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The Scrum
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The Scrum is a weekly politics podcast from WGBH News, Boston's PBS and NPR affiliate (89.7 FM), hosted by Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis. The Scrum focuses on Boston and Massachusetts politics, but makes frequent forays into the national scene — especially when local individuals and issues of note make their influence felt. Talk back to us on Twitter (@reillyadam, @kadzis) or via email: scrum@wgbh.org.
 
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Innovation Hub
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Innovation Hub looks at how to reinvent our world – from medicine to education, relationships to time management. Great thinkers and great ideas, designed to make your life better.
 
Early Edition with Joe Mathieu airs from 4:50 a.m. until the start of Morning Edition at 5 a.m. We bring you the information you need, including traffic, transit and weather in an informal and informative way. Our listeners learn about the stories we are covering and get a sense of the behind the scenes aspects of starting the broadcast day.
 
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MASTERPIECE Studio
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MASTERPIECE Studio is your backstage pass to the PBS series—from Sherlock to Poldark. After the show, turn off the TV and tune in to MASTERPIECE Studio for the scoop with host Jace Lacob. Listen for exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of your favorite shows. Get the history lowdown behind the people and places you see on screen, and hear revealing stories from the set. MASTERPIECE Studio is made possible by Viking Cruises and Farmers Insurance. Sponsors for MASTERPIECE on PBS are Vik ...
 
Join hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a smart local conversation with leaders and thinkers shaping Boston and New England. We feature our favorite conversation from each show. To hear the full show, please visit wgbhnews.org/bpr To share your opinion, email bpr@wgbh.org or call 877-301-8970 during the live broadcast from 11AM-2PM.
 
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The Creeping Hour
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Beware, these scary stories will transform you! The Creeping Hour is a horror anthology series hosted by the Creeps, three friends who listened to so many scary stories that they turned into monsters themselves. Gather your whole family to shiver with fright as you listen to the terrifying tales of The Creeping Hour. Listen if you dare. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! The Creeping Hour is a co-production of WGBH and Elie Lichtschein. It is appropriate for all ages and recommended for kids ages ...
 
Weekly podcast from public radio’s award-winning program Humankind
 
America's premier investigative documentary series since 1983. We answer only to you.FRONTLINE presents audio versions of select full-length episodes for listening on the go. Want more full-length FRONTLINE Audiocasts? Please leave a review and let us know what you think.
 
Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them. Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it ...
 
Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them. Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it ...
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
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NOVA scienceNOW
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Our podcast offers irreverent stories and introduces intriguing personalities from the world of science. For more content from the producers of NOVA scienceNOW -- and to watch our broadcast series online -- visit us at http://www.pbs.org/nova/sciencenow
 
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GroundTruth
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From Syria to Staten Island, a new generation of journalists are reporting on the ground, documenting the most important stories of their time. Hosted by Charles Sennott, founder of The GroundTruth Project, in partnership with WGBH News.
 
From the Top at Carnegie Hall, hosted by celebrated pianist Christopher O'Riley, showcases the top-notch skills, offbeat humor and compelling stories of America's best young classical musicians. This video podcast offers interviews, at-home videos, Carnegie performances, out-takes and raw, unedited rehearsals.
 
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One Guest
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What's your story? WGBH's first-ever live action online series, "One Guest," asks that question and finds answers that are sometimes offbeat, always interesting, and definitely leave you wanting more. Hosted by WGBH talent from various departments within the foundation, "One Guest" is a series of short-form webisodes that feature one-on-one interviews with people throughout New England. And they all have a story to tell.
 
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NOVA | PBS
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NOVA brings you short audio stories from the world of science -- anything from hurricanes to mummies to neutrinos. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at pbs.org/nova, or watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS.
 
Watch full episodes of PBS' From the Top at Carnegie Hall, showcasing America’s most extraordinary young musicians aged 8 to 18. Based on the popular NPR program and hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, the television series takes viewers behind the scenes with today’s rising young musicians, and captures the excitement of their Carnegie Hall debuts.
 
