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Market Basket CEOs Ask Employees To Return To Work

wbur.org — BOSTON - Market Basket's new chief executives are asking employees who've stayed off the job to protest the ouster of the former CEO to return to work by Monday, saying they can do so "without fear of penalty." "We again acknowledge and understand how difficult this situation has been for associates.
Jul 30, 2014

Fired #MarketBasket protester tells @CurtNickisch re: latest CEO statement: “Threats like that aren’t going to work.” wbur.fm/1qLKesK

Teen Charged As Adult In Teacher Killing Challenges Law

wbur.org — SALEM, Mass. - A lawyer for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his 24-year-old math teacher is challenging the constitutionality of a state law that requires him to be tried as an adult. Philip Chism, now 15, is charged with raping and killing Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer in October.
Jul 30, 2014

Philip Chism's lawyer is challenging a state law that requires him to be tried as an adult: wbur.fm/1nJhrlm

Axe Flies Off Truck, Through Car Windshield

wbur.org — BOSTON - There was an unusual and scary axe-ccident in Topsfield early Wednesday. A car passenger got a close shave when an axe flew off the back of a dump truck and pierced through the windshield of a sedan driving on Route 95 South in Topsfield, police said.

Video: Girl Doesn’t Want Baby Brother To Grow Up

hereandnow.wbur.org — The video called "Sadie doesn't want to grow up" shows 5-year-old Sadie weeping over the fact that her baby brother will grow up. "He's so cute! And I don't want to die when I'm 100." she says. The video has gone viral, with over 2 million views on YouTube.
Jul 30, 2014

I know. But she breaks my heart. "Video: Girl Doesn't Want Baby Brother To Grow Up" wbur.fm/1xzlBxg

Older Poor Americans And Their Search For Work

hereandnow.wbur.org — More than 7 million Americans age 65 years and older were still working last year. That's up 60 percent from a decade ago. A story in Harper's Magazine opens a window into some of these people. They're called "workampers" (a contraction of worker and camper) and they travel across the country in their RVs, often performing seasonal work, selling fireworks, pumpkins, Christmas trees.
Jul 30, 2014

how much are you saving for retirement? 'workampers' Older Americans hit the road for Work" wbur.fm/1xzbybp

At 4.9 Percent, Mass. Economic Growth Outpaces U.S. In 2nd Quarter

wbur.org — BOSTON - After a rough winter, the U.S. economy - and Massachusetts' too - roared back in the second quarter 0f 2014. The state economy grew at an estimated annual rate of 4.9 percent from April to June, topping the nation's 4 percent expansion over the same period, according to two reports out Wednesday.
Jul 30, 2014

Mass. follows U.S. with bounceback economic growth in 2Q: wbur.fm/1nJbJAb

Historic Ferdinand Building In Dudley Square To Gain New Name

wbur.org — BOSTON - The most famous building in Roxbury's Dudley Square is getting a new name. The historic Ferdinand Building will be renamed after the late Boston City Councilor Bruce Bolling, a trailblazing Boston politician. Part of Bolling's legacy is his work for economic parity.
Jul 30, 2014

Nice MT @WBUR: Dudley Square's Ferdinand Building will be renamed after trailblazing Boston politician Bruce Bolling: wbur.fm/1oL1fjQ

Off The Record | ARTery

artery.wbur.org — Books Portraits of Boston Boston Symphony Orchestra Dance Classical music Huntington Theatre Company Comedy Television ArtsEmerson google-editors-pick hip-hop Film Amelia Mason Greg Cook Theater Jazz Off The Record American Repertory Theater Museum of Fine Arts Rock music
Jul 30, 2014

Cool bands playing in unexpected places - that's WBUR's Off The Record: ow.ly/zKDg2 from @wburARTery and @OTRwbur.

Google Asks, What Makes Us Healthy? Skeptics Ask, Should Google Be The One To Know?

hereandnow.wbur.org — Google has announced a massive science project, Baseline Study, to provide the most complete possible picture of a healthy human body. In the initial stage, the project will gather genetic and molecular information, and collect bodily fluids including blood, urine and saliva, from 175 volunteers.
Jul 30, 2014

Me on the radio: Google Asks, What Makes Us Healthy? hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/07/29/goo… FYI: The reviews are in & my mom said I sounded "knowledgable"

Jul 29, 2014

RT @hereandnow: Google wants volunteers willing to donate all their health data. @Recode's @jtemple explains: hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/07/29/goo…