Tuesday’s Show

Diagnosing Shaken Baby Syndrome

The surprising decision by prosecutors to drop criminal charges against an Irish nanny accused of shaking a baby to death more than two years ago in Cambridge is raising some questions about the diagnosis itself.

Remembering Oliver Sacks: How His Case Histories Became Bestselling Books

Sacks wrote about his late-stage terminal cancer in an op-ed in The New York Times last February.

Club Passim Gets A New Executive Director

Jim Wooster, who’s been the business manager for GlobalPost and served on Passim’s board of directors, starts Tuesday.

The Story Of Groundbreaking Actor Ira Aldridge, Onstage In Lenox

In 1833, Aldridge made history, becoming the first African-American to play Othello on the London stage. But, his run lasted only two nights.

Monday, August 31, 2015

State Drops Charges Against Nanny Accused Of Infant’s 2013 Death

The state has dropped charges against a nanny accused of killing a 1-year-old in her care. The charges were first brought in 2013, but Monday, the state medical examiner’s office reversed itself and has changed the manner of death from “homicide” to “undetermined.”

New York Judge To Rule On Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

A federal judge in New York said he will rule this week on whether to uphold or overturn Brady’s four-game suspension.

MBTA Repair Backlog Continues To Climb

MBTA officials said the system’s state of good repair backlog is now estimated at $7.3 billion, an increase of more than $650 million from a previous estimate earlier this year.

Teaching Matters Of The Heart In Sex Ed

Forging paths to better, healthier communication between parents and young people is at the heart of a new sex education curriculum in 175 Massachusetts schools.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Week In Review: N.H. Rape Case Verdict, Tsarnaev Juror Speaks, And Green Line Extension Delays

Former federal judge Nancy Gertner and Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute, go behind the headlines in our Week In Review.

Why We’re Drawn To Watching Tragic Events

When the videos began to circulate of the Virginia shooting of two WDBJ-7 employees, the online response was immediate: Don’t watch these videos.

How One Mass. Town Adopted A City Devastated By Hurricane Katrina

Wayland became a sister city to Waveland, Miss.

A New Take On The ‘Green’ In Green Monster: Urban Farming At Fenway

We tour Fenway Farm, a 5,000 square foot garden on a rooftop of Fenway Park.

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