Find out what really goes on behind the scenes on "Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman" in exclusive interviews with the top dog himself, Ruff Ruffman. FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman is the hilarious reality TV series for 6 to 10 year old kids that features real kids, real challenges and one really cool canine host.
 
Hosted by international garden design sensation Jamie Durie and featuring Chef Michel Nischan's James Beard award-winning "Homegrown" cooking segments, The Victory Garden equips viewers with the confidence and inspiration to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty, and live outdoors.With so many Americans aspiring to care for the environment and create their own outdoor living spaces, The Victory Garden's unique fusion of garden design, earth-to-table cooking, and eco-conscious how-to t ...
 
Hosted by international garden design sensation Jamie Durie and featuring Chef Michel Nischan's James Beard award-winning "Homegrown" cooking segments, The Victory Garden equips viewers with the confidence and inspiration to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty, and live outdoors.With so many Americans aspiring to care for the environment and create their own outdoor living spaces, The Victory Garden's unique fusion of garden design, earth-to-table cooking, and eco-conscious how-to t ...
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
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Local Food Report
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The Local Food Report, with Elspeth Hay, is constantly exploring the Cape, Islands, the south Coast and all our farmer’s markets to find out what’s good, what’s growing and what to do with it.
 
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NOVA Vodcast | PBS
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NOVA brings you short video stories from the world of science, including excerpts from our television programs, video dispatches from producers and correspondents in the field, animations, and much more. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at http://www.pbs.org/nova and watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS. Please note that this feed requires QuickTime 7. Free upgrade available at apple.com/itunes.
 
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NOVA Vodcast | PBS
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NOVA brings you short video stories from the world of science, including excerpts from our television programs, video dispatches from producers and correspondents in the field, animations, and much more. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at http://www.pbs.org/nova and watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS. Please note that this feed requires QuickTime 7. Free upgrade available at apple.com/itunes.
 
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NOVA | PBS
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NOVA brings you short audio stories from the world of science -- anything from hurricanes to mummies to neutrinos. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at pbs.org/nova, or watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS.
 
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NOVA Vodcast | PBS
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NOVA brings you short video stories from the world of science, including excerpts from our television programs, video dispatches from producers and correspondents in the field, animations, and much more. For more science programming online and on air, visit NOVA's Web site at http://www.pbs.org/nova and watch NOVA broadcasts Wednesday nights on PBS. Please note that this feed requires QuickTime 7. Free upgrade available at apple.com/itunes.
 
The Truth About Cancer video podcast is an eight-part video series. It is a continuation of the discussions begun in TAKE ONE STEP: A Conversation About Cancer with Linda Ellerbee. Each episode is two to five minutes long. Participating in the podcast discussions are U.S. News and World Report health editor Dr. Bernadine Healy; breast cancer surgeon and Breast Cancer Research stamp mastermind Dr. Ernie Bodai; neurologist and leading palliative care expert Dr. Richard Payne; and counseling ps ...
 
Award-winning journalist and public radio veteran John Carroll gives his perspective on today's hottest topics.
 
Host Arun Rath takes listeners behind-the-scenes of PBS's award-winning public affairs series FRONTLINE, with producer interviews, sneak previews of upcoming reports, and timely discussions with today's top newsmakers.
 
Video from Science in the City, at the first annual Cambridge Science Festival, presented by the MIT Museum.
 
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The SCIF
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In the security world a "SCIF" ['skiff'] or "Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility" is a special secured room where classified information is processed and shared.National security expert, Juliette Kayyem, brings you inside the security world in a deeper way. By exploring the planning and decisions behind our own safety--both nationally and locally-- this podcast takes some of the mystery out of what makes us safer.
 
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Bird News
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Bird news airs on Wednesdays at 8:35am, Thursday at 12:35pm and Fridays at 4:30pm.E. Vernon Laux is an author and ornithologist who's been birding the Cape and Islands for nearly 40 years. He's the resident naturalist and land manager for the Linda Loring Foundation on Nantucket.
 
