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Women Likely Hold Keys To Victory For Both Coakley And...09/19/14
Data shows that to win the gubernatorial race, both Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker need the support of women, but they need it in different ways.
‘Last Days In Vietnam’ Filmmaker Rory Kennedy Speaks About Lifelong...
Filmmaker, Rory Kennedy - the youngest of late Senator Robert Kennedy's children - joined Morning Edition to speak about her lifelong interest in the Vietnam War. She tells us why she pursued this story on the chaos of the final twenty-four hours of...
‘They’re Still At War When They Come Home’: Soldier’s Mother Struggles...
Joaquin "Jack" Pereira, Jr., a Massachusetts National Guard soldier who did two tours overseas in war zones, was 25 when he died by suicide last October. He's one of eight Massachusetts Guard soldiers who've killed themselves since August 2012.
Emotional Hearing For Parole Board Head’s Judgeship
The first day of hearings on the governor's choice of Joshua Wall to become a superior judge have generated strong emotions and dramatic testimony from a crowd of opponents and supporters.
Local Scots Cast Informal Vote On Independence In Boston’s ‘The Haven’
Scotland is voting whether to go independent from the United Kingdom. In Jamaica Plain, in The Haven, which bills itself as the only Scottish restaurant in Boston, an informal ballot box for patrons is stuffed.
Where 700 Horses At Suffolk Downs Will Go After The Races Shut Down
There are 700 horses in the stables at Suffolk Downs in Revere. In fewer than two weeks, the sounds of their thundering hooves will no longer be heard at the 80-year-old racetrack situated in East Boston.
WBUR Political Analysts Talk Current Close Margin Between Coakley, Baker
WBUR political analysts Republican Todd Domke and Democrat Dan Payne join Morning Edition to delve into the details of the gubernatorial race.
Massachusetts Army National Guard Is Fighting A War Against Suicide
The Army National Guard now has the highest suicide rate of any part of the military. In Massachusetts, eight guardsmen completed the act of suicide in the last two years -- compared to five suicides over the previous nine years.
For Victorious Wynn Casino, Some Heavy Lifting Remains
Even after winning the Greater Boston casino license, Wynn Resorts has a lot to resolve before it can open in late 2017.
Coakley Maintains Lead In First Post-Primary WBUR Poll
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley holds a 7-point lead over Republican rival Charlie Baker, according to the latest WBUR weekly tracking poll.
‘Repeal The Casino Deal’ Chair Says Side Has More Support Than Polls...
John Ribeiro, chair of the Repeal the Casino Deal, the group at the forefront of the anti-casino fight discusses his group's initiatives as it gets closer to referendum day.
Wynn Gets Nod For Lucrative Boston Area Casino
Everett celebrates after Wynn Resorts wins the Greater Boston casino competition, while Revere officials express disappointment over Mohegan Sun's loss.
How Everett And Revere Reacted To The Wynn Casino Decision
The decision could mean the end of 79-year-old racing traditions at Suffolk Downs in Revere.
2 Pipeline Proposals Compete To Power Mass.
Both proposals promise a cheap, virtually unlimited supply of natural gas. However, critics say it could be too much.
‘It’s A Devastating Day’: Suffolk Downs COO Weighs In On Casino Decision
Now that Wynn Resorts has won the Boston-area casino license, Suffolk Downs race track is likely to close.
Northborough Paratrooper Killed In Afghanistan Is Laid To Rest
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Northborough Tuesday for the funeral of 28-year-old Army Spc. Brian Arsenault, who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.
AmeriCorps Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
Twenty years ago, hundreds of volunteers met at Boston Common to pledge their commitment to get things done for America.
The Remembrance Project: Skip Warren
Skip Warren was a dancer, a choreographer, a playwright, a set designer and home remodeler, an HIV survivor, a lymphoma patient, and, in two exuberant words, an artistic gypsy.
Gaming Commission Proposes New Traffic Mitigation Requirement
On Tuesday the state gaming commission resumes deliberations over awarding the Greater Boston casino license and finds out whether there are still two applicants.
Mass. High Court Rules For Tesla Over Auto Dealers
The ruling means Tesla can continue to sell its electric cars directly to consumers, rather than through franchise dealerships.
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