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.
Political analysts take a look at Boston’s reaction to the revised Olympic plan, “bid 2.0.”
Massachusetts State Police superintendent discusses the security measures in place for the Boston Pops Fourth of July concert.
David Anderson, a project manager at a Boston architectural firm, discusses how Boston 2024’s new Olympic bid plans would impact the city’s architectural landscape.
WBUR’s political analysts weigh in on the latest developments among 2016 presidential hopefuls.
In Friday’s Supreme Court opinion legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, Justice Anthony Kennedy quotes in part the 2003 Goodridge decision from the Massachusetts high court which made the state the first in the country to legalize same-sex marriage.
Retired federal Judge Nancy Gertner joined WBUR to discuss Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s apology to bombing victims and Wednesday’s sentencing hearing.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is appealing a four-game suspension by the NFL following a report that found he likely knew about rules violations involving the team’s deliberate deflating of footballs.
Saying that “when sanctuaries can’t be safe, a line has been crossed,” the Rev. Jeff Brown decries the shooting in South Carolina that left nine people inside a church dead.
In calling for a cultural revolution on the environment, Pope Francis is calling the global economy structurally perverse.
A month before the All-Star Game, the Red Sox are solidly at the bottom of their division. Sox analyst Glenn Stout joins WBUR to talk about what’s wrong with the team.
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.
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.