This eleven-part podcast series, a companion to PBS' Valentine's Day television special, The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease In America, features best-selling author, Dr. Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Larry King of CNN's Larry King Live and the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, along with Julie Bain, Health Director at Reader's Digest magazine. In conversation with Julie Bain, Dr. Roizen explains ten different, easy steps you can take to a healthier heart. In the eleventh podcast, Larry King tells ...
 
Daily highlights from The Takeaway, the national morning news program that delivers the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day, and prepare for what's ahead. The Takeaway, along with the BBC World Service, The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invites listeners every morning to learn more and be part of the American conversation on-air and online at thetakeaway.org.
 
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Blacklisted
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In October 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened its hearing into Communist influence in the movie business and promptly denounced 19 prominent directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors as enemies of the state. One of them was Hollywood screenwriter Gordon Kahn, whose films include All Quiet on the Western Front and The African Queen. In this six-part personal history of the Hollywood Blacklist, Gordon Kahn's son, Morning Stories producer Tony Kahn, tells the story of ...
 
A daily spotlight on international musical artists and trends. Created by host Marco Werman, the Global Hit features interviews with musicians, critics and deejays around the globe.
 
Fybush Media’s weekly(-ish) look at what’s happening in broadcast media technology, business and history, hosted by Scott Fybush
 
Go behind-the-scenes in the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW PODCAST with producer Adam Monahan as he sits with appraisers, producers, former guests, and a variety of characters surrounding the world of antiques and collectibles for wide-ranging armchair conversations. Each episode includes revealing information and provides the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW perspective on topical events and current market trends.ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance.Additional funding is provided by public televi ...
 
The Answered Question is a weekly podcast that unlocks the mystery of performing classical music, with the voices of the artists themselves taking you inside the process of making the music.
 
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You made it to Friday and Joe Mathieu and the WGBH Early Edition crew are here to greet you. Gronk should probably keep his day job because being a TV analyst seemed a bit forced. Trump gets weird in Minnesota. Plus we get you ready for the weekend around Boston with your what’s on tap with the Columbus Day weekend calendar. Enjoy the long week ...…
 
Jack Farthing's Sir George Warleggan is the obvious villain in Poldark, and he brings his share of villainy to this final season of the series. But for Farthing, Sir George's complicated response to personal trauma has lent his portrayal a surprising human layer that the actor reveals in a new interview.…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened the lines to callers to ask: in light of the whistleblower news in Washington, have there ever been times when you’ve had to take a stand against authority? Was it the right choice? Tech Writer Andy Inathko discussed big tech’s relationship to China, following Apple’s choice to pull an app that helped pro ...…
 
Even though Congress is technically on recess, it has been a busy week in the nation’s capital. The week started with a letter from White House Counsel Patrick Cipollone to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing the House leader that the White House was not going to participate in an impeachment inquiry that it considered unconstitutional. Resistance ...…
 
Even though Congress is technically on recess, it has been a busy week in the nation’s capital. The week started with a letter from White House Counsel Patrick Cipollone to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing the House leader that the White House was not going to participate in an impeachment inquiry that it considered unconstitutional. Resistance ...…
 
Whether they’re athletes like LeBron James, entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, or entertainers like Kanye West, the richest and most famous among us are often known for having the largest egos. Why shouldn’t we follow their example? Ryan Holiday, author of “Ego is the Enemy,” tells us how ego can be a huge disadvantage - and even end careers. He al ...…
 
When psychologist Walter Mischel published the findings of his famous marshmallow study, showing the impact of delayed gratification on a child’s future success, it changed how people raised their kids. But in the nearly 50 years since the study was published, questions have been asked about our ability to truly look ahead. Is teaching a child ...…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Washington Post national politics correspondent Annie Linskey discussed the latest news surrounding the 2020 Democratic presidential race. Food writer Corby Kummer discussed pushback to a Trump administration move to end limits on slaughterhouse line speeds, and news that grocery chain Dean & Deluca has closed thei ...…
 
An effort backed by the Trump administration to speed up slaughter lines of pigs is facing legal challenges from food workers' unions that argue the new rules will put laborers in danger. Food policy expert Corby Kummer joined Boston Public Radio Thursday to discuss the new rule, and the workers' safety complaint. "This makes my blood boil. Alr ...…
 
In this episode of The Creeping Hour, Weta shares the story of a polluted beach, a horrifying creature, and a group of friends… a lot like you… who didn’t listen to a warning.By WGBH.
 
