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Visiting Martin's Park and remembering the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings

Published: April 13, 2024 14:16

On a mild, sunny afternoon earlier this month, grown-ups and children in the playground shared their thoughts about Martin's Park with WBUR's Weekend Edition for this audio postcard.

The Boston Marathon is every runner's dream, including mine

Published: April 12, 2024 09:02

Barbara Moran, 53, has run five marathons, but the last one was 20 years ago. She gave up running regularly when arthritis began eating away at her knees. What if she could run one more? When Barb started training for Boston, she thought she was trying to…

Edgar Allan Poe's final woes revived in a forgotten opera

Published: April 5, 2024 09:00

The horror writer was born in Boston in 1809, then died 40 years later — destitute and delirious — in Baltimore. Poe’s final days are being conjured by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in "The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe."

Primary care wait times grow in Mass., pushing some patients to ERs

Published: April 3, 2024 09:14

It is a frustrating reality for primary care providers and patients alike. Many people are waiting longer to see their doctors — often weeks or months, if they can find an appointment at all — even as clinicians say they are trying to help all the patients…

Red Sox's Lucchino remembered for transforming Fenway Park and team

Published: April 2, 2024 22:42

Lucchino's former colleague and friend, Charles Steinberg, was executive vice president of the Sox. He remembered his friend as a visionary who went "five for five" in building or transforming iconic baseball stadiums, including Fenway Park.