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Two Landmark Rulings By Nation’s Highest Court Bolster Gay Marriage

June 26, 2013, 2:52 PM
Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband John Becker, right, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington Wednesday. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

Gay marriage advocates gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court cheered this morning, as the court issued a pair of landmark rulings on same-sex marriage.


What Michelangelo Didn’t Want You To See

June 14, 2013, 10:00 AM
Project for the Façade of San Lorenzo in Florence Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian (Florentine), 1475–1564) 1516 Black chalk, pen and ink with brown wash *Florence, Casa Buonarroti, inv. 45 A *Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at The College of William & Mary in Virginia *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Courtesy)

What you may not know, is that the genius of Michelangelo goes beyond painting, fresco and sculpture and extends into the fields of architecture, engineering, and drawing.


MASS MoCA: Always Worth The Drive

June 13, 2013, 2:28 PM
Xu Bing's Phoenix (Hideo Sakata/Mass MoCA)

When you walk into the Mass MoCA, you are immediately struck by it’s size, it’s soaring ceilings. What you may not know is that the history of the building spans some two hundred years of economic and industrial development in New England.


Singer Dar Williams Debuts With Full Symphony

June 12, 2013, 2:01 PM
Dar Williams in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Dar Williams is a major force in the American folk scene. The New Yorker called her “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” But this weekend, she’s trying something new, making her debut with a full symphony orchestra.


And Now It’s Her Turn: Aoife O’Donovan Debuts Solo Album

June 07, 2013, 2:29 PM
Aoife O’Donovan and Fionnuala O’Donovan in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

For years, Aoife O’Donovan fronted Crooked Still, a band she helped form in 2001 at the New England Conservatory. But now, it’s her turn to go it alone. On June 11th, she releases her debut album “Fossils.”


Classical Music Fans, Take Note: Rachmaninoff Wrote Operas, Too

June 06, 2013, 1:17 PM
World famous Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff plays for his granddaughter Sophie , in New York, USA, Nov. 15, 1927. (AP Photo)

When you think of Sergei Rachmaninoff, the Russian born composer, maybe you think of his epic piano works, maybe his symphonies. But opera?


Can HPV Cause Throat Cancer?

June 04, 2013, 2:50 PM
Actor Michael Douglas poses for photographers during a photo call for the film Behind the Candelabra at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Actor Michael Douglas made an interesting claim about what caused the throat cancer he was diagnosed with in 2010 — oral sex.


Children’s Mental Health In Mass.: An Examination

June 03, 2013, 2:49 PM

What is really facing children and their parents when it comes to mental health services in Massachusetts?


State Welfare Program Examined

May 29, 2013, 2:36 PM
MA welfare program examined. (Flickr/GenBug)

The office of the state auditor has identified more than eleven hundred welfare recipients in the Commonwealth who are–dead. If true, it means somebody, or some people have fraudulently pocketed almost 2.4 million dollars in state benefits. Yet there are critics of the latest report who say it exaggerates the problem.


The Sounds Of Cape Cod, Captured

May 28, 2013, 2:48 PM
Tracks on the Beach of Cape Cod (Flickr/ReneS)

Imagine the sounds of summer in New England., Perhaps you hear the crashing of waves or the sharp whistle of a ferry: whatever it is, sound can transport us back to a place and time. That’s exactly what Steve Wilkes had in mind when he created the project “Hear Cape Cod.”

Host Meghna Chakrabarti introduces us to newsmakers, big thinkers and artists and brings us stories of relevance to Bostonians here and around the region. Live every weekday at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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