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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
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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: 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
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
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.
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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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LOCAL NEWS
7:04 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

WATCH: In-State Tuition Debate

It is a debate that has raged here, and all around the country for years, should the kids of undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts be eligible for in-state tuition rate?

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LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

In-State Tuition Debate, Bernie Sanders' Popularity & A Community Coping

Senator Linda Dorecena Forry (@ldforry) and Representative Marc Lombardo (@MarcTLombardo) discuss the debate over whether undocumented immigrants should get in-state college tuition in Massachusetts.

Former State Representative Arnie Arnesen (@pchowder), Former Chair of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee Fergus Cullen (@FergusCullen), and WGBH News' Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) discuss what is drawing thousands of people to these Bernie Sanders rallies. 

And WGBH's Tina Martin (@TinaAroundTown) explores the preventative measures being taken in Dorchester in the wake of the murder of 16-year old Jonathan Dos Santos.

2016
7:00 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

'Feel The Bern' Lights A Boston Brushfire For Sen. Bernie Sanders' Campaign

Credit WGBH Greater Boston

“Feel the Bern.” That’s the catchphrase favored by supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders—from Twitter to T-shirts.

And last night in Dewey Square, where the group Boston for Bernie held a rally that drew about 400 people, there were moments where the Bern felt downright soothing.

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LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

WATCH: Fresh Food Generation, Bringing Healthy Lunch Options To Dudley Square

If you struggle with obesity, chances are a doctor is going to tell you to eat healthier. But what if you live in a neighborhood dominated by fast food without easy access to fresh food?

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LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Another Tsarnaev Trial?, Obama Prison Visit & Maura Healey On The Wynn Casino

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Judge Isaac Borenstein, Former Federal Prosecutor Brian Kelly, and Former Attorney General Martha Coakley (@marthacoakley) debate a possible second trial for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

Attorney General Maura Healey (@maura_healey) talks her effort to delay the Wynn Casino in Everett. 

WGBH's Stephanie Leydon (@stephanieleydon) explores Fresh Food Generation, a catering company bringing local produce to a neighborhood dominated by fast food. 

LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

DiMasi Family's Fight, Hillary Clinton's First Policy Speech & Provincetown Players

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Debbie DiMasi, talks about her fight to get her husband, Sal DiMasi, cancer treatment in jail. 

The Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss (@JoannaWeiss), Former Social Security Commissioner Mike Astrue (@amjuster), and Former New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang discuss Hillary Clinton's first big policy speech, and Obama's plan for retirement savings.

And WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen (@JaredWGBH) explores the legacy of the Provincetown Players. 

LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

WATCH: Has Cancer-Riddled Sal DiMasi Suffered Enough?

Credit WGBH Greater Boston

Many rejoiced when the Supreme Court last month issued landmark rulings on same-sex marriage and President Obama's universal healthcare law, with both of those fights originated in Massachusetts. Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi was a leader on both issues.

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LOCAL NEWS
10:09 am
Mon July 13, 2015

How Anti-Olympic Activists Are Shaping Boston 2024 Media Coverage

Jonathan Cohn

It was a great get for the Boston Business Journal—a scoop on just how closely Boston 2024 has been working with the administration of Mayor Marty Walsh.

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LOCAL NEWS
7:18 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

WATCH: Beacon Hill Leaders On Budget

Credit WGBH Greater Boston

Last night, both the House and Senate passed a 38-billion-dollar state budget, which gave Governor Baker much of what he wanted.

Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Robert DeLeo (@SpeakerDeLeo) and President of the Massachusetts Senate Stan Rosenberg (@SenStan) talk budget, their next big hurdles, Olympics, and more. 

On the budget, Rosenberg said, "If you look at the bottom line...we didn't spend every cent we had available."

"We felt as a House that we really had to give the Governor some tools to help the Governor address the issues with the T," said DeLeo. 

On the Olympics, Rosenberg said, "we're concerned about the finances...so we wanted in advance to know what the plan is, what the cost associated with it is." 

LOCAL NEWS
7:00 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

House & Senate Leaders, Crisis In Hispaniola & Head Of Mass. Veterans' Services

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Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Robert DeLeo (@SpeakerDeLeo) and President of the Massachusetts Senate Stan Rosenberg (@SenStan) talk budget, their next big hurdles, Olympics, and more. 

WGBH's Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) explores Bostonians reacting to a growing crisis on the island of Hispaniola. 

And Secretary of Veterans' Services Francisco Ureña (@Urena) talks an emotional ceremony at "The Wall That Heals" in Gloucester. 

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