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Coakley And Husband Discuss Motivation During Long Campaign

October 24, 2014

WBUR’s Bob Oakes sat down with Attorney General Martha Coakley and her husband, Tom O’Connor, at their home in Medford to conclude our ongoing series of conversations with gubernatorial candidates.

Forecast: Drought’s Over; Skies Clearing Overnight

October 24, 2014

The nor’easter that brought several inches of rain to the region is slowly relaxing its grip, but isn’t quite done yet. There are still showers around that will likely continue to be a threat this morning. As the storm pulls further away, the chance of rain will diminish, and skies will finally begin to clear […]

Coakley Advisor Dismisses Globe Poll As ‘Outlier’

October 24, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Democrat Martha Coakley, left, and Republican Charlie Baker (Barry Chin, The Boston Globe, Pool/AP)

After the release of a Boston Globe poll showing Republican Charlie Baker with a nine-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the race to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick, a political advisor for Coakley, issued a statement saying the Globe poll was “clearly an outlier.”

Gubernatorial Hopeful Falchuk Sues To Be Included In Oct. 27 Debate

October 24, 2014

Independent candidate for Massachusetts governor Evan Falchuk has gone to court to try to force the organizers of an Oct. 27 gubernatorial debate to include him.

Mapping The WBUR Poll Shows Cities To Be The Battleground

October 24, 2014
All candidate map

We plotted each and every respondent to the WBUR Tracking Poll on a state map.

You Don’t Have To Listen To Every Classic Rock Album Backwards To Find A Little Black Magic

October 24, 2014
Cambridge author Peter Bebergal sits with his cat and his latest book. (Andrea Shea/WBUR)

Cambridge author Peter Bebergal makes some deeply researched connections between rock musicians, the supernatural and spiritual rebellion in his latest work, “Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll.”

‘A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing’ Is A Fully-Formed Irish Avant-Garde Debut

October 24, 2014
Author Eimear McBride

With “A Girl is a Half-formed Thing,” author Eimear McBride defies writerly conventions to address tough topics and create something special.

Illuminus Arts Festival To Light Up Boston's South End Tomorrow Night

October 24, 2014
Wenting Guo's "Fabric Play." (Courtesy)

A new festival of large-scale projections, light installations and immersive environments debuts.

Bruins Lose 3-2 To Islanders

October 24, 2014
New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait (37) collides with New York Islanders' Zdeno Chara during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was hurt in the first period. While there’s no official word on the injury, Chara’s teammates seemed resigned to a long absence.

Study Raises Questions About Military Service Causing Chronic Suicidal Tendencies

October 23, 2014

A new study commissioned by the U.S. Army has found that the mental health of soldiers isn’t as different from civilians as the researchers previously thought.

Former Boston Mayor Menino Suspends Cancer Treatment

October 23, 2014

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced Thursday that he is suspending his book tour and cancer treatment.

Uber Pilots Program To Bring Flu Shots To Your Door

October 23, 2014
In this April 3, 2014 photo, a smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car in Mumbai, India. Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. The company has in the last year started operating in 18 cities in Asia and the South Pacific including Seoul, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and five Indian cities. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

If you used Uber in Boston today, you may have noticed a new feature. The car service company was offering what it calls UberHEALTH to bring free flu shots to users’ doors.

The Huntington's ‘Ether Dome’ Won't Put You To sleep

October 23, 2014

The Huntington Theatre Company’s “Ether Dome” is a lively history of anesthesia, but Carolyn Clay finds it could afford to have some surgery of its own.

Herbie Hancock Pushes Boundaries In Career Spanning 50 Years

October 23, 2014
Herbie Hancock performs as part of Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 20, 2008. (Mark Mainz/AP)

If Hancock has transcended any single musical identity — and he has — the music that inspired and guided him more than any other is jazz.

Wynn Redesigning Planned Boston-Area Casino Hotel

October 23, 2014
Artist’s rendering of the proposed Wynn Harbor Park in Everett (Wynn Resorts Holdings)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission in its decision asked Wynn to make changes to its 27-story glass hotel tower.

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