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.:
In a case that laid bare the unseemly culture of patronage on Beacon Hill, a guilty verdict today in the trial of former probation commissioner John J. O'Brien.
The jury found O'Brien guilty on mail fraud, racketeering, and racketeering conspiracy. His top aid, Elizabeth Tavares, was also found guilty on those charges. A third official, William Burke, was convicted of conspiracy, but acquitted on the other charges.
Boys in a holding area at a Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz. Generally, minors are put into deportation proceedings and given a "Notice To Appear" in immigration court, but they have permission to stay in the country while the U.S. decides their fate.
We're celebrating the Fourth of July with a civics lesson rooted in the Fourth Estate and some recent cases in which the First Amendment clashed with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Lauren Astley was murdered in 2011 by her ex-boyfriend, Nathaniel Fujita, a few weeks after they graduated from Wayland High School. Her parents have become advocates for safe relationship education in schools.
The exhibition, “Read My Pins,” has toured the nation and stopped at Albright’s alma mater for a special visit. WGBH spoke with Secretary Albright, famous for her diplomatic usage of brooches and pins, about some of her favorites and the stories behind them.