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Reporter Raises Red Flag About Pet Medications

hereandnow.wbur.org — The The Indianapolis Star is shining a light on the booming industry of pet medications and raising some red flags about it. In a three-part series, the newspaper finds a booming industry with higher risk of unforeseen side effects than the human drug market, veterinarians on the payroll of drug makers, and little legal protection for owners who say their pets have been killed by medications their pets were on.
Dec 22, 2014

Audio of @JohnRussell99's interview on NPR's Here&Now about his @indystar series on the animal medication industry. bit.ly/1wBXfqh

Dec 22, 2014

I KNOW HIM. --> Reporter @JohnRussell99 raises red flag about pet medications hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/22/red… Check out his investigation!

Dec 22, 2014

Audio link to my interview with NPR's Here and Now on Indy Star investigation into pet medicines. hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/22/red… #PetsAtRisk

In The Tsarnaev Case, Most Court Filings Are Under Seal

wbur.org — BOSTON - On Thursday, five of the six court rulings and motions filed that day in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case - four motions from attorneys and one order from the judge - were filed under seal. Under seal means there is a record that something has been filed, but the public can't actually see what the filings say.
Dec 22, 2014

Over the last month, 60 percent of the filings in the Tsarnaev/Boston bombings case have been sealed wbur.org/2014/12/22/dzh…

Year In Review: The Best WBUR Photos Of 2014

wbur.org — From a deadly fire, to an emotional Boston Marathon, to Market Basket protests, here are our best photos of the year, in chronological order.

Boston Leaders Hope NYPD Shootings Don’t Derail Police-Community Relations

wbur.org — BOSTON - Tensions have flared in New York City and beyond after two police officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn Saturday. The officer slayings come after weeks of nationwide protests against grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri.
Dec 22, 2014

Boston Leaders Hope NYPD Shootings Don't Derail Police-Community Relations wbur.fm/1GQHUFb

Tsarnaev Lawyers Want ‘Supporters’ Reined In

wbur.org — BOSTON - Lawyers for Dzokhar Tsarnaev want court officials to control demonstrations by people who call themselves supporters of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. In a motion filed on Monday, defense attorneys said the demonstrations could threaten Tsarnaev's right to a fair trial. They are asking the federal judge presiding over the case to direct U.S.
Dec 22, 2014

MT @WBUR: Defense attorneys want court to control demonstrations by people who call themselves #Tsarnaev supporters: wbur.fm/1sRASI1

Eyeing Title, Dallas Mavericks Add Rajon Rondo

onlyagame.wbur.org — "The window for them to win a second title with this core group is closing, and they're making a run at it," Only A Game's Doug Tribou says of the Dallas Mavericks, who just made a deal with the Celtics for All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. Tribou joins Bill Littlefield to assess the trade.

Dreamers Get To Drive In Arizona

hereandnow.wbur.org — Arizona's Motor Vehicles Department is now open to DREAMers. Starting today, immigrants who qualify for the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals can get driver's licenses in Arizona. The Supreme Court on Wednesday let stand a ruling requiring the state to issue licenses to residents brought to the U.S.
Dec 22, 2014

If you missed the outstanding insights of @judejoffeblock on dreamers/drivers licenses on NPR, listen to it here... hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/22/dre…

New Science On Our Nine-Lived Friends

onpoint.wbur.org — New Science On Our Nine-Lived Friends With guest host Jacki Lyden. There's a reason your cats act the way they do. Their genome shows, they're not so different from wild animals. We'll dive in. Guests Michael Montague , researcher at Washington University in Saint Louis' Genome Institute.

At-Home-Dad By Choice

hereandnow.wbur.org — While your carpool line may be full of mom's in family vans there are more and more fathers joining the brigade. According to a study by Pew Research, men make up 16 percent of the population of caretakers that are taking on the job by choice not because of a poor economy.
Dec 22, 2014

Thanks @hereandnow for this stay at home dad story tinyurl.com/kmdnmx2 I loved the 2 years I got to be a SAHD.

The Business Seesaw of 2014: Oil Down, Wages Flat, Markets Up …and Down

hereandnow.wbur.org — Chances are you won't be paying a lot to fill up your gas tank this holiday season. For both the average American consumer and economists that was definitely the top business story of 2014. But while oil prices were down, wages were fairly stagnant, and no one could wrangle the volatility of the stock market.

