The Short List

Exterior MGM Springfield's entrance to the South End Market off MGM Way at State Street in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.
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MGM Hits Construction Diversity Goals, Berkshire Museum Releases Financial Docs

Construction is wrapping up on the MGM Springfield casino. The company says it is exceeding diversity goals when it comes to minorities, women and veterans.

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Russia Investigation

Justice Department Charges Russian Cyberspies With Attack On 2016 Election

Updated at 9:38 p.m. ET The Justice Department charged 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday with a litany of alleged offenses related to Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails, state election systems and other targets in 2016. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who announced the indictments, said the Russians involved belonged to the military intelligence service GRU. They are accused of a sustained cyberattack against Democratic Party targets, including its...

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Regional News

Haitian activists and immigrants protest on Boston City Hall Plaza on Jan. 26, 2018.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

U.S. Decision To End Temporary Immigration Protections Was Racist, Attorneys Argue

Immigrant rights advocates in Boston federal court Thursday argued the Trump administration's cancellation of a humanitarian program for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras were decisions steeped in racism, and therefore, unconstitutional.

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A sales associate at New England Treatment Access in Brookline, a medical dispensary, places medicinal marijuana into a container.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is reviewing its first license application from an independent testing laboratory, a critical link of the supply chain without which non-medical marijuana cannot be sold. 

Auto Voter Registration Bill Could Soon Reach Massachusetts Governor

Jul 12, 2018
Several rows of sign-holders greet voters as they drove down the driveway to White Brook Middle School in Easthampton.
Sam Hudzik / NEPR

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday intended to encourage more participation in elections by enrolling voters when they interact with the Registry of Motor Vehicles or MassHealth -- unless they opt out. 

Brett Kavanaugh addresses the audience at Trump's nomination press conference on July 9, 2018.
D. Myles Cullen / The White House

U.S. Senators from Massachusetts and Connecticut have spoken out against President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Europe

Large Protests, Baby Blimp Greet Trump In London And The U.K.

A baby blimp mocking President Trump floated over London on Friday, an emblem of protests that are expected to draw thousands of people who are angry with the American president's policies and his views of the U.K. The protests had been expected and promised — and after Trump arrived in England on Thursday, the flames were fanned anew, thanks to an interview with a tabloid in which he gave scathing critiques of Prime Minister Theresa May, his host for the visit between allies. A large-scale...

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Music

The Manzi Family Band in a Longmeadow, Massachusetts, basement, rehearsing for their July 14, 2018, show at the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

Family Over Fortune For The Musical Manzis, But Not Without Dreams

Getting ready for a rare appearance, the Manzi Family Band was in full rehearsal on a recent summer afternoon in a basement in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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Summer Fiction Series

South Hadley, Massachusetts author Enid Sichel holds her book, "Death And Turtles."
Carrie Healy / NEPR

South Hadley Author Weaves Her Science Background Into Murder Mystery

Our summer fiction series continues with a mystery called "Death and Turtles." It takes place during the Depression -- 1934 -- in England.

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Commentary

Cat with rodent.
David Merrigan / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/daveograve

When Cats Bring The Outside In

When I first met my future husband, he asked me to go for a walk. "Sure," I said. "I’ll go get the kittens," he said.

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News Now Podcast

Marijuana in a bloom room at the INSA marijuana dispensary in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Jerrey Roberts / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

The Slow March To Fully Legal Marijuana In Massachusetts

This episode, we focus on a single plant. Weed, cannabis, marijuana, pot -- whatever you call it, Massachusetts is on a slow march to full legalization.

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From Legislation to Legalization

Learn about the local impacts of the cannabis industry.

Award Winning Newsroom

NEPR Has Won Three First-Place PRNDI Awards

Winning First Place in Best Commentary, Best Interview and Best Soft Feature

In Contrast

THE ENDURANCE OF THE UNCANNY

Ilan Stavans in conversation with Carmen Maria Machado

Valley Voices Podcast

We’re back with a brand new Valley Voices podcast!

Episode #15 explores the theme of "Silver Lining".

Tanglewood

The Summer Tradition Continues

New England Public Radio brings listeners music from Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home in Lenox, Massachusetts every weekend of the season.

Media Lab Podcast

What Makes Us Stronger

Episode 11 of Media Lab explores real-life challenges in college, relationships and choices.

Presto!

Carolyn Kuan on Presto!

Morning Classical Music host, John Nowacki, talks with Carolyn Kuan, Music Director of Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

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Consumer Group Alleges Ben & Jerry's Green Image Not Met By Reality

A national consumer group says Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. uses deceptive labeling and marketing to mislead the public about its commitment to a clean environment and humane farming practices.

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