Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the internet's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities to find untold histories, unsolved mysteries, and other jaw-dropping stories online and IRL.
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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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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Commentaries on music from NPR's Here and Now and elsewhere... Author Tim Riley has written books on the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Madonna, and his most recent title is FEVER: HOW ROCK'N'ROLL TRANSFORMED GENDER IN AMERICA (Picador 2005). He is at work on a major new biography of John Lennon for W.W. Norton slated for 2009. His music commentary is featured regularly on NPR's HERE AND NOW, the nationally-syndicated show produced weekdays out of WBUR-FM in Boston.
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. Editors’ Notes: Mexican-American recording artist Selena Quintanilla not only popularized Tejano music to mainstream American audiences, but also helped put Latinos on the map and broke barriers o ...
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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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The Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center has experienced a 50% increase in families requesting services in 2021, over last year.By WBUR
The skyrocketing demand for coal is driving new mining, coal stockpiling and widespread power cuts.By WBUR & NPR
He was known for hits such as "Waterloo," "A Wound Time Can't Erase" and "B.J. the D.J."By WBUR & NPR
One poll found 30% of parents said they would wait to see how the vaccine is working in young children before they got their kids vaccinated.By WBUR & NPR
The move makes Capital One the largest bank to nix overdraft fees.By WBUR & NPR
The movement not only allows people to recycle belongings they no longer want or need but also provides a sense of community among neighbors.By WBUR & NPR
Many of the women who couldn't get an abortion said they wanted to end their pregnancies because they couldn't financially support a child.By WBUR & NPR
As China remains conservative with the virus, some of its ports are overloaded and understaffed.By WBUR & NPR
The move is a first in the country, intended as a "pre-emptive strike" against the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant.By WBUR & NPR
Chabeli Carrazana, a reporter for The 19th, talks about a study that found 72% of women who were denied access to abortion ended up living in poverty. And, human beings are not always good at assessing risk and making rational decisions. Professor Gretchen Chapman about omission bias and how we make decisions and weigh risks.…
Former neo-Nazi Christian Picciolini has spent the past few years trying to reform white supremacists through a group called the Free Radicals Project. He explains why he's making what he calls the difficult decision to shut the project down at the end of the year. And, director Alex Gibney's new film "The Forever Prisoner" about the treatment and …
While many have joked that Hollywood has simply run out of ideas, The Atlantic's Derek Thompson says the lack of innovation is a bigger trend in the U.S. than we realize.By WBUR & NPR
Christian Picciolini has spent the past few years trying to reform white supremacists through a group called the Free Radicals Project.By WBUR & NPR
The escalating costs are hitting homeowners in surprising places.By WBUR & NPR
Vermont Senator Pat Leahy won't run again. Leahy's been in office since 1974. That's longer than more than 150 million Americans have been alive. Are U.S. elected officials getting too old? Maxwell Alejandro Frost, Melody Crowder-Meyer and Louise Aronson join Meghna Chakrabarti.By WBUR
Abu Zabaydah was the first detainee who was subjected to what the CIA called "enhanced interrogation techniques" including sleep deprivation, being kept naked in a cold room and waterboarding.By WBUR & NPR
COVID-19 rates in South Africa are soaring after the emergence of the omicron variant.By WBUR & NPR
Litigation and trial attorney Karen Conti explains the legal ramifications of Michigan prosecutors charging the parents of the Oxford, Michigan, school shooting suspect with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter.By WBUR & NPR
James and Jennifer Crumbley were arrested this weekend.By WBUR & NPR
The state's positive test rate has doubled in the last three weeks. More than 1,000 people are hospitalized with COVID. And we're seeing the number of COVID cases reaching levels we haven't seen since January. A Harvard research fellow joined Morning Edition to talk about where things stand.By WBUR
Tufts' Dr. Shira Doron says we don't know much about how omicron will impact the pandemic yet, but we do know that delta is the variant currently driving cases in Massachusetts. She recommends all unvaccinated individuals get the shot as soon as possible, and that vaccinated people consider a booster.…
Plus, the Senate narrowly voted to move forward the nomination of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins for U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts.By WBUR
The Sugars are joined by the therapist Esther Perel to discuss a letter from a husband who is in a sexless marriage and is looking for a way to help his wife heal from trauma.By WBUR
President Biden ended the Trump-era program on his first day in office but was forced to reinstate it under a court order.By WBUR & NPR
We break down the politics of President Biden's latest measures to contain the spread of the omicron variant.By WBUR & NPR
Even as the industry rakes in around $2 billion for the local economy each year, the number of people living in poverty in the rural town has soared.By WBUR & NPR
Kids in India's capital have been indoors for 20 months — first for COVID-19, now for smog beyond four times what's safe.By WBUR & NPR
With washed-out bridges and roads, recovery efforts could take months.By WBUR & NPR
A new study of long COVID-19 finds a disturbing cluster of symptoms well after infection: tremors, vibrations, debilitating pain and mental decline. One of the authors of the study joins us. And, Afghanistan's economic collapse has pushed the medical system closer and closer to a breaking point. Dave Michalski of Doctors Without Borders tells us mo…
Though movies like "Dune" and "No Time to Die" are opening in movie theaters, attendance is still way down from pre-pandemic levels. KPCC entertainment reporter John Horn tells us more. And, researcher Dan Reicher joins us to discuss hydroelectric dams, which provide 7% of the U.S. energy portfolio.By NPR
What's the biggest threat to American elections, and to people's trust in them? Conspiracy theories. Former Homeland Security cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs joins Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss why the greatest election security threat to the nation right now is domestic misinformation.By WBUR
I will forever run with Ahmaud Arbery, just as I walk in a world not designed for me, writes Jeff Davis, who founded the Boston chapter of Black Men Run.By WBUR
Plus, we hear what marijuana business owners think about community impact fees, and how one local synagogue is celebrating Hanukkah this year.By WBUR
We speak with WBUR Business Reporter Yasmin Amer and Jim Rooney, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.By WBUR
HVV, Cape Ann's first recreational marijuana dispensary is suing the city of Gloucester over its host community agreement and fees charged in them. This is the second such lawsuit brought by a pot business, and some say more push back on these fees and host community agreements is coming.By WBUR
We were so hopeful that this year, this holiday season, things would be different. Or, maybe, that they wouldn't be -- that we'd be back to normal. But we continue to live in the exception as the pandemic appears to be entering a new phase. So, where do we find light in the darkness this year?By WBUR