90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR News Station

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WBUR, 90.9 FM, is Boston’s NPR news station, and the home of nationally syndicated programs, including On Point, Here & Now, Only A Game and Car Talk, reaching millions of listeners each week on NPR stations across the United States and online. WBUR provides listeners with thorough coverage of local, national and international news from NPR, Public Radio International and the BBC, in addition to its own locally produced content. WBUR has a dedicated newsroom reporting original, local content throughout the day, as well as Radio Boston, a daily news magazine examining issues, news, people and places through a distinctly Boston lens.

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As baby boomers age, Alzheimer's disease could become the nation's greatest health care crisis. Is there an effective treatment on the horizon? Might the disease be prevented? Will we provide enough funding for Alzheimer's research, and to care for those stricken by the disease? We look for answers to those questions in this five-part series.

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JFK Library forums recorded and edited down to roughly 52 minutes each. A script with suggested language for reading in and out of each program is included. There are no internal breaks.

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Stories about the profound effect one act can have on a life.

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Journalist Charles Sennott retraces Jack Kerouac's cross-country journey of discovery


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Caption: Best friends Emily (left) and Samantha.
Emily Proctor was in tears at the airport. She had missed a connecting flight on her way to Florida, to visit her best friend in a time of need. Th...

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When Maureen O’Rourke’s father was dying, she vowed to stay with him until the end. But days turned into weeks, and Maureen found herself utterly d...

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Shelagh Gordon was another name in the obituaries, a woman who had died suddenly of a massive brain aneurysm at the age of 55. But something in the...

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When Ron Jones got to know a young couple who were struggling, he made the decision that money alone would not be enough to make a difference in th...

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Caption: Scott looks at a painting of Stevie Wonder that came in one of his letters. His nephew had listed Stevie Wonder as one of Scott’s favorite musicians.
When Scott Widak became terminally ill, his nephew took to Reddit, asking the online community to send letters to his uncle with Down syndrome. Sco...

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Caption: A portrait of Karim by artist Susan Siris Wexler.
Karim Alagha worked for 25 years at a gas station in Cambridge. He was known for being immensely loving and deeply empathetic: a sort of "gas stati...

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Reverend Nathan Detering tried an experiment with his congregation — “reverse offering,” where instead of members donating money to the church, the...

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Caption: David Hartsock at the airfield.
It was Shirley Dygert's first time jumping from a plane. When everything went wrong, skydiving instructor David Hartsock determined that there was ...

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Caption: James Rappaport was the running mate Romney ditched, Credit: Fred Thys
This is not the first time that Mitt Romney has had to choose a running mate. This story tells how he went about it the first time.

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Caption: Journalists Joe Klein and Ellen Goodman, Credit: University of Massachusetts-Boston
Leading scholars and journalists in conversation about civility - in our society, and our public discourse. A public forum moderated by Tom Ashbro...

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