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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. With more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A production from WBUR and The Boston Globe.
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For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people. Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love, and Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects. Each week, we’ll bring you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, ...
One woman's quest to end her war with food. Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips wield solid science, medical knowledge, common sense and an endless supply of dad jokes to teach us how to eat better and feel better about it. Hint: It’s not dieting. They discuss exercise, body image, food addiction, genetics, weight loss and more.
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NEXT was a radio show and podcast that aired its final episode in May 2021 after a successful five-year run. The weekly program focused on New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. NEXT was produced at Connecticut Public Radio and featured stories from journalists across the New England News Collaborative. Most recently, the program was hosted by Morgan Springer. With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asked questions about how we power our society, how we move aroun ...
Commentaries on music from NPR's Here and Now and elsewhere... Author Tim Riley has written books on the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Madonna, and his most recent title is FEVER: HOW ROCK'N'ROLL TRANSFORMED GENDER IN AMERICA (Picador 2005). He is at work on a major new biography of John Lennon for W.W. Norton slated for 2009. His music commentary is featured regularly on NPR's HERE AND NOW, the nationally-syndicated show produced weekdays out of WBUR-FM in Boston.
Maria Garcia was 9 years old and living on the U.S.-Mexico border when Selena was murdered. Twenty five years later, Maria is on a quest to understand what it means to love, mourn and remember Selena. In this intimate journey, Maria explores what Selena's legacy shows us about belonging in America. Editors’ Notes: Mexican-American recording artist Selena Quintanilla not only popularized Tejano music to mainstream American audiences, but also helped put Latinos on the map and broke barriers o ...
A four minute weekly radio comic strip. ...It's what Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne might be hotly debating as they walk into the studio -- just before they get on mic. This short radiostrip plays out in the kitchen of 11 Central Ave, the home of an extended family where a hodgepodge of other characters regularly drops in.As they rush around in the morning drinking coffee, reading the paper, looking for their shoes, they're talking about everything from the most compelling topics of our ti ...
Tufts' Dr. Shira Doron says we don't know much about how omicron will impact the pandemic yet, but we do know that delta is the variant currently driving cases in Massachusetts. She recommends all unvaccinated individuals get the shot as soon as possible, and that vaccinated people consider a booster.…
Plus, the Senate narrowly voted to move forward the nomination of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins for U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts.By WBUR
The Sugars are joined by the therapist Esther Perel to discuss a letter from a husband who is in a sexless marriage and is looking for a way to help his wife heal from trauma.By WBUR
President Biden ended the Trump-era program on his first day in office but was forced to reinstate it under a court order.By WBUR & NPR
The series is about four Black women navigating their friendships, careers and love lives.By WBUR & NPR
Afghanistan's economic collapse has pushed the medical system closer and closer to a breaking point.By WBUR & NPR
Friday's jobs report reveals that 210,000 jobs were added in November. That's the lowest since December 2020.By WBUR & NPR
The Survivor Corps support network has gathered data from more than 700 patients coping with post-COVID symptoms such as tremors, vibrations, debilitating pain and mental decline.By WBUR & NPR
We break down the politics of President Biden's latest measures to contain the spread of the omicron variant.By WBUR & NPR
Even as the industry rakes in around $2 billion for the local economy each year, the number of people living in poverty in the rural town has soared.By WBUR & NPR
Though movies like "Dune" and "No Time to Die" are opening in movie theaters, attendance is still way down from pre-pandemic levels.By WBUR & NPR
Kids in India's capital have been indoors for 20 months — first for COVID-19, now for smog beyond four times what's safe.By WBUR & NPR
Harnessing energy from rivers accounted for about 7% of electrical generation in the U.S. last year.By WBUR & NPR
With washed-out bridges and roads, recovery efforts could take months.By WBUR & NPR
A new study of long COVID-19 finds a disturbing cluster of symptoms well after infection: tremors, vibrations, debilitating pain and mental decline. One of the authors of the study joins us. And, Afghanistan's economic collapse has pushed the medical system closer and closer to a breaking point. Dave Michalski of Doctors Without Borders tells us mo…
Nationwide, the process is only about half over — yet the problem persists.By WBUR & NPR
Dr. Angela Rasmussen explains what's behind the latest surge and what we know — and don't know — about the omicron variant.By WBUR & NPR
Though movies like "Dune" and "No Time to Die" are opening in movie theaters, attendance is still way down from pre-pandemic levels. KPCC entertainment reporter John Horn tells us more. And, researcher Dan Reicher joins us to discuss hydroelectric dams, which provide 7% of the U.S. energy portfolio.By NPR
What's the biggest threat to American elections, and to people's trust in them? Conspiracy theories. Former Homeland Security cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs joins Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss why the greatest election security threat to the nation right now is domestic misinformation.By WBUR
I will forever run with Ahmaud Arbery, just as I walk in a world not designed for me, writes Jeff Davis, who founded the Boston chapter of Black Men Run.By WBUR
Plus, we hear what marijuana business owners think about community impact fees, and how one local synagogue is celebrating Hanukkah this year.By WBUR
We speak with WBUR Business Reporter Yasmin Amer and Jim Rooney, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.By WBUR
HVV, Cape Ann's first recreational marijuana dispensary is suing the city of Gloucester over its host community agreement and fees charged in them. This is the second such lawsuit brought by a pot business, and some say more push back on these fees and host community agreements is coming.By WBUR
We were so hopeful that this year, this holiday season, things would be different. Or, maybe, that they wouldn't be -- that we'd be back to normal. But we continue to live in the exception as the pandemic appears to be entering a new phase. So, where do we find light in the darkness this year?By WBUR
We know that there have been meme wars in America, and that Donald Trump has been called the “first president meme’d into office.” But in Kenya—a country where one of the only feasible forms of political expression is memes, and meme creators are being jailed for criticizing the government, it is a very different story. Western media told countless…
It’s been a little more than a year since Colorado experienced the biggest wildfires in the state’s history.By WBUR & NPR
It's a bit quieter than usual in the North Pole this year.By WBUR & NPR
Biden wants to fight the new strain of the coronavirus not with lockdowns but with more screening of travelers, expanded testing and more shots in arms.By WBUR & NPR
The state is currently seeing a backlog of housing cases and many tenants don't have representation.By WBUR & NPR
The school received a new shipment of personal protective equipment designed for instruments and players.By WBUR & NPR
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Thursday in Stockholm.By WBUR & NPR
More than a century ago, about 300 Korean American immigrants founded a new community in Riverside, California. But a little over a decade later, it vanished. Their stories were lost — until now. Professor Edward Chang rediscovered that history and joins us. And, because of genomic sequencing, researchers are able to track the spread of omicron and…
Santa Claus is coming to town — or is he? There's a shortage of actors who play Santa at malls and company parties during the Christmas season. We speak with professional Santas Tom Carmody and Ed Taylor. And, this year, an impending book shortage has booksellers worried about meeting demand. Here & Now's Kalyani Saxena has more.…
The 15-year-old gunman opened fire on his classmates Tuesday, killing four of them.By WBUR & NPR