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Republican Candidate For Lieutenant Governor, Karyn Polito

Republican Karyn Polito is a veteran state legislator from Shrewsbury, an attorney and part owner of a commercial real estate development firm and she’s running to be the state’s next lieutenant governor.

The Remembrance Project: Madeline Barnes

Madeline Barnes died November 26, 2012, in Boston. She was 74 years old — a single mother, a nurse and nursing instructor, an eternal dieter, and a determined force who didn’t ask for help.

The Rebellious Roots Of The Birth Control Bill

Oral contraceptives were born in Massachusetts out of the ardent efforts of four people: a researcher ousted from Harvard in the 1930s, a Catholic gynecologist in Boston, an MIT-trained millionaire and feminist Margaret Sanger.

Shakespeare’s Globe Arrives In Boston For Production Of ‘King Lear’

This week in Boston, Shakespeare’s Globe, the London-based theater company, is performing King Lear in a production presented by ArtsEmerson.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Harvard Study Finds Limited Access To Psychiatric Care In Boston

Here’s the latest dispatch from a health care system in need of repair: if you need psychiatric care — or if you’re trying to help a family member get it — it’s a challenge in Boston.

Hollywood Features Lost Boys Of Sudan

The story of 3,600 South Sudanese refugees who were relocated to the United States has inspired a Hollywood movie.

Boston’s Climate Change Point Man Looks At How To Accommodate Rising Sea Levels

Much of Boston was built by claiming land from the sea. But with rising seas, those areas are will soon be vulnerable to the waters again.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Week In Review: Governor’s Race, Ebola Scare, Phillipos Trial, Harvard Sexual Assult Policy

Big time out-of-state help arrived for the gubernatorial two candidates, state officials try to ease public fears about Ebola, and former Gov. Michael Dukakis testified on behalf of Robel Phillipos.

Transgender Students At Women’s Colleges Raise Identity Questions

What does it mean for a women’s college to embrace students who are born female and become men?

Was ‘The Princess Bride’ As Fun To Make As It Is To Watch?

Actor Carey Elwes — who plays Westley — has written a book about the film. It’s called, “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride.”

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WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer is co-hosting Radio Boston while Meghna Chakrabarti is on maternity leave.

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