Good Thursday morning from Joe Mathieu, Karen, Brendan and the WGBH Early Edition crew. Joe’s current favorite twitter feed is @WGBHArchives, and some old footage of the now-defunct Paramount Deli has made us all hungry this morning. Some crazy weather on-tap today to talk about. Pats play in Foxborough tonight against the Giants. And we’re all ...…
 
As we enter a new era of health care, one fact looms large. More than three-fourths of U.S. medical costs are attributed to largely-preventable illnesses related to our lifestyle behaviors – what we eat, whether we exercise, how we manage stress, if we smoke. Yet in most health care today, visits to the doctor are often too brief to get a handl ...…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened the lines to callers to hear their thoughts on Trump’s choice to not comply with House impeachment proceedings. Media maven Sue O’Connell discussed three LGBT descrimination cases that the Supreme Court heard on Tuesday. CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem discussed President Trump’s decision to pull troops out o ...…
 
The last time Marty Walsh sat down with the Scrum, he was wrapping up his first year as mayor. Now, as he approaches the six-year mark, Walsh finds himself in an unusual position: after winning a second term in a landside in 2017, he’s mentioned as a possible candidate for governor and US Senate — but he’s been forced to play defense after scan ...…
 
Wake up on Wednesday with Joe Mathieu and WGBH’s Early Edition crew. We made it to the midweek point and it’s all downhill from here. Gronk took a job with Fox Sports doing what he does best… talking? The Bruins remain undefeated on the young season. And Manchester, NH is getting some good press… looks like you may want to pack up and move to “ ...…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened the lines to callers to ask: in light of accusations that he solicited sex workers at a Florida spa, is the NFL doing enough about New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft? Author Holly Jackson discussed her new book, “American Radicals: How Nineteenth Century Protest Shaped the Nation.” Medical ethicist A ...…
 
Thanks for getting up with WGBH’s Early Edition. Karen is officially back from vacation and we’ve got the full band back together. Joe Mathieu missed his chance to get his WGBH flu shot, which as we all know is the best kind of flu shot. Robo calls are bugging us all but especially Joe and Brendan. And the first vaping related death in Massachu ...…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Shannon O’Brien and Charlie Chieppio discussed the latest national and local headlines, including impeachment news and Ed Markey’s pursuit of an environmental debate against Senate seat rival Joe Kennedy. Charlie Sennott discussed fallout from Hong Kong’s ban on face masks, Boris Johnson’s plan for Brexit, and the ...…
 
Welcome back to the work week from Joe Mathieu and the Early Edition team. One more unscheduled day without Karen so we’re back in the man-cave on a Monday. Beat the Press devolved into a screaming match this weekend over impeachment talk. A big weekend for our local teams and our guy Brendan was on hand to witness the debut of Tacko Fall in th ...…
 
Actor Heida Reed played Elizabeth in the first four seasons of Poldark, but her character's early death in childbirth was a tragic ending to the fourth season. So her spectral appearance in Sir George Warleggan’s grief-stricken mind this season was a welcome surprise for Elizabeth's fans. Reed joins the podcast to discuss how it felt to return ...…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened the lines to callers to hear their thoughts on the latest regarding House impeachment proceedings. Tech writer Andy Ihnatko discussed Mark Zuckerberg’s leaked memo to Facebook employees, where he spoke on the threat of a potential Elizabeth Warren presidency. He also discussed Amazon’s foray into wearable ...…
 
This week, new information about President Trump’s interactions with foreign governments have rattled Washington, D.C. While the White House works on beating back the impeachment inquiry, members of Congress are home in their districts checking in with constituents. This task might prove difficult for those representing districts that have supp ...…
 
This week, new information about President Trump’s interactions with foreign governments have rattled Washington, D.C. While the White House works on beating back the impeachment inquiry, members of Congress are home in their districts checking in with constituents. This task might prove difficult for those representing districts that have supp ...…
 
