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 — Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Ted Kennedy, speaks about her family’s relationship with Menino.
BOSTON — There’s perhaps no other neighborhood that best represents Mayor Thomas Menino’s vision as the “Urban Mechanic” than Roxbury’s Dudley Square.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the man who succeeded former Mayor Thomas Menino, remembers the late mayor and reflects on his political legacy.
BOSTON — In a race that’s too close to call, Coakley and Baker are both working to highlight their differences and disagreements. Democratic strategist Dan Payne and Republican strategist Todd Domke discuss the final days of the race and Tuesday’s emotional debate.
BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are back at it Wednesday night, hosting the Brooklyn Nets in their season opener at the Garden.
SALEM, Mass. — In one of the nine congressional elections in Massachusetts this year there is no incumbent on the ballot.
WAKEFIELD, Mass. — One of the closest congressional contests is on the North Shore, where incumbent John Tierney has already lost a primary contest. WBUR speaks with Republican Richard Tisei, who is vying for the seat.
MEDFORD, Mass. — WBUR’s Bob Oakes sat down with Attorney General Martha Coakley and her husband, Tom O’Connor, at their home in Medford to conclude our ongoing series of conversations with gubernatorial candidates.
BOSTON — The race for Massachusetts governor is a statistical dead heat with less than two weeks to go in the campaign. WBUR’s political analysts give their perspectives on the race’s latest developments.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. — As part of our ongoing series of conversations with the gubernatorial candidates, WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with Republican Charlie Baker and his wife, Lauren, in the kitchen of their Swampscott home.
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.