aims To Score With World Cup

The head of Boston-based Dashbell says only 4 percent of Brazilian pousadas offer their rooms online, so she saw a huge need.

June 16, 2014 6 Comments

Building Tiny Human Organs With 3-D Printing

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia is part of a bio-engineering revolution that is transforming the field of medicine.

June 16, 2014 16 Comments

A Veteran’s View Of The Crisis In Iraq

Seth Moulton, who served four tours in Iraq, says “I think the war was a mistake but at the same time, it’s very hard to see it all fall apart.”

June 6, 2014 Comment

‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Resonates For Esther Earl’s Parents

The film, inspired by the life of Esther Grace Earl, who died from cancer in 2010 at age 16, comes out in theaters today,

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

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 6 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."

October 28 Comment

Cooking With The Fruit Of Fall

Apples are abundant, but so are pears, pomegranates, persimmons and figs. Our resident chef shares six recipes.

October 28 2 Comments

The Mystery Of Michael Rockefeller’s Disappearance

A new book attempts to piece together what happened to the 23-year-old heir, who went missing in Dutch New Guinea in 1961.