Recipe for a Healthy Brownsville

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

A cooking school and restaurant featuring healthy, locally grown food is looking to revolutionize the neighborhood’s food culture.

The yet-to-be-named school has leased space inside 69 Belmont Ave. — formerly home to a 99-cent store — and hopes to open by the fall. It’s now accepting applications from interested students, and will offer free tuition, organizers said.


SPECIAL REPORT: Science and the City

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

AudioFiles: Labyrinth

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Your heart is racing. You’re lost. You feel trapped and you’re wondering which way to turn. You have to get out – from navigating complex institutions to struggling to stay alive when the system just isn’t on your side. This episode explores stories about labyrinths of all kinds. Puzzle and maze expert Christopher Berg discusses the history of and fascination with labyrinths. Plus, the band A Deer A Horse joins us in the studio for a live set.


Hosted by: Gabriella Sierra Alonso

Stories by: Joseph Altobelli, Jack D’Isidoro, Emrys Eller, Maggie Freleng and Karen Shakerdge

Produced by: Maggie Freleng

Assistant Producer: Lilly Knoepp

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Doctors Diagnose Pact Problems

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal recently struck by President Obama has spurred contention on multiple fronts – including within the prescription drug market.

The treaty would extend patent protections on certain prescription medications – spurring fears that prices will rise, making them less affordable, especially for the poor.

Doctors, medical students and activists convened outside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s Manhattan headquarters to voice opposition to the dozen-nation trade pact, which is subject to the approval of Congress.



Chased by Sandy, Caught by Mold

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Nursing Home Oversight Eyed

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Bark and Bite Over a Dog Run

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

A Push to Help Ailing 9/11 Heroes

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Silver Seniors Vie For Gold

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015