At the end of the week, Massachusetts will welcome fiscal year 20-17. As it stands, it looks like state revenues are down about $750 million […]
Drummers travel Cairo’s streets every morning during the Ramadan holiday month and wake people for their pre-dawn meal. NPR’s Leila Fadel went along with one of them.
A Korean-American family’s story of lies, identity and loss. That’s what you’ll find in “Shelter,” the debut novel of Jung Yun — who until this month taught at UMass Amherst.
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We turn next to turtles, and their interesting relationship with…electrical transmission lines. This week about three dozen power company employees, contractors and state wildlife experts […]
According to the newly released book “Wildflowers of New England” there are over 1,100 kinds of wildflowers out there.
In the middle of a fight against heroin abuse, Greenfield, Massachusetts, is one step closer to hosting a needle exchange. Residents requested the Board of Health look into the service last fall. Greenfield’s Public Health Director Nicole Zabko says there’s been no vocal opposition to the plan.
Our panel reviews the big stories of the week.
For Mother’s Day we’re going to hear about one woman’s experience with an open adoption and how she stayed in touch with her son years after giving him up to another family.
Most New Englanders are no strangers to lighthouses. And after researching them for his new book, Eric Jay Dolin of Marblehead, Mass., is an expert. “Brilliant Beacons” explains the history of American lighthouses — and those who care for them.
The state budget takes center stage this week, as lawmakers begin debate Monday morning. Later in the week, lawmakers are expected to discuss bills about […]
Hockey has nearly a century of history in Springfield, Massachusetts. The American Hockey League’s Front Office is on Main Street in Springfield. If rumors are true, the Springfield Falcons could be moving West.
A 600-acre closed school in the Massachusetts hilltowns of Plainfield and Cummington could become a for-profit drug and alcohol addiction center by the end of the summer. That is, if if it gets zoning approval.
Philadelphia’s mayor is proposing a divisive tax on soda and other sugary drinks. The revenue would help fund a plan for community preschools, as well as renovations to parks and libraries.
Springfield, Massachusetts, Bishop Mitchell Rozanski says he finds Pope Francis’ new church document encouraging.
There’s a wide variety of hearings and topics ahead at the Statehouse this week. One likely contentious formal session will be held on Thursday, as the […]