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Find out where to go and what's interesting in New England! The nation’s longest-running, locally-produced television magazine show is now a Podcast. Episodes drop weekly. We're also on tv and online every as @chronicle5

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    • Oct 11, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    The Boston Marathon Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 18:58

    The Boston Marathon is back in person after a virtual race last year. There may not be as many runners along the 26.2 mile course, but the spirit, enthusiasm, and passion are just as strong as ever. Shayna Seymour shares the stories of people putting miles on their bodies to raise money for local causes. She also reports on the history of the race and takes us to the scariest spot on the course: Heartbreak Hill. This episode was produced by Jesse Grossi and Ellen Fleming. Ellen Fleming also edits the podcast. Our managing editor is Julie Mehegan, and our executive producer is Nneka Nwosu Faison. You can also find us at Chronicle 5 on all social media and of course nightly at 7:30 on WCVB Channel 5. To watch this episode: Seg 1: “Working on healing by running the Boston Marathon as a member of The Herren Project team” Seg 2:  “Mass. General Hospital nurse joins Team Dream Big for the 2021 Boston Marathon” Seg 3: “Blind marathoner overcomes adversity to compete in the Boston Marathon, alongside a guide” Seg 4:  “PIONEERS Run Crew is on a mission to promote the sport of running in communities of color”

    Remembering 9/11 with Charlie Gibson & local first responders

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 13:24

    Sept. 11, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. A day that not only changed the trajectory for our country but a day that left permanent scars on the people and loved ones of those who were directly impacted. Anthony Everett sits down with former ABC anchor Charlie Gibson, who was one of the first journalists to report the news of the attacks 20 years ago. We then meet Lieutenant Michael Goldberg and Paramedic Robert Hopkins, two local first responders who stepped into action to assist in rescue and recovery efforts at ground zero. This episode was produced by Ramen Cromwell and Ellen Fleming. Ellen Fleming also edits the podcast. Our managing editor is Julie Mehegan, and our executive producer is Nneka Nwosu Faison. You can also find us at Chronicle 5 on all social media and of course nightly at 7:30 on WCVB Channel 5.

    Fighting Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 18:54

    With the support of a team of interpreters a deaf student fulfills his dream of becoming a pastry chef. A college professor in Boston uses her experience with blindness to help others see the world through the eyes of the visually-impaired. Nicole Estaphan brings us inspiring stories of New Englanders who are overcoming challenges -- and helping others to do the same.   To watch Fighting Back, please click the links below: Segment 1: Former college athlete who suffered spinal cord injury stays focused in her goal to regain her independence with help from Spaulding Rehabilitation Segment 2:  Immigrating from South Korea to America to pursue a dream of becoming a pastry chef Segment 3: Northeastern University professor creates docu-series to share the perceptions about disabilities through travel Segment 4: Labor and Delivery nurse from Brigham and Women's Hospital creates gratitude and wellness wall to inspire others   This episode was produced by Nicole Estaphan. Ellen Fleming produces and edits the podcast. Chronicle's managing editor is Julie Mehegan and our Executive Producer is Nneka Nwosu Faison.

    Cannabis in the Commonwealth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 17:32

    Chronicle takes a look at the state of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts five years after legalization.  Anthony Everett speaks to the Cannabis Control Commission, business owners, and other stakeholders connected to cannabis. He also reports on efforts to level the playing field so that people of all backgrounds have a chance to benefit from the economic possibilities of this billion dollar industry.    Cannabis Control Commission weighs in on industry 5 years after legalization Participants of the Social Equity & Economic Empowerment program have exclusive access to marijuana delivery licenses Curaleaf lends a helping hand to JustinCredible Cultivation Former police station in Harvard Square has been transformed into adult-use marijuana boutique   This episode was produced by Diana Pinzón. Ellen Fleming edits the podcast. Chronicle's managing editor is Julie Mehegan and our Executive Producer is Nneka Nwosu Faison.

