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Dec 4, 2016

In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles from another human being, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious peaks looming in the distance.

Nov 27, 2016

Recently the Obama administration announced it will exclude the Arctic Ocean from oil and gas leasing for the next five years. Is this a win for the environment or another political overture?

Nov 20, 2016

Former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell was the primary architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland, the ups and downs of which he addressed in his 2015 memoir The Negotiator. A little more than a decade later, Mitchell served as U.S.

Nov 13, 2016

The FBI has a lack of women in leadership roles within the Bureau. Is this just the latest in  a string of controversial issues facing the bureau?

Nov 6, 2016

In his new book PEARL HARBOR,  best selling author Craig Nelson provides a comprehensive and dramatic retelling of the attack on Pearl Harbor from both the American and Japanese perspectives.  From journal and diary entries by FDR, U.S.

Oct 30, 2016

Boston is world famous for medical care with thousands of people flying into the state for medical attention, but did you know that Boston is also a hotspot for plastic surgery?  When people think of traveling for plastic surgery, they typically think of Beverly Hills, NYC, and Korea, howeve

Oct 23, 2016

Ike’s Gamble is a finely researched, unconventional account of America’s role in the Suez Crisis.

Oct 16, 2016

As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews.

Oct 9, 2016

In True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy award-winning journalist and best-selling author Kati Marton tells Noel Field’s full story for the first time. Field, once a well-meaning and privileged American, spied for Stalin during the 1930s and ’40s.

Oct 2, 2016

As the crack epidemic swept across inner-city America in the early 1980s, the streets of Baltimore were crime ridden. For poor kids from the housing projects, the future looked bleak.

Sep 25, 2016

Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers and field hands, tradesmen, servants, and children.

Sep 18, 2016

On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment.

Sep 11, 2016

This week Al speaks with Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Jay Solomon.

Sep 4, 2016

In many developed countries—Japan, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Germany, Canada, and the United States among them—fertility rates are below replacement rate.

Aug 28, 2016

This week Al speaks with Honee Hess the Ex. Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. This fall they will be rolling out a new program entitled" Youth, Craft and Creativity" which is intended to nurture and develop artistic skills among young people ages 6-17.

Aug 21, 2016

In his new book "The End of White Christian America" best selling author and international speaker  Robert Jones challenges readers to grasp the profound consequence's of a new reality-that America is no longer a majority white Christian nation.

Aug 14, 2016

In his new book The Great Suppression MSNBC reporter Zachary Roth decries the suppression of Democracy as it relates to voting and voter rights by right wing activists. Is there any truth to it?

Aug 7, 2016

Author Elizabeth Greenwood grew up right here in Worcester, Massachusetts. Today she teaches creative nonfiction at Columbia University. In her new book Playing Dead she chronicles the extreme measures some people take to fake their deaths.

Jul 10, 2016

Recently the Greater Worcester Community Foundation  announced the awarding of $37,900 through the Leicester Savings Bank Fund that will help improve the quality of life for Leicester residents.

Jul 31, 2016

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics.

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