We made it to Friday everybody. Get ready for your fall weekend with Joe Mathieu and WGBH’s Early Edition. It’s one more man-cave day as Karen returns on Monday. The Bruins opened their season on the road in Dallas with a win. But Joe and Brendan stayed up late to see the premiere of the film “Joker” and are eager to give their reviews. And we ...…
 
With the European intellectual movement, there was a heightened interest to interpret the world around us. Scientists of the 18th century sought a way to categorize and objectively understand the multitude of species inhabiting earth. Unfortunately, humans were not spared in this scientific venture and the idea of superior and inferior human ra ...…
 
It seems like every time a dictionary publishes a new update, people flock to social media to talk about it. Whether they’re responding to the addition of the word “fam” or the dad joke, They always return to the question of what consequences these additions will have. Do they really spell disaster for the English language? Turns out, the “upda ...…
 
Instead of their usual deep dive into one subject, Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis take a different tack in this episode of the Scrum — chatting with their WGBH News colleagues Saraya Wintersmith, Isaiah Thompson, and Mike Deehan about, respectively, how Elizabeth Warren’s playing in Iowa, the still-unfolding scandal inside Boston’s Zoning Board o ...…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio:** MSNBC’s “Meet The Press" moderator Chuck Todd discussed the latest news regarding the House impeachment inquiry. We opened the lines to hear from callers: in light Dallas police officer Amber Guyger's guilty murder verdict, what are your thoughts on forgiveness? Former Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Publ ...…
 
Media maven and BPR contributor Sue O’Connell spoke on a federal judge’s Tuesday ruling in a case calling Harvard’s admission practices into question. Homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem discussed the latest national headlines surrounding President Trump and Ukraine, as well as hurricane recovery effort in the Bahamas. Ali Noorani, executi ...…
 
As we enter a new era of health care, one fact looms large. More than three-fourths of U.S. medical costs are attributed to largely-preventable illnesses related to our lifestyle behaviors – what we eat, whether we exercise, how we manage stress, if we smoke. Yet in most health care today, visits to the doctor are often too brief to get a handl ...…
 
Meet Axe, Toro, and Weta, three friends who listened to one too many scary stories and transformed into monsters, into… “Creeps.” These days, the Creeps gather to tell you, brave listener, scary stories of their own. In this first episode of The Creeping Hour, Axe shares the story of two boys, a dog, and an old man with a horrible secret lurkin ...…
 
Joe Mathieu and the crew get you ready for your day with Thursday’s Early Edition. Karen’s still on vacation but we shall persevere! The President had a couple of meltdowns on the media yesterday at two separate times. Hockey returns tonight with the Bruins on the road in Dallas. Big Papi David Ortiz wants you on his team, and pop-up Poutine sh ...…
 
In this week’s edition: We’re back from the Radio Show in Dallas with lots to talk about (and even more that we wrote about in NorthEast Radio Watch this week!) – and you’ll be hearing more from Texas coming up in the next few weeks on the podcast. In the meantime, though, we had an […]By Scott Fybush / Fybush Media.
 
Meat company West Texas Provisions, Inc sold over $1 million of degraded meat to 32 prison institutions in 18 states. The meat was marketed by West Texas Provisions as USDA approved, when in fact no such inspection was held. The meat packing plant also violated ground meat standards by adding whole cow hearts into their products. Food writer Co ...…
 
Welcome to a warm Wednesday… but soak it in quickly because after lunch the fall chill will fill our air. Joe Mathieu and the crew get you ready for your day... but with Karen on vacation for the rest of the week, one of listeners dubbed us “The Man Cave”. We discuss the coup news and the improper use of that term, the start of another hockey s ...…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened the lines to ask our listeners about the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. NBC Sports Boston's Trenni Kusnierek spoke about college athletics in California. ACLU of Massachusetts' Matt Segal discussed their lawsuit against the city of Boston to release more information about "Operation C ...…
 
