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Week In Review: Politics, Menino, Surgeon General

WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer and Anthony Brooks speak with Radio Boston’s week-in-review panel.

Race And The Charles Stuart Case, 25 Years Later

Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker reflects on a crime — and botched investigation — that shocked the city 25 years ago this week.

Susan Minot's 'Thirty Girls' And How Fiction Can Connect Worlds

Minot’s most recent novel tells the true story of the 1996 kidnapping of 139 Catholic schoolgirls in Uganda.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Latest Polls: Gubernatorial Candidates In Dead Heat As Election Day Draws Near

The latest polling from several sources, including WBUR, shows the contest between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker in a statistical dead heat.

In Massachusetts, Political Ads Turn Up The Heat

Media analyst John Carroll dissects some recent political ads in Massachusetts.

Shopping Online? Beware Of Price Discrimination

So-called price discrimination means some companies are charging different people different prices for the same product.

Surgery Before Anesthesia: Huntington Theatre’s ‘Ether Dome’

The sound of a woman screaming – pure human agony – is how the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “Ether Dome” begins.

Herbie Hancock Pushes Boundaries In Career Spanning 50 Years

If Hancock has transcended any single musical identity — and he has — the music that inspired and guided him more than any other is jazz.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Legacy Of Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee

The Boston-born Bradlee led the Post during some of the most tumultuous times in modern U.S. politics.

How People Catch Ebola — And How They Don't

A tutorial on how people can — and can’t — catch the Ebola virus.

Two Perspectives On Question 3: To Repeal Casinos Or Not To Repeal?

A “yes” vote on Question 3 means yes to repeal and no to casinos. A “no” vote would uphold the state’s gaming law.

‘One City, One Story’ Selection Looks At Family, Change, Love

We speak with author Jennifer Haigh about her short story “Sublimation,” this year’s reading for the One City, One Story program.

Littlefield On Sports: Bill’s New Book Of Athletic Verse

Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield talks about “Take Me Out,” his new illustrated book of verse on sports.

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.

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

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