Fred Thys is the political reporter at WBUR. Fred broke the story that the federal government may have lied to the Supreme Court in order to obtain the landmark ruling that established the state secrets privilege. His reporting has led to President Obama reconsidering the use of the state secrets privilege, and Congress to consider curtailing it.
BOSTON — President Obama was in Greater Boston Wednesday night raising money for his party, as he tries to preserve a Democratic Senate in this fall’s election.
BOSTON — The Department of Children and Families has been embroiled in controversy since last year’s disappearance of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver. We speak with Olga Roche, the agency’s commissioner.
BOSTON — Many high-achieving low-income students don’t know about the most selective colleges — or realize they can afford to go.
BOSTON — Among the adjunct faculty’s reasons for forming a union, raises have not kept up with inflation and full-time faculty can make $3,000 more per course than adjunct faculty.
With the new George Clooney film out, we bring back a 1998 interview with one of the real Monuments Men.
BOSTON — The two competing casino developers that want to build in the Boston area are making two very different pitches to the state’s gaming commission.
BOSTON — Marty Walsh began his inaugural address with a concise promise: “I will listen. I will learn. I will lead.”
Reporter Fred Thys joins WBUR’s Morning Edition to review some of the memorable moments from this past year’s Massachusetts elections and to preview what’s ahead in 2014.
BOSTON — Many high school seniors – and their parents – are thinking about college applications this time of year. The question is where admission counselors want to see a well-rounded applicant, or one with a specific passion.
BOSTON — The incumbent, William Lantigua, won’t challenge a decision that his opponent, City Councilor Daniel Rivera, is the winner.