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More Than 8,500 To Participate in Jimmy Fund Walk

September 20, 2014

More than 8,500 people, including cancer patients, survivors, and family members, are scheduled to participate in this weekend’s walk along the route of the Boston Marathon.

Massachusetts Wins $400K Prescription Drug Grant

September 20, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick, who has declared opioid abuse a public health emergency, said Friday that the grant will help improve the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, which tracks the prescribing and dispensing of certain scheduled prescriptions drugs by Massachusetts pharmacies.

State House Roundup: The XX Factor

September 19, 2014

Charlie Baker, the Republican nominee for governor, wants you to know something about him. Actually, he needs you to know. Women like him.

Week In Review: Casino Decision, Test Scores, Governor’s Race

September 19, 2014
A proposed resort casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, Mass. (AP)

We ask our panelists about the casino deal for Everett, the latest MCAS test scores and a check-in on politics from Scott Brown and Jean Shaheen to Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Stars In The Huntington’s ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’

September 19, 2014
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who's best known for his role as Theo Huxtable in "The Cosby Show," in WBUR's studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

We talk to Malcolm-Jamal Warner — who’s best known from “The Cosby Show” — about his starring role in the Huntington Theater’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

How’d Your District Do On The 2014 MCAS?

September 19, 2014

Find how your district scored with our sortable table.

If You Build A Crew Program For Overweight Kids, They Will Row — And Get Fitter

September 19, 2014
OWL On The Water participants bring a shell out of the Community Rowing boathouse in Brighton, and to a dock on the Charles River. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

With more than 23 million American kids overweight or obese, an innovative Charles River rowing program shows that if you design a sports program with heavier kids in mind, you can help them make real fitness gains.

Family Of Mass. CIA Contractor Slain In Benghazi May Sue

September 19, 2014
The casket of former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty is carried into the Church of St. Eulalia in Winchester, Mass. in 2012. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012.

Welding Company In Fatal Back Bay Fire Fined

September 19, 2014
March's Back Bay apartment fire killed two firefighters and left 13 others injured. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The company’s work on a nearby building allegedly sparked the fire that killed two Boston firefighters last March.

88 Percent Pass MCAS, But Achievement Gaps Remain

September 19, 2014

State education officials say 88 percent of high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year, and that while achievement gaps persist statewide, they are narrowing.

Warren, Markey Oppose Syrian Rebel Training

September 19, 2014

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey broke with the president and opposed the request, which was approved by the Senate late Thursday on a 78-22 vote.

At Tiny House Fest, Ponder How Little You Need To Be Happy

September 19, 2014
A tiny house built by Drew Crawford. (Drew Crawford)

The Somerville festival celebrates the growth in tiny house building that has popped up across the country in recent years.

Report Faults Town, UMass For ‘Blarney Blowout’ Party Problems

September 19, 2014

Dozens of people, including many students, were arrested and four police officers suffered minor injuries when alcohol-fueled pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebrations got out of control.

‘Last Days In Vietnam’ Filmmaker Rory Kennedy Speaks About Lifelong Interest In Vietnam War

September 19, 2014
In this April 29, 1975 photo provided by courtesy of American Experience and Hugh Doyle, aboard the USS Kirk, crew members signal the Chinook to hover over the deck and drop its passengers out. (Courtesy American Experience, Courtesy Hugh Doyle/AP)

Filmmaker, Rory Kennedy – the youngest of late Senator Robert Kennedy’s children – joined Morning Edition to speak about her lifelong interest in the Vietnam War. She tells us why she pursued this story on the chaos of the final twenty-four hours of the U.S. withdrawal from Saigon and snap decisions about who stayed and who got out.

Pirates Get Late Break In Playoff Push, Top Boston Red Sox

September 19, 2014
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, left, warms up with the help of a team trainer before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Thursday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 to increase their lead in the NL playoff race.

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