    Moms in the Moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 19:26

    Anxiety, depression, and unemployment affected one group this year more than any other: mothers. Mothers of young children were more likely to take on additional childcare responsibilities, manage remote learning, and either step away from their careers or get laid off. Tonight, Shayna Seymour reports on challenges of motherhood during this unprecedented time. She also speaks with experts who share financial and mental health resources and advice. Also tonight, what some local employers are doing to put moms in focus. To watch Moms in the Moment, please click the links below: Segment 1: https://www.wcvb.com/article/moms-in-the-moment-mothers-have-been-disproportionally-leaving-the-workforce-during-the-pandemic-to-manage-household-and-child-care-duties/36732916  Segment 2: https://www.wcvb.com/article/moms-in-the-moment-mothers-struggled-with-mental-health-problems-more-than-any-other-group-during-the-pandemic/36733557 Segment 3: https://www.wcvb.com/article/moms-in-the-moment-data-shows-women-have-been-bearing-the-brunt-of-childcare-during-the-pandemic/36733669 Segment 4:  https://www.wcvb.com/article/moms-in-the-moment-wayfair-recognizes-workplace-flexibility-provides-employees-work-life-balance-and-will-transition-to-hybrid-model-of-work/36733710   This episode was produced by Shayna Seymour and Nneka Nwosu Faison. Ellen Fleming produces and edits the podcast. Chronicle's managing editor is Julie Mehegan and our Executive Producer is Nneka Nwosu Faison.

    Divided We Fall: Misinformation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 20:34

    It's been nearly six months since the attack on the U.S. Capitol and tonight Anthony Everett asks, are the divisions between Republicans and Democrats as stark as they seem? And what happens when political misinformation spreads unchecked? Anthony talks to the author of “The Hype Machine,” a new book that explores the promise and peril of social media, and sits down with Attorney General Maura Healey, who is calling for stronger federal regulation of tech platforms. We also explore the impact that misinformation has on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. And, is there reason for hope? Hands Across the Hills is a group of progressives from tiny Leverett, Mass., forging friendship and understanding with conservatives in rural Kentucky. This episode was produced by Julie Mehegan, Anthony Everett and Jesse Grossi. Ellen Fleming edits podcast. Chronicle's managing editor is Julie Mehegan and our Executive Producer is Nneka Nwosu Faison. You can find us @Chronicle5 on all social media and of course nightly at 7:30 pm on WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston.

    Project Community: Asian American Voices

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 52:05

    Join WCVB Newscenter 5 and Chronicle for "Project Community: Asian American Voices". A special aimed at challenging stereotypes, breaking barriers, and discovering the rich history that Asian communities have added to America. Project Community Resources: If you see a hate crime in progress, dial 911 File a civil rights complaint with the Mass. Attorney General's office online or by calling 1-800-994-3228 Massachusetts Asian American Commission Asian American Civic Association classes and services Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Guide Chinese Progressive Association, Boston Asian Community Development Corporation Stop AAPI Hate Instagram: #StopAsianHate events, resources Asian Mental Health Collective Support the AAPI Community Fund

    Caught between worlds, with author Caroline Kautsire

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 12:58

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are reflecting on the accomplishments of several Boston-area women in literature. One of the featured writers is Caroline Kautsire, an immigrant from Malawi and author of “What Kind of Girl? An African Child Caught Between Worlds.” Here is her extended interview.   This episode was produced by Kathleen Kiely and Ellen Fleming. Ellen also edits the podcast. Chronicle's managing editor is Julie Mehegan and our executive producer is Nneka Nwosu Faison.  You can find us @Chronicle5 on all social media and of course nightly at 7:30 pm on WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston.

    The science of takeout ft. Dr. Pia Sorensen

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 10:57

    Here at Chronicle, we take our food very seriously.  So seriously in fact, we turned to a scientist to discuss how to order the perfect takeout and how to refresh the leftovers in your fridge.  Dr. Pia Sorensen, a Senior Preceptor at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied sciences, sits down to talk about food  on a molecular level.   This episode was produced by Diana Pinzon and Ellen Fleming. Ellen also edits the podcast. Chronicle's managing editor is Julie Mehegan and our Executive Producer is Nneka Nwosu Faison.   You can find us @Chronicle5 on all social media and of course nightly at 7:30 pm on WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston.

