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WBUR News
Daily+
 
Local news coverage from WBUR
 
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Modern Love
Weekly
 
Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.
 
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On Point
Daily
 
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
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Dear Sugars
Monthly+
 
Radically empathic advice
 
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Here & Now
Daily
 
NPR and WBUR's live midday news program
 
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On Point | Books
Weekly
 
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
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Kind World
Monthly
 
Kind World is a show about compassion from WBUR. Through stories big and small, we explore the effect one act can have on a life, to better understand each other and ourselves.
 
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Last Seen
Monthly+
 
It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR ...
 
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Modern Love
Weekly
 
Modern Love features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption. It has included performances by Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Angela Bassett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sterling K. Brown, and more. A collaboration between WBUR and The New York Times.
 
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Endless Thread
Weekly
 
The front page of the Internet--also known as Reddit--is making noise. Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the site's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities, collaborating with Reddit's 330 million users and over 140 thousand communities to find all kinds of jaw-dropping narratives. A collaboration between WBUR and Reddit.
 
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Edge of Fame
Monthly
 
An exploration of the life that happens before, behind, and beyond the spotlight. Host Geoff Edgers paints intimate, sound-rich, and surprising portraits of some of the most creative people in the world. The first season includes: Norm Macdonald, Ava Duvernay, Ms. Pat, Hanson and David Letterman. A collaboration between WBUR and The Washington Post.
 
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Last Seen
Monthly+
 
It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR ...
 
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On Point
Daily
 
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
 
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Season Ticket
Weekly
 
Season Ticket is full of engaging talk, insightful commentary, insider information, and unfiltered conversations with those who make news on the Boston sports scene and those who report on it five days a week. Hosted by Boston Globe sports columnist Chris Gasper, in partnership with WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, this daily show will make you feel closer to your favorite teams than ever before.
 
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Radio Boston
Daily+
 
Provocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston
 
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Circle Round
Weekly
 
Thoughtfully-selected folktales from around the world are adapted for today's families and feature top talent from the stage and screen. With original music and sound design, these stories delve into topics such as kindness, persistence and generosity. Geared for kids ages 4 to 10 and their grown-ups; created and produced by parents of young children.
 
Discussions and lectures by the best and brightest thinkers from Boston University
 
From WBUR and Slate, the solidly reported and also somewhat opinionated take on health news for you and your family. Hosted by veteran health reporters Carey Goldberg and Rachel Zimmerman. Part of the Panoply Network.
 
Freak Out and Carry On, WBUR's politics and history podcast, addresses the urgent issues of our time through the lens of history. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Ron Suskind and noted Boston College historian Heather Cox Richardson, the podcast examines the national political landscape and dives into the historical context. New episodes available every Thursday.
 
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Stylus Radio
Daily+
 
A public radio series about sound, music, and listening. From WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.
 
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Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York joins us to discuss his new book, "Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, And The Rule Of Law."
 
Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York joins us to discuss his new book, "Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, And The Rule Of Law."
 
Jenny Shipley once led the National Party and was New Zealand's prime minister from 1997 to 1999.
 
Jenny Shipley once led the National Party and was New Zealand's prime minister from 1997 to 1999.
 
Host Callum Borchers speaks with Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jenny Shipley, who is in Boston this week, about the attack in New Zealand, the country's gun control reforms, and women in leadership. Plus, we're joined by Preet Bharara. He was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York until president Trump fired him in 2017. Also, ...…
 
Host Callum Borchers speaks with Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jenny Shipley, who is in Boston this week, about the attack in New Zealand, the country's gun control reforms, and women in leadership. Plus, we're joined by Preet Bharara. He was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York until president Trump fired him in 2017. Also, ...…
 
Women of country music are raising their voices against the old boys’ network in Nashville they say discriminates against them. Beverly Keel, Kalie Shorr and Kelleigh Bannen join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Women of country music are raising their voices against the old boys’ network in Nashville they say discriminates against them. Beverly Keel, Kalie Shorr and Kelleigh Bannen join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Women of country music are raising their voices against the old boys’ network in Nashville they say discriminates against them. Beverly Keel, Kalie Shorr and Kelleigh Bannen join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
New Zealand's prime minister announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the mass shootings at Christchurch mosques last week. Also, Biogen shares fell nearly 30 percent this morning after news that the company is discontinuing trials on aducanumab, a drug that was supposed to help ...…
 
Democratic presidential hopefuls are talking about reparations for slavery. They’re talking seriously, but with few specifics. What would a reparations policy actually look like? Errin Haines Whack, William Darity and John McWhorter join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Democratic presidential hopefuls are talking about reparations for slavery. They’re talking seriously, but with few specifics. What would a reparations policy actually look like? Errin Haines Whack, William Darity and John McWhorter join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Democratic presidential hopefuls are talking about reparations for slavery. They’re talking seriously, but with few specifics. What would a reparations policy actually look like? Errin Haines Whack, William Darity and John McWhorter join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Good news for consumers as the Federal Reserve announced it is holding interest rates steady and signaled that it is unlikely to raise them again this year. Also, historian Gary Gerstle joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the legacy of former President Theodore Roosevelt 100 years after his death. And, Labour Party member of Parliament ...…
 
The cheating and the large amounts of money the parents involved in the college admissions scandal allegedly used to secure their children's spots leaves other parents without those privileges wondering how they can help their kids overcome yet another obstacle.
 
Students from low-income backgrounds are coping with questions of fairness raised by last week's indictments of some of the nation's wealthiest parents.
 
From bathrooms to advertising to fashion, attitudes toward what’s feminine, masculine, both or neither are evolving. Shoe designer Thom Solo's extravagant creations capture accessories as gender-fluid art.
 
