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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.

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.

Robin and Jeremy

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

November 25 8 Comments

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners' favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

November 25 Comment

U.N. Envoy Calls For ‘Firing Freeze’ In Aleppo, Syria

Staffan de Mistura says limited and localized ceasefires in this historic city could serve as a model for the rest of the country.

November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 8 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.