Dan Mauzy is the former Santa Fe County Bureau Chief for New Mexico’s Rio Grande Sun. It was public radio that got him through countless hours driving through the desert southwest to school board meetings and crime scenes, and eventually he made the switch. He got his start in radio at NPR’s StoryCorps and On the Media.
Dan grew up in Stoneham and lives in Cambridge. He graduated from Vassar College, where he studied literature and mathematics. His reporting on judicial misconduct received a first place award for continuing coverage from the New Mexico Press Association.
Deborah Lee James, the secretary of the U.S. Air Force, was in Boston recently for a conference about women veterans and entrepreneurship, and to visit with Massachusetts members of the U.S. Air Force. We talked with her about women in service, the intersection of business and defense, and the long-term future of bases in Massachusetts.
As attention now shifts to the casino proposal in East Boston, we’ll talk about who should get to decide if there will be a resort style casino there.
What we believe informs what we see, not the other way around, according to documentary filmmaker Errol Morris.
Currently in Massachusetts, 90 percent of court appointed legal cases are handled by some 3,000 private attorneys called bar advocates. As part of an overhaul of the state’s public defending system, Gov. Patrick has proposed hiring a permanent staff of 1,000 public defenders.
How important is elementary school? Researchers have found that a student’s experience in kindergarten has a measurable impact on success later in life.
On this Labor Day, we look back at the long history of unemployment. It turns out the modern experience of joblessness first started in Massachusetts in the 1800s — long before the Great Depression.
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Tuesday to extend unemployment benefits to millions of out-of-work Americans until the end of November. We check in with WBUR’s Curt Nickisch to see how the vote affects Massachusetts workers.
Raccoons have long been a common city resident. But in the past few years we’ve seen turkeys in Brookline and coyotes in Cambridge. That intersection of urban and wild often causes us to encounter animals we’re not used to — or comfortable with. We talk to two wildlife specialists about how we can best coexist.