Tuesday’s Show

What The End Of Pilgrim Nuclear Means For Massachusetts

After 43 years of operation, Pilgrim Nuclear Plant announced Tuesday it will shut down by June 2019.

How Will Conversation Survive The Age Of Digital Distractions?

“Face-to-face conversation is the most human — and humanizing — thing we do,” says Sherry Turkle, who’s been studying the psychology of people’s relationships with technology for 30 years.

The Remembrance Project: Joseph Zalewski

For Joseph Zalewski, or “Dziadek,” life began amidst the traumatic sounds of World War II in Warsaw, but it ended in Peabody in sheer wonder of his work, his daughters and outer space.

Winnie Holzman’s New Play To Debut In Boston

Playwright Winnie Holzman, creator of the “My So-Called Life” and writer of the “Wicked” musical, has written a new play, “Choice.”

Monday, October 12, 2015

What Does The $67 Billion EMC-Dell Deal Mean For Massachusetts?

There’s big news from the Massachusetts technology industry — a ground-shifting sale of the Hopkinton-based EMC Corporation to the Texas-based company, Dell.

A New Way to Prevent Lyme Disease?

Massachusetts is one of the top states in the country for Lyme Disease. Now, researchers are developing a new treatment that could prevent it altogether.

Reexamining Christopher Columbus’ Legacy

Christopher Columbus, of course, didn’t actually “discover America.” But he did complete four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents.

Heidi Williams Crowned ‘Genius’ For Work On Invisible Incentives For Medical Cures

Heidi Williams is an MIT economist who looks at invisible incentives built into our economy — and a newly certified MacArthur genius.

MacArthur ‘Genius’ Ellen Bryant Voigt: ‘Poetry Is An Intelligence’

Ellen Bryant Voigt won the MacArthur ‘genius’ award for her poetic style, commitment to teaching poetry, and service to the Academy of American Poets.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Week In Review: DraftKings, Charter Schools, Wynn Casino Fight And Hands-Free Driving

John Carroll and Tom Keane go behind the headlines in our week in review.

Preview The Fall Movie Season With Boston Globe Film Critic Ty Burr

We look ahead at the fall movie season with film critic Ty Burr.

WBUR’s Midday News Anchor Attempts A World Record

One of our colleagues will attempt to break a very special world record Saturday. We stepped outside with our midday news anchor to get a preview.

GRAMMY Award-Winner Alison Brown Explains Her Passion For The Banjo

GRAMMY Award-winning banjo player Alison Brown is out with her new album “The Song of the Banjo.”

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