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LOCAL NEWS
3:04 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Tsarnaev Trial, Limits Of Criminal Culpability And Handel & Haydn Society Turns 200

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Netanyahu Speech, Superintendent Search & Space Savers

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  • D.C. divided: Israel's Prime Minister is stirring up big controversy in Washington. MIT international security analyst Jim Walsh joins us.
  • The great space-saver debate: To save or not to save spaces: that is the question, and opinions are strongWe'll talk to urbanist Gustavo Quiroga and Caught in Southie magazine co-founder Maureen Dahill. 

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:30 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

O'Reilly Week 2, Questioning Obama's Faith, Detriot Walker And Rants & Raves

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  • James Foley: The murdered journalist’s parents have said the U.S. government didn't do enough to save him. Now they're claiming that neither did the media.
  • Rants & Raves: Our panel of journalism experts discusses this week's hits and misses in the media.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:06 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Metco Program, Immigration Debate, Ocean's Effects & ICA Exhibit

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  • Immigration debate: Within Greater Boston’s undocumented community is a familiar feeling of uncertainty.
  • Ocean's effects: Scientists say part of the reason we’ve gotten so much snow this winter is because of changes in the ocean. 
  • The ICA goes south: "When the Stars Begin to Fall" eyes the American South as both a real and fabled place

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LOCAL NEWS
2:11 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Net Neutrality, US Terror Strategy, Home Heating & Pothole Pandemic

  • Net neutrality: On the eve of an historic decision on net neutrality, we discuss the battle over who controls the Internet and what's really at stake with Fortune's Dan Primack.
  • U.S. terror strategy concerns: Are efforts to stop violent extremism causing bigger problems in America’s Muslim communities? We'll talk to Islamic Society of Boston's Yusufi Vali.
  • Home heating: With cuts to home heating assistance and plunging temperatures, we talk to those struggling to heat their homes this winter and what’s being done about it.

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LOCAL NEWS
5:55 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Politics & Eggs, Campaign Finance, Maximizing Social Security Benefits & Father Of Iranian Sculpture

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  • Politics & eggs: Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was in New Hampshire this morning for a traditional breakfast. WGBH News Senior Editor Peter Kadzis was there and shared his observations about the presidential hopeful.
  • Campaign finance: As New Hampshire gears up for a big 2016, a new lawsuit could bring major changes to campaign finance rules in the Bay State.
  • "Get What's Yours": A Boston University economics professor has tips to make sure you get the most out of your Social Security benefits.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Mall Threats, Murderer's Complex Story & Stolen Art Finds Home At MFA

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  • On alert: The latest terror threat targets malls. We'll talk about how officials are responding and where the real risks lie.
  • "Cornered": Dr. Richard Sharpe is notorious as the troubled dermatologist who killed his wife. Now, we get the inside story.
  • Vienna to Boston: It's a story more than 75 years in the making. It started when the Nazis annexed Austria. Now, it's culminating at the Museum of Fine Arts. And we'll hear from the woman at the center of it all. 

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LOCAL NEWS
10:38 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Bill O'Reilly, 'Alleged,' Candidate Profiles And Rants & Raves

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  • Bill O'Reilly: The Fox News star denies making exaggerated claims about reporting from a combat zone during the Falklands conflict. We assess the evidence.
  • "Alleged": Journalists report what they think to be true, so if the evidence against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is overwhelming, why is he still the "alleged" bomber? Is the media too deferential to the legal system?
  • Rants & Raves: Our panel highlights some media hits and misses from the week.

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LOCAL NEWS
1:36 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Tsarnaev Trial, Countering Violent Extremism, 'Seeing' Movies & Snowed In

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  • Tsarnaev trial: Special correspondent Emily Rooney and Boston College professor Robert Bloom discussed the defense's fight for a venue change, as well as other proceedings. 
  • Two Bostonians just back from a global conference in Washington about confronting violent extremism join us.
  • Snowed in: See how the deep snow has farmers sweating about this year’s crop and what it could mean for produce prices in the spring.

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LOCAL NEWS
2:35 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Public Process In Olympic Bid, Netanyahu Divide & Gordon Parks Exhibit

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    • Gordon Parks exhibit: The MFA is offering a never-before-seen view of black life under segregation. 

