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: Sasha Chanoff stands next to a hired armed guard in the safe compound outside Kinshasa.
Sasha Chanoff was in his mid-20s when he faced an urgent decision unlike any he’d encountered before — and more than 100 lives depended on it.

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Max Evans lived on the streets of Boston, making his bed between two jersey barriers each night.

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Janne Vanessche and her boyfriend were fighting. The argument was over something trivial, but, to an outsider, things may have looked serious. When...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
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By her estimates, Sister Sue has handled over 2,000 bond cases. And she has no intention of slowing down. Produced by Zack Ezor.

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Nearing the end of her hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, Brittany Goodson began to panic. Days of unrelenting rain had soaked her gear, and hypother...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
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As Parkinson’s disease worsened for Bernard Michaels, his family took him on a final trip to Europe. Early in the trip, a slip landed him in the ho...

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Jen Turner had always wanted to be a mom. But when she developed macular edema, an eye disease, doctors warned her that pregnancy could result in p...

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Everything seemed to be going wrong in Maureen Festa’s life. Her mother was dying, her marriage was ending, she had to move out of her home, and fa...

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Caption: Heidi, Ben, and Oliver Johnston after transplant surgery.
Dr. Ferenc Jolesz’s kidneys were failing fast. The estimated wait time for a cadaver transplant was five to 10 years. He didn’t have that kind of t...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
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Caption: From left - Michael Tambone, Frances Schmitz, and Vincent Schmitz pose at the 2013 Mother/Son Mass.
Michael Tambone lost his mom in middle school and took to skipping mother/son events. Then Frances Schmitz stepped in. Produced by Zack Ezor.

  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
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