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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.

November 11, 2014 Comment

Marking Veterans Day With ‘Operation Flags For Vets’

The effort to put a flag on every veteran’s grave was started by Paul Monti, after his son Jared was killed in Afghanistan in 2006.

November 7, 2014 3 Comments

Bariatric Surgery May Alter Taste Buds

A leading specialist discusses some of the newest thinking and approaches – from surgery to public policy – to treat and prevent obesity.

November 5, 2014 Comment

‘The Conversation’ Hopes To Bring ‘Academic Rigor’ To News

A new journalistic organization enlists academics to explain complex stories, rather than using correspondents like most media outlets do.

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.


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February 26 34 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 105 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.