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In The Wake Of Mount Ida Closure, Legislature Considers More Control Over Higher Ed

5/25/2018
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The sudden decision to shut down Mount Ida College came to most as a surprise. But its closure highlights a deeper problem in Massachusetts higher education -- small colleges struggling with financial difficulties.

Duration:00:05:14

'90s Rock Band Belly Reunites For Boston Calling

5/25/2018
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The indie darling rock band Belly has its first album out in 23 years. The group shot up in the charts in 1993 and was in heavy rotation on radio and MTV. Now Belly is back on tour with new songs they'll play this weekend at the Boston Calling music festival.

Duration:00:07:27

Incoming Boston ICE Chief: Former Head Ordered Officers To Prioritize Arrests At Immigration Interviews

5/24/2018
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Where immigrants were being arrested was not the only problem. It's also what happened afterwards.

Duration:00:05:00

Report: LGBTQ Population In Mass. Faces Challenges

5/24/2018
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A recent report finds that while the LGBTQ population in Massachusetts is growing, the community still faces many challenges.

Duration:00:05:18

Blacks Dying More From Opioid Overdoses Than Whites

5/24/2018
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The opioid epidemic may have peaked in Massachusetts -- for whites. Fewer Caucasians died after an overdose last year, reversing a seven year trend. Latino deaths dipped slightly. But among blacks, opioid overdose deaths rose 26 percent.

Duration:00:05:02

Here's The Forecast For Memorial Day Weekend

5/24/2018
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Today will be comfortably mild, but it turns hot this week. Saturday is probably a beach day.

Duration:00:03:12

Boston ICE Office Chief Tells Judge He's Ordered A Stop To Arrests At Interviews

5/23/2018
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Federal Judge Mark Wolf is holding the hearings to find out how immigration officials, in his words, "broke the law."

Duration:00:03:58

Rediscovered Tapes Detail Memories Of Brookline Holocaust Survivors

5/23/2018
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For years, hours of videotaped interviews with survivors of the Holocaust sat packed away in a closet in Brookline. Now, a filmmaker has rescued those old tapes, weaving together a “living memorial."

Duration:00:03:49

What's Next For UMass Boston After Chancellor Candidates Withdraw

5/23/2018
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After the three finalists for the chancellor job withdrew, faculty and students talk about what changes they'd like to see when the chancellor hiring process opens again.

Duration:00:03:49

Mass. To Pick Developer Of Nation's 1st Industrial-Sized Offshore Wind Farm

5/23/2018
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The Block Island wind farm (pictured) was the nation's first offshore wind farm. The new project would be far larger.

Duration:00:04:45

The Legacy Of Speechwriter Richard Goodwin

5/22/2018
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Former Sen. Paul Kirk remembers Richard Goodwin, a former speechwriter for the Kennedys and later LBJ, on Morning Edition.

Duration:00:06:04

On 'Melnea Cass Day,' Remembering The Boston Civil Rights Activist And Her Legacy In Roxbury

5/22/2018
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Nicknamed the "First Lady of Roxbury," Melnea Cass is remembered as an activist who triumphed in her mission to fix her own community. She died in 1978 at age 82.

Duration:00:06:00

Boston City Council Divided Over Proposal To Restrict Short-Term Housing Rentals Like Airbnb

5/22/2018
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A vote on a proposal to regulate short-term rentals could happen Wednesday. But city councilors are divided on the ordinance submitted by Mayor Marty Walsh.

Duration:00:02:54

Our Beautiful Brains: How The Father Of Neuroscience Makes Synapses Look Like Modern Art

5/22/2018
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What Santiago Ramón y Cajal was obsessed with was finding out what makes us human. That's also the central question in art.

Duration:00:04:22

Richard Goodwin, Who Penned LBJ's 'Great Society' Speech, Is Remembered For 'Unbelievably Strong' Values

5/21/2018
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Goodwin wrote LBJ's "Great Society" speech. His speeches aided the fight against poverty and the drive toward civil rights.

Duration:00:07:04

Stoughton Reels From Death Of Four Teens

5/21/2018
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The Stoughton High School community is mourning the loss of four students at the school who were killed in a car crash in East Bridgewater Saturday afternoon.

Duration:00:02:50

Arrest Of Boston Sober Home Operator Raises Questions About Addiction Treatment

5/21/2018
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A 34-count indictment accuses sober house owner Dave Perry of offering drugs and legal representation to residents of his house in exchange for sex.

Duration:00:07:16

Why ICE Detainers Are Still Being Executed In Mass. Almost A Year After SJC Rules Them Unlawful

5/21/2018
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Local law enforcement agencies say a partnership with the federal government allows them to continue executing ICE detainers.

Duration:00:05:03

John Lewis On Inspiring Young People To Effect Change

5/21/2018
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Congressman John Lewis of Georgia spoke at Boston University's graduation ceremony over the weekend. Bob Oakes sat down with the civil rights icon to talk about inspiring younger generations to create positive change, for Morning Edition.

Duration:00:07:46

These Hip-Hop Relics, Joining UMass Archive, Show Boston Roots Of A Worldwide Phenomenon

5/18/2018
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Rob Stull, who has enjoyed a decades-long career as an illustrator and graphic designer, shows us some early works he created for Boston hip-hop showcases.

Duration:00:05:32

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