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Provincetown Is Reframing Its History In A Cool New Way

artery.wbur.org — In Provincetown, a series of 25 picture frames set up in various locations is providing a history lesson for residents and visitors. The frames are part of an art installation called "Re[Framing] Provincetown." The project was created by Tsao & McKown Architects for the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), which is celebrating its centennial.

Be Afraid: We Have Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself

onpoint.wbur.org — Be Afraid: We Have Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We'll unpack the science of fear. Guests Florence Williams , contributor editor at Outside Magazine. Author of " Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History."
Oct 20, 2014

RT @OnPointRadio: 'Fear is contagious, and right now, it's more contagious than #Ebola in the US.' @flowill wbur.fm/1yKNVBL

Oct 20, 2014

RT @OnPointRadio: 'Fear is contagious, and right now, it's more contagious than #Ebola in the US.' @flowill wbur.fm/1yKNVBL

Oct 20, 2014

RT @OnPointRadio: 'Fear is contagious, and right now, it's more contagious than #Ebola in the US.' @flowill wbur.fm/1yKNVBL

Oct 20, 2014

RT @OnPointRadio: The fear of fear itself -- we look at the science of fear with @flowill. Today 11/10c wbur.fm/1yKNVBL

Oct 20, 2014

RT @OnPointRadio: The fear of fear itself -- we look at the science of fear with @flowill. Today 11/10c wbur.fm/1yKNVBL

Why ‘Tied’ In Polls Might Actually Mean An Edge For Coakley

wbur.org — With just two weeks (and a day) to go, the race for governor is very close to a tie. A number of polls over the last few weeks have shown either a tie or either candidate a point or two ahead.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @WBUR: Why "tied" in #magov polls might actually mean an edge for Coakley - by @skoczela at Poll Vault: wbur.fm/1rn4f2W

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WBUR: Why "tied" in #magov polls might actually mean an edge for Coakley - by @skoczela at Poll Vault: wbur.fm/1rn4f2W

Opinion: Why America’s Ebola Fears Are Dangerously Misplaced

commonhealth.wbur.org — Opinion: Why America's Ebola Fears Are Dangerously Misplaced By Richard Knox At the memorial service last weekend for the only person to have died of Ebola on American soil, the Liberian clergyman who eulogized his countryman Thomas Eric Duncan posed a question we all should be thinking hard about right now.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @DickKnox: Why Americans' Ebola fears are dangerously misplaced: bit.ly/1sFUNvo

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WBUR: A lot of people in the U.S. are afraid of #Ebola. Here's why that fear is misplaced. wbur.fm/1wqZj3a

Oct 20, 2014

RT @DickKnox: Why Americans' Ebola fears are dangerously misplaced: bit.ly/1sFUNvo

Oct 20, 2014

tough and necessary talk from longtime public health reporter @DickKnox on failures in the Ebola response commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/10/opinio…

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Fast Forward: David Carr And Jill Abramson

wbur.org — Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014, 8:00 pm This event is now sold out. WBUR will record this conversation and broadcast it on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Please note that you must be in your seat by 7:55 p.m.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @WBUR: Note: The hashtag we'll use for tonight's event with @carr2n + @JillAbramson is #wburff. Contribute and follow along! wbur.fm/1Dsy9vg

Oct 20, 2014

RT @wburLive: We'll be live tweeting tonight's event with @carr2n and @JillAbramson starting at 8PM. Follow along with #wburff. wbur.fm/1Dsy9vg

Oct 20, 2014

RT @wburLive: We'll be live tweeting tonight's event with @carr2n and @JillAbramson starting at 8PM. Follow along with #wburff. wbur.fm/1Dsy9vg

Oct 20, 2014

RT @wburLive: We'll be live tweeting tonight's event with @carr2n and @JillAbramson starting at 8PM. Follow along with #wburff. wbur.fm/1Dsy9vg

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WBUR: Note: The hashtag we'll use for tonight's event with @carr2n + @JillAbramson is #wburff. Contribute and follow along! wbur.fm/1Dsy9vg

Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

hereandnow.wbur.org — After a month traveling cross-country in her Volkswagen Vanagon, s digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr has returned to Boston with insight on what's on the minds of young voters, weeks before the midterm elections.
Oct 20, 2014

Here's my talk with @hereandnowrobin today about what I learned interviewing young voters across America hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/10/20/alt…

ARTery Videos: An Inside Look At Goya’s Method In Two Major Paintings

artery.wbur.org — BOSTON - In these short videos, Museum of Fine Arts Boston co-curator Frederick Ilchman looks at two of Francisco Goya's paintings currently on display at the museum to see what they tell us about the painter and his subjects. Goya painted "The Duchess of Alba" in 1797, soon after the death of her husband.
Oct 20, 2014

#Goya's fans - here's @MFABoston curator Frederick Ilchman on "Self-portrait with Dr. Arrieta": ow.ly/D3BqS

In Kansas City, It’s A Generational Thing

hereandnow.wbur.org — Tomorrow the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants meet in Game 1 of baseball's World Series. It's been 29 years since the Royals have made it to the playoffs, so there are twenty-something fans who have known only losing, and little kids who have grown up with a winner.

Videos: The 4 Mass. Ballot Questions, Explained

wbur.org — BOSTON - Massachusetts voters will find four ballot questions when they go to the polls on Nov. 4. For a quick refresher on all four ballot questions, we asked three of our reporters to give us a short summary of each question. Here's what they said:
Oct 20, 2014

Here's Jack @Lepiarz giving a quick explanation of this year's Ballot Question 1 - ow.ly/D3A17 - #mapoli

Who’s Next In Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

hereandnow.wbur.org — Many same-sex couples in Arizona spent the weekend getting marriage licenses, after a federal judge overturned the state's ban on gay unions Friday. A flurry of states have started allowing all couples to wed in recent weeks, and some of them - like firmly conservative Arizona - may come as a surprise.

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

hereandnow.wbur.org — Mario Batali has been known for years for his mastery of Italian cuisine. But for his new cookbook " America - Farm to Table," written with Jim Webster of the Washington Post, his focus is on chefs from around the United States and the farmers those chefs rely on for their food.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @ylichterman: Frita Batidos! RT @jeremyhobson: Hey @michiganradio: one of Mario Batali's favorite restaurants is in Ann Arbor! wbur.fm/1yS6N1D

Oct 20, 2014

Hey @michiganradio: one of Mario Batali's favorite restaurants is in Ann Arbor! Listen to the web extra here: wbur.fm/1yS6N1D

Oct 20, 2014

.@MarioBatali Goes Farm To Table - and tells us his favorite restaurants in the US! wbur.fm/1yS6N1D

Not A Funeral: Portraits Of Gloucester’s Working Waterfront

artery.wbur.org — BOSTON - The fishing industry is reeling this month following emergency calls from federal regulators to further limit cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine. A final vote is expected in November. One hard-hit community that's bracing for the outcome is Gloucester on Cape Ann.

Rule 7.13: Baseball’s Crash Course On Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions

onlyagame.wbur.org — This season Major League Baseball took a crash course in how to eliminate collisions at home plate. In its first year, Rule 7.13 has been celebrated and criticized, but a much bigger injury risk is still in play for catchers. Only A Game's Doug Tribou reports.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @DougTribou: My look at MLB's 1st season with the home-plate collisions rule, feat. @Johnny_Bench5, @robneyer & @KostyaKennedy: http://t…

Oct 18, 2014

"Rule 7.13: #Baseball's Crash Course On Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions" - My look at the rule's 1st season: wbur.fm/1yL6nKz