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Republican candidates for lieutenant governor Leah Cole Allen and Kate Campanale meet at WBUR's CitySpace at 11 a.m. Monday to make a case to voters ahead of the September primary. Whoever wins the Republican primary will be on the general ticket in November.
We bring you a live, one-hour debate between the two Democratic candidates for Secretary of State, incumbent William Galvin and his primary race challenger, Tanisha Sullivan.
The Boston Herald reported Thursday that 13 men were arrested in a human trafficking sting in the troubled area around Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. The area has been referred to as an open-air drug market.
Plus, we talk with a former policy director for Boston's Office of Recovery Services about a reported human trafficking sting in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.
We dive into a recent push to bring back happy hour with Philip Frattaroli, managing partner and CEO of Filmark Hospitality Group, which owns restaurants in Boston and Winchester, and Cheryl Straughter, owner of Soleil Restaurant and Catering in Roxbury.
A Boston city councilor has called for a hearing to explore the creation of a new department for civilians who could replace police officers directing traffic at some roadside construction sites.
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey discusses the state's plan to temporarily shut down the MBTA's Orange Line for repairs. We also get his reaction to the federal government's response to monkeypox, as well as climate bills before state and federal legislators.
Culinary superstar Tiffani Faison is back from the Food Network throwdown, "Beachside Brawl." We ask her about balancing her rising TV fame with being a chef, her calling to keep making food in Boston, and what "The Bear" got right about the restaurant world.
Plus, local author Rajani LaRocca discusses her new middle-grade novel, "Red, White, and Whole," about a girl who struggles to integrate different cultural identities in the face of illness.
After weeks of negotiating, Beacon Hill lawmakers finally came to a compromise on legalizing sports betting in Massachusetts. It was just one of a handful of bills that kept legislators in session overnight into Monday morning.
We're joined by Howard Bryant, senior writer at ESPN and sports correspondent for NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, and Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe sports reporter and author of "Wish It Lasted Forever: Life with the Larry Bird Celtics."
Plus, Massachusetts legislators reach a last-minute deal that allows some betting in college sports. And doctors help us understand how the latest COVID subvariant is altering health officials' vaccination plans, and what's being done to contain another outbreak: monkeypox.
A popular class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute explores how Shakespeare was influenced by and incorporated the plague and pandemics into his works. We speak with the professor who teaches "Infected Shakespeare."
For those who want to work in politics in Massachusetts, an unpaid internship can be a foot in the door. But only some can afford to take those roles. We meet an organization trying to change that dynamic.
Plus, we check in with the Boston Globe's Hiawatha Bray on subscription models gaining popularity with car makers and discuss how neo-Nazis disrupted a drag queen story hour last Saturday.