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Question 2 Wants Mass. Voters To Take A Stand Against Citizens United — If Only A Symbolic One

10/18/2018
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Eight years after the Supreme Court's controversial decision, a ballot initiative in Massachusetts is asking voters to say on the record that they oppose the ruling.

Duration:00:04:05

Gonzalez Hits Baker For The Governor's Backing Of GOP Senate Candidate Diehl

10/18/2018
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It was the most contentious moment in the televised gubernatorial debate.

Duration:00:04:18

Plan To Close 3 Boston Schools Draws Criticism At Committee Meeting

10/18/2018
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Boston School Committee members listened to nearly three hours of public comment.

Duration:00:01:50

Gonzalez Pitches 'Bold Vision' On Education With Few Specifics

10/18/2018
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If elected governor, the Democrat is proposing big initiatives: universal access to high quality preschool and childcare, debt-free college tuition at public colleges and an endowment tax.

Duration:00:04:29

'Will You Die?' And Other Questions My Kids Have About Death

10/18/2018
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Death is a topic all parents have to address with their kids eventually. The experts offer some guidelines, writes Cloe Axelson, but in the moment, what does a parent say?

Duration:00:02:33

Walsh Outlines Plan To Protect Boston Harbor From Flooding

10/17/2018
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The idea is to build seawalls and natural barriers, and elevate roads in low-lying areas by as much as 7 feet to prevent flooding from rising sea levels.

Duration:00:04:47

Debate Recap: Transgender Ballot Question

10/17/2018
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Radio Boston hosted a debate Tuesday on Question 3. Here's a recap.

Duration:00:02:56

Future In Limbo For Indicted Fall River Mayor

10/17/2018
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City councilors adjourned Tuesday evening before voting on whether he should stay in office.

Duration:00:03:05

After Failed Charter School Expansion, Baker Focuses On Small-Scale Education Initiatives

10/17/2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker focused the first two years of his term on expanding charter schools in Massachusetts. When that failed, Baker shifted much of his attention to other smaller programs such as making college affordable and upgrading vocational technical schools.

Duration:00:05:31

Boston Plans To Close 3 Schools As Part Of Facilities Master Plan

10/17/2018
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West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy, which share a building, are slated to close at the end of this school year. Officials also plan to close the John W. McCormack Middle School in Columbia Point by summer 2020.

Duration:00:04:49

Expectations Are High In Boston As The Celtics Tip Off Their Season

10/16/2018
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Here are five things to keep in mind as the regular season begins.

Duration:00:05:27

Harvard Discrimination Lawsuit Has First Day Of Trial

10/16/2018
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WBUR Edify reporter Carrie Jung was in federal court on Monday for day one of a suit saying Harvard University discriminates against Asian-Americans, and joined Morning Edition to discuss what happened.

Duration:00:04:58

Question 3 Seeks To Repeal Transgender Public Accommodations Law

10/16/2018
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A "yes" vote keeps the transgender public accommodations law on the books. A "no" vote repeals it.

Duration:00:04:44

Nuyorican Playwright's Translated Shakespeare Play Premieres In Boston Area To Some Criticism From Traditionalists

10/16/2018
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Translating Shakespeare allowed Migdalia Cruz to settle into her power as a playwright, to take ownership of her talent, she said. "It made me feel really free. After years of being treated as less than."

Duration:00:04:59

On First Day Of Trial, Harvard Dean Of Admissions Defends Process

10/15/2018
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Lawyers laid out their key arguments in opening statements Monday, and Dean of Admissions William Fitzsimmons took to the stand to defend the university.

Duration:00:05:13

'Who Cares': Trump Reacts To Sen. Warren's DNA Test Showing She Has Native American Heritage

10/15/2018
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Speculation that Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be launching a presidential bid in 2020 is mounting in the wake of her carefully-orchestrated release of a DNA test supporting her claim that she has Native American heritage.

Duration:00:04:11

Higher Ed Leader: Harvard Is Right To Be 'Deliberate' About Creating Diversity

10/15/2018
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Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, joined WBUR to discuss the Harvard admissions trial.

Duration:00:05:53

What Warren's DNA Test Results Could Mean For Her Political Future

10/15/2018
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign is out this morning with a DNA test that shows Warren does have Native American ancestry. It comes after years of accusations that Warren faked her heritage in order to further her career.

Duration:00:03:26

Red Sox, Patriots Both Cruise To Victory Sunday Night

10/15/2018
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To talk about the Patriots-Chiefs game, ESPN.com football writer Mike Reiss joined Morning Edition.

Duration:00:05:02

An Aging Gangster Could Be A Clue In The Gardner Heist

10/15/2018
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In the latest episode of Last Seen, WBUR and The Boston Globe's look at the largest unsolved art heist in history, the investigation turns "The Bobbys" -- Bobby Guarente and Bobby Gentile.

Duration:00:06:18