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Amy Poehler Celebrated As Hasty Pudding’s Woman Of The Year

artery.wbur.org — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard University has been honoring actresses with its Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award since 1951. There was Joanne Woodward, Elizabeth Taylor, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren - and now Burlington native and comedian Amy Poehler. The former Saturday Night Live player currently stars as Leslie Knope on the TV show "Parks and Recreation."

Idina Menzel To Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl And Root Against The Pats

wbur.org — PHOENIX - Elsa is rooting for the Seahawks. Idina Menzel is already the voice behind the unofficial anthem of girls between the ages of 4 and 12, "Let It Go," from Disney's animated blockbuster "Frozen." Now she's is ready to sing the national anthem on Sunday.
Jan 30, 2015

Frozen's Idina Menzel To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl And Root Against Patriots wbur.fm/1yTVg1j #SuperBowl #LetItGo

Week In The News: Northeast Blizzard, Greek Shakeup, GOP Preps For 2016

onpoint.wbur.org — Week In The News: Northeast Blizzard, Greek Shakeup, GOP Preps For 2016 Obama abroad. Hostage drama. Attorney general hearings. Snow days. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. A drone on the White House lawn this week, but the President wasn't home. In India. In Saudi Arabia. Making friends.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Book

cognoscenti.wbur.org — Holly Robinson: "Probably nothing has prepared me better for the life of a writer than parenthood." (Nic McPhee/flickr) At this moment, there is little more than a withered scallion and an old container of beans in my refrigerator. The laundry has risen to Himalayan proportions. Tidy, unread newspaper logs are piled on the counter.

PBS Doc Looks At Sex Trafficking In Boston

wbur.org — BOSTON - Domestic sex trafficking in Boston and some other U.S. cities is the focus of the first episode of a new PBS documentary series "A Path Appears." In the series, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn introduce us to victims of human trafficking here in Boston and around the world.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @WBUR: .@PBS series @APathAppears looks at sex trafficking in Boston and a group here that's working to support to victims: wbur.fm/1ByGTg6

High Prices, Scarcity Of Super Bowl Tickets Prompt NFL To Warn Of Counterfeit Copies

wbur.org — PHOENIX - It's not too late to get a ticket to Sunday's Super Bowl match-up between the Patriots and the Seahawks. But, if you want to go, it's going to cost you. Ticket prices for the Big Game are soaring. The number of tickets for sale on the secondary market is especially low this year.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @CurtNickisch: #SuperBowl ticket prices are triple what they were last year, and no one knows quite why. wbur.fm/1BtUJQY

Jan 29, 2015

RT @WBUR: UPDATE: #SuperBowlXLIX ticket prices are triple what they were last year -- and not everyone's sure why: wbur.fm/1BtUJQY

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Forecast: More Snow Friday, But Not Much

wbur.org — BOSTON - This morning there is more snow in the forecast, but if you were hoping for a lot more, it's not in the cards. A weak weather system to our northwest will redevelop off the coast and then move into the Gulf of Maine.

Audit Says Massachusetts Governor Didn’t Violate Pay-To-Play Laws

wbur.org — TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey treasury audit has found Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker did not break pay-to-play rules when he donated to Republicans here in 2011. The report, which suggests both Baker and the firm he worked with resisted the notion of any wrongdoing, was shared with reporters Thursday after a meeting of the state panel that oversees the investments of the state's $80 billion public pension system.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @WBUR: Audit finds Gov. Baker did not break pay-to-play rules when he donated to New Jersey Republicans in 2011: wbur.fm/1yTgPir

He-e-e-r-e’s Stanley: The Kubrick Odyssey Returns To The M.F.A.

artery.wbur.org — The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is bringing bad the complete survey of Stanley Kubrick's films from Feb. 4 to Feb. 28.
Jan 30, 2015

He-e-e-r-e's Stanley: The Kubrick Odyssey Returns To The M.F.A. wbur.fm/1Bt7hYR via @WBURartery

Museums Bet Their Artwork On Super Bowl XLIX

artery.wbur.org — While the worlds of art and football might seem miles apart, some museums are taking Super Bowl XLIX very seriously. The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) and New England's Clark Art Institute have placed a bet on Sunday's game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @WBUR: Two museums. One in Boston. One in Seattle. Both with paintings whose fate hinges on the outcome of the Super Bowl. wbur.fm/1BvelUN

