Barbara HowardJuly 18, 2018 09:46 PM
Archaic Abortion Law Up For Repeal Used As Recently As 2007The 19th century law was used in charging a Lawrence woman who induced a miscarriage.
Barbara HowardJuly 17, 2018 10:32 PM
Red Sox Heading Into All-Star Break With Best Record In BaseballMajor League Baseball's All-Star Game is this evening in Washington, D.C., and the Red Sox have five players representing them. Individual success has gone hand in hand with team success. The Red Sox have the best record in baseball so far this season. Alex Speier covers baseball for the Boston Globe, and he'll be at tonight's game in Washington. He spoke with WGBH News' All Things Considered anchor Barbara Howard about the game and what's expected from the Red Sox going into the All-Star break. This transcript has been edited for clarity.
Barbara HowardJuly 13, 2018 08:33 AM
New Push To Repeal Archaic Abortion Laws In MassachusettsThe laws date back to the 18th century.
Barbara HowardJuly 10, 2018 09:39 PM
Miss Plymouth County Gives Up Crown Over Miss Massachusetts #MeToo SkitMaude Gorman resigned her crown after a skit at last month's event touched a raw nerve.
Barbara HowardJuly 4, 2018 03:39 PM
A Reading Of 'What To A Slave Is The 4th Of July' By Frederick DouglassLast week, at Boston's Old South Meeting House, visitors and friends were invited to read excerpts from his speech.
Barbara HowardJune 29, 2018 09:04 PM
Boston's Interim Superintendent Talks Goals, ChallengesBoston Mayor Marty Walsh has tapped Laura Perille as interim superintendent for the Boston Public Schools. The school committee is to vote on the appointment on Monday. Perille takes over for Tommy Chang who, after three years on the job, announced his resignation a week ago. Perille has two children who graduated from the Boston Public Schools. For 16 years, she's been president and CEO of a nonprofit called “Edvestors”. Perille spoke with WGBH All Things Considered anchor Barbara Howard about her goals while she’s interim superintendent. This transcription has been edited for clarity.
Barbara HowardJune 28, 2018 09:12 PM
Gov. Charlie Baker signs so-called "Grand Bargain" billA hike in the minimum wage, paid leave and a tax-free holiday are all part of the measure.
Barbara HowardJune 27, 2018 08:52 PM
Massachusetts State Troopers Face Charges Over Phony OvertimeThree current and former troopers appeared in federal court on Wednesday.
Barbara HowardJune 22, 2018 09:42 PM
Remembering Rebecca Parris, Boston's "First Lady of Jazz"She has been called Boston's "First Lady of Jazz." But now, she is gone. Noted jazz singer Rebecca Parris died this past weekend at age 66. She was local — born at Glover Memorial Hospital in Needham, raised in Newton. She played in the top venues here, nationally, and abroad...and with the best: Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie. She had been in declining health for years. Reports are that she collapsed after leaving the stage following a performance on Cape Cod and passed away at a hospital on Cape Cod Sunday night. Paul McWilliams is Rebecca’s longtime partner and keyboardist, and Marla Kleman is Rebecca’s adopted daughter. Both spoke with WGBH's All Things Considered host Barbara Howard about Rebecca’s life and legacy. The following transcript has been edited for clarity.