    Being a kid again with Bicycle Playing Cards and Hollywood model making

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 28:37

    When it comes to toys, Massachusetts doesn’t play games.  Nicole Estaphan recently had the opportunity to chat with Michael Slaughter of Bicycle Playing Cards. You likely have a deck of their cards at home or you certainly played with them. After all, they’ve bene around for more than 130 years.  Then, it's off to the Museum of Science where visitors will find a layout of several trains riding past recreations of Boston landmarks, this year the iconic Custom House joined the display. Nicole spoke with the model maker behind this year’s addition, Hollywood Model maker John Goodson, whose credits include blockbusters from Transformers to Disney’s Mandalorian.   This episode was produced by Nicole Estaphan, Ramen Cromwell, and Ellen Fleming. Ellen also edits the podcast. Chronicle's managing editor is Julie Mehegan and our Executive Producer is Nneka Nwosu Faison.  You can find us @Chronicle5 on all social media and of course nightly at 7:30 pm on WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston.   

    U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, alopecia, and the politics of hair

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 21:29

    U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley sits down with Shayna Seymour to discuss the congresswoman's hair journey: from natural hair styles that many saw as a political statement, to the viral video where Pressley revealed she is living with alopecia. Pressley also discusses her work on the CROWN Act and her efforts to make hair discrimination illegal. 

    Jimmy Kimmel Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2020 9:05


    On her trip out to Los Angeles, Shayna Seymour had the opportunity to sit down with host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel. They talk everything from the infamous Matt Damon feud to his new book.  


    You're saying it wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2019 16:44

    No one likes a smarty pants. But we have to tell you – that five-dollar word you just dropped into the conversation? You’re saying it wrong. In fact, a lot of what we all say is just plain incorrect. For example, you might have grown up loving the work of Dr. Seuss – but you’ve probably never pronounced his name correctly. And if you say Trapelo the way the traffic reporters do – you’re saying it wrong.  This show was originally produced by Senior Producer Clint Conley. Follow us at @Chronicle5 @WCVB @ShaynaSeymour @AnthonyEverett  Watch Chronicle live every night at 7:30 p.m. on WCVB-TV and on our website www.wcvb.com/chronicle  

    Haunted New England

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2019 17:00


    It is almost All Hallows Eve and Chronicle the Podcast is taking you to some of New England’s best haunts: from Edgar Allen Poe’s Boston to cursed waters in Vermont and a haunted boat in Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport. Follow us @Chronicle5 @WCVB @ShaynaSeymour @AnthonyEverett  Watch Chronicle live every night at 7:30 p.m. on WCVB-TV and on our website www.wcvb.com/chronicle    


    How do you get a job on TV? Ft. Erika Tarantal

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2019 29:55

    Shayna Seymour sits down with WCVB TV Newscenter 5 anchor and Chronicle reporter Erika Tarantal. Erika discusses how she got into the TV business and how she never thought of it as a realistic career path. Follow us at @Chronicle5 @WCVB @ShaynaSeymour @AnthonyEverett and @ErikaWCVB Listen to our first “How did you get a job on TV?” episode with Shayna and Anthony: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-do-you-get-a-job-on-tv/id1448745583?i=1000434560953 Watch Chronicle live every night at 7:30 p.m. on WCVB-TV and on our website: www.wcvb.com/chronicle  

    Get to know daytime talk show host Tamron Hall

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2019 21:04

    Shayna Seymour sits down with veteran broadcast journalist Tamron Hall to discuss her new daytime talk show on ABC. Shayna and Tamron discuss what viewers can expect from the show, as well as Tamron’s public career challenges and triumphs. Follow us at @Chronicle5 @WVCB @ShaynaSeymour @AnthonyEverett Watch Shayna’s Chronicle’s segment with Tamron Hall here:  https://www.wcvb.com/article/a-familiar-face-back-on-daytime-tv/28944606 Watch Chronicle live every night at 7:30 p.m. on WCVB TV and on our website at www.WCVB.com/Chronicle

