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Provocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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Episodes

Wu again extends vaccine mandate for Boston municipal workers; Breaking down the 'Big Quit'

1/24/2022
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu joins us to take our questions and yours. And, in one way or another, we're all feeling the ripple effect of the so-called "Great Resignation." But what's driving it? We dig in with Evan Horowitz, executive director at the Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University.

Duration:00:48:20

The ripple effect of the 'Great Resignation'

1/24/2022
For some, the "Big Quit" is a big upgrade. For others, it's a big obstacle.

Duration:00:17:03

What to do in Boston and beyond this weekend

1/21/2022
WBUR Arts and Culture reporter Cristela Guerra joins us to share fun indoor and outdoor activities to do in and around the city this weekend.

Duration:00:05:53

Week in Review: Voting rights, Healey, and omicron

1/21/2022
This week's Week in Review, we tackle the governor's race and the Senate's voting rights fight.

Duration:00:41:21

Week in Review: Maura Healey enters the race for governor and omicron turns a corner in the region

1/21/2022
Plus, WBUR Arts and Culture reporter Cristela Guerra joins us to talk about a variety of fun and safe activities to do in Boston this weekend.

Duration:00:47:16

Upgraded 5G rollout hits snags, marks the end of 3G

1/20/2022
As an upgraded 5G gets rolled out, 3G is getting rolled back.

Duration:00:14:42

Maura Healey is the latest Mass. Attorney General to run for Governor

1/20/2022
But the road from the Attorney General's office to the Governorship hasn't been an easy one historically. Can Maura Healey buck the trend?

Duration:00:13:57

Highlighting the work of duo Lerner and Loewe with composer Rob Kapilow

1/20/2022
Musician, composer, and author Rob Kapilow is re-upping his work with Celebrity Series of Boston in What Makes It Great this weekend, highlighting the work of songwriting duo Lerner and Loewe.

Duration:00:18:56

Maura Healey announces bid for Governor of Massachusetts

1/20/2022
Plus, a conversation with musician, composer and author Rob Kapilow about his new digital performance this week.

Duration:00:47:37

Mall falling out of style? Report finds retail rethink could help tackle Mass. housing crisis

1/19/2022
Massachusetts malls are increasingly empty as the pandemic, e-commerce and even revitalized town centers move in on their territory. But what if malls could help solve our housing crunch?

Duration:00:18:27

Is it time to change the way we're thinking about the pandemic? Dr. Ashish Jha shares his thoughts

1/19/2022
Plus, could strip malls help solve the housing crisis? And we talk with author and Emerson College writing professor Jabari Asim about his new book, "Yonder," a brutal telling of struggle, love, toil, and freedom.

Duration:00:47:51

A story of love, resilience and freedom in the antebellum South

1/19/2022
In his new book called Yonder, Jabari Asim tells the stories of six men and women, five of them enslaved, and the plantation owners who "stole" them, in the words of the book. It is a brutal telling of struggle, love, toil and freedom.

Duration:00:15:17

From pandemic to endemic? Dr. Ashish Jha on the future of COVID-19

1/19/2022
After two years of masking, isolating, vaccinating and anxiously wondering, have we finally reached a turning point in the way we should be thinking about the pandemic? We ask Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health.

Duration:00:13:42

SCOTUS tackles Boston-based First Amendment issue

1/18/2022
A 2017 case about a request to briefly fly a Christian flag in front of City Hall has reached the Supreme Court.

Duration:00:15:00

Boston City Hall at the Supreme Court; How omicron is hitting one community hospital in Mass.

1/18/2022
A case involving a request to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole outside Boston City Hall has landed in the Supreme Court. Also, it's Tuesday — which means it's time to "Ask the Docs." We take your questions about COVID-19.

Duration:00:47:45

A look inside a community hospital in Concord during the omicron surge

1/18/2022
Mike Marino, a registered nurse and emergency preparedness manager at Emerson Hospital, gives us a look inside the nearly 200-bed facility.

Duration:00:10:20

Ask the Docs: Masking and surge capacity

1/18/2022
With us this week are Dr. Sabrina Assoumou, an infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center and an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine; and Dr. Philip Landrigan, a pediatrician, epidemiologist, and Director of the Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good at Boston College.

Duration:00:22:12

Boston pastors reflect on MLK's legacy, 'radical love' and striving for a better world

1/14/2022
"King saw love not only as a deep commitment and value, but as a means to us framing all of the things that we were experiencing," the Rev. Willie Bodrick II, senior pastor at Twelfth Baptist Church, tells WBUR's Radio Boston.

Duration:00:49:00

Week in Review: Big moves from local politicians as the pandemic rolls on

1/14/2022
This week, we're joined by Arline Isaacson, co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus and president of Isaacson Political Consulting, and media analyst John Carroll.

Duration:00:47:52

Mayor Michelle Wu breaks down Boston's vaccine mandate for businesses

1/13/2022
Plus, the firing of Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and what it says about the league.

Duration:00:47:43