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Provocative stories and authentic voices from around Boston.

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Episodes

Guaranteed income in Cambridge, Boston archaeology, and the future of telemedicine

5/24/2022
Plus, a check-in with the Celtics after Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals series.

Duration:00:47:26

Celtics dazzle in Game 4, but which team will show up for Game 5?

5/24/2022
Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat was Monday night, and, once again, it was a blowout. We break it down with Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy.

Duration:00:08:02

Cambridge expands guaranteed income pilot to more than 2,000 families

5/24/2022
We speak with leaders from Cambridge and Chelsea about their programs to provide guaranteed income to low-income residents.

Duration:00:12:51

Exploring the future of telemedicine in Massachusetts

5/24/2022
In the latest installment of the "Business of Boston" we look at what the future of telemedicine care looks like in Massachusetts with a private practice doctor and a health reporter.

Duration:00:14:35

What an '18th century fidget spinner' reveals about Boston's slavery ties

5/24/2022
The city is currently working to design an exhibit about Boston's involvement in the slave trade featuring the toy and several other objects. The exhibit is scheduled to open on Juneteenth of 2023.

Duration:00:12:13

A push for more barbershops in Mass.

5/23/2022
We hear about a push to increase the number of barbershops and barbers in Massachusetts. Plus, how one barbershop is creating a community among staff and patrons, one conversation at a time.

Duration:00:17:43

Gun ownership among some adolescents is on the rise

5/23/2022
A dozen guns have been found in Boston Public Schools since September, including two at Charlestown High School last week.

Duration:00:15:46

New data on gun ownership among adolescents, and a shortage of barbershops in Mass.

5/23/2022
Plus, a sneak peek at which races to watch this election season.

Duration:00:47:58

What went on at the Mass. GOP convention and the statewide races to watch

5/23/2022
Political newcomer Chris Doughty cleared the 15% threshold to get his name on the ballot.

Duration:00:14:37

Diving beneath the headlines: the Buffalo shootings

5/20/2022
We reflect on how that story is resonating here in Boston and what it can tell us about our community with Tito Jackson and Joan Vennochi.

Duration:00:22:55

New app uses video games to teach calming techniques to kids

5/20/2022
With the help of a heart rate monitor, the game helps kids recognize when they're getting frustrated and provides strategies to regulate their emotions.

Duration:00:10:14

After 300 years, Old North Church's first woman sexton

5/20/2022
At almost 300 years old, the Old North Church is the oldest surviving church building in our city and one of the most visited sites along Boston's freedom trail. Right now, a new chapter is being added to those three centuries of local and national history -- the Old North Church has hired its first woman sexton.

Duration:00:08:43

Free ferry day and VegFest: Your weekend plans, solved

5/20/2022
Plus, it's the beginning of flea market season in Salem.

Duration:00:05:26

Beneath the headlines on racist violence; the first female sexton of the Old North Church

5/20/2022
Plus, could video games help your kids' mental health?

Duration:00:47:52

Understanding COVID reinfections; artificial intelligence that has learned human biases

5/19/2022
Plus, in-depth conversations with Boston-area women who are breaking glass ceilings in their fields.

Duration:00:48:00

Phenomenal Women: Getting to know Dr. Pardis Sabeti and Dr. Aoife Brennan

5/19/2022
This month, we look at the exciting world of biotech, and hear from Dr. Pardis Sabeti, who heads her own lab mapping the genome to discover new cures for diseases, and Dr. Aoife Brennan, president and CEO of Synlogic, Inc., a clinical stage company creating transformative medicines.

Duration:00:16:42

We ask doctors about COVID reinfections and how well antiviral meds are working

5/19/2022
COVID boosters for kids five and up, but still nothing for younger ages. Cases are higher now than last year and hospitalizations are ticking up, but deaths are in the single digits. And if you get it, turns out you can get it again. It's time to Ask the Docs.

Duration:00:17:40

New program helps Afghan refugees find jobs in Worcester

5/18/2022
A new program at the UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester helps resettled refugees from Afghanistan find jobs.

Duration:00:15:13

Rev. Willie Bodrick II on leadership in moments of crisis, pain, and healing

5/18/2022
We continue our series of conversations on leadership and serving our communities. This week, we talk with Rev. Willie Bodrick II, the senior pastor at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury.

Duration:00:16:40

Jobs for Afghan refugees; Rev. Willie Bodrick II on leading with heart and soul

5/18/2022
Plus, are you stressed? It's a statistical probability. Today, we're going to try to de-stress.

Duration:00:47:44