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Watch: President Obama Gives Statement On National Security

November 25, 2015

President Obama delivered a statement following a meeting with his national security team.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: Nov. 25, 2015

November 25, 2015

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

AG Healey Launches Student Loan Assistance Unit, Targets Predatory Debt Relief Companies

November 24, 2015
Attorney General Maura Healey addresses the media in June. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Healey’s office has settled with two companies it alleges charged illegal upfront fees to file applications for federal student debt relief that students could fill out themselves online for free.

Watch: President Obama Holds A Press Conference With French President Hollande

November 24, 2015

President Obama and President Hollande are expected to speak at 11:30 a.m.

WBUR's Morning Edition Podcast: Nov. 24, 2015

November 24, 2015

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: Nov. 23, 2015

November 23, 2015

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Child Advocate Report Calls For More Reforms At DCF

November 20, 2015

A new report from the Office of the Child Advocate says while “considerable effort” has been made to reform the agency in the last year, there’s more work to be done.

WBUR's Morning Edition Podcast: Nov. 20, 2015

November 20, 2015

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

A ‘Confederacy’ Of Laughter At The Huntington

November 20, 2015
Confederacy theater boston Nick Offerman FEATURED

“A Confederacy of Dunces” at the Huntington shows off Nick Offerman’s comedic timing, and a new adaptation of the novel that makes the seedy, joyful milieu of early-1960’s New Orleans into a co-star.

Sharon Teen Shot And Killed In Attack In West Bank

November 19, 2015

Ezra Schwartz, 18, a recent graduate of the Maimonides School in Brookline, was among five people killed in two separate attacks in Tel Aviv and the West Bank Thursday.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: Nov. 19, 2015

November 19, 2015

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Frederick Wiseman On His Latest Documentary, ‘In Jackson Heights’

November 17, 2015
Still from Frederick Wiseman's "In Jackson Heights" (Courtesy Zipporah Films)

“I wanted to do a film on immigrants coming to the country now,” says Wiseman who impulsively decided on Jackson Heights after a friend took him around “and the cultural diversity just jumped out.”

Mass. Medical Society Calls For Changes To Key Provisions In Baker’s Opioid Bill

November 16, 2015

One change the medical group is seeking: a seven-day limit on first-time opioid prescriptions, rather than three days.

‘Chopin Without Piano’ Aims For A Virtuosity Of Its Own

November 13, 2015
Barbara Wysocka in "Chopin Without Piano" at ArtsEmerson (Courtesy of Natalia Kabanow/ArtsEmerson)

The form of the insistently questioning “Chopin Without Piano” is as provocative as its content, says Jeremy D. Goodwin.

A.R.T. Hires Diane Quinn, Formerly Of Cirque Du Soleil, As New Executive Director

November 10, 2015
The A.R.T.'s new executive director Diane Quinn. (Courtesy A.R.T.)

Diane Quinn says she looks forward to continuing the A.R.T.’s mission to expand the boundaries of theater.

Baker Defends Opioid Bill, Says Crisis ‘Requires Disruption’

November 09, 2015

The package also gained support from Massachusetts county sheriffs.

Lots To Sing Along With In Touring Version Of Broadway’s ‘Carole King Musical’

November 05, 2015
Abby Mueller as Carole King in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" at Boston Opera House. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus/Broadway in Boston)

Abby Mueller’s performance — and, of course, the wonderful music — are the heart of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” making a tour stop at Boston Opera House through Nov. 15.

Pluralist Vision Of Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Makes Boston Debut This Weekend

November 05, 2015
Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba performs at the Cutler Majestic Theatre this weekend. (Courtesy of Felix Miranda)

Expect a fusion of dance traditions from Cuba and elsewhere when Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba takes the stage at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Saturday and Sunday.

Boston Arts Planners Ask Public To Help Set Priorities At Monday Night Forum

November 02, 2015
Julie Burros, chief of arts and culture for the City of Boston. (Jeremiah Robinson)

A preliminary report released Friday outlines 10 areas of concern uncovered by a four-month fact-finding process. The public is asked to help sort them into priorities.

John Cleese On How To Interact With Fans And The Evolution Of His Comedy

November 02, 2015
John Cleese attends a special Tribeca Film Festival screening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at the Beacon Theatre on April 24, 2015, in New York. (Andy Kropa for Invision/AP)

British comedian John Cleese is in Boston on Tuesday to discuss his autobiography, “So, Anyway…” — which he says may not be the last of his life stories.

A Lively ‘Saturday Night/Sunday Morning’ Shines At The Lyric

October 27, 2015
Meagan Dilworth, Jasmine Rush, Tasia A. Jones and Cloteal L. Horne in a scene from Katori Hall's play. (Glenn Perry)

“Saturday Night/Sunday Morning” at the Lyric Stage may seem derivative but it has a peppery attitude all its own, says ARTery theater critic Carolyn Clay.

IFFBoston’s Fall Focus Gives Us A 5-Night Taste Of Its Expanding Ambitions At The Brattle

October 23, 2015
Qi Shu stars in Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 2015 film, "The Assassin." (Courtesy IFFBoston)

IFFBoston and The Brattle have teamed up to bring five of this upcoming season’s most idiosyncratic and anticipated titles to town for early screenings from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Thursday, Oct. 29.

