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January 28, 2015 Comment

Disability Advocates Fight Disabled Governor

Bob Kafka of ADAPT says that despite the governor’s own paralysis, he has gutted programs for the disabled.

January 28, 2015 2 Comments

Brisket Shortage Has BBQ Lovers Gnashing Their Teeth

Drought conditions are forcing ranchers to thin their herds, and that means a shortage of the cut of beef that’s emblematic of Texas barbecue.

January 28, 2015 4 Comments

Google Fiber Headed South

The next cities to benefit from Google’s ultra-high-speed Internet service will be in Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina.

January 28, 2015 4 Comments

Apple Posts Record Profits After Surging iPhone Sales

The company reports that it sold 74.5 million iPhones in its holiday quarter, pushing profits to a record $18 billion.

January 28, 2015 9 Comments

Forecasters Apologize, But Why?

Meteorologists have apologized for getting yesterday’s snow totals wrong, but other experts say the forecasts weren’t that far off.

January 28, 2015 5 Comments

Indiana Governor Getting Heat For State-Sponsored News Site

NPR’s David Folkenflik weighs in on Gov. Mike Pence’s plan for a state-run taxpayer-funded news site called “Just IN.”

January 28, 2015 Comment

Arizona Town Tries To Fund New Border Crossing

Federal funds aren’t available, but the small city of Douglas says it needs to upgrade its congested port of entry.

January 28, 2015 10 Comments

Zillow And ‘The New Rules Of Real Estate’

The CEO and chief economist of the groundbreaking real estate website explain how the rules have changed.

January 27, 2015 2 Comments

Proposal Could Open Parts Of Atlantic, Close Parts Of Arctic To Drilling

We take a look at the proposal, which is a win and a loss each for environmentalists and the oil industry.

January 27, 2015 7 Comments

Report: All 50 States Failing To Help Abused And Neglected Kids

The Children’s Advocacy Institute says every state has failed to meet minimum federal requirements for the care of abused children.

January 27, 2015 6 Comments

Why Aren’t There More Latinos On TV?

New numbers show the four big television networks have made progress diversifying their casts, but only among African-Americans.

January 27, 2015 Comment

From Cancellations To Closures: The Storm’s Economic Impact

We take a look at the effect of travel bans, flight cancellations and office closures on the economy.

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 84 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican’s tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.

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 4 Comments

Drone Security After White House Breach

The crash of a small remote-controlled “quadcopter” on White House grounds is raising questions about safety and security.

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

Snowy Owls ‘Irrupting’ In Northern States

For a second year in a row, a mass migration of snowy owls from Canada is occurring, and that’s highly unusual.

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.

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January 27 84 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.

January 26 3 Comments

Limitations Of Winter Freeze Inspire Maine Chef

The food at Vinland in downtown Portland is 100 percent locally sourced, even in the dead of winter.

January 26 Comment

Mayors Examine Community Policing

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has new recommendations on community policing, in the wake of Ferguson.

January 23 4 Comments

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

Jack Fairweather's new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.