    How do you get a job on TV? ft. Maria Stephanos

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2019 27:16

    Shayna Seymour sits down with WCVB TV Newscenter 5 anchor Maria Stephanos. Maria discusses how she got into the TV business and you may be surprised to find out that she didn’t always want to be in front of the camera. Follow us at @Chronicle5 @WCVB @ShaynaSeymour @AnthonyEverett and @MariaStephanos Listen to our first “How did you get a job on TV?” episode with Shayna and Anthony: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-do-you-get-a-job-on-tv/id1448745583?i=1000434560953 Watch Chronicle live every night at 7:30 p.m. on WCVB-TV and on our website www.wcvb.com/chronicle  

    Citizen Army: The front lines of the fight against Alzheimer's

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2019 17:15

    Alzheimer’s Disease is a relentless force, stealing patients’ dignity and emotionally exhausting their family, caregivers, and friends. How do we fight back? With a citizen army, says one doctor in the field: men and women willing to volunteer for clinical trials that expand our knowledge of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Anthony Everett takes us inside Butler Hospital, one of the top research centers in the world, to meet some members of this citizen army. For Peter Bristol, the first person to sign up for one drug trial, the mission is rooted in family history: his mother, grandmother, uncle, and brother have all succumbed to dementia and Alzheimer’s. For Dave Kalberer, it’s very personal; a genetic test revealed he carries markers for the disease. Plus, Anthony reports on a billion-dollar effort underway to find breakthrough treatments in the next decade. Follow us @Chronicle5 on Twitter and Instagram.  Make sure to subscribe to Chronicle the podcast to never miss an episode 

    Our Future is Out of this World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2019 9:47

    Welcome to Chronicle the Podcast.  This bonus episode features an extended interview with astronaut Catherine “Cady” Coleman. She was one of many featured in our recent episode about the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Coleman is a chemist, former United States Air Force officer, and retired NASA astronaut. She was inspired by Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman to go to space.  Coleman discusses the importance of female representation, the unifying feeling of seeing the entire Earth, and excitement of playing her flute while in space. Make sure to subscribe to Chronicle the Podcast and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @Chronicle5. To watch our "Moon Landing" show, check out the links below: Seg 1: https://www.wcvb.com/article/ride-along-with-the-apollo-11-crew/28340476 Seg 2: https://www.wcvb.com/article/the-legacy-of-the-moon-landing/28340603 Seg 3: https://www.wcvb.com/article/navigating-the-moon-and-space/28340765 Seg 4: https://www.wcvb.com/article/from-the-earth-to-the-moon-and-beyond/28341091

    Where did American Independence Begin?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2019 13:00

    Welcome to Chronicle’s July 4th episode. We are celebrating America's Independence by featuring stories on the American Revolution. The start of the War for Independence was in Concord, Massachusetts, right? Well, some may say you were wrong....and that famous Hill, it actually isn’t named “Bunker”. Discover local feuds and learn more about the historic Bay State in this episode as we explore the Colonial Inn and Minute Man National Park. Remember to subscribe, leave a rating and follow us @Chronicle5 on Instagram and Twitter. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

    Discover Litchfield, Connecticut

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2019 18:45

    Chronicle is off to the northwestern corner of Connecticut, a place of rolling hills and charming towns. There, Ted Reinstein finds contented cows at a dairy farm that’s run more like a guesthouse than a barn; visits a nature conservancy that gives a home to threatened or endangered species of swans, ducks and pheasants; and explores a destination getaway that features a collection of outlandish cottages you have to see to believe.   Thank you for listening and make sure to subscribe and review.   Watch video from the show: https://www.wcvb.com/article/the-rolling-hills-of-litchfield/27335735 https://www.wcvb.com/article/preserving-land-and-its-native-history/27335993 https://www.wcvb.com/article/from-fashion-to-farmyard/27335943 https://www.wcvb.com/article/discover-delicious-dutch-delicacies/27336027    

