WASHINGTON — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror. Continue reading
If you take a look at orchestras around the country, you’ll find a striking lack of black and Latino players. Changing the face of classical music is the mission of Project STEP, a Boston organization that for more than 30 years has been teasing talent out of kids who otherwise might be overlooked. Special correspondent Jared Bowen of WGBH reports. Continue reading
Yesterday, the city of Boston withdrew its bid to host the 2024 Olympic games, renewing debate on whether the costly feat of hosting the games is worth it. Judy Woodruff speaks with Olympic campaign strategist George Hirthler and Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College. Continue reading
A growing national movement to normalize end-of-life discussions among family and friends has gained traction in recent months. As Medicare considers whether to cover such conversations with physicians, The Conversation Project, a Boston-based non-profit, is highlighting the importance of talking openly about dying. Special Correspondent Lynn Sherr reports. Continue reading
Three inches of snowfall on Sunday capped what has been the worst winter in Boston’s history. The city was dumped with more than 108.6 inches of powder this season, an inch more than the previous record, according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading
In Boston, brutal winter weather shuttered schools, offices and businesses for days at a time. While some may have welcomed the snow days, some hourly workers faced the choice between giving up a day of wages or making the grueling, even dangerous, commute. Special correspondent Rick Karr reports. Continue reading
Cold, snowy winters are well-known to Bostonians. But this year, there’s been so much snow, coming so fast and with no end in sight. Since the end of January, the city has received almost 100 inches, with no thaws and now no place to put more of it. Special correspondent Emily Rooney of WGBH reports on the messy trouble it’s caused. Continue reading
Telling people not to jump out of their windows seems like reinforcing common sense, but in snow-ravaged Boston, stir-crazy residents don’t seem to be heeding the advice.