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What Do You Want Us To Ask Baker, Coakley?

October 22, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Democrat Martha Coakley, left, and Republican Charlie Baker (Barry Chin, The Boston Globe, Pool/AP)

We’re seeking your questions before an Oct. 28 broadcast debate.

How Writer Celeste Ng Came To Love ‘God With A Megaphone’

October 22, 2014

In her new novel, “Everything I Never Told You,” author Celeste Ng takes on a complex narrative form, giving each character a distinct and equal voice.

Changing Demographics Of Mass. Cities Narrow Baker’s Path To Victory

October 21, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker talks with reporters after speaking to members of The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston in Roxbury Monday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — Demographic churn is turning an already narrow Republican path to statewide victory into a tightrope walk.

40 Years And Counting: The Damned And Captain Sensible Still Rock The Stage

October 21, 2014
The Damned at Warehouse Aberdeen in May 2010 (Dod Morrison)

Captain Sensible from British punk band the Damned talks about the group, its music, and him becoming more sensible over the years. They will be performing at Royale Boston on Oct. 25.

Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop: The Lyric Stage Puts Poetry In Motion For ‘Dear Elizabeth’

October 21, 2014

BOSTON — The Lyric Stage Company of Boston brings the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell to life in “Dear Elizabeth.” Carolyn Clay reviews.

Will Lyman Is God — At Least For Israeli Stage

October 20, 2014
A performance at Brandeis. (Alena Kuzub)

BOSTON — You might not expect seasoned actor Will Lyman to pay much attention to 24-year-old directors—but Guy Ben-Aharon has his ear. Lyman and Maureen Keiller star in Ben-Aharon’s “Oh, God” on the Israeli Stage.

50th Head Of The Charles Regatta Underway

October 18, 2014
Rowers make their way under the Boston University Bridge Saturday. (Amy Gorel/WBUR)

BOSTON — Here’s a look at some of photos shared from around the area on the first day of races.

Regina Carter Connects To Family Roots Through Music

October 17, 2014
Regina Carter (David-Katzenstein)

BOSTON — Jazz violinist Regina Carter will perform track from her latest album “Southern Comfort,” inspired by her family’s southern roots, at the concert for the Celebrity Series of Boston tonight.

Mush In The Middle: Baker And Coakley Balk At Drawing Sharp Distinctions

October 16, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley participate in a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce debate. WBUR's Bob Oakes, right, moderates. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The major party candidates have been tame when it comes to setting out forceful positions, argues Michael Jonas.

‘This Is A New Time’ — And Dianne Reeves Finds Her Place In It

October 16, 2014
Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves is at the Berklee Performance Center Saturday night, performing songs from her first studio album in five years, “Beautiful Life.”

Poll Vault: WBUR Tracking Poll Election Dashboard

October 15, 2014

Our interactive of our latest WBUR poll, by The MassINC Polling Group.

Martin Richard Foundation Seeks Runners For 2015 Boston Marathon

October 15, 2014
Martin Richard (Bill Richard via AP)

BOSTON — A charity established in memory of the youngest victim killed during Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 is now looking to build a team of charity runners for the 2015 Boston Marathon.

2 Park Rangers Stabbed On Boston Common

October 14, 2014

BOSTON — A suspect, Bodio Hutchinson, 34, of Boston, is in custody. Boston Police Commissioner Williams Evans said Hutchinson had an outstanding warrant for assault and battery on a police officer and on drug charges.

Watch Live: Gov. Patrick Updates On Ebola Preparations

October 14, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick updates on the state’s preparations for Ebola, from Logan Airport.

Closure Of Boston’s Long Island Bridge Cuts Access To Shelter

October 09, 2014

BOSTON — On average the island’s city-run shelter houses nearly 440 disadvantaged individuals a night.

From Actor To Professor — Remo Airaldi Draws Out Passion And Playfulness In His Students

October 09, 2014
Remo Airaldi (Katherine Lam)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Remo Airaldi has been in over 60 productions in his acting career, taking on numerous comedic roles, but what many don’t know is he’s one of the highest rated professors at Harvard University.

Shaheen, Brown Court Women’s Vote In New Hampshire U.S. Senate Race

October 09, 2014
Republican Scott Brown, left, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (AP)

BOSTON — Republican Scott Brown, in an attempt to narrow the gender gap that tends to benefits Democrats, is focusing on women’s disenchantment with President Obama’s foreign policy.

It's Not Easy Being Green For This Leading Man, Especially After Death

October 07, 2014
Clark Wang and his wife Jane search for a burial site with the assistance of Dyanne Matzkevich.

A documentary about a man dying of lymphoma and his search for an environmentally-friendly burial will be shown Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Atul Gawande Asks: How Do We Want To Die?

October 06, 2014
Atul Gawande is a general surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. (Courtesy)

BOSTON — Atul Gawande, who’ll be speaking at the First Parish Church on Thursday, has ideas about caring for the elderly in his new book, “Being Mortal.”

Knock, Knock — Imaginary Beasts Pounce On ‘The Daniil Kharms Project’

October 03, 2014

Imaginary Beasts fill the Boston Center for the Arts’ Black Box Theatre with the inspired tomfoolery of “Knock! The Daniil Kharms Project.”

Brain Scientists Learn To Alter And Even Erase Memories

July 24, 2014
This optogenetic device uses light to activate specific brain cells. (Courtesy McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT)

Memories, it turns out, are malleable, and brain scientists are learning to alter and erase them, raising some hopes of possible treatments for memory disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

Judge Delays Review Of Partners HealthCare Deal

July 17, 2014
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (Steven Senne/AP/File)

Coakley wants a judge to wait to review the settlement until after the Health Policy Commission releases its final report on the impact Partners’ acquisition would have on the market.

Report: Partners Merger Would Increase Costs

July 03, 2014

BOSTON — A report by the state’s Health Policy Commission finds allowing Partners Health Care to merge with Hallmark Health Systems would increase health care costs on the North Shore.

Mass. Receives Mixed Marks On Painkiller Prescription Report

July 02, 2014

BOSTON — Massachusetts ranks in the top 10 of all states for prescribing OxyContin and other long-acting painkillers, but in the bottom 10 for overall prescribing of opioids.

McInnis House Provides End-Of-Life Care For The Undocumented And Homeless

June 10, 2014
Kervin Elleyne, 67, receives end-of-life care at the Barbara McInnis House in Boston, which has 100 beds for homeless and undocumented individuals. He says it’s “one of the best places that a person could ever be.” (Gabrielle Emanuel/WBUR)

BOSTON — Undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts do not have access to most public health insurance programs, which can pose particular challenges at the end of life.

Mass. Gets Extra Year On Obamacare Rules

April 25, 2014

Massachusetts has been given an additional year to transition to a new system that would change the way insurance carriers calculate premiums for businesses.

Study: Young Adults’ Casual Marijuana Use Causes Brain Changes

April 16, 2014

The study found abnormalities in areas of the brain related to emotion, motivation and decision-making.

Mass. Senate Approves Anti-Shackling Bill

March 20, 2014

The passage comes a month after Gov. Deval Patrick issued emergency regulations banning restraints on pregnant inmates in labor.

Despite Continued Health Site Troubles, Progress Made On Applicant Backlog

March 07, 2014

BOSTON — Massachusetts health care officials struggling to repair the state’s hobbled website are looking at the possibility of leasing or buying technology from states with functioning insurance sites.

Study Finds ‘Gender Gap’ In Medical Research

March 03, 2014
Dr. Paula Johnson (courtesy)

The report from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds fewer women than men are involved in clinical trials on new drugs and medical devices.

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