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New Mass. Education Plan Passes Test, Resets Accountability System

9/22/2017
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For many years, Mass. schools have been judged mainly based on students' standardized test scores. The new plan seeks to broaden the definition of what makes a good school.

Duration: 00:04:09


Feeling Overwhelmed? Spend One Minute With A Rothko Painting, The MFA Suggests

9/22/2017
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“Seeking Stillness,” a show featuring 11 Mark Rothko paintings and dozens of other contemplative works, opens Sept. 24.

Duration: 00:05:18


Cambridge Biotech Company Claims Breakthrough On New Class Of 'Gene-Silencing' Drugs

9/22/2017
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Alnylam may be the first company to have successfully tested a so-called "RNAI" drug that could treat about 10,000 people -- and its implications may go beyond offering help to just those people.

Duration: 00:04:37


Doctor: CTE In Hernandez's Brain Was 'Very Extensive And Rather Unprecedented'

9/22/2017
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"It's hard to take slides or pieces of brain, microscopically, and ... link that to human behavior, but there have been quite a few other cases of CTE that have been associated with either violent behavior -- sometimes homicidal behavior -- and not infrequently, suicidal behavior," a doctor said.

Duration: 00:05:11


6 DREAMers File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over DACA Decision

9/22/2017
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Jirayut "New" Latthivongskorn said he joined the lawsuit because it "is the only one that has undocumented folks -- folks like myself who are directly affected -- front and center in the case as plaintiffs."

Duration: 00:03:56


Mass. Super PAC Airs Radio Attack Ad Targeting Sen. Warren

9/22/2017
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The attack ad may have more to do with President Trump's re-election bid three years from now than with her re-election bid in 2018. A Tufts political scientist discusses.

Duration: 00:04:20


Debate Over Development At Center Of Boston Mayoral Campaigns

9/22/2017
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Plans to address housing affordability are a priority for all four of the Democrats looking to lead the city.

Duration: 00:03:56


Bostonians Struggle To Reach Relatives In Puerto Rico Affected By Hurricane Maria

9/21/2017
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In Villa Victoria, a section of Boston's South End with many Puerto Rican residents, people spoke Thursday about the effects of the hurricane at restaurants, schools and markets.

Duration: 00:04:35


Mass. Cultural Council Reviews Berkshire Museum's Finances And Says It Does Not Need To Sell Art Works

9/21/2017
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The Massachusetts Cultural Council is pushing back against a controversial plan by the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield to sell off some of its art work.

Duration: 00:05:17


Billions Of Dollars Lost To The Opioid Epidemic In Mass.

9/21/2017
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A breakdown of a seminal estimate from the CDC suggests the state's economic burden approached was about $9 billion in 2016.

Duration: 00:04:49


'Dominance Politics': 'Freak Out' Podcast Hosts Discuss Trump's United Nations Speech

9/21/2017
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The hosts of our weekly politics and history podcast, "Freak Out and Carry On" join Morning Edition to discuss President Trump's first speech before the United Nations General Assembly.

Duration: 00:06:28


Trial Opens For Everett Man Plotting To Kill Americans For ISIS

9/20/2017
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A jury in Boston has begun hearing the evidence in the terrorism trial of David Wright, who is accused of plotting to kill Americans on behalf of the Islamic State.

Duration: 00:04:04


Harvard Prof Says Mass. Would Be One Of States Hardest Hit If Graham-Cassidy Bill

9/20/2017
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John McDonough explains that "the best estimates that are out there that in 2026, Massachusetts would lose about $5 billion relative to what it would be getting otherwise if this law were not passed."

Duration: 00:05:32


As Colleges Across U.S. See Decline In International Students Applications, Mass. Schools Do Not

9/20/2017
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Despite concerns that international students would decide not to come to the U.S. over the policies of the Trump administration, application numbers are up in Massachusetts.

Duration: 00:04:16


Chief Pharmacist Kept Filthy Facility In Mass. That Caused Meningitis Deaths, Prosecutors Say

9/20/2017
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Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of Glenn Chin, a former pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center who faces second-degree murder charges.

Duration: 00:04:55


JoJo David, Natick Musician And Vocal Conductor Whose Soul Sang

9/20/2017
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In JoJo David’s voice, even when he wasn’t singing, there was music and prayer.

Duration: 00:07:27


Forecast: Breezy To Windy Conditions With Some Showers From Weakening Jose

9/20/2017
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As expected, Jose made the turn toward the east overnight and also was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm.

Duration: 00:03:28


Mass. SJC Rules Field Sobriety Tests Aren't Conclusive Evidence Of Marijuana Intoxication

9/19/2017
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The ruling, however, is a bit murky.

Duration: 00:04:06


Youth Football Is Linked To Later-Life Emotional And Cognitive Problems

9/19/2017
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In a new study, researchers determined participation in football before age 12 increases the risk of problems with behavior, planning and organization.

Duration: 00:03:51


Red Sox CEO Explains Anti-Racism PSAs By Boston Sports Teams That Will Roll At Fenway Park

9/19/2017
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The public service announcements featuring athletes denouncing racism, hate speech and intolerance are slated to be unveiled on Sept. 28.

Duration: 00:05:35

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