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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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Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador To U.S., To Run Boston Marathon

April 18, 2014

BOSTON — Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily discusses the special meaning running this year’s Boston Marathon holds for him.

A Year Later, MIT Officer And Cambridge Coach Recall Marathon Tragedy’s Impact On Their City

April 18, 2014
The shooting scene at MIT late Thursday night (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A year ago Friday, the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street three days earlier crossed the Charles River into the city of Cambridge.

Menino: Boston Is A Stronger City Today

April 15, 2014

BOSTON — Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino joins WBUR’s Morning Edition to reflect on the Boston Marathon bombings and to discuss the one year anniversary of the attack.

Professor Says Papyrus Fragment Raises Important Questions About Early Christianity

April 10, 2014
New testing finds that this piece of papyrus, which refers to Jesus speaking of a wife, is very likely an ancient document. (Harvard University, Karen King/AP)

BOSTON — Professor Karen King joins WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife — a fragment of papyrus that refers to Jesus speaking of a wife. Researchers at Harvard, MIT and Columbia have concluded that the fragment is very likely an ancient document from the 8th century.

N.H. Political Analyst Says Scott Brown’s Stance On Guns Could Pose Problems

April 10, 2014

BOSTON — Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown plans to formally announce his candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire Thursday. WMUR-TV political director James Pindell, who’s been on the road with Brown, brings us up to speed.

Turning Left On Boylston: Thousands Return To Boston To Finish What They Started

April 09, 2014
Boston Police stop marathon runners with less than a mile to go, minutes after word of a explosions near the finish line. (Courtesy Kevin Donovan)

BOSTON — Last April, 5,633 runners passed the halfway mark of the 2013 Boston Marathon before being stopped on the course and told their race was over. We speak to four who are coming back to finish what they started.

Red Sox COO Talks Tickets And Fenway Ads

April 04, 2014
Sam Kennedy, chief operating officer for the Red Sox talks about the green grass and the real green ahead of Friday's season opener. (WBUR)

BOSTON — Ahead of the team’s home opener, we speak with Red Sox Chief Operating Officer Sam Kennedy.

Marathon Sports, Long A Boston Landmark, Becomes An Ad Hoc Memorial

April 02, 2014
Marathon Sports manager Shane O’Hara gathers members of the store’s running group on Boylston Street before they head out on their weekly Wednesday night run. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — For his customers and colleagues, Marathon Sports manager Shane O’Hara has been part motivator, part coach and part running buddy for years — long before a bomb exploded just outside his Boylston Street storefront.

Analyst: Sox Fans May Be ‘Too Optimistic’

March 31, 2014

BOSTON — Baseball analyst Glenn Stout says he is worried about Red Sox slugger David Ortiz who struggled during spring training.

Philanthropist And Founder Of Boston Tech Company Leaves Lasting Legacy

March 21, 2014

BOSTON — Patrick McGovern died Wednesday. He was the founder and chairman of IDG Corp., a Boston-based technology company focused on global media and research.

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