Greater Boston

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Host Emily Rooney and guests examine the news of the day, offering in-depth analysis and local perspectives. Greater Boston airs weeknights at 7pm on WGBH 2 and online. Watch segments anytime at WGBHnews.org.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, April 23

  • Is there a future for TOUCH 106.1 FM after the Feds shut it down?

  • Will a Supreme Court decision change the racial makeup at local colleges?

  • And if you've ever regretted sending an email, two Harvard Law students have the answer.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, April 22

WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen discusses how the A.R.T.'s new play, "The Shape She Makes," explores the consequences of divorce.
Credit American Repertory Theater

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Greater Boston Special Edition Monday, April 21

We bring you scenes from Kenmore Square on Marathon Monday 2014.
Credit WGBH News

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 18

There was controversy around this year's Pulitzer Prize awards.
Credit www.pulitzer.org

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, April 17

Husband-and-wife Watertown artists Chantal Zakari and Mike Mandel created "Shelter In Plates" to remember the April 19, 2013 manhunt in their neighborhood.
Credit Chantal Zakari / Mike Mandel
  • Radio-station raid: The FCC hauled away broadcast equipment from Touch 106.1 FM.

  • Remembering the manhunt: We look at two cities at the center of the Marathon bombing manhunt, Cambridge and Watertown.

  • "Shelter in Plates": Two Watertown artists commemorated the April 19, 2013 manhunt that happened in their neighborhood with a collection of plates portraying scenes from that day.

  • Painting inspired by bombings: Boston City hall has hung a work of art by Giovanni DeCunto.

  • Overemphasizing STEM? One technology and education reporter questions the state's push for more science, technology, engineering and math.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, April 16

A small scrap of papyrus covered with an ancient text marks the first known reference to the wife of Jesus.
Credit Harvard Divinity School

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, April 15

For the past year, we’ve been keeping in touch with Roseann Sdoia, who lost her right leg in the explosion near the Forum Restaurant.
Credit Roseann Sdoia
  • Remembering the Marathon: See the powerful images and hear the words of hope.
  • Roseann Sdoia update: Emily Rooney checks in again with the Marathon survivor, who has happy news to share.
  • Marathon Sports: Manager Dan Soleau talks about what the past year has been like and why he's running the race this year.
  • "Run": A mother reflects on the two moments that will haunt her.
  • Tufts Marathon team: Coach Don Megerle's guidance has been more crucial than ever this year.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, April 14

At the start of last year's Boston Marathon, Dr Ricky Kue was working in the main medical tent in Copley Square, deciding which finishers could get treatment there and which needed more intensive care.
Credit WGBH News
  • Zohydro: Governor Patrick has banned the powerful painkiller from being prescribed in Massachusetts.  

  • Coping after the Marathon: They saved lives at the finish line, but first responders are still dealing with trauma.

  • "The Takeaway": Host John Hockenberry talks about how the Boston Marathon bombings resonated in New York and nationally.

  • "Why Nudge?": Author Cass Sunstein explores the balancing act between libertarian ideals and government interference.  

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 11

Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on "The Late Show." One thing Colbert won’t be bringing to CBS is the satirical conservative persona that made him a hit on Comedy Central.
Credit Wikimedia Commons
  • CBS gets Colbert: Will Stephen Colbert ditch his conservative persona when he takes over for Letterman?

  • Double standard? Should MSNBC allow Joe Scarborough to speak at Republican fundraisers?

  • Print prediction: An open assessment of the Boston Globe from its leader.

  • Rants & Raves: Our panel of journalists talk this week in media.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, April 10

Tens of thousands of gamers will converge at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this April 11 through April 13 for PAX East, one of the largest gaming events in the country.
Credit PAX East
  • No more non-compete? A game-changing bill to keep the best brains from leaving Massachusetts.

  • "5 Runners": A profile of five marathoners as they crossed the finish as the bombs went off.

  • PAX East: One of the largest gaming events in the U.S. arrives in Boston.

