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Celtics fans try to process the Udoka suspension

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 5:54


Celtics fans are trying to come to terms the team's decision to suspend Coach Ime Udoka for a season for "multiple" policy violations.

In fight against monkeypox, racial disparities emerge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 2:50


White people have received 63% of monkeypox vaccines. Black and Hispanic residents have received less than 20% — but they represent nearly half of all cases identified in Massachusetts.

New admissions policy brings more diversity — and new challenges — to Boston's oldest public school

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 5:03


At Boston Latin School, a new admissions policy has resulted in an increase of Black and Latino students among the incoming seventh grade class — more than there have been in at least a generation.

Celtics coach Ime Udoka facing possible suspension over relationship with colleague

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 2:12


Multiple media reports that the head coach of the Boston Celtics could soon be suspended casts a cloud over one of the best basketball teams in the NBA.

Celtics coach Ime Udoka facing possible suspension over relationship with colleague

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 4:40


Boston Globe basketball writer Gary Washburn says the Celtics have not confirmed any disciplinary action against Udoka, and it isn't clear what conduct code was reportedly violated.

Banks saw opportunity during COVID, permanently shuttering 230 branches in Mass.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 5:45


Branch closures hit some customers hard: small businesses that deal in cash, city dwellers reliant on public transit, and older customers. Of the 230 branches closed since the start of COVID, one quarter of those were in low- and moderate-income areas, according to federal data and WBUR reporting.

Immigration becomes hot topic in Mass. politics after migrants brought to Martha's Vineyard

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 4:49


When Gov. Ron DeSantis flew four dozen migrants to Martha's Vineyard last week, he was probably thinking of how it would play in his home state of Florida. But the controversial move has also put immigration front and center in Massachusetts politics.

Orange Line reopens on time after month-long shutdown

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 3:16


The MBTA Orange Line reopened for the first time in a month on Monday morning. The T's general manager said the 30 day shutdown allowed workers to make five years of improvements.

'The best of America': State Rep. on response to migrants who arrived in Vineyard

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 6:28


State Rep. Dylan Fernandes calls the sending of the migrants to Massachusetts a "political stunt" and says he's proud of the response from people in his district to support the migrants.

On Martha's Vineyard, Venezuelan migrants and islanders bid fond farewells

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 3:12


The group of Venezuelans unexpectedly forced to stay on Martha's Vineyard departed Friday, bidding an emotional farewell to the islanders who offered them immediate support in a fast-moving political saga.

Advocates question whether Florida gov. broke laws by shipping migrants to Vineyard

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 2:53


Immigration rights advocates and lawmakers are questioning whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis violated any laws when he unexpectedly flew nearly 50 migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard this week.

Consider This: As concerns about PFAS rise, doctors scramble to learn about the toxic chemicals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 13:13


Scenes from Martha's Vineyard, where lawyers, volunteers aid migrants sent by Florida governor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 3:52


Nearly 50 Venezuelans were flown to Martha's Vineyard from Texas under what they said was a false pretense, but they expressed gratitude Thursday for the way islanders gathered to support them.

Medical system in Mass. seeing a significant increase in asylum-seeking families

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 5:51


Many of these families are showing up in emergency rooms around the Boston area in need of medical care and shelter. These new arrivals are distinct from the largely Venezuelan migrants who arrived on Martha's Vineyard Wednesday via plane, to the surprise of local officials.

Consider This: The retrospective teenage angst of local musician Eph See

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 13:08


Drought, supply chain woes and toxic chemicals create a 'perfect storm' for Mass. water systems

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 5:18


The people who operate water treatment plants in Massachusetts say this summer has been brutal. It's made many of them wonder whether cities and towns need to fundamentally rethink how they provide water across the state.

State Sen. Julian Cyr says DeSantis pulled 'a political stunt' in sending migrants to Vineyard

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 6:18


For more on the developing situation, we're joined by Cape and Islands state Sen. Julian Cyr. 

Consider This: Previewing this football season for the New England Patriots

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 12:52


Property owners must now manage stormwater runoff near Greater Boston rivers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 4:58


EPA regional administrator Dr. David Cash joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy to discuss.

