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Friday, April 18, 2014
A mural in MGH’s pediatric cancer clinic tells the story of the hospital’s marathon team, which was founded by Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of MGH’s pediatric hematology-oncology program, in 1998. (Courtesy of MGH)

For young cancer patients, teaming up with a Boston Marathon runner this year means more than ever.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
A shot of the now-infamous boat in the backyard of 67 Franklin Street, Watertown, where surviving Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding on April 19, 2013. Tsarnaev was only found after the homeowner and other Watertown residents were allowed to venture outside. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

In an emergency situation, when should a city shut down, and at what price?

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Heather Abbott, left, and Roseann Sdoia are both amputees who developed a lasting bond after last year’s bombing. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Roseann Sdoia and Heather Abbott had been acquainted before the bombing, but became fast friends after they were both injured.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Master Sgt. Kenneth Huddleston, with the federal Department of Homeland Security’s mobile training unit, identifies a fake bomb under the hood of a car during a recent training session. (Deborah Becker/WBUR)

WBUR’s Deborah Becker reports on how the city is preparing for this year’s race, a year after the bombing.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Runner's shoes are laid out in a display titled, 'Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial' in the Boston Public Library to commemorate the 2013 Boston Maraton bombings, on April 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Area residents, victims’ families and dignitaries are coming together today to mark the solemn anniversary.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Did Russia not share enough intelligence on Tamerlan Tsarnaev with the FBI, or did the FBI fail to connect the dots?

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Friday, March 28, 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess patient Lila Gross, pictured here with her daughter, Geri Seigel, is one of many patients who will benefit from BID's new PACT program, designed to to keep Medicare patients from bouncing in and out of the hospital. (Geri Seigel)

A Medicare fine, soul-searching and a plan to follow patients after they leave the hospital has helped Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reduce its high readmission rate.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Robin Young reads the poem “To Be of Use.”

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
A fast moving fire in Boston killed two firefighters yesterday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

33 firefighters have died in the line of duty across the country this year. Yesterday, two more died in Boston.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Members of the Baltimore band Future Islands are out with their new album "Singles." (Tim Saccenti)

The Baltimore-based band is out with a new album, “Singles.”

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Bruce Holsinger, a medieval scholar at UVA, is the author of "A Burnable Book." (Daniel Addison)

A medieval scholar tries his hand at writing fiction set in the Middle Ages.

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Friday, March 21, 2014
Kate Burton in the role of Irina Arkadina in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” (T. Charles Erickson)

Kate Burton is jetting between Boston and Los Angeles, appearing in a T.V. show and a play.

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Friday, March 14, 2014
Lisa Graham will direct a music program March 15 and 16 featuring Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," narrated by Here & Now's Robin Young. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Choral director Lisa Graham discusses works including “Last Letter Home,” which sets to music a soldier’s last letter from Iraq.

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Monday, March 10, 2014
Mangok Bol, pictured here at Brandeis University, returned to his native Sudan to find his orphaned nieces and nephew. (Mike Lovett/Brandeis University)

Mangok Bol has returned to South Sudan to search for his nieces and nephew who were abducted by militants.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Click here for an interactive tour of the inside of the Alcator C-Mod reactor at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center. (Courtesy MIT)

A unique MIT laboratory is back in business. The Plasma Science and Fusion Center was shut down for more than a year due to budget cuts.

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Monday, February 10, 2014
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot's sonic installation introduces a flock of 70 Zebra Finches to Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars. (www.pem.org)

How do 70 zebra finches play about a dozen electric guitars? It sounds like the start of a joke, but the answer can be found in a new exhibit.

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Friday, January 17, 2014
Alberto Salazar, legendary marathoner and coach of record-breaking teen runners Galen Rupp and Mary Cain, calls BU's indoor track "illegally fast." (Bill Frakes /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

In track and field circles, the layout of Boston University’s indoor track is known as the “launching pad.” Legendary runner and coach Alberto Salazar says, “If you’re going to go for records, this is the place to go.”

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Stephen Fagan, center, smiles as he sits with his daughters, Rachael Martin, left, and Lisa Martin, right, to have dinner at a Boston restaurant, Friday, May 28, 1999. Fagan was arrested for abducting his daughters from their mother's custody 20 years earlier. His daughter stood up for their father, and refused to meet their mother. Their story inspired  James Whitfield Thomson's novel.  (WillIam Plowman/AP)

James Whitfield Thomson’s novel, “Lies You Wanted to Hear” is inspired by the true story of Stephen Fagan, who abducted his daughters and told them their mother had died.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Frank Porter stands amid signs just beyond the 35-foot perimeter outside of the Planned Parenthood office on Commonwealth Ave. in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral argument tomorrow in a challenge to a Massachusetts law that bars protest within 35 feet of clinics that provide abortion services.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

As the mad rush of last-minute shoppers descends, we take a leisurely stroll to a neighborhood institution. In an age of big box chain stores, Irving’s Toy & Card Shop stands out.

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Robin and Jeremy

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

April 17 3 Comments

Jane Goodall Plants ‘Seeds Of Hope’

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

April 17 9 Comments

College Advice From A High School Counselor

Lisa Micele answers listener questions and explains what schools are looking for beyond GPAs and standardized test scores.

April 16 Comment

ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing

Dr. Ron Medzon, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center, recalls treating victims injured in the bombing.

April 16 36 Comments

Tensions Build In San Francisco Amid Tech Boom

As San Francisco experiences a historic economic boom, some activists say not all city residents are reaping the benefits.