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.:
A decision on which city will host the 2024 Summer Olympics is still years away, but the idea of bringing the games to Boston has already generated plenty of debate with detractors calling it's foolish, while supporters say it's doable and a positive.
Among those looking at the idea is David D’Alessandro, the onetime CEO of John Hancock the company which sponsored the 2002 Utah Olympics.
When Boston arts patron Ted Cutler looked at the summer calendar, he saw an opportunity for a new arts festival in Boston. Thus, was born the Outside the Box festival. Featuring over 200 acts, it was held last July on Boston Common.
With the U.S. presence in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, President Obama had hoped to devote much of his second term to domestic issues; however, the White House now finds itself mired in a number of intractable conflicts.
That reinforces a bigger complaint among conservatives. A complaint that the president doesn't believe the U.S. has a special leadership role in the world. But others contend the idea of American "exceptionalism" is deeply dangerous.
GUEST:Andrew Bacevich is chair of international relations at Boston University and author of the recent book "Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country."
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.