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LOCAL NEWS
10:00 am
Fri July 31, 2015

NIMBY, Author Juliana Barbassa & Deflategate Updates

The Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung (@leung), President of the Boston Harbor Association Vivien Li (@VLiTBHA), and General Partner of Flare Capital Partners Michael Greeley (@greels1) talk Boston's "Not In My Backyard" attitude. 

Author of 'Dancing with the Devil in the City of God' Juliana Barbassa (@jbarbassa) discusses her book, and the lessons to be learned from Rio. 

WGBH's Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) explores updates in Deflategate. 

And WGBH's Stephanie Leydon (@stephanieleydon) introduces us to two new Greater Bostonians. 

LOCAL NEWS
7:05 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

WATCH: Harvard's Swimming Coaches On First Transgender Swimmer

Harvard Men's Swimming Coach Kevin Tyrrell and Harvard Women's Swimming Coach Stephanie Morawski discuss the program's first transgender swimmer. 

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LOCAL NEWS
7:03 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

WATCH: Boston Public Market Opening

A worker stocks corn at the Boston Public Market at Haymarket.

In a week when Boston’s Olympic quest ended the political establishment is celebrating a success:  The long-awaited opening of Boston Public Market.

From fresh-picked corn to raw honey, is a foodie paradise. Everything here is local, from the cheese to the wine, to the fallen trees used to make the wares at a stand called Peterman’s Boards and Bowls.

“This is the third day and we’re doing quite well, so we figure we’ll probably have to hire a couple more bowl turners, another sander, another shipper,” said Michele Jurado of Peterman’s Board and Bowls.

Kim Jakshtis expects the market to be a game changer for her farm, allowing her to sell more in one place instead of traveling to separate local farmers markets.  

“This was a dream of a group of local farmers  and politicians 20 years ago to really bring fresh food to the Boston community, and it finally happened,” said Jakshtis.

The market is housed next door to the Haymarket T stop in a space built during the Big Dig to house airshafts.  It’s been vacant for twelve years. So what took so long?

Liz Morningstar took over as CEO of the non-profit Boston Public Market Association two years ago.  She raised ten-million-dollars in private funds , the state kicked in another six million.  She says it’s a wise investment at a time when demand there’s a high demand for local food.

“The local food movement is at a special place and time,” said Morningstar.

The new Boston Public Market is just steps from one of the city’s oldest market, Haymarket.  Vendors have been selling wholesale produce here for more than a century.  So the question is, what will happen to their business.

Saidg Abuelgasuim has been selling decidedly non-local produce here for eight years.  He welcomes the new market.

Boston Public Market Association says consumer research confirms that theory, the city has an appetite for what can now be called a market district, a place with more choices, and potentially more customers, than ever before.

LOCAL NEWS
7:02 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

WATCH: Patriots Training Camp

WGBH's Tina Martin (@TinaAroundTown) goes to Patriots training camp.

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LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Boston 2024 Fallout, Boston Public Market & Transgender Harvard Swimmer

Former Boston City Council Member Michael Ross (@MikeforBoston), Former Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Jim Aloisi (@JimAloisi) and Boston University Social Science Professor Tom Whalen discuss the fallout from the failed Boston 2024 bid. 

WGBH's Stephanie Leydon (@stephanieleydon) explores Boston Public Market.

Harvard Men's Swimming Coach Kevin Tyrrell and Harvard Women's Swimming Coach Stephanie Morawski discuss the program's first transgender swimmer. 

And WGBH's Tina Martin (@TinaAroundTown) goes to Patriots training camp.

LOCAL NEWS
7:02 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Greater Bostonian: Helping Kids Cook Up Bright Futures

Future Chef students serving lunch to a camp group at Boston's Trinity Church.
Credit Stephanie Leydon/WGBH News

As with so many things in life, if you want to be a chef, first you’ve got to master the basics. And for seventeen year-old Jo Jo Baez— that means how to handle hot dogs.

Her instructor demonstrates how to move hot dogs from the grill to a warming pan. Technique matters - and seconds count - here in a commercial kitchen in the basement of Boston’s Trinity Church. In an hour, dozens of hungry campers will descend into the dining area.

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LOCAL NEWS
7:02 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

WATCH: Juliana Barbassa On Her Book 'Dancing With The Devil In The City Of God'

Author of 'Dancing with the Devil in the City of God' Juliana Barbassa (@jbarbassa) discusses her book, and the lessons to be learned from Rio. 

When Rio first got the bid, "we felt like the world had noticed we were there," said Barbassa.  But "people only caught on a little bit later."

"It's a time to really rethink these games," said Barbassa. "Often the people who worked to bring them have their own agendas."

