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What Martha Coakely’s Legal Career Says About Her Gubernatorial Ambitions

WBUR’s reporters have been following all the party candidates on the campaign trail for governor, and reporter Fred Thys shares his profile of attorney general and democratic candidate Martha Coakley.

Warren Tolman On Attorney General’s Active Role

Democratic candidate for Massachusetts attorney general, Warren Tolman, talks about his candidacy and key issues in the race.

Economists Examine Impact Of Grade Inflation At Wellesley

You know that place where all the children are above average? Sorry, Prairie Home Companion fans, we’re not talking about Lake Wobegon, we’re talking about American universities.

Monday, September 1, 2014

100 Years Later, Bread And Roses Strike Still Echoes

In 1912, Lawrence, Mass. was one of the textile capitals of the world. Half of all the city’s residents over the age of 14 worked in the mills.

Singer-Songwriter Offiong Bassey’s Dynamic Debut

Offiong Bassey grew up in a household filled with the sounds and rhythms of West Africa, the traditional songs of her native Efik tribe and the jazz, soul and gospel of her American upbringing.

John Huth Uses Nature’s Signals To Find His Way

Imagine a world with no GPS. No Google maps. How would you find your way?

A Glimpse Of Personal Life, Passion Of Leonard Bernstein

After countless biographies, television specials and performances of his work, what is there left to say about one of the greatest American composers and conductors of all time?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Week In Review: Market Basket, Governor’s Race, Tragedy On Blue Hill Avenue

Arthur T. Demoulas closes a 1.5 billion dollar deal, sharp words in close political races, a journalist is home in Cambridge and following a tragedy at a Boston parade, a bereaved father reaches out to the shooter who killed his daughter.

New Book Details Effort To Rescue Abused, Neglected Dogs In Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, Stephen McGarva came to be known as the “crazy gringo” who spent thousands of dollars, and every moment of his waking time, helping and healing hundreds of abused stray dogs.

James Foley’s Mother Remembers Her Son

Diane Foley said she is struck by the many accounts of how James brought joy into their lives.

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