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new chief justice nominee sees ‘problem solver’ role for courts

Supreme Judicial Court chief justice nominee Ralph Gants on Thursday pledged to improve access to justice for all residents and to focus the courts on “problem solving” and sentencing practices that both punish criminals and reduce instances of reoffending.

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National News

Six Things I Saw In Eastern Ukraine

NPR’s Ari Shapiro went to Kiev this month planning to report several feature stories on the Ukrainian revolution. Instead, he found himself documenting a country edging toward civil war.

A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.

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Morning Edition Extra

April 18, 2014

new chief justice nominee sees ‘problem solver’ role for courts

Supreme Judicial Court chief justice nominee Ralph Gants on Thursday pledged to improve access to justice for all residents and to focus the courts on “problem solving” and sentencing practices that both punish criminals and reduce instances of reoffending.

April 11, 2014

Alto Saxophonist Kris Allen And The Berkshire Jazz Scene

The sounds of Kris Allen on his alto sax can be heard this weekend in Lee, Massachusetts. Allen is an Artist in Residence at Williams College. Alongside some of his students, he’ll perform as part of a Jazz Appreciation Month in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

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