NEPR’s Week In Review
Just after Bernie Sanders thanked Kimmel for possibly securing the debate last night, Kimmel made a Batman vs. Superman joke about Democratic superdelegates.
ISIS reportedly has seized villages near Syria’s border with Turkey, trapping tens of thousands of civilians. The evacuated hospital outside Azaz is the aid group’s largest medical facility in Syria.
Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer says she plans to boost the city’s police budget by more than $900,000, about a 10% increase. This comes after 30 incidents with shots fired this year so far, as many as all of last year.
This is the second of two perspectives we’re airing this week on a Massachusetts bill to expand public accommodation rights to the transgender community.
After more than 20 years on Beacon Hill, Mass. state Rep. Benjamin Swan says he will not run for re-election, but he hopes his son can win the seat.
By mid-June, the Massachusetts House will take up a bill that would extend non-discrimination rights to transgender individuals. Today, a conversation about the bill with transgender activist Tynan Power.
Shots have been fired in at least 30 incidents in Pittsfield this year. That’s as many as happened in all of 2015.
It’s budget time for the Massachusetts Senate this week. Senators will wade through 1,167 amendments to the spending plan starting on Tuesday.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Speaking in Springfield Friday, DeLeo says if the proposal passes the house, there will be some work to do to merge it with the already-approved Senate version.
The latest red flag raised by opponents of the project: the possible presence of a Native American burial ground.
As defense attorneys wait to find out how the fiascos at Amherst and Hinton drug labs will affect their clients, many want to know whether the state’s drug-testing procedures — now under the control of the Massachusetts State Police — have sufficiently improved.
According to the newly released book “Wildflowers of New England” there are over 1,100 kinds of wildflowers out there.
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination for vice president. Current Governor Charlie Baker was a member of Weld’s cabinet in the 1990’s.