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Farm To Fork: Island Creek Oysters

May 25, 2015
Island Creek Oyster's nursery in Duxbury (Dan Mauzy/WBUR)

We visit Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury as part of our “Farm to Fork” series.

‘Cape Cod Modern’ Tells The Story Of A Hidden Architectural Community

May 25, 2015

We speak to the co-authors of “Cape Cod Modern” about the community of American bohemians and Europeans who built modern houses in the woods of the Outer Cape in the mid-20th century.

Keeping The Esplanade Clean With Border Collies

May 25, 2015
Len Ellis with his daughter Amy on the Esplanade. Lynn and Flo, border collies, sit at their feet.

What’s the secret to keeping the Esplanade clear of geese poop? Chase them away, twice a day, with border collies.

Using Nature’s Signals To Find Your Way

May 25, 2015
John Huth, author of "The Lost Art of Finding Our Way," at Nobscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury. (Meghna Chakrabarti/WBUR)

After nearly get lost in a kayak on a foggy day, John Huth taught himself navigation through purely environmental cues.

Medford Veteran Recalls World War II

May 25, 2015
"A Man from Ohio." (Courtesy, Edward Clark)

Edward Clark shares his experience of going to war and finding his place in the world once he returns home in a trilogy of autobiographies called “A Man from Ohio.”

Veterans Find Comradery Of War In Hike Along Northeast Corridor

May 25, 2015
“The Last Patrol” follows four men linked by combat as they travel the East Coast in honor of a fallen peer. (Guillermo Cervera/Courtesy of HBO)

The documentary “The Last Patrol” by Sebastian Junger is a meditation on war and coming home, following Junger and two veterans as they hike along the railroad lines of the Northeast Corridor.

Competitive Hoop Rolling: A Wellesley College Tradition

May 23, 2015
Class of 2014 seniors storm the course at the start of the race. (Arthur Pollock/Boston Herald)

Sporting traditions change over the decades. But Wellesley college grad Zoë Sobel has the story of one longstanding competition where, over the decades, the very definition of what it means to win has changed.

Remembering Waltham-Based Poet Franz Wright

May 22, 2015
Sunset over the channel between Great Tisbury Pond and Black Point Pond on Martha's Vineyard. (Rob DeGraff/Flickr)

We’re remembering the Waltham-based, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright, who died last week at the age of 62.

Week In Review: MBTA, Boston 2024 Leadership, Missing BPL Prints

May 22, 2015
In this April 5, 2012 photo, an MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University in Boston. The tunnels and bridges have long since been built, but Boston's massive and oft-maligned Big Dig project has left a legacy of debt in Massachusetts that many contend is crippling the state's overall transportation network. Big Dig debt was cited as one of the reasons why the MBTA was forced last week to raise fares and cut some service. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Jim Stergios and Dante Ramos join us to discuss the week’s news.

House Speaker Asks Court To Sort Out Tax Dispute With Senate

May 22, 2015

The Senate wants to freeze the state income tax rate at 5.15 percent while gradually increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income working families.

40 Years Later: A Return To Vietnam

May 22, 2015
At a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday, former Marine Security Guard John Ghilain, of Malden, holds a folded American flag in honor of one of the last two U.S. troops to die on Vietnamese soil, Cpl. Charlie McMahon, of Woburn. (Quinn Ryan Mattingly for WBUR)

For some, it’s the fall of Saigon — the day a country was lost. For others, it’s Reunification Day — the day a country was reclaimed. WBUR presents a series on the 40th anniversary and Massachusetts’ unique connection to the Vietnam War’s last days.

Uber Launches On Cape Cod And The Islands

May 22, 2015
A smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

The service will launch in the beach communities at 5 p.m. Friday evening, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

U.S. Olympic Delegation To Visit IOC Next Week For Talks On Boston Bid

May 22, 2015
Seen here in a 2010 file photo, Bain Capital executive and Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca was named chair of Boston 2024 on Thursday. (Richard Drew/AP)

Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games.

Quotation Of The Week: Where’s The Library Art?

May 22, 2015
Walsh on BPL

This week it was revealed that the Boston Public Library is missing two prints. One is valued at $600,000.

New UMass President Meehan Receives Yearly Perks In Contract

May 22, 2015
Incoming UMass President Marty Meehan (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Marty Meehan will be paid $525,000 in the first year of a five-year contract that could be bumped to more than $750,000 with perks.

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