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Wednesday’s Show

Marty Meehan’s First Day As UMass President

The University of Massachusetts has a new president. Marty Meehan takes over Wednesday as the 27th president of the public university system.

Loiselle Gonzalez Baez: High School Valedictorian And New Mom

We talk to Loiselle Gonzalez Baez, who gave birth to her son in the middle of her senior year of high school and went on to become valedictorian.

Littlefield On Sports: World Cup And MLB All-Star Voting

We cover World Cup soccer and the MLB All Star voting with “Only A Game”‘s Bill Littlefield.

A Lowell Guidance Counselor Who Survived A Genocide

Seng Ty is a popular guy among students at Stoklosa Middle School in Lowell, where he’s a guidance counselor. They have no problem saying so and go freely to him for advice about picking classes and transitioning in and out of middle school. But it wasn’t until they read his memoir, The Years of Zero, that they […]

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Massachusetts’ New Paid Sick Time Law Goes Into Effect

Supporters of the paid sick leave law, including Massachusetts’ Attorney General Maura Healey, gathered in Downtown Crossing Tuesday morning to celebrate.

Boston 2024 Brings ‘Bid 2.0′ To Redwood City

Boston 2024 is presenting its “bid 2.0″ in Redwood City, California — the plan for the 2024 Summer Olympics came out on Monday and it includes an extension of the Emerald Necklace and an enormous development in Widett Circle, among other ideas.

How Do You Police The Police?

According to The Guardian, the number of people killed by police in the United States is already well over 500 this year. A recent report from Amnesty International says that laws on when the police can use lethal force in all 50 states fall short of international standards. And that nine states–including Massachusetts–have no statutes at all […]

New Memoir Tells Story Of Resilience, Love, And Food

Jessica Fechtor’s new book reminds us how fragile life can be; how we’re all one moment away from potential catastrophe.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Boston 2024 Revises Its Bid For The Summer Olympics

“Bid 2.0″ calls for two new neighborhoods in Boston, city tax breaks for developers, MBTA upgrades and more.

Margaret Marshall: How State Courts Traditionally Hold Up Individual Liberties

“Where once my court had been vilified by some for its Goodridge decision, our nation has once again followed Massachusetts,” wrote the former chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court in The Boston Globe Monday.

Why Some Boston Parks Will Offer Sunscreen Dispensers

If you’re on the Boston Common this week, you might notice some new bright yellow fixtures that are now part of the landscape. They’re sunscreen dispensers.

Madeleine Peyroux Enchants With First Best-Of Compilation

Jazz/blues singer Madeleine Peyroux sings for us and tells us about her first best-of compilation, “Keep Me in Your Heart for A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux.”

Hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers and artists and bring us stories of relevance to Bostonians here and around the region. Live every weekday at 3.

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