LOCAL NEWS
7:05 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

WATCH: Painting With A Twist (Or, Alchohol Fueled Artistry)

Who said painting had to be a quiet and solitary activity? WGBH's Edgar Herwick (@ebherwick3) takes on Paint Nite. 

LOCAL NEWS
7:02 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

WATCH: Mayor Walsh On Boston 2024, His Rome Trip & Deflategate

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) talks Boston 2024, his Rome visit, and DeflateGate. 

On the failed bid, Walsh said, "I think they panicked that I wouldn't sign the document." "I don't think we were treated the way we should have been."  On his visit to Rome, Walsh said, "When the Pope walked into the room you could just feel his presence."

Local News
7:00 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Mayor Walsh, Deflategate & Paint Nite

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) talks Boston 2024, his Rome visit, and DeflateGate. 

The Boston Globe's NFL Reporter Ben Volin (@BenVolin) talks the DeflateGate saga.

And WGBH's Edgar B Herwick (@ebherwick3) takes on Paint Nite. 

LOCAL NEWS
7:04 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

WATCH: Inside Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck'

WGBH's Art Editor Jared Bowen (@JaredWGBH) goes inside Amy Schumer's new film, Trainwreck. 

"If you can find someone that wants to drink with you, marry them," said Schumer.

LOCAL NEWS
7:03 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

WATCH: Ding Dong The Bid Is Dead

Principal of Chieppo Strategies Charles Chieppo, Rep. Russell Holmes (@VoteRussell), and WGBH's Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) talk Boston 2024's failed bid. 

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LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Boston 2024 No More, Amy Schumer's Trainwreck & Soul Of An Octopus

Principal of Chieppo Strategies Charles Chieppo, Rep. Russell Holmes (@VoteRussell), and WGBH's Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) talk Boston 2024's failed bid. 

Author Sy Montgomery (@SyTheAuthor) talks her new book, 'Soul of An Octopus.' 

WGBH's Art Editor Jared Bowen (@JaredWGBH) goes inside Amy Schumer's new film, Trainwreck. 

LOCAL NEWS
9:06 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Baby Doe, Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race & Boston Summer Activities

WGBH's Emily Rooney (@EmilyRooneyWGBH) talks the ongoing Baby Doe case.

The widow of Governor Paul Cellucci Jan Cellucci (@CellucciJan) talks the Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race

Artistic Director of Boston Summer Arts Weekend Brian O'Donovan (@brianodonovan), Founder and Executive Director of the Boston Wine School Jonathan Aslop (@BOSWineSchool), and Chief Strategy Officer at Regan Communications Mariellen Burns (@MariellenBurns) discuss unique Boston summer activities. 

LOCAL NEWS
7:20 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

Unique Boston Summer Activities

Artistic Director of Boston Summer Arts Weekend Brian O'Donovan (@brianodonovan), Founder and Executive Director of the Boston Wine School Jonathan Aslop (@BOSWineSchool), and Chief Strategy Officer at Regan Communications Mariellen Burns (@MariellenBurns) discuss unique Boston summer activities.  

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LOCAL NEWS
7:03 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

WATCH: Jan Cellucci On The Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race

Governor Paul Cellucci's widow Jan Cellucci (@CellucciJan) talks the Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race and her late husband's legacy.

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LOCAL NEWS
7:02 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

WATCH: Emily Rooney On The Baby Doe Case

This weekend marks four weeks since the body of a little girl was found in a garbage bag along a rocky shoreline on Deer Island.

Officials have received hundreds of tips and leads since but the identity of the girl is still unknown.

So earlier this week, WGBH Special Correspondent Emily Rooney (@EmilyRooneyWGBH) went to Deer Island to get a better sense of what may have happened, with the help of forensic neuropsychologist, Robert Mendoza.

"She probably was a well cared for child," said Rooney. "I'd want the local police involved." 

LOCAL NEWS
12:43 pm
Thu July 23, 2015

WATCH: William Galvin Talks Public Record Laws

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote "sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”

Yet when it comes to access to public records:  Massachusetts is shady.

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LOCAL NEWS
7:02 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Can The Donald's Defenders In New Hampshire Save Trump From Himself?

Donald Trump
Credit AP Photo

When I stopped by Donald Trump’s New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester this week, the volunteers there were doing damage control. Their mission: Find veterans willing to make a public show of support for their candidate, who recently said of John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee: "He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."

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LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

MA Public Record Law, Donald Trump Supporters & The Student Debt Crisis

Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William Galvin talks the battle over access to public records.

The Boston Globe's Todd Wallack (@TWallack), Executive Director of American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts Carol Rose, and Executive Director of Massachusetts Municipal Association Geoff Beckwith (@GeoffBeckwith) weigh in on the public records laws.  

