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Video: ‘26.2: Beyond The Finish Line’ Live Broadcast

At the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library on April 15, 2014, On Point host Tom Ashbrook led a live evening program looking back over the year since the Boston Marathon bombings with a distinguished group of first responders, writers, scholars and musicians.

Guests included Harvard historian and author Jill Lepore, award-winning author James Carroll, comedian and social observer Jonathan Katz, Boston firefighter Sean O’Brien, The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen and Scott Helman, national poetry slam winner Regie Gibson and New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

The event also featured music from singer/songwriter Patty Larkin, Bill Janovitz founder of Buffalo Tom, musician Amanda Palmer and cellist Ronald Feldman of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra.

Save The Date for WBUR On Tap May 1

Our popular free monthly series, WBUR On Tap, continues with host Bob Oakes discussing the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana. A recent WBUR poll showed support gaining for the idea, but opponents raise concerns about the effects on communities – and especially on children. As always, this event takes place in the WBUR Living Room at our Commonwealth Avenue studios, which has a limited capacity – so please register here for your place now! This month we’ll be serving beverages and … appropriate snacks. Bring your ID, as the event is 21+.

 

WBUR On Tap: Why I Run

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WBUR On Tap: Good conversation, great company, good snacks … and it’s all free. Seats are limited, so RSVP HERE to reserve your spot for Thursday, March 20.

Join WBUR’s Morning Edition host Bob Oakesin the WBUR Living Room for the latest installment of our popular new event series, WBUR On Tap.

This month, Bob looks ahead to the Boston Marathon with special guests from Boston’s elite runner’s community. We’ll ask why marathoners take on the challenge, how it changes them … and whether this year’s race holds special meaning. Plus, we’re serving pasta and craft beer! After all, what’s a runners’ event without carbs?

Our guests include Jack Fultz, a retired American long distance runner who won the 1976 Boston Marathon. He is the adviser to the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge. Also joining Bob is Dr. Grayson Kimball, a sports psychologist and author of “Grateful Running: Mental Training for the Long Distance Runner”. He is a 6 time marathoner and sports psychology coach for the 2014 Marathon Coalition Boston Marathon Team.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for mingling and noshing, and the conversation runs from 6 to 7 p.m.

Location: WBUR, 890 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 02215 — 3rd Floor.
WBUR is located at the corner of Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street; the entrance is on St. Paul Street. The nearest T stop is St. Paul Street on the Green B Line, or Buick Street on the 57 bus.

Parking: Street parking is available near the station and there is a parking lot on Commonwealth Ave. at the Agganis Arena.

WBUR On Tap: Join Bob Oakes To Talk About Gambling

bobWBUR has launched a free monthly series of events, WBUR On Tap, featuring lively conversations with our hosts and invited guests. Join us on a Thursday evening each month to talk about the hot topics of the day — and let us know what subjects you’d like to hear about in future talks.

This month’s WBUR On Tap takes place Thursday, Feb. 27, with Morning Edition host Bob Oakes moderating a discussion of casinos and gambling. What does it mean for the culture of the Commonwealth to bring casinos close to home?

Joining Bob for this provocative talk will be two of the lead researchers from UMass-Amherst who are carrying out a comprehensive, multiyear research project, mandated by the recently passed casino law, on the economic and social impacts of introducing casino gambling in Massachusetts. Dr. Rachel Volberg conducts epidemiological research on gambling and problem gambling throughout the world, and Laurie Salame, JD, has worked in the casino industry and now teaches courses on hospitality law and casino management.

The evening starts with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m., with the conversation taking place from 6 to 7. This event is 21+, so bring your ID … and your questions! The event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP HERE.

 

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