Driven: A Conversation with John Fish & Bjarke Ingels

The world and environment are changing.  But how will that impact the way we build?
Join WBUR and the Isenberg School of Management at the Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel for the third installment of Driven.  Senior correspondent Bruce Gellerman will lead the evening’s conversation.
Architect Bjarke Ingels, founder and creative partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and John F. Fish, Chairman and CEO of Suffolk – a leading U.S. contracting firm, will discuss innovation in architectural design and why it’s crucial to “build smart”.
“Driven” is presented by The Isenberg School at UMass Amherst. Several times each year, “Driven” will bring together seminal business thought leaders to share insights with Boston’s business community.  “Driven” will draw its speakers from across the business spectrum. As New England’s top-rated public business school and valued resource for Boston’s business community, Isenberg’s speaker series aspires to catalyze the exchange of innovative ideas and business networking.
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Event Location

Aloft Boston Seaport
401-403 D Street
Boston, MA 02210

WBUR Installs New Antenna Expanding Reach To 400,000 Additional Listeners

WBUR has installed a new antenna, expanding its radio reach by 400,000 listeners across eastern and central Massachusetts. The station with Boston’s largest radio newsroom increased the height of its antenna by 175 feet – the equivalent of almost 16 stories – by relocating its primary 90.9 FM antenna from a tower in Newton, Massachusetts to a taller tower in the neighboring town of Needham.

Free Events At HubWeek Boston

A rendering of The HUB, the home base of HUBweek in Boston's City Hall Plaza. (Courtesy HUBweek)MoreCloseclosemore
A rendering of The HUB, the home base of HUBweek in Boston's City Hall Plaza. (Courtesy HUBweek)

WBUR is proud to be the media sponsor of HUBweek.  Our hosts are all over the festival! Click here to find out where!

>>Check out what's on our radar for the best free events happening at HUBweek:

The Female Entrepreneur's Experience in Boston
Wednesday, Oct. 11 starting at 5pm 
Boston has become a city known for welcoming and nurturing startup companies and big ideas. Hear from female founders, venture capitalists and journalists who have built their teams here in the Hub and the successes and challenges they have encountered along the way. (click here for more)

Robin Young Awarded the 2017 Yankee Quill From The Academy of New England Journalists

WBUR is pleased to announce that The Academy of New England Journalists is presenting host Robin Young with this year’s Yankee Quill Award, which recognizes journalists for their exceptional contributions to their communities and the industry.

Robin is recognized for her work on WBUR & NPR’s “Here and Now” which is carried by nearly 500 NPR stations coast-to-coast, and as a major contributor to the advancement of both television and radio journalism since the 1970s, when she hosted one of TV’s first news magazines on WBZ-TV in Boston.

The Boston Globe and WBUR To Launch New Sports Podcast, Season Ticket

Boston sports fans, get ready for your newest obsession: The Boston Globe and WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station, today announced that they will collaborate to produce Season Ticket, a new daily sports podcast. Hosted by Boston Globe award-winning sports columnist Chris Gasper, the podcast will take listeners for a deep dive inside Boston sports and beyond.

Season Ticket fills a need for the passionate fan base of Boston’s national sports teams by combining the unparalleled knowledge and talent of the Boston Globe sports department with the audio production and podcast savvy of WBUR to give fans the intelligent podcast they deserve. Gasper will host a rotating roster of guests such as sports editor Joe Sullivan and columnist Dan Shaughnessy.

What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention

We celebrated the 100th anniversary of the invention of marshmallow fluff at the 12th annual “What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention” Festival.  Archibald Query concocted the beloved gooey spread right in Somerville’s Union Square. This milestone is celebrated each year with musical performances, a cooking contest, fun for every age and Fluff treats of every sort.

Senior political reporter Anthony Brooks served as a judge during the fluff cooking contest, which challenges culinary innovators to produce delicious Fluff filled recipes. Contestants vied for the titles of Best Future Chef, Most Retro Recipe, Most Inventive Recipe, and Grand Prize: Centennial Winner.  Registration for the cooking contest is now open.

Hoppy Fall Festival at Heritage Museums and Gardens

Fall was in the air at Heritage Museums & Gardens' Hoppy Fall Festival! WBUR was on hand for the magic of a biergarten at the largest public garden in southern New England!

The festival included 6 tastings featuring local Massachusetts breweries (from noon-5 pm), including: Indie Ferm, Devil's Purse, Hog Island, Cisco Brewers, Castle Island and Cape Cod Beer.