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
11:28 am
Thu August 21, 2014

What On Greater Boston Thursday, Aug. 21

Greater Boston turns things over to our colleagues at "Basic Black" for a special conversation about the events in Ferguson, Mo. Join us  as we discuss race, law enforcement and the meaning of protest in a post civil rights movement era.

LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Aug. 20

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Aug. 19

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Aug. 18

The American Repertory Theater's new musical is heading to Broadway.
Credit American Repertory Theater
  • "Finding Neverland": The imagination of JM Barrie brought to life, in the A.R.T.'s Broadway–bound production.

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Aug. 15

  • Sunday shake-up: David Gregory is out and Chuck Todd is in as host of "Meet the Press."
  • Beacon Hill brouhaha: Did the Boston press fall for easy stereotypes on a story about sidewalk ramps?

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POLITICS & GOVERNMENT
7:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Race For Attorney General: Warren Tolman And Maura Healey Debate

Democratic candidates for Massachusetts attorney general Warren Tolman and Maura Healey with Emily Rooney.
Credit Abbie Ruzicka / WGBH News

The two Democratic candidates for Massachusetts attorney general, Maura Healey and Warren Tolman, sat down for a 30-minute "debate" about the news of the day and the issues facing the state. 

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LOCAL NEWS
1:06 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Aug. 13

  • Market Basket: We'll introduce you first to a family that's feeling the affects of the stalemate more than most and then to two Chelsea workers who are also struggling after having their hours cut.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue August 12, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Aug. 12

  • Market Basket dispute: Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash discussed the role politicians are playing in the supermarket stalemate.  

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Mon August 11, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Aug. 11

  • Attorney General Martha Coakley joined us to discuss the lawsuit she's filed against a former college president and the escalating rhetoric in the race for governor. 

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Aug. 8

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu August 7, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Aug. 7

  • The ice bucket challenge: A stunt to raise money and awareness has gone viral. We discuss why some say it's trivializing a serious illness.
  • Partners acquisition: CEO Gary Gottlieb defends the controversial proposal that would make the state's biggest health network bigger still.  
  • Atlantic Cod crisis: WGBH News Science Editor Heather Goldstone talks the uncertain future of the state fish.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed August 6, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Aug. 6

The cartoon Astro Boy is the subject of a show that has WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen raving.
Credit Company One
  • Market Basket unrest: The Boston Globe's Shirley Leung and Boston Business Journal's George Donnelly discuss the new CEOs.
  • Animating anime: Hear the wildly inventive tale of the Japanese comic hero, Astro Boy.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Aug. 5

After getting married, Matt and Amy Koskowski were ready to buy their first home. But like many first-time homebuyers in Boston, they found house hunting with a budget under $300,000 a little daunting.
Credit Patricia Alvarado Núñez/WGBH News
  • Ebola outbreak: A local expert weighs in on experimental treatments and the threat of the virus spreading.  
  • Plus, the local true story behind the summer's biggest movie, "The Fault in Our Stars."

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LOCAL NEWS
11:34 am
Mon August 4, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Aug. 4

Matthew Gilbert's dog, Toby, who brought the Boston Globe TV critic into the world of dog parks and inspired his first book.
Credit Matthew Gilbert
  • Growing pains: How smaller cities like Franklin have used smart growth principles to revitalize their downtown.
  • "Off the Leash": Hear tales of drama and intrigue from a local neighborhood dog park from author Matthew Gilbert.

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Aug. 1

It's an encore presentation of Beat the Press:

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu July 31, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, July 31

Thousands of journalists of color are converging on the Hynes Convention Center to network and talk business at a time when many questions surround journalism’s future.
Credit WGBH News
  • Juror outrage: The probation verdict and the debate over patronage continues to roil local politics.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, July 30

The City of Boston plans to plant more than 100,000 trees by 2030 to lessen the effects of climate change.
Credit Patricia Alvarado Núñez/WGBH News
  • College rankings: Babson's president discussed why Money Magazine named the college the best valued in America.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue July 29, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, July 29

Damage from Monday's tornado in Revere.
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LOCAL NEWS
12:35 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, July 28

  • Growing pains: We discuss the side effects of a state population on the rise.   
  • Costly dispute: The impact of the Market Basket feud on the grocery chain's bottom line.  

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, July 25

  • Coverage of MH17, and the fine line between stoking public outrage, and grossing people out.
LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, July 24

John O'Brien found guilty on mail fraud, racketeering, and racketeering conspiracy today.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, July 23

Do the cons of the 2024 Summer Olympics being hosted in Boston outweigh the pros?

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, July 22

Market Basket employees and fired employees stand outside of the Tewksbury store to protest.
Credit Rupa Shenoy / WGBH News
  • Meet Jibo: The creator of the world's first family robot is here.  

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, July 21

The sign outside the Salem, Mass. Market Basket. Thousands of employees are taking a stand in the Market Basket family feud.
Credit Adam Reilly / WGBH News
  • Gene drives: A genetic engineering breakthrough that could upend everything we know about natural selection. 

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

What's On Beat The Press Friday, July 18

  • "Reporting Rape":  A story about a campus assault puts the New York Times in the middle of a roiling public debate. 
  • Rants & Raves: What our panel of journalism experts loved and hated in the media this week.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, July 17

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.
Credit Associated Press
  • Immigration crisis: How should Massachusetts respond to the flood of Central American children crossing the border?
  • Partners merger: Why some area hospitals are crying foul over plans to expand the state's biggest health-care system.
  • Charles W. Morgan: A century-old whaling ship returns to the sea with a new mission.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, July 16

Haystack is an app that helps drivers find parking.
Credit Haystack
  • The newly launched Haystack app directs drivers to open parking spots for $3 a pop. But Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is already putting the brakes on the business. Haystack CEO Eric Meyer joins us.  
  • Don Berwick: The candidate for governor joins us for our post-Democratic Convention round of gubernatorial interviews.
  • Jamie Wyeth at the MFA: Jared Bowen interviewed the realist painter and got an overview of the first retrospective of his work.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, July 15

Aside from the thrill of seeing celebrities, there are some serious questions about the benefits and drawbacks of bringing major motion pictures to Massachusetts.
  • John Devine: The candidate for the 6th Congressional District seat discusses his platform. 

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LOCAL NEWS
10:04 am
Mon July 14, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, July 14

Old Town Hall, in Salem, Mass. Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll explained how she arrived at the decision to cut ties with Gordon College.
Credit WGBH News
  • Religious objection: How the city of Salem landed at the center of a national debate over religious freedom and civil rights. 
  • FOCUS report: Can a sound stage an hour from the city lure more movies to Massachusetts?
  • Infant death danger: The state's child advocate addresses the higher rate infants deaths in families under DCF supervision. 

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BEAT THE PRESS
11:11 am
Fri July 11, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, July 11

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