Baker And Coakley Go One-On-One, Over Eggs And Super PACs

Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, and Democratic nominee Martha Coakley squared off Wednesday morning for the second time in 12 hours. Unlike previous ones, this debate featured just those two leading candidates head to head. It lead to a more thorough airing of issues, including TV ads and economic policy.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

A month remains until the election and the race for Massachusetts governor stands as a tight affair between Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley, who are set to meet again in a debate on Tuesday night.

Hospitals Step Up Apology Process Around Medical Errors

Patient safety advocates say the best way to reduce medical errors is for hospitals to openly acknowledge mistakes and learn from them. But the fear of malpractice lawsuits has gotten in the way of that. A couple years ago, Massachusetts passed a law that supports a more open apology process. Now, two hospital systems are taking that process one step further.

WBUR Poll: Baker-Coakley ‘Essentially A Tossup’

The new WBUR weekly tracking survey, released Wednesday morning, shows Democrat Martha Coakley leading Republican Charlie Baker by a slim 3-point margin, 44-41. Eleven percent of voters remain undecided, and 4 percent support one of three independent candidates — Evan Falchuk, Jeff McCormick, Scott Lively.

Bean By Bean, A Coffee Revolution Brews In An Unlikely Spot

Dueling shops serve up top shelf coffee service around the corner from each other in West Stockbridge

The tiny village center in West Stockbridge, Mass., is home to two coffee shops—each of which could be called the most connoisseur-friendly coffee service in the Berkshires. One of them has even figured out how to charge $5.95 for a glass of iced coffee, without it seeming entirely crazy.