Friday’s Show

Week In Review: N.H. Rape Case Verdict, Tsarnaev Juror Speaks, And Green Line Extension Delays

Former federal judge Nancy Gertner and Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute, go behind the headlines in our Week In Review.

Why We’re Drawn To Watching Tragic Events

When the videos began to circulate of the Virginia shooting of two WDBJ-7 employees, the online response was immediate: Don’t watch these videos.

How One Mass. Town Adopted A City Devastated By Hurricane Katrina

Wayland became a sister city to Waveland, Miss.

A New Take On The ‘Green’ In Green Monster: Urban Farming At Fenway

We tour Fenway Farm, a 5,000 square foot garden on a rooftop of Fenway Park.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Margaret McKenna Brings Her Civil Rights Mission To Suffolk University

Margaret McKenna is Suffolk’s first female president in the university’s 109-year history.

Raising Adults: Is Overparenting Ruining Kids?

A former college dean writes that “helicopter parenting” is harming kids and society.

Is Blocking Ads, Blocking Online Businesses?

Nearly half of Americans now use ad blockers and that’s costing companies significant losses in ad revenue.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Under Receivership, Gains But More Work Ahead For Lawrence Public Schools

We look at what has changed in Lawrence so far and what still lags behind, with receiver Jeffrey Riley.

Littlefield On Sports: Curt Schilling Tweets And Serena Williams Heads To U.S. Open

Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game, joins us to talk about the week in sports.

Think Boston’s Sex Industry Disappeared With The Combat Zone? Think Again.

Audrey Morrissey is associate director for the group My Life My Choice, where she mentors at-risk youth now. But she was just 16 years old when she began working as a prostitute in what was then called the “Combat Zone.”

The Remembrance Project: Peik Larsen

As a father of young twins, Peik Larsen was fearless. He took them while his wife worked — and joyous, meandering adventures ensued. He and the four year olds would spend hours buying a cooking pan, researching a recipe, and making beef bourguignon.

The Power Of Doors, Gates, Locks And Keys

Gates, doors, locks and keys are all powerful metaphors for security, according to Daniel Jutte, historian of early modern — and modern — Europe.

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