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Local leaders promised change after George Floyd's death. 2 years later, the work is unfinished

5/25/2022
After George Floyd was killed by a police officer two years, advocates called for change at police departments across the country, including in Massachusetts. But today, those efforts remain a work in progress.

Duration:00:06:02

Consider This: Gov. Baker out with new book about decision-making

5/24/2022

Duration:00:08:10

Mass. is poised to spend millions on forced addiction treatment, reigniting debate over system

5/24/2022
While many states use civil commitment, Massachusetts is believed to be the only state that, under the law known as Section 35, court-orders some men to treatment inside jails and prisons even if they haven't committed any crimes.

Duration:00:06:28

Gov. Baker out with new book about decision-making

5/24/2022
WBUR's Senior State House Reporter Steve Brown joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy to talk about it.

Duration:00:04:34

Consider This: Abortion is front and center in New Hampshire U.S. Senate race

5/23/2022

Duration:00:10:41

School counselors sound alarm on children's mental health

5/23/2022
Lesli Suggs, the president and CEO of the Home for Little Wanderers, joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy to talk further about this.

Duration:00:05:33

Record-breaking heat possible this weekend

5/21/2022
We haven't seen two back-to-back days of 90-degree weather since 2017, and it's highly likely we will over the weekend.

Duration:00:05:14

A look at where we are in the pandemic — and where we're headed

5/20/2022
COVID-19 cases throughout the state have been on an upswing in the past few weeks. Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy speaks with Harvard epidemiologist Bill Hanage for a look at where we are in the pandemic, and where we're headed.

Duration:00:06:44

Ukrainian teen who fled to Mass. wants to return home as a post-war leader

5/19/2022
Svitlana Pokliatska, her mother and brother fled Ukraine shortly after the war started. They're staying at her uncle's home in Sharon, Mass. Pokliatska says she wants to return to Ukraine after the war and help make it stronger than it was before.

Duration:00:06:53

Special commission votes to create a new Massachusetts state seal and motto

5/19/2022
The special commission charged with reviewing and possibly revamping Massachusetts's official state seal and motto officially voted unanimously this week to recommend that both be replaced. Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy speaks to Brian Weeden, co-chairman of the commission and chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, about the decision.

Duration:00:04:33

After historic nurses' strike, a new dispute roils Saint Vincent Hospital

5/19/2022
The union says the hospital is forcing nurses to work longer shifts, just months after signing a new labor contract. They worry longer work days could drive away experienced nurses.

Duration:00:02:22

No need to forage: Somerville welcomes new specialty mushroom shop

5/18/2022
Tyler Akabane, who for the past decade has hunted local mushrooms and supplied high-end Boston restaurants, is opening his own shop selling mushrooms.

Duration:00:05:44

How Mass. doctors and tech companies are helping Ukraine via telemedicine

5/16/2022
From telesurgeries to teleclinics, the hope is that telehealth can relieve pressure on local health care systems and boost skills for caregivers on the ground.

Duration:00:04:26

Brookline teachers go on strike after failed weekend contract negotiations

5/16/2022
Despite multiple rounds of negotiations over the weekend, the teachers' union and school committee were unsuccessful in reaching an agreement on a new contract.

Duration:00:03:46

Thousands rally for abortion rights in Boston Common, show solidarity with other movements nationwide

5/16/2022
Spurred by the recently leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court leaning in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade, thousands of protesters gathered at the Boston Common to rally and show support for abortion rights Saturday afternoon.

Duration:00:04:27

'They have to help us out': Mass. parents are feeling the nationwide formula shortage

5/13/2022
The supply chain, a factory shutdown and increased demand: Here's why Massachusetts parents are worried about a formula shortage.

Duration:00:02:57

Consider This: Reporter tries to eat 100% local for one week. Here's what she learned

5/13/2022

Duration:00:12:12

At the Venice Biennale, artist Simone Leigh centers experience of Black women

5/13/2022
Leigh is the first Black woman to be awarded the Biennale commission for the U.S. pavilion, and she made over the pavilion to reflect just that.

Duration:00:04:37

After Roe leak, abortion becomes hot election issue in N.H. and elsewhere

5/13/2022
The abortion debate has suddenly become front and center in congressional races across the country, including in New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan's re-election bid.

Duration:00:05:55

Consider This: In a frenzied home-buying market, rushed and unregulated inspections are rising

5/12/2022

Duration:00:09:54