Tufts Health Plan CEO Jim Roosevelt Stepping Down

October 14, 2015

Longtime Tufts Health Plan CEO Jim Roosevelt will step down January 1, the company announced Wednesday.

To Help Combat Drug Abuse, Drop Off Your Old Medications At Drug Take-Back Day Saturday

September 25, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker is urging residents to take part in Saturday’s national drug take-back day by dropping off their old or unused prescription medications at one of the state’s 170 participating sites. (e-MagineART via Flickr)

Gov. Charlie Baker is urging residents to take part in Saturday’s national drug take-back day by dropping off their old or unused prescription medications at one of the state’s 170 participating sites.

Audit Of MassHealth Finds Problems With $4M In Spending

September 17, 2015
Sean McGrath/Flickr

Bump says that more controls need to be put in place to make sure only necessary payments are made.

New Electronic Cigarette Regulations Set To Go Into Effect In Mass.

September 14, 2015
Beginning Sept. 25, those under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed to purchase electronic cigarettes, like the one pictured here, in Massachusetts. (Nam Y. Huh/AP/File)

Beginning Sept. 25, those under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed to purchase electronic cigarettes in Massachusetts.

Baker Enlists Help Of Medical Schools In Fight Against Opioid Addiction Crisis

September 02, 2015

Gov. Baker wants the state’s medical schools to better train students about pain management and “safe opioid prescribing methods.”

Report: Officials ‘Misled’ Public About Connector Failures

May 11, 2015

The Pioneer Institute report alleges Massachusetts officials “misled” the public and federal officials about the site’s woes.

Beth Israel Doctors Travel To Nepal To Aid Relief Efforts

April 29, 2015
Villagers wait in the rain as an aid relief helicopter lands at their remote mountain village of Gumda, near the epicenter of Saturday's massive earthquake in the Gorkha District of Nepal on Wednesday. (Wally Santana/AP)

A team of doctors from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston heads to Nepal today to aid with earthquake relief efforts.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Head To Retire

April 01, 2015
Edward Benz, in a 2005 file photo (John Deputy/AP)

Dr. Edward Benz, the longtime president and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will retire next year.

SJC To Hear Petition To Dismiss Convictions Tied To Dookhan

October 23, 2014

The ACLU is asking the state’s highest court to dismiss tens of thousands of criminal convictions tied to former state chemist Annie Dookhan, who admitted to tampering with evidence.

With More Work, Less Time, Dookhan’s Tests Got Faster

May 15, 2013

Now-indicted former state chemist Annie Dookhan was by far the Hinton lab’s most productive chemist. We look at the data behind her output.

Marathon Lockdown Serves As Eye-Opener For Suburban Moms

May 10, 2013
Katherine Gekas, (left),  a mother in Newton, a wealthy suburban Boston town, and Tina Chery, (right), a mother whose son was killed in 1996 by cross-fire. She is founder of the Louis D. Brown Institute. (Robin Lubbock/Here & Now)

When a number of Massachusetts communities were on lockdown following the Marathon Bombings, some suburban moms gained a new understanding of the fear their inner-city counterparts live with all the time.

'Here & Now' Teams Up With NPR, Will Expand To 2 Hours

March 29, 2013

NPR is partnering with member station WBUR to expand “Here & Now” to two hours. It will also add a co-host, Jeremy Hobson, who currently hosts the Marketplace Morning Report.

Massachusetts ACLU Director: Chemists Are Pressured to be Prosecutors

March 07, 2013
Masssachusetts ACLU Director Matthew Segal speaks about Drug Lab Scandal

support wbur today Above: WBUR’s Deb Becker interviews Massachusetts ACLU Director Matthew Segal in March of 2013. The American Civil Liberties Union says the drug lab crisis shows that pressure was put on chemist Annie Dookhan and others to help prosecute drug cases. The ACLU has filed a brief with the state Supreme Judicial Court […]

Mass. High Court Expected To Hear Drug Lab Appeal Case In April

February 21, 2013
Annie Dookhan leaves Suffolk Superior Court after being arraigned Dec. 20, 2012. Photo by Joe Spurr / WBUR

The Supreme Judicial Court is expected to review a case that challenges the way the state is handling criminal cases related to the drug lab crisis.

Former Middlesex DA: Bad Lab Protocols Likely To Expand Volume Of Tainted Cases

February 07, 2013
Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone speak about Drug Lab Scandal

“We’ve moved away from it being one rogue chemist to a lab that had insufficient practices, policies and protocols — to an extent that leads us to believe that there are more cases that are going to be compromised than those signed off on by Annie Dookhan.”

Essex County DA: ‘It’s My Duty to Review Drug Lab Cases One by One’

January 28, 2013

“Most of these cases have accompanying charges of violence. No district attorney in Massachusetts is going to have somebody spend one more day in jail because of a case where Dookhan was primary chemist and the only charges were drug charges. I believe its my duty and obligation to review these cases one at a time.”

Mass. Republicans Seek Drug Lab Oversight Board

January 16, 2013

The board would oversee all criminal forensic services in Massachusetts.

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