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1 Book 10 Words: Take the Quiz

apps.wbur.org — We asked our audience to shrink the plots of their favorite books down to exactly 10 words. Browse the submissions below by clicking each plot to reveal the book it describes, then create your own. Think you're a bookworm? Prove it by taking our #1book10words quiz!
Oct 24, 2014

One of my favorite #1book10words, via @LouiseWBUR: "A boy with a stolen masterpiece searches for life’s meaning." wbur.fm/1yvp6qq

Oct 24, 2014

A little something I've been working on w/ @thenewg2 +others: Guess the book based on its 10 word description: wbur.fm/1FMkYXT

Oct 24, 2014

Can you guess the name of these books based on their 10 word plots? It's called #1book10words and you should do it. apps.wbur.org/1book10words

Oct 24, 2014

A lot of fun: Can You Guess These 20 Books Based On Their 10 Word Plots? bit.ly/1wqm3j4

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As McDonald’s Prices Rise, Some Customers Go Elsewhere

hereandnow.wbur.org — McDonald's is facing a challenge, as factors like food costs push up the prices on some if its items. McDonald's says its prices are up 3 percent over last year, and some customers are turning to chains like IHOP, Denny's and Chili's instead.

District Profile: A Rematch In Illinois’ 10th District

hereandnow.wbur.org — In Illinois' 10th congressional district, Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider is fighting to keep his job from the challenger, Republican Robert Dold, in a race that's a rematch from 2012, when Dold held the seat and was facing a challenge from Schneider. s Jeremy Hobson takes a look at the race with WBEZ's Katie O'Brien.

The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?

Oct 24, 2014

Why do we vote on Tuesdays? I did my best to make things clearer. Not sure I succeeded. onpoint.wbur.org/2014/10/24/exp…

Mayor Walsh Vetoes $20,000 City Council Raises

wbur.org — BOSTON - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has vetoed a $20,000 pay raise for city councilors, his office has confirmed. On a 9-4 vote earlier this month, the council voted to give itself a nearly 23 percent pay raise, effective in January 2016. The raise would hike councilor pay from $87,500 to $107,500.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @WBUR: Mayor Walsh vetoes $20,000 Boston City Council raises: wbur.fm/1DJ7GcQ #bospoli

Week In Review: Politics, Menino, Surgeon General

radioboston.wbur.org — The candidates make their final push with just over a week to go. With the end of his gubernatorial term in sight, Deval Patrick touts big gains made in the public schools under his watch. Another case of Ebola, this time in New York City.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @RadioBoston: "Short of some scandal breaking in the last week, I think casinos will be a reality here." @JimStergios #mapoli radioboston.wbur.org/2014/10/24/wee…

Mapping The WBUR Poll Shows Cities To Be The Battleground

wbur.org — Geographic polarization has become a fact of life over the past several Massachusetts elections. Towns across the commonwealth have drifted toward the two poles of the political spectrum, sorting into tidy regions that vote strongly for one candidate or the other.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @WBUR: Interesting Mass. voter patterns begin to emerge when you plot geocoded data on a map. wbur.fm/1uONaRx pic.twitter.com/ZLux74fGrq

Oct 24, 2014

RT @skoczela: New on Poll Vault: what polling 4,200 people looks like on a map and what it can tell us. wbur.org/2014/10/24/pol… pic.twitter.com/18v5FygCCd