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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 3 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.

January 26, 2015 Comment

‘Potentially Historic’ Blizzard To Hit Northeast

Peter Judge of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency explains what the state is doing to prepare.

January 16, 2015 2 Comments

A Brief Life Remembered: Boston’s First Murder Victim Of 2015

Bruce Gellerman of WBUR brought us this look at the accomplishments and set-backs of 24-year-old Alex DoSouto.

January 9, 2015 Comment

Boston Celebrates Its Olympic Bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee selected Boston as the American city that will bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

January 5, 2015 Comment

Jury Selection Begins For Accused Boston Bomber

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev planned and carried out the twin bombing at the finish line of the 2013 race.

December 25, 2014 Comment

The 1914 Christmas Truce Is Set To Music At Symphony Hall

The Boston Pops has commissioned a new narrated work combining words and music to mark the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914.

December 11, 2014 Comment

'Water Stories': A Conversation In Paint And Sound

Anne Neely’s paintings explore the beauty of water, but also raise a cautionary flag about issues that threaten the world’s water.

November 12, 2014 7 Comments

Atlantic Fishermen Grapple With Cod Restrictions

Fishermen say the new rules, expected to stay in place until May, will devastate them economically and force some out of business.

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

March 31 77 Comments

Is The News Losing Its Appeal?

Young people are spending less time consuming news than previous generations, according to Pew Research Center.

March 31 Comment

U.S. Tennis Association CEO Hopes To Spread Love Of Game

Katrina Adams, the association's youngest and first black CEO, talks about her goals to draw people – old and young – into the game.

March 30 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 8 Comments

Unveiling The Pain Of Secondary Trauma Victims

Mac McClelland was diagnosed with PTSD after witnessing another woman's horror at being brutally assaulted. She joins us to explain why she didn't believe the diagnosis, at first.