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Episodes

Many Parents Want Their Teens To Get The COVID Vaccine. Others Aren't So Sure

4/20/2021
Teens 16 and older can get the Pfizer COVID vaccine, but not all parents want their children to get the shot.

Duration:00:03:44

Experts Say COVID Dreams Reflect Evolution Of Pandemic

4/20/2021
No one is experiencing the pandemic in exactly the same way, but we share many common fears and anxieties — even when we’re asleep. As the pandemic goes on, dream experts say the evolution of COVID-19 tells us a lot about our waking life, too.

Duration:00:05:27

Births Dipped After First Pandemic Surge In Mass., But Impact Is Uneven

4/20/2021
There were fewer babies born nine or 10 months after the first COVID-19 surge in Massachusetts. The drop is most pronounced at some hospitals that serve lower-income patients. Births ticked up in March but researchers do not expect deliveries to fully rebound statewide this year or next.

Duration:00:04:48

Monday Marks First Day For All Adults In Mass. To Get Vaccine

4/19/2021
WBUR's Ally Jarmanning went to the Hynes Convention Center -- a mass vaccination site -- on Monday to talk to people about getting the vaccine, and reported for All Things Considered.

Duration:00:03:17

Everyone 16-Plus In Mass. Can Now Sign Up For A Vaccine Appointment

4/19/2021
Monday marks the day every adult in Massachusetts is eligible for a COVID shot. After months of having eligibility limited to certain age groups, occupations and health factors, everyone 16 and older can sign up to be vaccinated.

Duration:00:04:20

After Years Of Uncertainty, Expected Decision On Vineyard Wind Could Launch New Industry

4/19/2021
If approved, Vineyard Wind, to be built off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, will be the first utility-scale wind farm in the United States.

Duration:00:07:20

Combating COVID Vaccine Hesitancy May Be Next Battle For Mass.

4/19/2021
With all adults now eligible, many public health experts believe the hardest push will be convincing those who remain reluctant.

Duration:00:05:26

'It's About Time': All Massachusetts Residents Become Eligible For The Vaccine Monday

4/19/2021
People who live or work in Massachusetts, 16 years or older, will now be able to get the shot. The state estimates about 1.7 million people will become eligible.

Duration:00:01:40

Consider This: Federal Judge Upholds One-Year Admissions Change At Boston's Exam Schools

4/16/2021
A federal judge has upheld temporary changes to the admissions policy at Boston's exam high schools, ruling against parents who said in a lawsuit that the policy discriminated against white and Asian students.

Duration:00:07:36

As Advocates Push For Gun Control, Business Is Booming For Springfield's Smith & Wesson

4/16/2021
Massachusetts has some of the strongest gun control laws in the country. But it is also home to one of the country's biggest gun makers, Smith & Wesson. And business has never been better.

Duration:00:05:29

Dams, Bridges And Paid Sick Leave: What The Mass. Delegation Hopes To Insert In Biden's Infrastructure Plan

4/16/2021
The president's $2 trillion infrastructure plan lays out his vision of better transit, broadband and more, but it doesn't yet specify which projects could get funded. Members of Congress from Massachusetts are working to put local improvements on the list.

Duration:00:04:39

Newly Released Recordings Of Mark Sandman's 'Secret Band' Show Another Side Of Morphine's Frontman

4/16/2021
Sandman, who died in 1999, left behind a trove of recordings being released for the first time by his former musical collaborators on April 16.

Duration:00:08:10

Consider This: 8 In 10 Bostonians Say Racism Is A Significant Problem

4/15/2021
The vast majority of Boston voters believe racism is a serious issue facing the city, according to a new poll.

Duration:00:07:09

WBUR Poll Finds 8 In 10 Bostonians Say Racism Is A Significant Problem

4/15/2021
The vast majority of Boston voters believe racism is a serious issue facing the city, according to a new WBUR poll.

Duration:00:03:09

End Of An Era: Reporter Reflects On Covering Bernie Madoff Amid 2008 Financial Crisis

4/15/2021
When investor Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme unraveled amid the financial crash of 2008, the numerous people he ripped off included clients in Boston -- and some who made money in the fraud too.

Duration:00:05:35

WBUR Poll: Rent Control Supported By Most Boston Voters

4/14/2021
More than three-quarters of Boston voters support rent control to control soaring housing costs, according to a new WBUR poll.

Duration:00:01:47

Consider This: Nearly 9 in 10 Professors Say Student Mental Health Has Worsened During Pandemic

4/14/2021
More and more students are dealing with mental health issues in the pandemic, and their college professors want to help.

Duration:00:07:59

WBUR Poll: Wu And Janey Lead Boston Mayoral Race, But Almost Half Of Voters Are Undecided

4/14/2021
Acting Mayor Kim Janey and City Councilor Michelle Wu are in a virtual tie atop a crowded field. With 46% of voters still undecided, a lot could change before Sept. 21, when the top two finishers in preliminary balloting will advance to November's general election.

Duration:00:04:02

Pause In J&J Distribution Causes Confusion And Concern In Mass.

4/14/2021
The DPH said in a statement that the directive is being given "out of an abundance of caution" as the CDC and FDA review six reported cases of the rare condition, none of which have occurred in Massachusetts.

Duration:00:04:32

How The Johnson & Johnson News Will Affect The Vaccine Rollout In Mass.

4/13/2021
Massachusetts health officials have temporarily put on hold the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, creating uncertainty over how fast the state can vaccinate residents.

Duration:00:05:10