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Killing Tsarnaev Part Two: 'Friends' of Jahar Rally to Save His Life

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Crime
Phillip Martin

On some social media pages a parallel world exists, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is viewed as innocent, not guilty; A parallel world where Tsarnaev has achieved near rock star fame

Amid Calls To Divest, Some Universities Focus On Making Research Labs More Efficient

wgbh | Heather Goldstone | Posted 04.16.2015 | College

While only 22 U.S. colleges and universities have actually agreed to sell their shares in oil and coal companies, more than 50 have committed themselv...

If Clarence Darrow Defended Tsarnaev: The Art of the Closing Argument

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.10.2015 | Crime
Phillip Martin

History is still waiting to judge the conclusion of the Boston Marathon Bombing trial. But in the Tsarnaev case and many others, the standard that defense attorneys and prosecutors have tried to live up to for nearly a century has been the 12-hour closing argument by Charles Darrow in the trial of Leopold and Loeb.

What Is The Role Of RAs In Campus Sexual Assaults?

wgbh | Kirk Carapezza, Mallory Noe-Payne | Posted 12.04.2014 | College

Nearly 90 colleges and universities are now under formal investigation for allegedly mishandling sexual assault cases on campus. Many aspects of the r...

How Mount Holyoke's Transgender Policy Redefines Women's Education

wgbh | Kirk Carapezza | Posted 10.20.2014 | College

This fall, Mount Holyoke College in western Massachusetts became the second all women's college in the U.S. to begin accepting applications from trans...

This City Sends The Most Students To Study In The U.S.

wgbh | Kirk Caprezza | Posted 10.14.2014 | College

American higher education is increasingly a global export -- something colleges and universities are selling abroad. Now, a new report from the Brooki...

Higher Learning

D. R. Tucker | Posted 12.07.2014 | Education
D. R. Tucker

Koch brainwashing is still continuing at too many universities across the United States, and UnKoch My Campus is pushing back against such perversity. They deserve support. The brutal billionaires who scorn science and disparage democracy don't.

Why Is Emerson College So Hip?

| Mallory Noe-Payne | Posted 09.10.2014 | College

On Emerson College's first day of classes, the corner of Boylston and Tremont streets swarm with students; students drinking coffee, students smoking...

How to Rationalize the Deaths of Unarmed Black Men at the Hands of Police: It's the Narrative, Stupid

Phillip Martin | Posted 10.22.2014 | Black Voices
Phillip Martin

The news accounts in recent weeks are tragically similar, from Los Angeles to Staten Island to Ferguson. Unarmed black men killed by police. But four years before anyone knew where Ferguson was located on a map, there was the fatal shooting of Danroy Henry Jr., known to his friends and family as "DJ."

Appraising Ivory Is an Antiquated Idea

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ivory and the trinkets made from it are in high demand globally. So much so that despite restrictions on illegal poaching and trafficking, elephants are still being killed at a tremendous rate of 35,000 per year.

What's It Like to Be on TV For the First Time?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

TV appearances take training. Do you ever notice that politicians rarely answer the interviewers questions? They are skilled at manipulating their responses to get their agenda across. When they get an opportunity for "air time" they seize it. Needless to say, Ronna and I will not be running for office any time soon -- like never. But, we have learned a thing or two.

The Day the Symphony Broke the News That Kennedy Is Dead

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In Boston on November 22, 1963, hundreds of people learned about the tragedy -- not directly from media -- but from the conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Why Is WGBH Legitimizing David Koch's Climate Change Denial?

Daniel Souweine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Daniel Souweine

The issue of Koch being on the board is not what he does to WGBH and its programming, but what they are doing for him.

Public Miseducation: WGBH and David Koch

D. R. Tucker | Posted 12.10.2013 | Media
D. R. Tucker

When David Koch joined the WGBH Board of Trustees, the extent of this enterprise was not known to the general public. But now, the facts are in, and the political science is as settled as the climate science.

Kate Sheppard

Activists Slam David Koch's Public TV Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

An environmental activist group wants Boston's public television and radio affiliate to bump billionaire conservative donor David Koch from its board ...

Home

Andrew Sussman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Media
Andrew Sussman

In the newsroom, we always emphasize the importance of making human connections in every piece -- that's how we bring faraway stories home. But with the Marathon bombings we all became a part of the story.

Shouting About The Arts On Talk Radio

Howard Sherman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

While the idea of all-arts talk radio, modeled on sports talk radio, may strike one upon first thought as rather absurd, I think my friend Pia Catton ...

The Demise of Boston Talk and the Ongoing Collapse of Corporate Radio

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

What happened to talk radio in Boston? I would point to three factors. And I would suggest that none of these are unique to our part of the country. Boston may be on the leading edge, but these same trends could sweep away talk elsewhere, too.

Irony: Mitt Romney Profited From the Auto Bailout That He Opposed

Phillip Martin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Phillip Martin

A unifying theme at the Democratic National Convention was Mitt Romney's opposition to the auto bailout. But did Mr. Romney somehow cash in on the very auto rescue that he publicly opposed under the headline Let Detroit Go Bankrupt? Yes, and here's how.

The Natural

D. R. Tucker | Posted 06.23.2012 | Books
D. R. Tucker

I am so grateful to Carole King for her new memoir, A Natural Woman. There is no way to do the book justice. It is a book that cannot be analyzed, only experienced.

DJ Henry and the Training of Police, Part Four

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.07.2012 | Crime
Phillip Martin

In February 2011, when a New York grand jury declined to indict anyone involved in the shooting death of DJ Henry, Henry's family called for a federal investigation.

DJ Henry and the Training of Police Part One

Phillip Martin | Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime
Phillip Martin

The shooting death of Danroy "DJ" Henry, a black student at Pace University with no record of criminality or violence, continues to stir controversy on a number of levels that go well beyond this single incident.

Refugees in Libya, Prisoners in Malta: Nomadic Migration Part 2

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Malta sits between Africa and Europe. Because of its location, wave after wave of illegal immigrants traveling by boat have come ashore on a regular ...

Somalia to Libya to Malta: Nomadic Migration Part 1

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

With Libya's inevitable collapse, Europe will likely see a tsunami of black refugees sweeping across the Mediterranean. And Malta and Italy will be t...

The Mosque Next Door: What Americans Can Learn From Boston's Experience

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Phillip Martin

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center -the official name of the largest mosque and Muslim gathering place in New England--was twenty years in ...