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BU Asks Judge To Quash Council Subpoena Issued To School’s President

November 28, 2014

Boston University has asked a judge to quash or change a subpoena the Boston City Council issued to the school’s president, demanding that he appear at a hearing on diversity.

Moulton Seeks Spot On House Armed Services Panel

November 28, 2014

Congressman-elect Seth Moulton is hoping to be assigned to the Armed Services Committee when the Democrat joins the U.S. House in January.

Usman Riaz: From Self-Taught Musician To Senior TED Fellow

November 28, 2014
Usman Riaz (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

When Usman Riaz was a young music student, he wanted to expand his repertoire beyond what he could learn from his teachers. So he turned to the web.

The Rebellious Roots Of The Birth Control Pill

November 28, 2014
A package of estrogen/progestin birth control pills. (AP/Bedsider.org)

Oral contraceptives were born in Massachusetts out of the ardent efforts of four people: a researcher ousted from Harvard in the 1930s, a Catholic gynecologist in Boston, an MIT-trained millionaire and feminist Margaret Sanger.

MBTA Ridership Surpasses 37M For 1st Time

November 28, 2014

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said Friday that the number of passenger trips in October were up 1.5 percent from this time last year.

Report: State Deals With Shortage Of Affordable Housing

November 28, 2014

One in four renters in the state spends at least half their household income on rent – higher than the one-third recommended.

Boston-Based Legal Sea Foods Sued By Workers Over Tips

November 28, 2014

The lawsuits allege the restaurant forced servers and bartenders to share tips with workers who rolled silverware in napkins.

Forecast: Chilly Day With Early Morning Snowfall

November 28, 2014

Snow continues this morning with just about an inch of snow expected to fall in Eastern Massachusetts with highs in the low 30s.

At Harvard, Technology Resurrects Long-Silent Voices Of Poets

November 28, 2014
Harvard's Woodberry Poetry Room is home to thousands of archived recordings from some of the most important English language-poets of the age -- T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost. (Julie Martin/NEDCC)

The Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University is using new technology to bring back old sound recordings of poets from the 20th century.

A Poetry Reading And Tribute To The Late, Unforgettable Bill Knott

November 28, 2014
Bill Knott (Courtesy)

On Dec. 1, the Blacksmith House will have a celebratory poetry reading for the late poet Bill Knott, whose renowned poetry readings complemented the plethora of poems he wrote.

Lois Lowry's 'The Giver' Makes It To The Big Screen Two Decades After Publication

November 27, 2014
Author Lois Lowry. (Matt Mckee/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The children’s author talks about the movie adaptation of her 1993 Newbery Medal-winning novel.

Former Boston Globe Book Critic Reflects On Mid-Life Story

November 27, 2014
Gail Caldwell, author of the new memoir "New Life, No Instructions." (WBUR)

Gail Caldwell joins us to talk about her latest memoir, “New Life, No Instructions.”

Police Return To Hernandez Home Seeking Sneakers

November 27, 2014

Authorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing with which he’s been charged.

Mass. Retailers See A Boost In Holiday Sales

November 27, 2014

The Retailers Association of Massachusetts, citing improved consumer confidence, is forecasting a 3.9 percent increase in holiday sales over a year ago.

University of Massachusetts Cuts Ties To Cosby

November 27, 2014
Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla. in November. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

University spokesman Edward Blaguszewski told the Boston Globe on Wednesday that school officials had asked Cosby to step down as an honorary co-chairman of the university’s $300 million fundraising campaign, and Cosby agreed.

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