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13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. With more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A production from WBUR and The Boston Globe.
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For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people. Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love, and Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects. Each week, we’ll bring you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, ...
Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.
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One woman's quest to end her war with food. Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips wield solid science, medical knowledge, common sense and an endless supply of dad jokes to teach us how to eat better and feel better about it. Hint: It’s not dieting. They discuss exercise, body image, food addiction, genetics, weight loss and more.
Maria Garcia was 9 years old and living on the U.S.-Mexico border when Selena was murdered. Twenty five years later, Maria is on a quest to understand what it means to love, mourn and remember Selena. In this intimate journey, Maria explores what Selena’s legacy shows us about belonging in America. Produced by WBUR.
A four minute weekly radio comic strip. ...It's what Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne might be hotly debating as they walk into the studio -- just before they get on mic. This short radiostrip plays out in the kitchen of 11 Central Ave, the home of an extended family where a hodgepodge of other characters regularly drops in.As they rush around in the morning drinking coffee, reading the paper, looking for their shoes, they're talking about everything from the most compelling topics of our ti ...
NEXT was a radio show and podcast that aired its final episode in May 2021 after a successful five-year run. The weekly program focused on New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. NEXT was produced at Connecticut Public Radio and featured stories from journalists across the New England News Collaborative. Most recently, the program was hosted by Morgan Springer. With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asked questions about how we power our society, how we move aroun ...
Plus, how to keep your information safe while shopping online.By WBUR
Recorded live at Tanglewood with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and an all-star cast, this Vietnamese origin story imagines how a very important grain first came to earth.By WBUR
Tiana Caldwell lives in Kansas City, Missouri. And when On Point first spoke with her in May 2020, Tiana had been furloughed from her job and had just received an eviction notice from her landlord. In this radio diary, she joins us with an update on her life. "I fought, I didn't just lay down. It makes you feel like you are not powerless," she says…
The Policing Alternative and Diversion Initiative, or PAD, sends out response teams to help people with medical care, housing and financial issues.By WBUR & NPR
The co-founder's sudden departure has many wondering — was he forced out or did he go on his own?By WBUR & NPR
The National Labor Relations Board ordered a new union election, saying the e-commerce giant interfered in the first one.By WBUR & NPR
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer rejected a request from eight Massachusetts hospital workers for a religious exemption to the state's hospital system mandate that workers be vaccinated.By WBUR & NPR
The Biden administration swiftly restricted travel to the U.S. from southern Africa in response to the discovery of the new COVID-19 variant.By WBUR & NPR
Governments around the world are trying to reduce the amount of planet-warming pollution in the atmosphere, and that means many are now taking a closer look at nuclear power.By WBUR & NPR
Smollett told Chicago police officers in January of 2019 that he was attacked by two people who yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him. He's now accused of filing a false police report.By WBUR & NPR
A recently released documentary and a forthcoming tribute album both pay tribute to Beverly Glenn-Copeland.By WBUR & NPR
$800 billion in COVID relief funds still hasn't made it to the American people. In Pennsylvania, $2.5 billion of that aid is being moved to the state's “rainy day fund.” We track unspent pandemic relief funds.By WBUR
CNN announced the investigation.By WBUR & NPR
Johnnie Ashe joins us to reflect on his late brother's activism on and off the tennis court.By WBUR & NPR
In Massachusetts, conservationists have worked for decades to protect shrinking habitat, reduce human interference and prevent poaching of bog turtles.By WBUR & NPR
This season ranked as the third most active on record with the most memorable storm being Hurricane Ida.By WBUR & NPR
The new Policing Alternative and Diversion Initiative in Atlanta has a 311 line and sends out response teams to help people with non-emergency concerns like medical care, housing and financial issues. Lisa Hagen of WABE reports. And, Matthew Bunn of the Harvard Kennedy School joins us to talk about how nuclear power fits into a carbon-free energy f…
New documentary "Citizen Ashe" tells the story of the life and activism of tennis great Arthur Ashe. His brother Johnnie Ashe, who appears in the film, joins us. And, in Massachusetts, conservationists have worked for decades to protect endangered bog turtles. As Hannah Chanatry of WBUR reports, their efforts are leading to some success.…
Omicron, a variant with upwards of 50 mutations, has put nations around the world on alert in the week since it was first detected.By WBUR & NPR
A civil suit was filed before the Supreme Judicial Court alleging that the Massachusetts Parole Board is not following a state law that allows people to seek an end to their parole after a period of time, depending on their offense.By WBUR
Also, as Jewish families around the region prepare to mark night two of Hanukkah, a bill that would mandate the teaching of the religion's greatest tragedy sits on Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The legislation would require middle and high school students learn about the Holocaust and genocide.By WBUR
New legislation would require middle and high school students learn about the Holocaust, and about genocide. It's sitting on Governor Charlie Baker's desk awaiting his signature.By WBUR
The James Webb Space Telescope — the most powerful of its kind — will launch into space on Dec. 22.By WBUR & NPR
We revisit our conversation with Bluegrass musician Billy Strings from March when he was fresh off of his first Grammy win. And, American fashion designer Virgil Abloh died Sunday at the age of 41 after privately battling a rare form of cancer. Fashion journalist Greg Emmanuel joins us.By NPR
The James Webb Space Telescope — the most powerful of its kind — will launch into space on Dec. 22. Astronomer Laura Kreidberg talks about what she hopes to learn about the atmosphere and weather of exoplanets. And, aviation reporter Peter Robison talks about his new book "Flying Blind: The 737 Max Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing," a deep dive into …
The holiday celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks and the rededication of the second temple in Jerusalem, where a one-day supply of oil lasted for eight — a small miracle.By WBUR & NPR
Maxwell is accused of allegedly helping disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse and traffic girls.By WBUR & NPR
The gorilla caretakers trained the adult gorillas how to nurture a baby ahead of time, which came in handy because the mother did not show a strong maternal instinct.By WBUR & NPR
1 in 5 American health care workers have left the profession since the pandemic hit. The pandemic has pushed what was already a tough situation into crisis mode. And as psychiatrist Wendy Dean sees it, this is more than just burnout. What's driving the pandemic's health care exodus? Cassandra Alexander, Wendy Dean and Elaine Batchlor join Meghna Ch…
Rep. Terri Sewell, a Democrat from Alabama, talks about the challenges facing key voting rights legislation.By WBUR & NPR
The variant has now spread to at least 11 countries on four continents — Africa, Australia, North America and Asia.By WBUR & NPR
Aviation reporter Peter Robison takes a deep dive into what caused two fatal crashes of Boeing planes.By WBUR & NPR
Although there are no exact numbers, Massachusetts health care providers and law enforcement say meth use here is on the rise. In his new book, journalist Sam Quinones explains how the manufacturing of meth has changed, and why that matters.By WBUR
Logbooks from the New England whaling industry contain meticulous descriptions of 19th century weather. Local researchers are now using those records to fill in gaps in modern climate science.By WBUR
The Massachusetts governor seems proud of his record thus far, and may fear that his work over the past two terms could be un-done by his successor, should he not run again. But there are also factors that could lead him to decide not to run.By WBUR
Plus, a look at all things fall food with revisited conversations on apples, pumpkins, and maple flavored cocktails.By WBUR