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Bob Oakes

Host, Morning Edition, WBUR

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.

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Veteran Mass. Congressman And Newcomer Weigh In On New Congress

December 18, 2014
U.S. Rep.-elect Seth Moulton, left, and Rep. Michael Capuano (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

BOSTON — A veteran Democratic congressman from Massachusetts and a newcomer share their thoughts on what’s to come in the next Congress, with the GOP in control of both the House and the Senate.

Lawyer Says Victims Of Meningitis Outbreak Relieved By Arrests

December 18, 2014

BOSTON — Kimberly Doherty, who represents more than 100 people who were affected by the outbreak, says her clients are relieved that justice is finally being served.

A Closing Conversation With Gov. Deval Patrick

December 16, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick with WBUR's Bob Oakes (left). (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — With only a few weeks now remaining now in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration, WBUR’s Bob Oakes sat down with outgoing Massachusetts governor for the last time in his executive office on Beacon Hill.

MoveOn.org Director On Push For Warren For 2016

December 09, 2014

BOSTON — The liberal group MoveOn.org is considering spending $1 million to urge U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren to join the 2016 presidential race.

Sports Columnist Bob Ryan On The Celtics’ Recent Struggles

December 04, 2014
Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) drives on Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston on Wednesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are a month into the season and, so far, the team is struggling.

Boston Globe Launches New Stand-Alone Business Section

December 04, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Globe’s expanded and revamped Tuesday through Friday section, “Business,” is the fifth addition to the paper since Red Sox owner John Henry bought the Globe.

Mass. SJC Hears Stun Gun Case

December 03, 2014

BOSTON — A Boston homeless woman is appealing her 2013 conviction under a state law banning private possession of stun guns, arguing the law violates her Second Amendment rights.

Boston Reverend: ‘Heartbreak’ In Ferguson

November 25, 2014

BOSTON — The Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, of the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, joins us from Ferguson, Missouri.

Baker Interview: On Immigration, Sex Assault On College Campuses, Tolls

November 25, 2014
Gov.-elect Charlie Baker, in the WBUR studios Monday (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — We interview the governor-elect as he continues to staff his upcoming administration.

Rep. Kennedy Applauds Obama’s Immigration Order But Says More Needs To Be Done

November 21, 2014

BOSTON — Congressman Joesph Kennedy III, a Democrat who represents Massachusetts’ 4th district, spoke with WBUR.

New Doc Follows Barney Frank’s Final Days In Congress

April 24, 2014
Rep. Barney Frank is surrounded by members of the media after announcing he will not seek reelection in 2012. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

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.

‘Intent To Deceive’ Explores Some Of The Art World’s Best Fakes

January 07, 2014

The new exhibit set to debut in Springfield puts masterpieces by the likes of Picasso and Matisse alongside “ingenious fakes that confounded the experts.”

Defense Attorney: Drug Lab Report Has Inconsistencies

August 21, 2013

BOSTON — Tom Workman says more needs to be done to make sure people’s rights aren’t being violated.

Rose Kennedy: The ‘Courageous’ Mother Of Camelot

July 08, 2013
Rose Kennedy waves to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in 1960 after she was introduced with her son, Sen. John F. Kennedy, the party’s presidential nominee. (AP)

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.

Lawmakers To Hold Hearings On Crime Lab Crisis

September 18, 2012

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.

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