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Bruce Gellerman

Reporter, WBUR

Bruce Gellerman is an award-winning journalist and senior correspondent, frequently covering science, business, technology and the environment.

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Entrepreneurs ‘Dovetail’ East And West In Waltham To Open State’s First Sake Brewery

May 19, 2016
The first sake brewery in Massachusetts, Dovetail Sake, is now producing two distinct flavors -- Omori Nigori and Nakahama Junmai -- of the ancient Japanese drink. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The two businessmen want to stir up a “revolution in fermentation” by brewing up their own New England take on the ancient beverage.

Why Some Entrepreneurs Embrace Failure

May 12, 2016
Construction along Seaport Boulevard in South Boston (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

“If your startup does not fail at some point, you have a bad startup. It means you didn’t set your goal high enough,” says Cass Phillips, founder of the networking service FailCon.

Autonomous Vehicles Could ‘Change Everything,’ But ‘Growing Pains’ Are Likely

April 29, 2016
Bryan Reimer, right, of the New England Transportation Center at MIT and the MIT AgeLab, confers with Thomas McWilliams about upgrading a Volkswagen Beetle driving simulator with new equipment. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The formula for a congestion-free future is intelligent intersections and smart, driverless vehicles. But there are also societal and ethical questions to consider.

Why Greater Boston Keeps Getting Stuck In Traffic

April 25, 2016
The average car commuter in the region spends 64 hours a year stuck in traffic, a recent report found. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Take a drive through Boston-area transportation history. Again and again lawmakers’ solution to congestion has been construction.

Volatile Energy Market Pushes Kinder Morgan To Suspend Northeast Pipeline Project

April 21, 2016

Kinder Morgan’s announcement was met with glee by opponents, saddened supporters and surprised just about everyone.

Bilateral Amputee Jami Marseilles Makes Boston Marathon History

April 19, 2016

Marseilles became the first female double-amputee to complete the race.

3 Years After Marathon Bombing, A Watertown Cop Remembers The Traumatic Events

April 15, 2016
Watertown Police Officer John MacLellan stands in front of a tree on Laurel Street, which he and other police officers stood behind during the armed standoff with the Tsarnaevs in 2013. Four bullets were found in the trunk of the tree after the shootout. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

For their actions during the dramatic shootout in Watertown, three police officers there are now the most decorated law enforcement officers in U.S. history. But awards do little to heal the trauma of that night.

Officials Praise GE’s $50M Philanthropic Boston Plans — But Others Protest Its Tax Breaks

April 05, 2016
General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, left, and Gov. Charlie Baker smile during a news conference in Boston on Monday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Mayor Marty Walsh said giving General Electric tax relief will pay off, while protesters argued GE’s donation plans are “an insult” in the face of $150 million in state and city tax incentives.

Local Leaders Welcome General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt To Boston

March 25, 2016
Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, speaks at the Boston Harbor Hotel during a welcome luncheon on Thursday. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

“This move for GE is all about the next 40 years,” Immelt said at a luncheon Thursday in Boston. “What do we want the company to look like, how do we want the company to be challenged.”

Judge Orders Prosecutors In Darrell Jones Case To List Old Evidence As Defense Seeks Retrial

March 23, 2016
Darrell Jones cries after the mention of the videotaped testimony of Terie Lynn Starks, which ultimately became the key piece of evidence for his conviction. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A man imprisoned for 30 years for a murder he says he did not commit is seeking a new trial. Attorneys for Darrell Jones were in court Tuesday arguing new forensic evidence could help prove Jones’ innocence.

‘Car Talk’ Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77

November 03, 2014
In this July 9, 1991 file photo, Brothers Tom, left, and Ray Magliozzi pose under a car hood in Boston. (AP)

One of Cambridge’s funniest, most famous and most beloved residents died Monday morning.

Against Odds, Menino Fought Successfully To Merge 2 City Hospitals

October 31, 2014
At rear left is Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, pictured standing near, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., shakes hands with nurse Janet Killarney while visiting the Boston Medical Center in 2004. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Boston Medical Center officials recall Menino’s determination to bring about the merger of Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical Center Hospital.

Father Of Marine With Overturned Murder Conviction: ‘Larry Was A Scapegoat’

June 28, 2013
Lawrence Hutchins Jr., retired Marine Reservist, father of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, whose murder conviction for killing an innocent Iraqi civilian was overturned by the military’s highest court. (Jared Bennett for WBUR)

The U.S. military’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction of a Marine from Massachusetts. But the case is still far from over. WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman spoke with the Marine’s father.

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