The Boston Globe's Dante Ramos (@danteramos) and Former Media Consultant to the Republican National Senatorial Campaign Committee Patrick Griffin (@PatWGriffin) talk Donald Trump supporters. 

LOCAL NEWS
7:04 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

WATCH: Rep. John Lewis On The Kennedys & MLK

Rep. John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) talks the Kennedys, Reverend Martin Luther King, and his dance moves.

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LOCAL NEWS
7:02 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

WATCH: The Art Of Healing

Delila McKinney

A gap toothed smile spreads across the face of eight-year-old Delila McKinney as she carefully peals back a piece of white paper to reveal her creation:  a vivid pink and purple ink print. She inhales deeply and lets out an excited “Oh my gosh."

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LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Mayor Walsh's Trip To Rome, Rep. John Lewis & The Art Of Healing

Former Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn, WGBH's Margery Eagan (@MargeryEagan) and NECN Special Correspondent RD Sahl (@rdsahl) discuss Mayor Walsh's trip to Rome to visit the Pope. 

Congressman John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) talks the Kennedys, Reverend Martin Luther King, and his dance moves.

And WGBH's Stephanie Leydon (@stephanieleydon) explores how the arts are helping speed up the healing process for some patients. 

LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

WATCH: 10-Year Old's Soup Recipe Wins Trip To White House

Ten-year old Aster Toole won a contest sponsored by the Departments of Education and Agriculture, the First Lady, and WGBH, which brought her to the White House. The contest, Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, had kids across the nation creating nutritious, original recipes. Then, a winner was chosen from each state.

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LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

WATCH: Rep. Stephen Lynch On Middle East, The Iran Nuclear Deal & Boston 2024

Rep. Stephen Lynch (@RepStephenLynch) discusses the Olympics, the Iran Nuclear Deal, and his trip to the Middle East. 

"The team wants to prove to me that my fears [about 2024] are not well founded," said Lynch. "They've really fumbled this. They've lost the confidence of the people in Massachusetts." 

On the Iran Nuclear Deal, Lynch said, "I'm going to support it." 

LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

Rep. Stephen Lynch, Boston 2024 Caucus & 10-Year Old MA Chef Goes To The White House

The Boston Globe Business Columnist Shirley Leung (@leung), The Boston Globe Columnist Bob Ryan (@GlobeBobRyan), and Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson (@titojackson) discuss the subpoena for the full, original bid.

Rep. Stephen Lynch (@RepStephenLynch) discusses the Olympics, the Iran Nuclear Deal, and his trip to the Middle East. 

And White House Chef Kid Aster Toole discusses her trip to the White House, and her winning dish. 

LOCAL NEWS
10:06 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Wildcard Caucus On Sales Tax Holiday, Boston 2024 & Reinstating Happy Hour

Bay Windows Co-Publisher Sue O'Connell (@sue_oconnell1), CEO of Phantom Gourmet Dave Andelman (@PhantomGourmet), and Stand-Up Comic Jimmy Tingle (@JimmyTingle) face Jim's buzzer as they debate the sales tax holiday, reinstating happy hour, and Boston 2024. 

LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Iran Nuclear Deal, Scott Walker In NH & A Wildcard Caucus

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Stephen Walt (@stephenWalt) and Former US Delegate to the UN Human Rights Commission Jeff Robbins (@jeffreysrobbins) debate the pros and cons of the Iran Nuclear Deal. 

WGBH's Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) catches up with Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker in New Hampshire. 

Bay Windows Co-Publisher Sue O'Connell (@sue_oconnell1), CEO of Phantom Gourmet Dave Andelman (@PhantomGourmet), and Stand-Up Comic Jimmy Tingle (@JimmyTingle) face Jim's buzzer as they debate the sales tax holiday, reinstating happy hour, and Boston 2024. 

LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

WATCH: Scott Walker's First Visit to NH

Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., speaks to an overflow crowd from the back of a pickup truck outside Joey's Diner, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Amherst, N.H.
Credit AP Photo

He’s a fiscal and social hard-liner beloved by conservatives, and loathed by many liberals. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker also polls near the top of the Republican pack, nationally and in New Hampshire.

Today he made his first visit to the Granite State as an official presidential candidate, and WGBH's Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) was there.

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LOCAL NEWS
9:29 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Dorchester's Grief: Coping After The Murder of 16-Year-Old Jonathan Dos Santos

Rasean Watkins

Sixteen-year old Jonathan Dos Santos was killed last month while riding his bike in Dorchester. Police say two other teens shot the popular basketball player, after they ambushed him.

The pair were in court today for a probable cause hearing. Both are charged with murder.

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