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Patriots owner Robert Kraft has turned down Florida prosecutors' offer to drop charges of soliciting prostitution.
 
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Patriots owner Robert Kraft has turned down Florida prosecutors' offer to drop charges of soliciting prostitution.
 
The first round of the NCAA's March Madness starts Thursday, and Boston has a team in the mix: Northeastern University.
 
The first round of the NCAA's March Madness starts Thursday, and Boston has a team in the mix: Northeastern University.
 
What responsibility should companies like Facebook, Google-owned YouTube, Reddit, and Twitter have for this kind content?
 
What responsibility should companies like Facebook, Google-owned YouTube, Reddit, and Twitter have for this kind content?
 
Women can see results in just two days, much faster than with general antidepressants already on the market.
 
Women can see results in just two days, much faster than with general antidepressants already on the market.
 
Host Callum Borchers speaks with former Only A Game host Bill Littlefield about the start of March Madness. Also, The first ever drug to treat postpartum depression has been approved by the FDA. Plus, what role do social media platforms play in radicalizing people? And, as Patriots Owner Robert Kraft rejects a plea deal in regards to charges of ...…
 
Host Callum Borchers speaks with former Only A Game host Bill Littlefield about the start of March Madness. Also, The first ever drug to treat postpartum depression has been approved by the FDA. Plus, what role do social media platforms play in radicalizing people? And, as Patriots Owner Robert Kraft rejects a plea deal in regards to charges of ...…
 
Catherine O'Hara ("Schitt's Creek") reads Patricia Morrisroe's essay, about a piece of technology that complicates a marriage.
 
Catherine O'Hara ("Schitt's Creek") reads Patricia Morrisroe's essay, about a piece of technology that complicates a marriage.
 
The public sees valor and heroism. But a new documentary from a military videographer captures the darker, complex, messy truth of American Marines at war. Miles Lagoze and Ian Pollock join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
The public sees valor and heroism. But a new documentary from a military videographer captures the darker, complex, messy truth of American Marines at war. Miles Lagoze and Ian Pollock join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
The public sees valor and heroism. But a new documentary from a military videographer captures the darker, complex, messy truth of American Marines at war. Miles Lagoze and Ian Pollock join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Mozambique begins three days of mourning for victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the most destructive storms southern African has experienced in decades. Also, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat postpartum depression. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, the academic principle investiga ...…
 
Devastating weather in the Midwest after a "bomb cyclone" triggers catastrophic flooding. Evacuations as entire communities are underwater. We have the latest. Billy Kelly, Jessica Macholan, Jim Angel and Mayor Shawn Kelly join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Devastating weather in the Midwest after a "bomb cyclone" triggers catastrophic flooding. Evacuations as entire communities are underwater. We have the latest. Billy Kelly, Jessica Macholan, Jim Angel and Mayor Shawn Kelly join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Devastating weather in the Midwest after a "bomb cyclone" triggers catastrophic flooding. Evacuations as entire communities are underwater. We have the latest. Billy Kelly, Jessica Macholan, Jim Angel and Mayor Shawn Kelly join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Nebraska's agriculture industry has been hit hard by historic flooding. A local rancher explains the impact of losing 35 calves to the rising waters. Also, C-SPAN aired its first broadcast 40 years ago this week, offering America a window into the world of Washington. And President Trump has picked a former Delta Airlines executive to lead the ...…
 
There is little evidence that being the policy wonk is helping Warren dominate the race for the nomination.
 
NBC Sports Boston reporter Kyle Draper joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to talk about the game.
 
The musician spent much of his career composing soundtracks for his wife's animated films. When she died in 2011, he lost not just his spouse but his primary collaborator.
 
Host Deborah Becker speaks about Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposal to break up the big three tech companies: Facebook, Google, Amazon. We discuss her proposal and ask just how realistic it is. Also, the global glut of recycled materials has turned local municipal budgets upside down and Massachusetts communities are scrambling to pay for a service ...…
 
Host Deborah Becker speaks about Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposal to break up the big three tech companies: Facebook, Google, Amazon. We discuss her proposal and ask just how realistic it is. Also, the global glut of recycled materials has turned local municipal budgets upside down and Massachusetts communities are scrambling to pay for a service ...…
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren says if she's elected president, she'd direct the Department of Justice to break up the so-called "Big Three:" Google, Amazon, and Facebook.
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren says if she's elected president, she'd direct the Department of Justice to break up the so-called "Big Three:" Google, Amazon, and Facebook.
 
Snipping an infant’s tongue can improve breastfeeding. But is the surgery overused or even medically necessary? Rachel Morgan Cautero, Dr. Jonathan Walsh and Robin Kaplan join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Snipping an infant’s tongue can improve breastfeeding. But is the surgery overused or even medically necessary? Rachel Morgan Cautero, Dr. Jonathan Walsh and Robin Kaplan join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
Snipping an infant’s tongue can improve breastfeeding. But is the surgery overused or even medically necessary? Rachel Morgan Cautero, Dr. Jonathan Walsh and Robin Kaplan join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
California Gov. Gavin Newsom halts the death penalty in his state and takes his case to the national stage. We unpack the politics and public opinion. Marisa Lagos, Phyllis Loya, Jordan Steiker and Cassandra Stubbs join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
California Gov. Gavin Newsom halts the death penalty in his state and takes his case to the national stage. We unpack the politics and public opinion. Marisa Lagos, Phyllis Loya, Jordan Steiker and Cassandra Stubbs join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
California Gov. Gavin Newsom halts the death penalty in his state and takes his case to the national stage. We unpack the politics and public opinion. Marisa Lagos, Phyllis Loya, Jordan Steiker and Cassandra Stubbs join Meghna Chakrabarti.
 
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