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    LOCAL NEWS
    1:03 pm
    Tue February 17, 2015

    More T Trouble, Terror Attacks, Ferguson 6 Months Later & Change At The Gardner

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    • More T trouble? The MBTA might not be running like normal for a month. We discuss that and how the state budget might affect service in the long term.
    • Terror attacks: WGBH News analyst Charlie Sennott talks about ISIS, the new global standard of safety for journalists, the attacks in Denmark and more.
    • Ferguson six months later: Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery, who closely covered the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., checks in about what's happening there now and what reform might come from President Obama's policing task force.
    • Change at the Gardner: Anne Hawley's time at the helm of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum began with an infamous heist. Now, after 25 years, she's stepping down. 

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    LOCAL NEWS
    3:42 pm
    Mon February 16, 2015

    President's Day Special: MBTA Trouble, Impact Of Snow On Science And Seniors

    • Snow service problems: Another serious effect of the massive amounts of snow we've been seeing is its impact on seniors and the mobility-impaired. 

    BEAT THE PRESS
    12:00 am
    Fri February 13, 2015

    What's On Beat The Press Friday, Feb. 13

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    LOCAL NEWS
    4:27 pm
    Thu February 12, 2015

    MBTA Trouble, Snow-Service Problems, & Fight Over Historic Roxbury School

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    • MBTA trouble: We discuss the new push to dismantle the T's governing board with the CEO of the Pioneer Institute and an attorney from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:00 am
    Wed February 11, 2015

    Scott Stepping Down, Mass. Snow Impacts Global Businesses, & Vaccine Controversy

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    • Ripple effect: How local biotech companies have been staying open and well staffed through recent snowstorms, and why they say they can't afford not to.
    • Vaccine controversy: We'll take a closer look at the risk of a measles breakout in Massachusetts right now and what some say are the communication gaps keeping some parents from vaccinating their kids.
    • Stewart steps down: Boston College media and culture maven Martha Bayles talks how Jon Stewart changed comedy and journalism as we know it.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    11:41 am
    Tue February 10, 2015

    MBTA Battle, Roof Concerns & Snow Rage

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    • Who broke the MBTA? Transportation experts join us to discuss how MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott is handling today's subway and commuter-rail service suspensions. 

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    LOCAL NEWS
    10:51 am
    Mon February 9, 2015

    Snow-Day Repack: Origins Of MBTA, Blizzard Tech, 'Whipping Boy,' NFL Report & 'Walden, Revisited'

    It’s been a rough couple of weeks, weather-wise, here in the Northeast, for people, cars, and bikes. We're bringing you a snow-day repack tonight, full of interesting interviews.
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    • Author Doug Most's new book, "The Race Underground," is the history of the snowy origins of the T's arrival in Boston. 
    • "Whipping Boy": Why one man spent a full lifetime chasing down his boarding school bully.
    • "Walden, revisited": See how Henry David Thoreau is inspiring new art more than 160 years since "Walden." 

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    BEAT THE PRESS
    12:14 pm
    Fri February 6, 2015

    Brian Williams, ISIS Video, 'Anti-Vaccers' And Rants & Raves

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    • ISIS video: Fox News defends the decision to show the immolation of a Jordanian pilot, a video practically every other mainstream outlet said was too graphic to air.
    • "Anti-Vaccers": Should the media treat parents opposed to vaccines the same as climate-change deniers?

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    LOCAL NEWS
    11:23 am
    Thu February 5, 2015

    Boston 2024, State Of The State & New Period In Geological History

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    • Boston 2024: Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim wants Bostonians to vote on four different issues surrounding the city's pursuit of the 2024 Summer Olympics.
    • Anthropocene: WGBH Science Editor Heather Goldstone explained why one group of experts believes the first nuclear bomb was the beginning of the end of life as we know it. 

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    LOCAL NEWS
    5:27 pm
    Wed February 4, 2015

    Traffic Torment, Patriots Parade, Injured Nurses & #Hack4Congress

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    • Traffic torment: Widespread commuter troubles have many Bostonians seeing red.
    • Patriots parade: Thousands braved the snow and cold to celebrate their team.
    • Injured nurses: Why many local hospitals are falling short when it comes to keeping their staff safe.
    • #Hack4Congress: How technology could be the key to easing some of the problems in Congress.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:42 pm
    Tue February 3, 2015

    Rough Ride On The T, 'The Race Underground,' GOP Chairman & 'Walden' Revisited

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    • It was a rough day for MBTA riders. We'll take a look at some of the root causes with former State Transportation Secretary James Aloisi and hear from an On The Move transportation advocate.
    • Author Doug Most's new book, "The Race Underground," is the history of the snowy origins of the T's arrival in Boston. 
    • "Walden, revisited": See how Henry David Thoreau is inspiring new art more than 160 years since "Walden." 

