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Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.
The WBUR investigative team pursues stories that hold powerful institutions and people to account.
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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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.
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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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, ...
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 public radio series about sound, music, and listening. From WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station.
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 ...
Didion's work goes zing -- straight to the heart -- no throat-clearing, no platitudes. We need more of that to help make sense of this nonsensical time, writes Cloe Axelson.By WBUR
Plus, a look at all things fall food with revisited conversations on apples, pumpkins, and maple flavored cocktails.By WBUR
While there's a prevailing belief that new technology is objective and unbiased, many products and algorithms are designed without people of color in mind.By WBUR & NPR
It's being called the biggest tragedy to date involving migrants crossing the dangerous English Channel.By WBUR & NPR
Polish spies helped free U.S. intelligence operatives captured in Iraq — and continue to play an unsung role in America's spycraft around the world.By WBUR & NPR
Twelve men deployed with Third Squad, but only 11 returned home alive.By WBUR & NPR
The Dow Jones and S&P dropped by 2% and Nasdaq lost 1%. And West Texas Intermediate oil prices dropped down to $75 per barrel, the steepest fall since July.By WBUR & NPR
After a master cowbell maker died a few years ago, Ulisis Santiago taught himself how to handcraft cowbells and has become internationally known for his instruments.By WBUR & NPR
Amazon's survival drama "Hanna" dropped its third and final season, and Marvel superhero Hawkeye is getting the Disney + treatment, joining shows like Wandavision and Loki.By WBUR & NPR
"Third Squad" is a new podcast that tells the story of the bloodiest stage of the war in Afghanistan. A decade later, journalist Elliott Woods tracks members of the Third Squad down to talk about how what happened there still affects their lives today. And, a new book tells the story of how Polish and U.S. spy agencies began working together after …
The opera "Sweet Land" incorporates both Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices for a new take on the settling of America. Composer Raven Chacon and Aja Couchois Duncan, who co-wrote the libretto, join us. And, investigative reporter Geoffrey Cain writes about the Chinese surveillance of the Uyghur ethnic minority in western China. We revisit our con…
The opera blends both Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices for a new take on the settling of America.By WBUR & NPR
The new variant has prompted some countries to quickly restrict travel from the region.By WBUR & NPR
Investigative reporter Geoffrey Cain writes about China's use of sophisticated technology and a so-called predictive policing system designed to find people who harbor disloyalty toward the Chinese Communist Party.By WBUR & NPR
A prolonged shortage of semiconductors has cut sharply into the production of new cars. For car shoppers, that means sky-high prices, long waits or major compromises if they want to get a vehicle.By WBUR & NPR
When President Biden took office, he declared that America is back. But is America once again a true global leader?By WBUR & NPR
Journalist George Packer says our country is divided into four factions “pitting tribe against tribe.” He’s reported on political divides around the world. Does he think America can be united once again? In this rebroadcast, George Packer and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.By WBUR
Liquor stores say they have met a key hurdle to launching a ballot measure to counter efforts by big chains to eliminate limits on the number of stores that can alcohol in Massachusetts. The ballot measure would double the number of liquor licenses that can be held by a single company.By WBUR
We bring you a special hour of Radio Boston, listening back to conversations about rethinking history, through the celebration and commemoration of holidays.By WBUR
In a news conference on Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the $17 billion dollar deal will have a historic impact far beyond the state.By WBUR & NPR
ABC News political director Rick Klein discusses the state of play in politics for Democrats and Republicans, less than one year from midterm elections in Congress.By WBUR & NPR
Rod Serling's early career in radio was marked by censorship for his views on social issues of the time.By WBUR & NPR
For Native people, Thanksgiving is not a day to rejoice. It's a day of mourning. We revisit our conversation with Kisha James, the granddaughter of one of the founders of the National Day of Mourning, which is honored every Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. And, we revisit Robin Young's trip to see the snow geese in Vermont with her now late…
Here & Now's Scott Tong sat down with author Kat Chow to dive into the family histories and personal reflections that characterized their respective books, "A Village with My Name" and "Seeing Ghosts." And, chef and author Gyulshat Esenova describes how the desert climate of her native Turkmenistan shaped traditional Turkmen food, such as lamb cutl…
Chef and author Gyulshat Esenova describes how the desert climate of her native Turkmenistan shaped traditional Turkmen food, such as lamb cutlet.By WBUR & NPR
Up to 1 million visitors a year stand on a viewing platform and peer down at a modest slug of granite partly buried in the sand.By WBUR & NPR
Native Americans are marking "The National Day of Mourning" to raise awareness around historical and ongoing struggles facing Native Americans.By WBUR & NPR
Scott Tong and Kat Chow to dive into the family histories and personal reflections that characterized their respective books.By WBUR & NPR
Minneapolis-based therapist and trauma expert Resmaa Menakem talks about justice, healing and coping with trauma in an already-traumatized community.By WBUR & NPR
People. Don’t. Listen. “There’s so much in our society that is encouraging us not to listen," Kate Murphy says. What is good listening and can it make a difference? In this rebroadcast, Kate Murphy and John Wood, Jr. join Meghna Chakrabarti.By WBUR
A work stoppage at a New Bedford tire recycling company cost roughly two dozen employees their jobs, exposing gaps in American labor law that undermine immigrants’ rights to protest.By WBUR
For being the internet's poster boy for bad luck, Kyle Craven thinks he sure got lucky. In this bonus episode of our meme series, Ben and Amory chat with Craven, better known as the face of the Bad Luck Brian meme that has circulated the web since 2012. Now a 31-year-old husband and father of two, Craven is frozen in time online as a pimply, brace-…
We catch up with Ed Freni, Director of Aviation at Massport, to hear what Logan's seeing. Then we take listener calls with Jim Aloisi, former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation, and Josh Ostroff, Interim Director of Transportation for Massachusetts.By WBUR
Plus, a look ahead to the holiday shopping season and take your calls.By WBUR
With Black Friday looming, Target declaring it's done opening on Thanksgiving, and the competition for dollars fierce, we want to check in with local retailers.By WBUR
His 2020 novel "The Bear" just won the Massachusetts Book Award for fiction. We revisit a conversation he had with WBUR's Chris Citorik at his New Hampshire home.By WBUR