Bob Oakes has been WBUR’s Morning Edition anchor since 1992. He is one of the most well-known and respected news people in New England, with a 20-year career in radio broadcasting, including ten years with Boston’s all-news commercial radio station WEEI and coverage of national issues for the CBS Radio Network.
BOSTON — The jury concluded that the government did not prove that the defendants had bribed public officials — including Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
BOSTON — Former State Probation Commissioner John O’Brien faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of federal racketeering and mail fraud charges in a case that accused him and two ex-employees of rigging the department’s hiring practices to favor politically connected applicants over more qualified ones.
BOSTON — Members of The Ready For Warren group came out to see Warren at one of her Michigan stops.
BOSTON — U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch is part of a bipartisan congressional delegation traveling this week to Central America to look into what’s causing child migrants to flood the border.
BOSTON — Robert DeSalvio, who would be the CEO of the proposed Everett casino, says the power of the Everett proposal rests in the Wynn name.
BOSTON — John Fish, chairman of the committee exploring a potential Boston bid for the 2024 summer Olympics, discusses new poll showing state residents are split over hosting.
BOSTON — Some say Pope Francis is offering up a bold new vision for the Catholic Church. Others say he’s offering the same longtime church message, only in a different package.
BOSTON — Federal investigators are looking into two cases in which mental health patients were neglected at a Veterans Affairs facility in Brockton.
BOSTON — As a young father, Charlie Fiske led the search for a liver donor for his infant daughter, back before organ banks existed. His efforts are credited with the creation of the National Organ Transplant Bank.
BOSTON — A Massachusetts National Guard company is helping to wind down military operations in Afghanistan, its third mission abroad. Maj. Gen. Scott Rice says the deployments have caused stress.
BOSTON — Documentary filmmakers Shelia Canavan and Michael Chandler say when they arrived in Washington to begin filming in 2012, they were struck by the demeanor of Rep. Frank, who was then in his final term.
The new exhibit set to debut in Springfield puts masterpieces by the likes of Picasso and Matisse alongside “ingenious fakes that confounded the experts.”
BOSTON — Tom Workman says more needs to be done to make sure people’s rights aren’t being violated.
BOSTON — The new book “Rose Kennedy: The Life And Times Of A Political Matriarch,” out July 15, uses newly released documents and letters to tell the story of the Kennedy matriarch.
BOSTON — State lawmakers are looking to hold hearings as early as next Wednesday to try to get to the bottom of what happened at the state’s drug lab.