Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley at the federal courthouse, Wednesday (Fred Thys/WBUR)

DOMA Challenged In Boston’s Federal Court

The 17 gay men and women plaintiffs in the case say DOMA is unconstitutional because by not recognizing their marriages, they are being denied federal benefits given to heterosexual couples.

‘Ghost Buying’ Examined In New Play

The 1950’s practice of so-called “Ghost Buying,” where white families were paid to buy property for black families who otherwise would have been denied the real estate, is the subject of a new play.

Playwright Kirsten Greenidge in front of her childhood home in Arlington. (Andrea Shea/WBUR)

Whale Watching Season Could Be Best In Years

The unusual weather this spring means it could be the best summer in years, in terms of whale watching. We go out on one of the first excursions of the season.

Part of a whale seen during the whale watching tour (Courtesy of Ashley Schaffert)

New App Helps Ship Captains Avoid Hitting Endangered Whales

A new smart phone app helps boat captains avoid hitting whales.

A screenshot of the new whale app (Courtesy)

NCAA Championship Recap, Red Sox Preview

We preview the Red Sox season and look back at the NCAA men and women’s championships with Only a Game’s Bill Littlefield.

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia slides into third base during an exhibition baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday (AP)

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