Radio Boston goes live at TEDxBoston

Anthony and Meghna

Anthony and Meghna

With WBUR acting as media sponsor for TEDxBoston, Radio Boston co-hosts Anthony Brooks and Meghna Chakrabarti hosted a live show direct from the World Trade Center. The all-day event was also livestreamed here on, and we broadcast the 1 p.m. session live at 90.9.

For yet another WBUR-exclusive approach to the event, check out our Storify take on a great day of ideas, innovation and entertainment — and stay tuned for news of the next TEDxBoston conference.

Tom Ashbrook hosts On Point Live with Bill McKibben and Martin Sexton

Bill McKibben spoke with Tom Ashbrook June 14 in a special edition of On Point Live at the Paramount Center in Boston.

Bill McKibben spoke with Tom Ashbrook June 14 in a special edition of On Point Live at the Paramount Center in Boston.

Two decades after proclaiming “the end of nature,” McKibben expressed a cautious optimism that we can still avert ecological catastrophe in a united effort against carbon-based fuels.

Martin Sexton’s passionate musical performance highlighted the communal interest  in protecting our planet and set the stage for the powerful ecological discussion. Together, Tom and Bill answered questions from the audience and discussed the political landscape that will dictate the future of climate change, fracking and fossil fuels.

Ultimately, Bill argued that activists must promote immediate change if we are to sustain a healthy planet for future generations.

Carey Goldberg hosts a talk on Lyme disease

As part of the WBUR news series “Living with Lyme: Where Do We Go from Here?” Carey Goldberg, co-host of the CommonHealth blog, moderated a panel discussion about the disease. Panelists included Dr. Thomas N. Mather, alias “The TickGuy,” who spoke about identifying the deer tick that carries Lyme and discussed ways of avoiding tick bites; State Rep. David Lynch, who discussed his efforts to create a state commission on Lyme disease; and Dr. Sheila Statlender, who recounted her family’s history with the disease and how it set her on a path of advocating for Lyme patients.

About 60 people attended the free meetup, which took place in the Fenway Health auditorium. The event was livestreamed on, and the video is archived here. To stay informed about upcoming WBUR events like this one, join our Meetup group or check our Events page regularly.

Ira Glass talks sleepwalking with Radio Boston's Meghna Chakrabarti

Ira Glass on stage at the Somerville Theatre with WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti on Wednesday night. (Lisa Tobin/WBUR)

Ira Glass on stage at the Somerville Theatre with WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti on Wednesday night. (Lisa Tobin/WBUR)

WBUR was the Opening Night presenter for the 10th Annual Independent Film Festival, featuring a special screening of “Sleepwalk With Me” at the Somerville Theatre.

The film is co-written by This American Life Host Ira Glass and regular contributor/comedian Mike Birbiglia.

Glass sat down with WBUR Host Meghna Chakrabarti for a Q&A after the film.

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