We pay tribute to the late South African leader, who visited Boston in 1990 — just months after his release from prison.
We discuss the week’s top stories — from demonstrations over the state’s minimum wage, to the release of 9-1-1 calls made during the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting last year, to Massachusetts’ performance in the Program for International Student Assessment.
Grace Gibson is a student at Berklee College of Music, and “Black Nativity” is her first ever feature film. A daunting prospect for any fledgling actress, let alone one who’s been tasked with bringing to life the role of Mary.
Today in Boston — and in about 100 other cities across the country — fast food workers are staging a one day strike. They’re demanding that the minimum wage be doubled — from the current 7-dollars-and-and-25-cents an hour to 15 dollars an hour.
It’s not hard to make the case that Ted Williams, who played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox, was baseball’s greatest hitter ever. He defined grace and accomplishment on the baseball diamond, but off the field he was a roiling mix of contradictions: proud but angry. Generous, but combative. Adored by fans, but at war with members of the press. Revered by his son, but often unkind to those closest to him.
Berklee’s Caroline Harvey introduces us to slam poetry at The Cantab Lounge, and performer Suzi Q. Smith.
The Back Bay Ringers, a community-based handbell organization, share the history and gorgeous sounds of the handbell in Boston.
The seven recordings could shed light on the emergency response to last year’s shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Emerson College School of Communications was been renamed “The Ron Burgundy School of Communication” just for today.
The legalization process is a minefield of unknowns: How big will the pot market be? How old should you have to be to buy it? What about the spill-over to states where it is illegal? Should illegal dealers still be targeted? How many more people will smoke pot because it’s legal?
It’s a list that begins with Babe Ruth and includes Wade Boggs, Roger Clemons, Johnny Damon and now, Jacoby Ellsbury. And you know what we’re talking about. The former fleet-footed Red Sox center-fielder is now a Yankee.
Grammy Award-winning music historian Peter Guralnick joins us to discuss the enhanced e-book editions of his books “Feel Like Going Home” and “Lost Highway”.
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