  • "Our Lady": BU student's one-man show helped him handle coming out to his family.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed April 9, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, April 9

Arms and Armor Pompeo della Cesa Field armor from a garniture, about 1590, John Woodman Higgins Collection
Credit Worcester Art Museum
  • Questions about $105k invoice: Did two high-profile ministers try to shake down Boston's commuter rail system?
  • Heartbleed: A new warning about the safety and security of your online data.
  • Pension legal question: Should teachers have to forfeit their pensions for crimes committed outside their job? 
  • "Knights!": A local museum gives us a new way to see arms and armor.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, April 8

The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force is considering a proposal to construct a string of artificial barrier islands off the coast of New York and New Jersey. The islands would protect the current coast from flooding and wave action.
Credit Rebuild by Design

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, April 7

Credit WGBH News
  • Car-free developments:  Will building high-rises without parking fix it Boston's housing shortage?
  • Mean moms: A freelance writer takes us into the secret world of the suburbs.
  • Healthcare reforms: Former Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan weighs in.  

 

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 4

NESN color commentator Jerry Remy has been under a cloud ever since his son Jared was charged with murdering his girlfriend last summer.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, April 3

Fallen firefighter Michael Kennedy’s funeral drew throngs of firefighters from departments near and far.
Credit NECN
  • "Why Was Boston Strong?": A Harvard report reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the Boston Marathon response.

  • Mark Fisher: State Republicans are trying to beat back a challenge from one of their own.

  • "Only When I Dance": A local dancer is featured in a documentary screening at the Belmont World Film festival.

  • Michael Kennedy funeral: Paying respect to Boston firefighter as he's laid to rest.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, April 2

Somerville resident Karen Rand, right, stands with Krystle Campbell, her best friend who was killed at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Rand lost the lower half of her left leg and is having her home renovated to make it easier to get around.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, April 1

Mobee is one of many moneymaking mobile apps that have become increasingly popular among iPhone and Android users who want to earn extra money mystery shopping.
Credit Mobee

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, March 31

Elmyr de Hory (1906-1976), Woman at Table, in the style of Henri Matisse (French, 1869 – 1954), ca. 1975, oil on canvas. Collection of Mark Forgy. Photo: Robert Fogt.
Credit Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

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Local News
12:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, March 28

Two Boston firefighters died on Wednesday fighting a nine-alarm fire that broke out in a Back Bay brownstone.
Credit Boston Fire Department

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu March 27, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, March 27

  • Back Bay blaze: Boston Fire Department leaders discuss the practical and emotional impacts of Wednesday's fire.

  • Backdraft dangers: The tragedy on Beacon Street and the everyday risks facing firefighters.

  • Boston overnight: How prepared is the T for late-night service starting this weekend?

  • Robots and nature: Researchers are building jellyfish and lobsters to better understand the animal world.

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LOCAL NEWS
1:16 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, March 26

The average woman now achieves a higher level of education than her male counterpart, but salaries and promotions lag behind.
Credit US Department of Labor / Flickr

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, March 25

In this week's FOCUS report, we discuss marketing a tragedy.
Credit WGBH News

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, March 24

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, March 21

The dispute over Crimea has forced news organizations to rethink maps and stylebooks that previously considered the region as Ukrainian.
Credit National Geographic

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu March 20, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, March 20

John Kuntz and Ryan O'Connor in the SpeakEasy Stage Company production of "The Whale."
Credit Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, March 19

Credit FBI

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GREATER BOSTON
6:30 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Take A Virtual Tour Of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

You can tour each room of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and get up close to paintings with the new Google Cultural Institute feature.
Credit Google Art Project

You may be familiar with Google Streetview, which can virtually drop you on sidewalks all over the world for a look around. Now, Google is using that same technology to take you inside museums. 

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, March 18

You can now explore the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum online, through Google Cultural Institute.
Credit Google Cultural Institute
  • Changing Chinatown: Can Boston's neighborhoods retain their diversity while the city attracts young professionals?

  • Grand Hackfest: High-tech visionaries and their unique approach to solving healthcare problems.

  • Virtual tour: Google goes from city streets to navigating the halls at the Gardner Museum.

  • "You Are Here": From the compass to GPS.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, March 17

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

What's On Beat The Press, Friday March 14

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