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15 Ways To Reduce Holiday Food Waste, Plus A Recipe For Those Pesky Leftovers

12/18/2018
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The holidays are the perfect time for gathering with friends over food. But, it's also a season of great food waste. We speak with a food waste warrior for tips.

Duration:00:09:01

'My Hope Is That It Ends Up Something Positive': Rep. Capuano Reflects On Leaving Congress

12/18/2018
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For the first time in 20 years, Rep. Michael Capuano will not be part of the Massachusetts congressional delegation when Congress is sworn in in January.

Duration:00:07:03

Steamship Authority Is 'Penny Pinching' And Under-Staffed, Report Finds

12/18/2018
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The report was commissioned to find the causes of hundreds of ferry cancellations that plagued the Steamship Authority in the spring.

Duration:00:02:55

With Loss In Pittsburgh, Pats Fall To 3-5 On The Road This Year

12/17/2018
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ESPN's Mike Reiss discusses the Patriots' loss to the Steelers Sunday.

Duration:00:05:34

'Time For New Blood': Rep. Tsongas Looks Back At 10 Years In U.S. House

12/17/2018
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Rep. Niki Tsongas reflects on her five terms of representing Massachusetts in the U.S. House as she gets ready to retire from Congress in January.

Duration:00:06:21

Now Released, DiMasi Talks About 'Inhumane' Treatment In Prison

12/17/2018
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The former Massachusetts House speaker says his time in prison battling cancer has turned him into an advocate for those behind bars -- especially those who are sick.

Duration:00:06:29

Boston-Area Volunteers Offer Legal Advice To Migrants In Tijuana

12/17/2018
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Thousands of migrants, many of them from Central America, are waiting in Tijuana, Mexico, for a chance to apply for asylum in the United States.

Duration:00:04:49

'Another December': Worcester Firefighter Roy Is Laid To Rest

12/16/2018
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Christopher Roy, of the Worcester Fire Department, died last Sunday after being badly injured in the line of duty. He was 36.

Duration:00:03:13

Newbury College In Brookline Will Close After A Final Spring Semester

12/14/2018
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Newbury blames demographics and severe financial constraints in higher education. The school currently has 625 students.

Duration:00:02:32

Boston-Based Group Seeks To Assist Migrants In Tijuana

12/14/2018
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A group of Boston-based volunteers have traveled to Tijuana to offer legal advice to some seeking asylum in the U.S. WBUR's Shannon Dooling has joined them to report on their efforts.

Duration:00:05:06

'It's A Prison. It's Punishing Addicts': Calls To Reform Civil Commitments Increase

12/14/2018
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Officials are reviewing the "Section 35" state law, which allows people to be involuntarily committed to addiction treatment.

Duration:00:08:33

Rethinking 'Remedial' Classes: Instead of Helping Students Catch Up, They Hold Them Back

12/14/2018
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In an effort to help disadvantaged students through college, both public schools and state officials have identified what may seem an unlikely bogeyman: the courses designed to help struggling students prepare for college-level material.

Duration:00:05:08

What A Boston Student's Deportation Reveals About School Police And Gang Intelligence

12/13/2018
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His story offers some insight into how observations of a seemingly mundane high school argument can have a profound impact when placed in the hands of federal immigration officials.

Duration:00:11:00

These Productions Are Designed For People With Autism

12/13/2018
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Sensory-friendly productions, which alter some technical and dramatic elements of a performance, are a way for neurodiverse communities to access theater.

Duration:00:04:11

With Gas Back On, Most Merrimack Valley Residents Can Spend Holidays At Home

12/12/2018
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Columbia Gas says service has been restored to about 98 percent of customers in the region.

Duration:00:01:35

Ramirez Steps Down As MBTA GM

12/12/2018
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In what state transportation officials call a mutual agreement, Luis Ramirez has left the MBTA general manager post after just over a year.

Duration:00:02:35

State Lawmakers Frustrated With Natural Gas Industry In Wake Of Explosions

12/12/2018
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WBUR's Bruce Gellerman reports on a legislative hearing Tuesday on how to improve gas line safety for Morning Edition.

Duration:00:03:30

Hurricanes Yield 'Fundamental Change' In Puerto Rico's Watershed

12/12/2018
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Researchers in Puerto Rico say hurricanes Irma and María made long-lasting and ongoing changes to forest and coastal ecosystems.

Duration:00:01:29

Boston Education Advocates Demand More School Committee Accountability

12/12/2018
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The Boston City Council meeting covered a lot of ground. But in the end, most of the comments shared one theme: The voices of the community are not being heard.

Duration:00:02:46

Survey: More Than Half Of Mass. Adults Struggle Finding Help With Mental, Substance Abuse Problems

12/11/2018
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The struggle to get help for mental illness or substance abuse affects the poorest of Massachusetts residents.

Duration:00:04:50