10 Edible Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Foodie

radioboston.wbur.org — The holidays, of course, are a time for giving. But it can be difficult to figure out who wants what. There's the person who has everything, the person who wants nothing, the question of a gift being too expensive or too inexpensive.
Dec 22, 2014

Via @Radioboston: 10 Edible Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Foodie wbur.fm/1zOlxNk — I have personally tested most of these. :)

What Were We Wearing? The Art Of High Fashion

onpoint.wbur.org — What Were We Wearing? The Art Of High Fashion With guest host Jacki Lyden. Couture fashion exhibits are drawing record crowds at museums. We'll look at the beauty and the art behind the glitz. Guests Pieranna Cavalchini , curator of contemporary art the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Dec 22, 2014

Listen now on WLRN: “@OnPointRadio: Coming up, listen LIVE to our look at the high art of high fashion: wbur.fm/1zm6IE1

Everyone Wants A Piece Of Boston’s New ‘Arts Czar’

artery.wbur.org — BOSTON - The city of Boston's new chief of arts and culture has been making the rounds during her first full week on the job. Her name is Julie Burros and she hails from Chicago, a city famous for embracing and supporting the arts.

Hong Kong’s ‘Hedge Fund Fight Nite’

onlyagame.wbur.org — Jordan Roberts, a boxing instructor in Hong Kong, recently trained the most unlikely of fighters: 29-year-old Christina Park, an internal systems consultant at BlackRock, an international investment firm. She's not what you would call rough and tumble. More polite and brainy. She stands 5-foot-3, which Roberts said is an advantage against taller opponents.
Dec 22, 2014

Hong Kong hosts hedge fund 'fight night'...onlyagame.wbur.org/2014/12/20/hed… my money would've been on 'Seoul Snatcher'

Dec 21, 2014

RT @PatrickMcGee_: NPR covers Hong Kong’s ‘Hedge Fund Fight Nite’ Nice recap of the match! wbur.fm/1GVECyy

Dec 21, 2014

NPR covers Hong Kong’s ‘Hedge Fund Fight Nite’ Nice recap of the match! wbur.fm/1GVECyy

Mal Devisa: Just A Bass Guitar And, Oh, That Soulful Voice

artery.wbur.org — Northampton's Deja Carr- performing under the name Mal Devisa -is a vocal powerhouse. Yes, she is a talented multi-instrumentalist (bass guitar, saxophone). Yes, she makes clever use of loops. Yes, she is a young, ultra-motivated overachiever. But that voice. That is the reason why her performances are so captivating.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @WBUR: Watch WBUR’s Off The Record's video of 19-year-old Northampton singer performing on Boston's Riverway @WBURartery wbur.fm/16G1Mhl

Have A Holly Jolly Mayor’s Holiday

artery.wbur.org — BOSTON - The Mayor's Holiday, a Menino tradition of curating arts and entertainment events around Boston, continues for its 11th year. Mayor Marty Walsh's office teamed up with ArtsBoston to curate thousands of half-priced tickets to more than 140 area performances from December through February.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @WBUR: The Mayor's Holiday, a Thomas Menino tradition of curating arts & entertainment, continues for 11th year @WBURartery http://t.co/…

Gov. Patrick Reflects On His Tenure, Legacy

wbur.org — BOSTON - "I am an optimist," Gov. Deval Patrick said in his first inauguration speech, "but not a foolish one." Spoken amid the celebratory atmosphere of that January 2007 day in which Massachusetts welcomed Patrick, the state's first black governor and first Democratic governor in 16 years, those words seem prescient now as he prepares to hand his office keys over to Charlie Baker - a Republican - on Jan.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @WBUR: Governor Deval Patrick tells @AP he is proud of tenure legacy as he prepares to leave office next month after 8 years wbur.fm/1zRjZnb

Where To See The Best Christmas Lights-And A Lobster Trap Menorah-Around Boston

artery.wbur.org — Holiday lights-from the three dozen extraordinary, animated winter dioramas at Millis Wonderland to what folks in Gloucester are proudly claiming to be "world's first lobster pot menorah"-are about bringing light into the long, dark nights of winter. Halloween is, in part, about the fear of the coming season of darkness.
Dec 22, 2014

Where To See The Best Christmas Lights—And A Lobster Trap Menorah—Around Boston wbur.fm/1xsnQaw via @WBURartery

Dec 20, 2014

RT @WBUR: Where to see the best Christmas lights, and a lobster trap menorah, around Boston @WBURartery wbur.fm/1zNpFyq pic.twitter.com/wdql0HOAc5

After Recent Failures, USOC Will Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

onlyagame.wbur.org — The U.S. was unsuccessful in its bids to host the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. After choosing not to bid for the 2020 Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee is making a pitch for 2024. Reporter Curt Nickisch explains how four U.S. cities plan to wow the world -- on the cheap.