The arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates at his own home in Cambridge, Mass., made headlines again Thursday, after President Obama commented on the controversy during Wednesday’s news conference. Ray Suarez talks to analysts about the larger issues at play. Continue reading
With state officials scrutinizing the stimulus plan for funding they hope will revive regional economies, four business writers examine what the real impact may look like. Continue reading
What is the value of art in bad economic times? Brandeis University discovered an answer this week when its president, Jehuda Reinharz, announced plans to close the esteemed Rose Art Museum and sell its collection.
While universal healthcare legislation in Massachusetts means more people today are insured, the new demand for primary care doctors outstrips the supply. Educational loans, low wages and fights with insurance companies are turning growing numbers of students away from the field. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading
In the final segment of a series investigating the health of the nation’s infrastructure, Ray Suarez reports on Boston’s Big Dig — the most expensive single highway project in the U.S. that eventually cost more than $14.6 billion. Continue reading
As the Senate takes a break from debating the latest iteration of the immigration bill this week, legislators have been trying to assess public opinion on the issue. The NewsHour explores the attitudes around the country through the lens of regional newspaper editors. Continue reading
Pope John Paul II accepted the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, blamed by many for not doing enough to prevent the sexual abuse. Continue reading