The Most Popular WBUR Stories Of 2009

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Rapping nurses, a brutal New Hampshire murder, the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and an extraordinary MBTA surveillance video are among the most viewed and e-mailed WBUR stories of 2009.


  1. Brutal Murder Rocks Tight-Knit N.H. Town
  2. Rapping Nurses? Boston Hospitals Launch Creative Hand-Washing Campaigns
  3. Book Claims Ted Williams’ Frozen Head Mistreated
  4. Edward Kennedy, The Senate’s Last Lion, Is Dead At 77
  5. Live Blogging Sen. Kennedy’s Memorial Services
  6. Brother Blue, Cambridge’s Street Storyteller, Dead At 88
  7. ‘The Donkey Show’: Breaking Barriers, Baring All
  8. MBTA Security Camera Captures Orange Line Near-Miss
  9. Four From Mass. Win 2009 ‘Genius’ Awards
  10. Boston Archdiocese Cuts Benefits Of Sick, Retired Priests
  11. Tall Ships Sail Into Boston Harbor
  12. Crowd Beginning To Gather Outside Kennedy Compound
  13. Tarek Mehanna: ‘Sweet’ Teacher, ‘Best Son,’ Terrorist?
  14. FAQ: Swine Flu Vaccines Arrive In Mass., But Not Cases
  15. Patrick Signs Sales Tax Increase, Sends Back $147M In Vetoes
  16. Sen. Kerry’s Daughter Arrested On DUI Charge
  17. Evergreen Solar To Move Jobs To China
  18. Senate Candidate Profiles
  19. Closing Of Textile Plant Marks Passing Of Already-Bygone Era
  20. A Three-Day Journey Of Remembrances For Sen. Kennedy
  21. DA: Search Of Markoff’s Home Turned Up Firearm, Restraints
  22. In N.H. Murder, Online Chatter Surrounds Teen Suspects
  23. A New Name, And New Look, At The DeCordova
  24. A Seasoned Banjo Picker, With Braces And A Bedtime
  25. Battling A Destructive Vine That Grows A ‘Mile-A-Minute’
  26. Edward M. Kennedy Memorial Schedule
  27. Belmont Teenager Killed By Commuter Train
  28. Robin Young: McCartney Performs Like It Was Yesterday
  29. Boston Man Dies From Swine Flu
  30. Littlefield: 10 Tips Obama Shouldn’t Take From Tiger


  1. Hospitals Battle Their No. 1 Injury: Falls
  2. A Search For Links Between U.S., Irish Church Abuse
  3. Schools Tackle Sports Concussions Head On
  4. ‘Say It Ain’t So, Joe!’ — Palin And Biden Face Off Again, Opera-Style
  5. A Seasoned Banjo Picker, With Braces And A Bedtime
  6. Study: Not Treating Prostate Cancer Could Be Good Choice‘The Donkey Show’: Breaking Barriers, Baring All
  7. Colleges Prepare For Swine Flu Outbreak
  8. GI Bill Attracts Vets To UMass
  9. Andover Roofer Apprehensive Of Economic Recovery This YearLittlefield: 10 Tips Obama Shouldn’t Take From Tiger
  10. Live From The Basement: Geek Rock!

This program aired on December 24, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

Andrew Phelps Reporter
Andrew Phelps was formerly a producer and reporter for WBUR.