Frontline: The Choice 2016

Go behind the headlines generated by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, two of the most polarizing candidates in modern history, to investigate what has shaped them, where they came from, how they lead and why they want to be president.

Tuesday at 9pm on WGBH 2


The Contenders- 16 for '16

The Contenders: The Technocrats

Learn why successful governors of Massachusetts, Democrat Dukakis and Republican Romney, both competent contenders, were unprepared to combat the portraits their opponents painted of them and were unable to define themselves to the public.

Tuesday at 8pm on WGBH 2



Inside The Mind of A Bomb Disposal Expert

The latest terrorist bombing attacks on US soil have again put the spotlight on members of police bomb squads. Many of these men and women learned their skills in the US armed forces.


Craving Boston

What Happens When Yelp Reviews Turn Political?

First American Fried Chicken, owned by the family of the suspect in the Manhattan bombings, is the latest eatery to see reviews plummet based on more than food. 


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These 5 Dessert Combos Are Everything You Want Them to Be

From a waffle-donut-sundae to soft-serve-filled cupcakes, here are some local "compound desserts" that will multiply your sweet tooth adventures.


NOVA: Killer Landslides

Drawing on analyses of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.

Saturday at 8pm on WGBX 44


Dan Lyons: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble

Dan Lyons lost his job at Newsweek after 25 years there. In his new book, Lyons writes about taking a job at online marketing giant HubSpot and the disappointment at seeing how internet magic is really made.


What We Can Learn From Swearing

There are certain words I just can’t write in this sentence. Profanity. Swear words. But… why? Benjamin Bergen explains the science of swearing.

Saturday at 12pm and Thursday at 9pm on 89.7 WGBH 

Ask This Old House

Beer, Barrel, Disposers

Kevin heads to a brewery to learn how to make beer at home. Bridget Lancaster from America’s Test Kitchen stops by with a lesson on ales versus lagers. Tom is in Baltimore to help install a do-it-yourself rain barrel. And Richard has advice on what not to put in your disposer.

Friday at 7pm on WGBX 44

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