New England Public Radio’s Susan Kaplan explores some of the week’s big regional stories with Greg Saulmon of the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Matt Szafranski of the Western Mass Politics and Insight blog.
In our end-of-week round-up, our panel chats about mayoral hopefuls, economic opportunity and an impossible question facing school administrators.
A new book sheds light on Charles Dickens’ little known fascination with Massachusetts, including his visits to Springfield. University of Massachusetts, Lowell professor Diana Archibald compiled the anthology.
In our end-of-week round-up, our panel chats about Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Amtrak and Tom Brady’s battle with the NFL.
Listen to part one of our interview with Commissioner John Barbieri.
If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets life in prison, he’ll likely go to ADX, sometimes called the Alcatraz of the Rockies. The Boston Globe’s David Abel reports the Florence, Colorado, prison is designed for the harshest possible form of solitary confinement.
Undaunted is a new documentary about the first person with dwarfism to finish the Boston Marathon. Boston Globe reporter David Abel and Juli Windsor, the young woman who made the historic run speak about the journey.
Amherst, Massachusetts-native Emily Dickinson’s poetry runs throughout William Nicholson’s new novel that’s very simply called, “Amherst “.
Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is not yet saying how she’ll vote on President Obama’s request for military authorization against ISIS. Warren’s comments came during a visit to Springfield today.
A conversation with Doug Tribou from the NPR and WBUR sports show “Only a Game.”
The crowd of roughly 50 at a downtown hotel was about half veterans, 25 percent VA staff, many who are also veterans. And the rest, family and friends. John Collins directs the central and western Massachusetts VA health system. He’s new to the job and the VA, following 30 years in the army.
There was a tone of concern – and hope – during a Martin Luther King day celebration in Springfield on Monday.
The New England Patriots host the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game on Sunday. This follows the Pats’ thriller last week, a 35-to-31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Tomorrow afternoon the New England Patriots face the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette stadium. It’s the first game of the playoffs for teams who have met many times before.
The rates of marriage in the military today rival civilian numbers from the 1950’s. That’s what UMass Amherst sociology professor Jennifer Lundquist discovered. She says benefits like health care, free education and housing create a culture conducive to marrying young.