    Have a story idea? Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

    LOCAL NEWS
    1:52 pm
    Mon February 2, 2015

    Snow, Patriots' Win, 'Once Upon A Revolution,' & 'The Second Girl'

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    • It’s celebration time for Patriots Nation. And all the snow is making for an extra special victory parade ahead.
    • Road to victory: Adam stopped by 98.5 "The Sports Hub" to get host Tony Massarotti's take on the Patriots' Super Bowl win.
    • WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen previews "The Second Girl," a new play at the Huntington about two Irish immigrant girls.

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    BEAT THE PRESS
    2:34 pm
    Fri January 30, 2015

    Blizzard Coverage, Deflategate Redux, Trump 2016? & 'American Sniper' Swipe

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    • Trump 2016: The coiffed-one was at a recent GOP event in Iowa, dropping hints that, once again, he’s toying with a White House run. 

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:00 am
    Thu January 29, 2015

    DeLeo's Term-Limit Reversal, 'Whipping Boy,' History Of Football & Remembering 'Sidewalk Sam'

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    • The author of "The Whipping Boy" talks about his emotional, 40-year-long search for his elementary school bully. 
    • The Curiosity Desk visited Historic New England's Otis House to see the oldest known football and to figure out if the game really got its start in Boston.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    1:54 pm
    Wed January 28, 2015

    Blizzard Cleanup, Scathing Report On NFL Marketing & The Paradox Of Modern Parenting

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:00 am
    Tue January 27, 2015

    Snow-Day Repack: 'Boston Strong,' 'America's Bitter Pill,' 'Downton' Details & 'American Sniper'

    We hope you’re staying warm and safe inside as the first blizzard of the year blows through.

    Tonight we're taking a look back at some of our best interviews from the start of 2015, including the untold stories of the Boston Marathon bombing, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Downton Abbey" season five, and a one-on-one with Sienna Miller opening up about playing the wife of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.

    Tomorrow, we’ll look back on this storm and see how it stacked up against others in New England history.

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    LOCAL NEWS
    5:50 pm
    Mon January 26, 2015

    Blizzard Prep, Super Bowl Program & Priceless Paintings Restored

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    • Game guide: Millions of Patriots fans across New England were celebrating two Sundays ago, when it was clear the team was Super Bowl bound. But for the folks at a small publishing company in Lynn, it was time to go to work.
    • Brought back to light: Priceless Rothko paintings believed damaged beyond repair have been restored without Harvard Art Museum conservators even touching the canvas.
    • Remembering John Wilson: The Boston artist died Thursday at 92. WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen, who interviewed him in 2013, remembers his life and work. 

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    BEAT THE PRESS
    12:00 am
    Fri January 23, 2015

    'Deflategate,' 'No-Go' Uh-Oh, Russia's Troll Army & Rants & Raves

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    • No-go uh-oh: Fox News has gotten tripped up by faulty reporting and a lawsuit from the City of Lights.
    • Russia's trolls: Could Vladimir Putin be responsible for the end of online comments?

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    Greater Boston
    9:00 am
    Thu January 22, 2015

    Jim Braude Named New Host Of 'Greater Boston'; Read His Letter To Viewers

    Jim Braude

    WGBH News has named Boston Public Radio co-host Jim Braude the host and executive editor of Greater Boston, the station's nightly news and analysis TV show. 

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    LOCAL NEWS
    12:00 am
    Thu January 22, 2015

    Deflategate, Post-Long Island Shelter Recovery, Methane Leaks & Remembering Peggy Charren

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    • Deflategate: We've gathered three sports analysts to talk over the Patriots' reaction to the NFL investigation into deflated footballs and how the scandal compares to others in league history.
    • Gas leaks: Boston accounts for 9 percent of the United States' methane emissions, two to three times more than the state thought, researchers say.

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