Matt Damon’s Advice To MIT Graduates

“As the great philosopher Benjamin Affleck once said, ‘Judge me by how good my good ideas are, not how bad my bad ideas are.’ “

WBUR's new site, coming June 9, 2016. (WBUR)

Radio Boston’s New Website!

Coming Thursday, June 9, 2016, WBUR will release some exciting changes to our website.

A Historical Adviser For The New ‘Roots’ Miniseries On Kunta Kinte’s Africa, And Boston’s West African Ties

BU’s John Thorton on his role as a historical adviser to the new Roots miniseries.

The John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston (Hadleygrass photography/Flickr)

Former Boston Prosecutor On Writing Crime Dramas

Wechsler spent years as an assistant district attorney in Boston. Then she moved to Los Angeles where she wrote and consulted for TV shows including “Law and Order.”

UMass Boston Professor Padraig O'Malley testifies at a House briefing on political reconciliation in Iraq in 2008. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Cambridge Peacemaker Padraig O’Malley On Conflict, Addiction, New Documentary

A new documentary by Central Square Films and Brookline-based director James Demo dives deep into the professional — and personal — life of Padraig O’Malley.

What Happens When Facebook Curates Our News?

What happens when Facebook skews the news that bubbles up to the top of its “trending” list? At least according to one report, the social network was doing exactly that: demoting articles from some conservative outlets.

The Boston Globe’s Buyouts And ‘Reinvention’

The Boston Globe confronts the continuing economic challenges facing newspapers.

The 2016 start line for the Boston Marathon features a seal honoring 50 years of women running (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Documentary Follows History, Winners Of Boston Marathon

“Boston” tells the history of the Boston Marathon, from its very first running in 1897 to 2014.

When Ifoema Fafunwa returned to her native Nigeria, she noticed that women weren't afraid to talk about life's challenges. (Courtesy Hear Word!)

Nigerian Play ‘Hear Word!’ Asks Bold Questions In International Debut At Harvard

Nigerian playwright Ifeoma Fafunwa says that if the world is to make an honest reckoning of how and why women are oppressed, women must ask themselves, “What’s my responsibility? What did I do to create this world?”

The NASA rover astronaut Mark Watney uses in "The Martian." (Courtesy 20th Century Fox)

Oscar On Mars: Fact Checking ‘The Martian’ With The Scientists Sending MOXIE To Mars

“The Martian” is science fiction, but how close is it to science fact?

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