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WBUR: Your Gateway To The World

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And if you are ready to dig into some fascinating stories, start here:

The Serendipitous Story Of How A Stray Dog Changed A Former U.S. Ambassador's Life
High up in the Himalayas of Nepal, a puppy without a name or family unexpectedly inhabited the heart of a U.S. ambassador.

A Community Theater Leader Disappears And Leaves A Trail Of Deception In His Wake
People will tell you Richard Bento is a good actor — on and off the stage. Which is why many in New England's community theater scene think he's been able to do what he's done for so long: trick people and take their money, repeatedly in different states.

What The President Knew

Why is it that sometimes Presidents know there is a danger to the wellbeing of Americans, and still do nothing? We talk with people who were in the room in 2001 and 2020.

Dying on The Sheriff’s Watch 
A series on healthcare in county jails and medical masks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Photos That Helped Us Tell The Stories Of 2020:
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Our photographers captured hundreds of photos to tell the complex stories of a year full of highs and lows. These are the images that endured.

How One QAnon Believer Escaped The ‘Grand Unified Theory Of All Conspiracy Theories’
In this episode, Endless Thread traces Jitarth’s journey into and, ultimately, out of, QAnon.

Unexpected Lessons
After a year of pandemic school, this special series digs into what we learned.


WBUR has new interviews, stories and shows for you every single day. Keep coming back, and we'll connect you to your community, the nation and the world.

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