Friday Storm Could Mean Another Rough Day For Commuters

wbur.org — BOSTON - Mother Nature likely has some more bad news for Greater Bostonians trying to return to their normal routines following Tuesday's massive blizzard. Another storm headed our way could drop anywhere from 1 to 6 inches of snow across much of eastern Massachusetts Friday into early Saturday morning.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @WBUR: More snow is on the way. Eastern Massachusetts could see another 1-6 inches tomorrow: wbur.fm/1yR4xHu pic.twitter.com/qtfMMbYi7F

Jan 29, 2015

Oy, Friday Storm Could Mean Another Rough Day For Commuters wbur.fm/1yR4xHu

Jan 29, 2015

There's more snow on the way Friday, which could mean another rough day for Boston-area commuters: wbur.fm/1yR4xHu

What ‘American Sniper’ Gets Right - And Wrong - About War

onpoint.wbur.org — What 'American Sniper' Gets Right - And Wrong - About War "American Sniper." Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's war film keeps crushing at the box office and stirring more controversy. We'll go to it. Guests Anne Helen Petersen , features writer at BuzzFeed News. Author of the book, " Scandals of Classic Hollywood."

Jorge Ramos: Republicans Have An Immigration Problem

hereandnow.wbur.org — With the Department of Homeland Security's funding deadline less than a month away, Republicans and Democrats are gearing up for what may be the next stage in Congress' fight on President Obama's immigration policies. House Republicans have already passed their own version of DHS funding that would also block the president's September immigration orders and deport up to four million immigrants living in the U.S.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @hereandnow: Univision's @jorgeramosnews warns Republicans they risk losing the Latino vote by playing politics with immigration: hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/01/29/jor…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @jorgeramosnews: Jorge Ramos: For Republicans, immigration is the elephant in the room wbur.fm/1Bu7wCS (The NPR interview)

Jan 29, 2015

Jorge Ramos: For Republicans, immigration is the elephant in the room wbur.fm/1Bu7wCS (The NPR interview)

Even With Snow Piles, Don’t Forget To Feed The Meter … If You Can

wbur.org — BOSTON - Boston's parking ban was lifted Wednesday evening. But while you can now park around town, many meters - just have a look at the photo above - are buried under several feet of snow, as the city continues to dig out from Tuesday's blizzard.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @WBUR: If your Boston parking meter looks like this today, are you still expected to feed it?: wbur.fm/1BuVbhR pic.twitter.com/f8gvNdjpcW

Jan 29, 2015

News you can use. What to do if your Boston parking meter looks like this: wbur.fm/1BuVbhR pic.twitter.com/09gX5iFiuJ

Watch Live: Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial

Jan 29, 2015

RT @wbur: Watch live as testimony begins in the Aaron #Hernandez murder trial: wbur.fm/1yQT9eG

Jan 29, 2015

Emotions evident among Odin Lloyd's family as Aaron Hernandez trial begins. Web camera in court: wbur.fm/1yQT9eG

Week In The News: Northeast Blizzard, Greek Shakeup, GOP Preps For 2016

onpoint.wbur.org — Week In The News: Northeast Blizzard, Greek Shakeup, GOP Preps For 2016 Obama abroad. Hostage drama. Attorney general hearings. Snow days. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. Guests Chris Jansing , senior White House correspondent for NBC News. (@chrisjansing) Karen Tumulty , national political correspondent for the Washington Post.

Dartmouth College Bans Hard Liquor

wbur.org — BOSTON - Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, is banning all hard liquor beginning this spring. The move comes as part of the college's effort to control binge drinking, and with it other behaviors, such as sexual assault. Dartmouth is famous for binge drinking.

Judge Rejects Partners Deal To Acquire 3 Hospitals

commonhealth.wbur.org — Judge Rejects Partners Deal To Acquire 3 Hospitals BOSTON - A Superior Court judge has rejected a closely watched and controversial deal brokered by former state Attorney General Martha Coakley and Partners HealthCare.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @WBUR: STORY: Judge rejects Partners HealthCare deal to acquire three hospitals: wbur.fm/1yRR3v1

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Goes On Trial On Murder Charges

wbur.org — FALL RIVER, Mass. - With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the jury security-camera footage from his own home to tie him to the crime.
Jan 29, 2015

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Goes On Trial On Murder Charges wbur.fm/1ziC4co