Bob Oakes has been WBUR’s Morning Edition anchor since 1992. He is one of the most well-known and respected news people in New England, with a 20-year career in radio broadcasting, including ten years with Boston’s all-news commercial radio station WEEI and coverage of national issues for the CBS Radio Network.
Organizers of the Boston 2024 Olympic bid say they will only move forward if a majority of the public backs the idea.
Political analysts Democrat Dan Payne and Republican Todd Domke join WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the early presidential race and Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.
Kyle Draper, of Comcast Sportsnet New England, talks about the teams’ strengths, weaknesses and chances of winning ahead of when the two teams begin competing in the NCAA tournament.
The report’s most troubling finding is that there’s a major mismatch between the type of housing available and what’s needed in Boston to serve working families and millennials.
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation says the MBTA’s dire state needs more than just marginal reforms.
Nigeria is the latest stop as a congressional delegation, including Congressman Stephen Lynch of Boston, reviews security at high-risk U.S. outposts in Africa.
Fred Salvucci, who’s now a lecturer at the MIT Center for Transportation Studies, says the MBTA’s debt should be decoupled from the rest of its budget.
Calling it one of the largest payment reform initiatives in the nation, the company’s CEO says that the insurer’s model for payments has helped control health care costs and improve the quality of patient care.
Powerful winter storms can bring big waves — and those bring out the surfers.
Nicholas Burns, professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, joins WBUR.
At least early on, it appears even without former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney that the field of Republican candidates for president next year will be a crowded one.
Dr. Daniel Alford, who oversees the clinical addiction research and education unit at Boston Medical Center, sheds some light on the opiate addiction crisis facing Massachusetts.
Author Thomas Maier weaves together the history and the fate of the Churchills and Kennedys in his new book, “When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys.”
In the wake of a fatal shooting at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital Tuesday, we look at safety protocols in area hospitals.
The flu season is upon us, and the Centers for Disease Control has announced that influenza has officially reached epidemic proportions across the U.S. The Boston Public Health Commission’s Dr. Anita Barry discusses how the city is coping.
Sheila Davis, the chief nursing officer at Partners In Health, joins WBUR to discuss how the Ebola virus has highlighted the important role health infrastructures play in these kinds of health crises.
Documentary filmmakers Shelia Canavan and Michael Chandler say when they arrived in Washington to begin filming in 2012, they were struck by the demeanor of Rep. Frank, who was then in his final term.
The new exhibit set to debut in Springfield puts masterpieces by the likes of Picasso and Matisse alongside “ingenious fakes that confounded the experts.”
Tom Workman says more needs to be done to make sure people’s rights aren’t being violated.
The new book “Rose Kennedy: The Life And Times Of A Political Matriarch,” out July 15, uses newly released documents and letters to tell the story of the Kennedy matriarch.
State lawmakers are looking to hold hearings as early as next Wednesday to try to get to the bottom of what happened at the state’s drug lab.