Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.
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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 ...
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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A lot happens in Boston every day. To help you keep up, WBUR, Boston's NPR News station, pulled these stories together just for you. Science, technology, arts, politics, health, business, investigations, and so much more — it's all the local news you need, delivered by the best reporters in Massachusetts.
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, ...
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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.
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.
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. Produced by WBUR.
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.
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. A WBUR production.
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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.
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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.
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.
Breaking down seminal moments in Drake's career to explore the broader history and evolution of hip-hop, R&B, gender dynamics, and Black culture. Hosted by Ty Harper.
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 ...
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 ...
According to the state's Executive Office of Health and Human Services, boarding for psychiatric beds among children and adults has increased between 200%–400% per month since June, as compared to the same months the year before.By WBUR
Start your day with WBUR meteorologist David Epstein's latest Boston-area weather forecast.By WBUR
We discuss how it's finally starting to feel we might be clawing our way out of this pandemic -- albeit slowly and cautiously.By WBUR
The Biden administration Friday released a summary saying that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.By WBUR & NPR
The bridge in the small town of Troy burned down earlier this month.By WBUR & NPR
Anti-Asian violence remains on the rise across the country. Jess Owyoung talks about her group Compassion in Oakland, which is combatting anti-Asian violence in the city's Chinatown with volunteer patrols. And the deadly winter storm in Texas left Francoise Wilson, 70, with busted water pipes. Wilson shares her perspective on the recovery from the …
Hearing health advocate Shari Eberts talks about her fight to make the service accessible to all.By WBUR & NPR
Teacher, tutor and parent Abby Freireich shares what parents have been writing about and her approach to finding solutions.By WBUR & NPR
The storm left Francoise Wilson, 70, with busted water pipes. She's had to shower at a neighbor's house.By WBUR & NPR
In the film, Colette Marin-Catherine goes to see the concentration camp where her brother died.By WBUR & NPR
The recent surge in crime and violence against older Asian Americans in San Francisco and Oakland is creating tension and fear.By WBUR & NPR
Growing anger between Democrats and Republicans following the Jan. 6 insurrection is making it harder to pass bipartisan legislation.By WBUR & NPR
A curated editorial project by EDGE acknowledges the significant contribution Black fashion makers and influencers made to fashion's history. Publishing editor Rhonda Hill talks about the inspiration behind the project. Also, the Golden Globes and the organization that operates them have been under increased scrutiny after a Los Angeles Times inves…
The strikes in Syria mark the first military offensive of Biden's presidency.By WBUR & NPR
The Golden Globes and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that operates the awards, have been under increased scrutiny.By WBUR & NPR
Dr. Bernard Lown was best known for developing the defibrillator. He died last week at 99.By WBUR & NPR
The Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off Friday in Orlando, Florida, featuring a number of supporters of former President Trump.By WBUR & NPR
John Geddert died by suicide on Thursday, according to Michigan's attorney general, who just hours earlier had charged him with dozens of crimes related to the abuse, including human trafficking.By WBUR & NPR
While the bill is set to include stimulus payments and more funding for testing and vaccination, an increase to the minimum wage is a no-go.By WBUR & NPR
The curated editorial project offers a glimpse into the lives of eight Black fashion makers and influencers who used the power of fashion to transform their identity and culture.By WBUR & NPR
October 2020. Investigators say more than a dozen men spent months training to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. It was, legal experts agree, an act of domestic terrorism. So was the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 this year. After decades fighting an international war on terrorism, the U.S. turns its attention home. W…
WBUR health reporter Angus Chen joined Morning Edition to unpack the hearing's highlights.By WBUR
The Boston-based organization finds itself reckoning with its namesake's ties to slavery as the nation continues its discussions about racial injustice.By WBUR
Dr. David Hamer, a professor at Boston University's School of Medicine specializing in infectious disease, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to share his thoughts on the reopening.By WBUR
The inability of residents to make appointments on the Massachusetts vaccination website was a focus of a legislative oversight hearing Thursday, as lawmakers grilled Gov. Charlie Baker over the vaccine roll-out.By WBUR
We're cooking up a new season of Endless Thread as we speak, dear listeners. But in the meantime, we realized we could probably all use a snack to hold us over. In this episode, we hear about a Redditor who created a fake press pass and found himself in a war zone, and another who accidentally assembled an army of crows.…
We take listener calls and discuss Ethan Zuckerman's new book, "Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them."By WBUR
Governor Baker announced today that as of Monday, the state will enter Step 2 of Phase 3, and that Phase 4 is scheduled to begin on March 22. We get the latest and break down what will be allowed to open and what will remain closed with WBUR's Quincy Walters.By WBUR
We take listener calls and discuss how the work of Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers is an example of what happens when people who feel defeated and ignored by their governmental institutions organize, and fight back.By WBUR
Plus, the risks and possible benefits of the growing mistrust in our institutions.By WBUR
After a bumpy rollout of the coronavirus vaccine here in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker was asked to testify before a new oversight committee.By WBUR
Resident chef Kathy Gunst joins us to share her favorite recipes using chuck roast, lamb shanks and pork belly. Also, Dr. Leana Wen, professor of public health at George Washington University and emergency room physician, discusses Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and the timeline for FDA approval.…
Following the U.K.'s split with the EU, British musicians have to get a visa for every country they want to play in. British saxophonist Binker Golding explains how the new costs and red tape will affect him and other performers. And, Frank McWorter became the first Black person to legally plan a community in America. McWorter's great-grandson join…