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WBUR Poll: Baker-Coakley ‘Essentially A Tossup’10/01/14
The new WBUR weekly tracking survey shows Democrat Martha Coakley leading Republican Charlie Baker by a slim 3-point margin, 44-41.
The Remembrance Project: Holly Ladd
Three weeks after her ALS diagnosis, Holly Ladd had already reviewed the prognostic literature, and, in her lawyerly fashion, constructed her advanced directive with clear limits. Over the next two years, she pushed those limits back again and again.
Baker Takes Issue With Lively In First TV Debate
Recent polls show Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker running pretty much neck and neck in the race for Massachusetts governor. But it wasn't Coakley with whom Baker took issue during an hour-long forum Monday night.
Immigrants Detained In New Mexico Seek Asylum And Boston Home
As judges in Denver hear a backlog of asylum cases for immigrants being held in New Mexico, Framingham lawyer Kira Gagarin is representing detainees who hope to reunite with family in Boston.
It’s Not Whether You Win Or Lose But How You Say The Name
A Charlestown high school civics teacher reflects on a season behind the microphone at Fenway as one of the ballpark's public address announcers.
Ebola Causing ‘Collapse Of The Health Care System’ In West Africa,...
Boston-based Partners In Health is helping try to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Mass. Doctor Cleared Of Ebola Returns Home
Dr. Rick Sacra, the Holden doctor who contracted Ebola while working on a medical mission in Liberia, returned home this week after three weeks of treatment in Nebraska.
Brandeis Case Reveals Complexity Of Disciplining Students For Sexual...
A federal investigation of Brandeis University for its handling of a sexual assault case reveals how hard it is for universities to handle claims.
WBUR Poll: Moulton Leads Tisei By 8 In 6th District
A new WBUR poll shows Democrat Seth Moulton leading Republican Richard Tisei 47-39 in the race to succeed Massachusetts U.S. Rep. John Tierney in the state's 6th Congressional District.
How Mass. Seeks To Deal With Problem Gambling
State regulators must develop plans to fight compulsive gambling. But first, they're trying to understand it.
Parole Board Chairman Touts Record To Gain Judgeship Nomination
As he tries to win confirmation as a superior court judge, Massachusetts Parole Board Chairman Joshua Wall is now touting his record with the parole board.
Analysis: Coakley Ahead In Polls Over Baker, With Stronger Support...
Time is winding down while the polling is ramping up ahead of the Massachusetts vote for the next governor. WBUR's political analysts, Democrat Dan Payne and Republican Todd Domke, discuss this week's race developments.
What Happened To The Red Sox This Year?
Red Sox historian Glenn Stout discusses the Red Sox's recent disappointing season for fans wondering how the team has ended up back at the bottom after winning the World Series a year ago.
At Wesleyan, A Mixed Reaction To Move To Co-Ed Frats
As Wesleyan University moves to end its all-male fraternities and make residential fraternities co-ed, reactions on campus to the changes are mixed.
Boston Cardinal O’Malley Part Of Vatican Response To Clergy Abuse
This month, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley was named to play a significant role in the Vatican's response to clergy abuse.
A Look At The Training Of Foreign Troops In U.S.
The Massachusetts National Guard is hosting 200 soldiers from several Central Asian Nations, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, at a training conference at Joint Base Cape Cod this week.
The Remembrance Project: Cecilia Quiros
When she was 31, Cecilia Quiros left Colombia for the United States with her eight-year-old, a suitcase, and a bouquet of flowers. She treasured motherhood, but not traditional marriage.
Marijuana Reform Advocates Optimistic About Future
Pot is still classified by the federal government as a Schedule I narcotic, which presents legal difficulties for researchers trying to study marijuana's health benefits.
Mass. Official Tries Eating On $31.50 A Week
As a demonstration of how far -- or not -- federal food support benefits go under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance Commissioner Stacey Monahan is living on food purchased with a total...
Pediatric Psychologist Discusses Blackstone Case
To understand what may be ahead for the children removed from the Blackstone home where infant remains were discovered, Ellen Braaten, director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program at Mass. General Hospital, joined WBUR's Morning Edition.
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