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Week In Review: MBTA, Boston 2024 Leadership, Missing BPL Prints

Jim Stergios and Dante Ramos join us to discuss the week’s news.

Remembering Waltham-Based Poet Franz Wright

We’re remembering the Waltham-based, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright, who died last week at the age of 62.

In Her Latest Cookbook, Flour Bakery’s Joanne Chang Makes Life Sweet With Less Sugar

Joanne Chang has coined a great phrase: “Make life sweeter, eat dessert first,” but now she’s added the challenge to make life sweet with less sugar.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Mystery Of The Missing Prints

Two prints, one of Adam and Eve by Dürer and the other a self-portrait by Rembrandt, have disappeared from the library’s collection.

Has The Ghost Of The Willie Horton Ad Been Purged From American Politics?

In 1987, the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune wrote this about a local criminal case: “The question everyone wants answered is how a cold-blooded murderer ever got out in the first place.” One year later, the entire nation was asking the same question because of a 30-second television ad.

Your Doctor, Always Available, For A Monthly Fee

As most of us know, it can be difficult to get an appointment for a routine doctor’s visit. So, one doctor in Marblehead is trying something new — he’s charging a flat monthly fee for basic primary care.

Faneuil Hall Property Manager Drops Plans To Charge Street Performer Fees

The New York-based management company — AAC — wanted to charge buskers as much as $2,500 a year — outraging street performers, who said fees like that would force them out of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Office Of Recovery Services To Tackle Opioid Addiction

Jennifer Tracey, who is with the state’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services right now, will helm the city’s plan to fight the crisis.

Littlefield On Sports: Robert Kraft, Bruins GM, New England Revolution

He said his team did nothing wrong. He said he believed his star quarterback. He issued a 20,000 word rebuttal and demanded the NFL apologize. He was full of righteous indignation and fighting mad — but this week, Robert Kraft surrendered.

Harvard Professor On Reinventing American Transportation

We talk to Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter about her new book, “MOVE: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead.”

A Fresh Voice For Venture Capital In Boston

C.A. Webb took the helm of the New England Venture Capital Association three years ago, turning it from not much more than a club that put on an occasional meet-and-greet to an ambitious organization trying to change the face of Boston.

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