Sen. Warren: Low-Wage Workers Deserve Predictable Hours

November 28, 2015

The senator said her bill targets practices like placing workers “on-call” with no guarantee of work hours, scheduling them for “split shifts” of nonconsecutive hours, and sending workers home early without pay when demand is low.

Boston Police Cite Bar Near Fenway Park After Fatal Shooting

November 28, 2015

A bar near Fenway Park is facing possible sanctions after being cited by Boston police after a shooting that killed a man and injured three other people.

Proposals Would Set Age 21 As Minimum For Buying Smokes In Mass.

November 28, 2015
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are weighing a proposal to increase the minimum age a patron must be to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Nearly 60 representatives and senators have signed on to a bill that would make it illegal to sell tobacco to people under 21, with penalties ranging from $100 up to $300 for repeat violations.

Taking Sportsmanship To The Next Level

November 28, 2015
Atlantic Union College athletics were known for a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to all competitors.

Traditionally, Atlantic Union College, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, wasn’t interested in sports. But in the ’90s, the school started looking at athletic competitions differently. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield took in a post-game reception at the college in 1995 and came back with this report about the school’s unique sportsmanship.

Man Suspected Of Taking Donation Jar From Store Arrested

November 27, 2015

Police say the suspect, identified as 44-year-old David Deshiro, of Dedham, turned himself in Friday. He faces a felony larceny charge.

Protecting Kids From Marketing, Ads, And Commercialization

November 27, 2015
YouTube Kids is an app with children's programs and parental guides, but some say it's too commercial for children. (Petras Gagilas/Flickr)

Are kids at danger from the influence of corporate marketers when they watch TV or use apps?

Quiet, Present, Consistent Care: Lessons On Medicine From Treating The Homeless

November 27, 2015
Jim O'Connell's book "Stories from the Shadows" focuses on the patients and health care providers who have made a difference in his life. (Courtesy Jeff Loughlin)

Jim O’Connell, co-founder and president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless, has written a book of essays about his experiences.

WBUR's Morning Edition Podcast: Nov. 27, 2015

November 27, 2015

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Man Steals Jimmy Fund Donation Jar From Norwood Store

November 27, 2015

Norwood police are looking for a man seen on surveillance video stealing a Jimmy Fund donation jar from a convenience store on Thanksgiving Day. The video posted on Facebook shows a bald man, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, grabbing the canister with his right hand and tucking it under his left arm as he turns […]

MBTA Conductor Killed In Fenway Park Shooting

November 27, 2015

Police have identified the man killed in a shooting outside a bar near Fenway Park as Jephthe Cherya, a commuter rail conductor for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

Bump In Holiday Sales Expected This Season

November 27, 2015

Retailers Association president Jon Hurst joined Morning Edition to talk about Black Friday sales in Massachusetts.

The Forgotten War That Changed American History: A Conversation With Author Brian Kilmeade

November 27, 2015

Author Brian Kilmeade joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to talk about his newest book, “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History.”

How Billy Porter's Career Came Full Circle With The Huntington's ‘The Colored Museum’

November 26, 2015
Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter in WBUR's studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Billy Porter is the Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning star of the hit Broadway musical, “Kinky Boots,” but he was in Boston to direct The Huntington Theatre Company’s “The Colored Museum.”

9 Ways To Be More Mindful From The ‘Mother Of Mindfulness,’ Ellen Langer

November 26, 2015
Ellen Langer (Kris Krug/Flickr)

Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer explains how mindfulness — the simple act of noticing new things — can lead to better health and happiness.

The Needham-Born Brothers Behind 'Life Is Good' And Its Positive Mantra

November 26, 2015
Bert and John Jacobs, co-founders of "Life Is Good." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Needham brothers John and Bert Jacobs started the Boston-based company “Life Is Good” in the mid-90s, by selling their shirt designs out of a van. Today, it’s a $100 million clothing empire.

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