Friday’s Show

Week In Review: Umpqua Community College Shooting, DCF Reforms, And The Opioid Crisis

Our Week In Review panel featuring Shira Springer and Jim Stergios goes behind the headlines: the latest mass shooting leaves 10 dead and 7 injured at a community college in Oregon, Governor Baker announces a series of reforms for the embattled Department of Children and Families, and a new opioids law takes effect.

HUBweek Co-Founder Linda Henry Previews Festival Events

HUBweek Boston’s first week-long festival designed to highlight the city’s strengths at the confluence of science, art and technology.

Think Money Can’t Buy Happiness? Try Spending It Differently

We hear from the authors of a book on how to spend smarter to be happier.

The Needham-Born Brothers Behind ‘Life Is Good’ And Its Positive Mantra

Needham brothers John and Bert Jacobs started the Boston-based company “Life Is Good” in the mid-90s, by selling their shirt designs out of a van. Today, it’s a $100 million clothing empire.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Massachusetts Senate Takes Up New Bill To Combat Opioid Crisis

On Beacon Hill the state Senate debated a bill aiming to take addictive medications off the streets.

James Wood And John Freeman On The State Of Literary Journals

Boston is a city of readers and writers — and home to many small literary journals. Literary critics James Wood and john Freeman tell us how to navigate all those options.

Former Boston Globe Book Critic Reflects On Mid-Life Story

Gail Caldwell is the Pulitzer Prize-winning former chief book critic of The Boston Globe. In her new memoir, she reflects on her childhood in Texas, her battle with alcoholism and the losses of her mother, her best friend Caroline Knapp and her sled dog Clementine.

The Boston Fish Guys And The Business Of Viral Videos

Two friends out in a boat in Boston Harbor recorded a video of their amazed encounter with a sunfish that has gotten more than 3 million views. We look at the business of viral videos.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Walsh’s Wynn Casino Lawsuit Cites Traffic And Environmental Concerns

In a new lawsuit, the city of Boston accuses the Wynn Casino proposal in Everett of not adequately addressing environmental impact concerns in the Boston area — specifically traffic — in Sullivan Square.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute Releases Oral Histories Of Late Sen. Kennedy

“I think we were — and are — the revolutionary society. No country, no culture, no history has ever made the progress that we’ve made on race and religion, on ethnicity, on women, on disability and also, now I think, in terms of gay rights,” said Kennedy.

There’s Water On Mars! Now What?

Scientists have known for a while that water exists as ice in the poles of the red planet. But now, they’ve confirmed that liquid water flows on the surface as well.

Boston’s Own Moufy Shows Love For the City

Boston rapper Moufy has the fastest growing fan base of any urban artist in New England.

Red Sox End A Miserable Season By Defeating The Yankees

They’re finishing strong, but they’re still in last place.

Charles River Water Goes Into New Harpoon Beer

Harpoon Brewery has made a new beer with water from the Charles River.

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.

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