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Potentially Historic Blizzard To Hit Boston Area Monday Evening

Thousands of flights have already been canceled, a state of emergency has been declared, Boston Public schools have been canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Seattle Versus Boston: How Do The Super Bowl Cities Compare?

We talk to Ross Reynolds at Seattle’s NPR station about Seattle, Boston, the Patriots and the Seahawks.

Suffolk Law Professor Says Intellectual Property Law Founded On ‘Eureka Myth’

Professor Jessica Silbey argues most inventions are more collaborative and rely on a foundation of work done by many others, which is why intellectual property law can be so tricky.

A New History Of The Underground Railroad

Historian Eric Foner traces the history of the underground railroad by looking at records kept by Hingham-born abolitionist, Sydney Howard Gay.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Week In Review: ‘Deflategate,’ Olympics, Baker’s Budget, Tsarnaev

We discuss the Patriot’s “Deflategate” scandal, developments in the Tsarnaev trial, more details on Boston’s Olympic bid, and the Massachusetts budget gap.

Mass. Lacks Transparency In Legislative Process, Public Records

What does that mean for democracy if the state government operates behind closed doors and the records are kept under lock and key?

Suzan-Lori Parks Asks Questions Of Freedom In ‘Father Comes Home From The Wars’

Suzan-Lori Parks joins us in-studio to talk about, and perform songs from, her latest work, “Father Comes Home from the Wars.” It’s onstage now at the A.R.T. in Cambridge.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Belichick: Didn’t Know About Deflated Footballs

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he has “no explanation” for how his team’s footballs ended up under-inflated, but he suggested that his quarterback might have some information.

Questionnaires Reveal Most Potential Jurors Believe Tsarnaev Is Guilty

The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not begin on Monday, as was originally planned, and no new date has been set.

Lawrence Lessig On Citizens United, 5 Years Later

At the Supreme Court Wednesday, shouts of protest and the clatter of overturned chairs disrupted the usual calm and formality of the nation’s highest court. They were protesting the court’s 2010 decision on campaign finance, which was issued five years ago.

The Musicality Of Poems On Stage In Boston

We preview “The Word Exchange,” a one-night show by the Poets’ Theatre on the musicality of poetry in a foreign language.

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