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July 24, 2014 2 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,

June 6, 2014 Comment

D-Day Artifacts On Display At Massachusetts World War II Museum

The Museum of World War II in Natick, Mass., houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of documents and artifacts about the war.

June 6, 2014 Comment

Uber Tests The Waters Of Boston Harbor

The on-demand car ride company is taking to the waters of Boston Harbor to try out water taxi service.

June 2, 2014 Comment

Teller Works His Magic In Production Of ‘The Tempest’

The normally-silent half of Penn & Teller’s re-imagining of Shakespeare’s fantasy includes a live band, acrobatics, and illusions.

May 30, 2014 Comment

Aretha Franklin Performs The National Anthem At Harvard Graduation

“The Queen of Soul” had the crowd cheering with her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

May 23, 2014 2 Comments

Tom Rush’s Rite Of Passage Song

The folk singer’s rendition of “Child’s Song” takes on special significance during graduation season.

May 20, 2014 2 Comments

Catching Up With Michelle Chamuel Of ‘The Voice’

A year after she finished second in the TV singing competition, the fan favorite discusses her music and life after “The Voice.”

May 15, 2014 8 Comments

Male Soprano Soars In World’s Smallest Vocal Category

Robert Crowe demonstrates his multi-octave range and also recounts the history of the castrati.

May 1, 2014 Comment

Navy SEALs Team Up With Young Cancer Patients

Through the One Summit program, Navy SEALs teach indoor rock climbing to children who are fighting cancer.

April 29, 2014 Comment

A Push For Less Fanfare, More Meaning At Bar Mitzvahs

Thirteen temples across the country are trying to make sure children continue to practice Judaism after their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

April 21, 2014 2 Comments

‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” is running with a legally blind athlete.

April 21, 2014 11 Comments

2014 Boston Marathon Results

Meb Keflezighi is the first American man to win since 1983 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya set a course record.

April 18, 2014 Comment

Boston Marathon Inspires At Children’s Cancer Clinic

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

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

July 23 Comment

DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

KCRW's Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

July 23 6 Comments

ISIS Forces Christians To Flee Iraq City Of Mosul

The militant group's threat -- convert, leave or die -- has forced most Christians in Mosul to leave.

July 22 2 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.