    Mothers are dying giving birth

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2019 26:58

    It should have been the best of days for Kenny and Seveny Fuchu. After years of trying, Seveny got pregnant, and now she was in labor. Seveny gave birth to a healthy child that day. But she didn’t survive the birth – and father and son went home alone. The same tragedy strikes hundreds of American families every year. The rate of maternal mortality continues to rise in the US as outcomes improve in other advanced countries. Shayna Seymour sits down with the producer of the show, Nneka Faison, to discuss the alarming trend nationally and in Massachusetts.    Watch video from the show: https://www.wcvb.com/article/american-women-are-dying-giving-birth/22867495 https://www.wcvb.com/article/black-women-massachusetts-and-dangerous-deliveries/22867739 https://www.wcvb.com/article/support-for-mothers-and-families/22867761 https://www.wcvb.com/article/efforts-to-decrease-maternal-death/22867757

    Is College Worth it?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2019 29:06

    Since 2016, more than 20 New England colleges closed, consolidated, merged or were acquired by another institution. On this week's podcast, Anthony Everett sits down with the producer of 'Colleges' Kathleen Kiely and discusses how she came to this topic, the process of creating the show, and what information did not make it on air. Later Jon Marcus, the higher-education editor from The Hechinger Report, comes in to expand on the information he shared during the show. Topics discussed range from student debt, miss-management of funds, education disparity, and creative way to navigate the college system. Follow us at @Chronicle5 on Twitter and Instagram make sure to subscribe to never miss another episode Watch video from the show: https://www.wcvb.com/article/innovation-in-higher-education/27170957 https://www.wcvb.com/article/colleges-are-in-crisis/27170408 https://www.wcvb.com/article/a-wake-up-call-for-small-liberal-art-schools/27170516 https://www.wcvb.com/article/gaining-necessary-skills-without-college/27171049

    How do you get a job on TV?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2019 21:20

    In our official launch of Chronicle the Podcast, anchors Shayna Seymour and Anthony Everett discuss how they got in to TV business. Then later, a behind the scenes look at our recent TV episode and the making of Chronicle the Podcast.    Watch Chronicle live every night at 7:30pm on WCVB-TV and on our website www.wcvb.com/Chronicle 

    UFO Sightings in New England

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2019 20:32

    In 2004, Navy fighter pilot David Fravor encountered an unidentified flying object off the coast of San Diego. In late 2017, a UFO tore across our solar system and then disappeared. Eerie encounters not easily explained. But leading experts in the field say don’t discount the obvious: we are not alone. 

    Transplant

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2019 17:25

    Brian McMasters is tethered to an oxygen tank … desperately hoping that doctors will find him new lungs before his breath gives out. In order for him to live … someone has to die. And it has to happen soon. Tonight, Nicole Estaphan takes us inside the emotional journey of Brian and his wife Jane as they wait for the phone call that could mean a future for both of them. And Nicole reports on how Boston has become a pioneer in research and procedures for a wide variety of transplants.

    The Wreck of the El Faro

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2019 20:07

    15-thousand feet below the sea, the container ship El Faro sits on the ocean floor, the result of the worst American shipping disaster in more than 30 years. Reporter Erika Tarantal talks to the families left behind, dives into the reasons for the tragedy, and reconstructs the chaos on board as the ship sailed directly into a tropical storm.

    Hope in the face of Suicide

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2019 19:05


    The suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade shocked many Americans this year. But for too many, the story was already sadly familiar. More than 44,000 Americans take their own lives annually. And the holiday season is a particularly challenging time. But there is hope. In this episode, we profile people and organizations fighting to save lives.


    Good pizza in Boston

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2019 27:53

    Long before the Travel Channel and Food Network, there was Chronicle! 37 years on television, now we are also a podcast! In this episode, hear our very first food episode (all about pizza), produced by our longtime employee, Stan Leven, who retired at the end of 2018. 

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