Hospitals have many disease specialists, but often not for addiction. Now, that's changing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 5:40


Hospitals typically employ heart, lung, kidney and other specialists. But there are few hospitals where patients can see anyone who specializes in addiction medicine — even as overdose deaths reach record highs. That's changing, slowly.

Consider This: Want to help the planet? It might be time to rethink your lawn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 14:16


Biden calls for all-out effort to treat cancer in Boston speech

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 4:39


WBUR's Steve Brown joined Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy to discuss.

Consider This: Boston Public Schools are back in session, but still a ways off from back to normal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 14:59


Pats kick off season this Sunday in Miami

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 4:07


Joining WBUR's Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy to preview the season is Mike Reiss, who covers the Patriots for ESPN. 

Don't despair the end of summer

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 6:36


September is upon us and the fall field crickets are calling time, writes Anita Diamant. As usual, they've triggered the onset of my annual autumnal melancholy: Winter is coming. Woe is me.

Why electricity prices are rising unevenly across New England

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 4:46


When your utility buys its power has a lot to do with the price spikes you're seeing.

Omicron booster shots now available in Mass.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 5:56


WBUR's Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy was joined now by Dr. Ofer Levy, a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases at Boston Children's Hospital and a member of the FDA COVID vaccine advisory panel.

A Brockton middle school opens new year focused on relationship-building

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 4:43


Even though visual signs of the pandemic are wearing off at Brockton's East Middle School, the reality of learning setbacks is still driving a lot of decisions by school leaders.

Robert Brown will step down at Boston University

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 5:11


Boston University President Robert Brown will step down at the end of the academic year, ending his 18-year tenure running the school.

What to know about the Mass. state primary results

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 5:49


While there were no big surprises in the state's gubernatorial primaries, several other races brought unexpected results.

10 years after a landmark health care law, the push to contain costs may be stalling

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 4:35


A decade ago, Massachusetts began a novel experiment in health care cost control. The results have been mixed. Health care spending has grown less rapidly — yet consumers and businesses are still grappling with higher prices each year.

'We learned to cut corners': Inflation looms over back-to-school shopping

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 4:32


Prices were up 7% in Greater Boston this July compared to last year, adding to the challenge for families buying supplies for the new school year.

Campaigns go all in on eve of primary election

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 5:45


There's just one more day of campaigning before Tuesday's primary election. WBUR's political reporter Anthony Brooks joins Morning Edition for a closer look.

With just days before the primary, Mass. governor candidates dig in

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 3:57


Donald Trump is throwing his weight behind Geoff Diehl. Maura Healey is preparing for November. And Chris Doughty is appealing to "the exhausted middle." Here's how the gubernatorial candidates are closing out the Massachusetts primary.

For Olmsted's 200th birthday, a renewed effort to make Boston's parks welcoming to all

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 5:57


A coalition of groups called Olmsted Now is distributing grants to projects that change the way people perceive who's welcome in parks. The effort is in honor of the 200th birthday of Frederick Olmsted, who designed Boston's 7-mile-long Emerald Necklace and thought high quality parks should be open and available to all.

Chinatown's 9-man tournament takes its Labor Day showdown to Providence

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 6:27


The 77th annual North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament celebrates 9-man, a street version of volleyball adapted for the back alleys of Boston's Chinatown.

Consider This: How To Spend Your Weekend - Obama Portraits and Sing Street

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 14:43


Feds ask MBTA to address dozens of safety issues

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 4:51


For reaction to the report, WBUR's Morning Edition was joined by Jarred Johnson, chief operating officer of the of the local advocacy group Transit Matters.

Dr. Bisola Ojikutu reflects on her 1st year leading Boston's public health response

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 6:22


Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy to look back on her first year in the role and set us up for future years.

Consider This: How The Latino Community Is Responding To The 2022 Massachusetts Primaries

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 13:51


MBTA's long-term projects jeopardized daily operations and safety, federal report says

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 4:25


The FTA first told state officials it was launching an inspection of the MBTA's operations and maintenance in April — days after a man was dragged to death by a Red Line train.

'The power of incumbency is very real': Only 10% of Beacon Hill lawmakers have a primary challenger

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 4:35


While there are some competitive statewide races on the ballot, legislators often get a free ride to retain their seats.

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