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From the fallout of a tragic homicide in Boston’s Haitian community, to the search for a real life Willy Wonka in Cambridge, WBUR’s 'Last Seen' podcast is back with a third season of all new mysteries from public radio storytellers about surprising people, places and things that have all gone ... missing.
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For 18 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. Each week, host Anna Martin brings you stories and conversations about love in all its glorious permutations, dumb pitfalls and life-changing moments. New episodes every Wednesday.
Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.
On the podcast Anything for Selena, Apple Podcasts’ Show of the Year of 2021, Maria García combines rigorous reporting with impassioned storytelling to honor Selena's legacy. She also explores the indelible mark she left on Latino identity and belonging, whether it’s fatherhood, big-butt politics, and the fraught relationship with whiteness and language.
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Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.
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.
A public radio series about sound, music, and listening. From WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. New special episodes in the countdown to the 2020 presidential election highlight other stories from U.S. presidential history that can help illuminate our current momen ...
On Tuesday night, the State Republican Committee narrowly voted (37-34) to replace two-term chairman Jim Lyons with Washington lobbyist Amy Carnevale of Marblehead. She will serve a two-year term as chair.By WBUR
"How Do I Find You" is up for a Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Solo Album.By WBUR & NPR
20 years ago today, the Columbia Space Shuttle veered out of control and broke apart above Texas after a successful 16-day mission in space.By WBUR & NPR
Last October, the Food and Drug Administration announced that there was a shortage of Adderall, one of the most common medications prescribed for ADHD.By WBUR & NPR
Tom Brady, New England Patriots legend and a seven-time Super Bowl champion, announces that he is retiring after a 23 year career in the NFL. We reflect on the news with Boston Globe sports columnist Chad Finn.By WBUR
Peter Faneuil donated Faneuil Hall to Boston in 1742 and now, about 20 million people pass through the marketplace every year. But in addition to being a merchant and a philanthropist, Faneuil was also an enslaver.By WBUR
Plus, how the city of Boston is archiving the COVID pandemic for future generations.By WBUR
Research shows medical procedures that require anesthesia can produce the same greenhouse gas effects as driving a car more than 200 miles.By WBUR & NPR
More than 200,000 homes and businesses in Texas are without power and Governor Greg Abbott is imploring residents to stay indoors.By WBUR & NPR
For decades, Indigenous activism has focused on the issue of preserving water.By WBUR & NPR
Alongside the financial crisis is a political crisis as there is still no elected president after 11 unsuccessful attempts since October.By WBUR & NPR
Moise was shot dead at his home in the capital Port-au-Prince on July 7, 2021, by what police described as a hit squad of mainly foreign mercenaries.By WBUR & NPR
Consumer Reports health and food safety team tested 28 popular dark chocolate bar brands and found that all of them contained metals.By WBUR & NPR
Some people are concerned that unequal access to treatments not always covered by insurance will leave some children behind and create fat-shaming.By WBUR & NPR
Special police units like the now-disbanded SCORPION team in Memphis are common around the country. Police chiefs say they’re essential for fighting crime. Critics say their elite status and lack of accountability is a recipe for abuse.By WBUR
Since December 2021, the MBTA has been working on an "aggressive" hiring campaign to bolster driver numbers to bring bus services back to pre-pandemic levels. Now, in January 2023, they have fewer drivers than a year ago and bus services continue to be cut left and right. Boston Globe Transportation Reporter Taylor Dolven joins The Common to discus…
A weekday morning wrap-up of both national and local news stories.By WBUR
People 21 and older will be able to bet on professional and college sports games at Everett's Encore Boston Harbor, the MGM in Springfield, and Plainridge Park Casino. People can also bet on awards shows like the Oscars and Emmys.By WBUR
Trinity Jo-Li Bliss (Avatar: The Way of Water, The Garcias), Jen Cohn (Welcome to Chippendales, Star Wars: The Old Republic) and America Young (Barbie, Gotham Knights) star in a classic folktale about the unexpected upside of imperfection.By WBUR
A recent edition of On Point explored the role of patriarchal power in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the consequences of that for Mormon women in abusive relationships. Currently, only men in the Mormon Church get to ascend the religious hierarchy. Kate Kelly founded the group Ordain Women roughly a decade ago to try to chang…
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has long called gun violence in America an epidemic. He's pushing for more research into gun violence and what the government can do to prevent it. Then, a federal appeals court ended Johnsons & Johnson's attempt to sidestep lawsuits over its baby powder Monday. The company tried to use a bankruptcy filing to block …
Local church leaders are helping who they can, but aren't sure how long they can do so.By WBUR & NPR
A tragedy in Massachusetts puts a spotlight on a rare, but sometimes dangerous, form of mental illness.By WBUR & NPR
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Waco, the shorthand for the fiery deadly stand-off between federal officials and members of the religious cult, the Branch Davidians.By WBUR & NPR
The French government plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.By WBUR & NPR
Why, when everything else is going up in price, are electric vehicles headed in the opposite direction?By WBUR & NPR