Susan Kaplan

All Things Considered Host/Senior Reporter

Susan has been a reporter and host at New England Public Radio since 1995.  Her stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Day to Day and On the Media. She's the recipient of a 2010 Ochberg Fellowship awarded by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma based at Columbia University, which supported her reporting on women in the military. Kaplan has received numerous A.P. awards. For six years she hosted Watercooler, a weekly television public affairs program on PBS affiliate WGBY-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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The Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball team has their home opener at Dunkin Donuts Park Thursday, April 13, 2017.
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Marijuana activists celebrated outside the Mass. State House on Dec. 15, 2016, the first day pot became legal in the Bay State. Here, Ellen Brown holds a handful of pot.
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Marijuana activists celebrated outside the Mass. State House on Dec. 15, 2016, the first day pot became legal in the Bay State. Here, Ellen Brown holds a handful of pot.
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Massachusetts lawmakers this week met in West Springfield to take testimony about marijuana.

Voters in Massachusetts approved the recreational use of the drug in November. The legislature and governor have already delayed parts of the law -- and they're posed to make more changes.

That's nothing new, according to Lawrence DiCara, a lawyer and former president of the Boston City Council, who wrote about this for CommonWealth magazine.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts reacts when the conversation turns to Senator Mitch McConnell during her annual Springfield Office Hours at City Stage, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Springfield, Mass.
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Construction of the MGM casino in Springfield, Mass., as of Oct. 2016.
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Construction of the MGM casino in Springfield, Mass., as of Oct. 2016.
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A recent Government Accountability Office report recommends the military begin screening for potential gambling issues. This is all the more important in Massachusetts, which opened its first slots parlor in 2015 and has two resort casinos under construction.

Sean Murphy has covered this story for the Boston Globe. He said military officials don’t think gambling’s a problem among service members.

Construction of the MGM casino in Springfield, Mass., as of Oct. 2016.
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A recent Government Accountability Office report recommends the military begin screening for potential gambling issues. This is all the more important in Massachusetts, which opened its first slots parlor in 2015 and has two resort casinos under construction.

Sean Murphy has covered this story for the Boston Globe. He said military officials don’t think gambling’s a problem among service members.

Play-Doh will be made in East Longmeadow, Mass.
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State Rep. Geoff Diehl speaking outside the State House in Boston.
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There’s no one in Massachusetts more in President Donald Trump’s corner than state Representative Geoff Diehl.

The Republican from Whitman was the only state elected official to endorse Trump. Now that the new administration is about a month old, Diehl shrugged off criticism of the president’s early moves.

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