Feels like fall this morning on this first day of October and Joe Mathieu and the crew get you ready for work with today’s Early Edition. All the best military men apparently come from Massachusetts. It was a big day for the Celtics, and a story about a special selfie for Brendan. Plus the two sides of Tom Brady after a hard-fought win. All tha ...…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: WGBH News Political Reporter Adam Reilly and Experience Magazine Editor Joanna Weiss discussed the latest headlines in national politics, from impeachment to the 2020 election. Charlie Sennott, WGBH News Analyst, discussed international news, including the one year anniversary of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder ...…
 
Simon Nye, the creator and head writer of The Durrells In Corfu, doesn’t see Gerald Durrell’s books as necessarily sacrosanct, but his fictionalized family is awfully similar to the Durrells’ actual four years in Greece. Now, as the fourth and final season begins, Nye joins us for a conversation exploring the family’s journey from page to scree ...…
 
What a weekend, welcome back everyone. Joe Mathieu and the Early Edition crew are back after a legendary weekend for the weather - doesn’t get much better than that in Boston. Our growing Cape Cod shark problem just went national thanks to a feature on 60 Minutes. The Red Sox are officially done, a disappointing season for sure, and that could ...…
 
For the last five years, every season of Poldark has adapted at least one of Winston Graham's original novels. For the fifth and final season, however, series creator and head writer Debbie Horsfield was forced to fill in a gap of 11 years between Graham's book, The Angry Tide, and the next novel,' The Stranger from the Sea. It's a challenge sh ...…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Raj Chetty, Harvard Economist, discussed his research into housing vouchers and their value in bringing people out of the poverty cycle. Emily Rooney, host of WGBH News' Beat the Press, joined to give her weekly list of fixations and fulminations. Richard Trethewey and Jeff Sweenor from NECN’s This Old House discus ...…
 
This week, President Donald Trump was accused of enlisting the President of Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Vice President Joe Biden. A whistleblower's complaint alleges that the White House tried to hide the transcript of the conversation between the two leaders. For many, the allegations leveled against President Trump this week b ...…
 
This week, President Donald Trump was accused of enlisting the President of Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Vice President Joe Biden. A whistleblower's complaint alleges that the White House tried to hide the transcript of the conversation between the two leaders. For many, the allegations leveled against President Trump this week b ...…
 
We made it to Friday. Joe Mathieu, Karen and Brendan get you ready for summer’s last real weekend - after Sunday no more baseball, and say goodbye to the warm weather. This weekend we’ve got a couple of different Octoberfest’s to tell you about. Be careful ordering your favorite delivery food because we’ve got another data breach on our hands. ...…
 
Just about 40 years ago, a secret group of elite scientists, known as the Jasons, sounded the death knell for climate change. They had consulted a computer model that predicted the destabilizing effects of a warming earth - from droughts, to rising sea levels, to geopolitical conflicts. Their warnings reached the ears of politicians, and, ultim ...…
 
If you’ve ever had an evil thought - or even a murder fantasy- you’re not alone. Julia Shaw, the author of “Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side” explains that most people have devilish notions sometimes. Shaw, a psychologist and research associate at University College London, says we all have the capacity for cruel deeds. She suggest ...…
 
If you don’t live in Fall River, the mess that city’s currently grappling with — namely, a mayor who’s been indicted not once but twice by the Feds, yet is still in office and could, theoretically, be reelected this fall — is simultaneously diverting and comforting. Come for the over-the-top scandal; stay for the reassuring fact that, however b ...…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Boston Medical Center physician and Massachusetts state Rep. Jon Santiago discussed the impact of the opioid crisis on Boston communities, and his thoughts on addressing it. Dr. Aaron Bernstein, pediatrician at Harvard's School of Health, discussed the effects of climate change on young people's health, and its pot ...…
 
Winding down your work week with Joe Mathieu and WGBH’s Early Edition crew. Impeachment is the big national news of the day, as President Trump continues to insist he did nothing wrong. Around Boston “Vapor Madness” continues to be the big talker, as new bans beyond the 4 month moratorium are discussed. And an iconic Boston statue is making a c ...…
 
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