Among the 2018 MacArthur Foundation award recipients is Kelly Link, a fiction writer and small publisher from Northampton, Massachusetts.
Should the law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places of public accommodation be removed from the books? Thats one of the questions that will be placed in voters hands in the coming weeks. The law under consideration mandates that its illegal to deny service to transgender people in hotels, stores, restaurants or other public places. It was overwhelmingly passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Baker, and has been in effect for just over two years. When...
The new casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, saw a dip in revenues last month. But an MGM official says it's on track financially.
Updated at 8:37 p.m. ET Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Saudi Arabia after being dispatched by President Trump to meet with members of the royal court amid growing international tension over the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, an outspoken critic of Saudi policy, has not been seen since he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Pompeo met on Tuesday with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in the Saudi capital and financial...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7kOE9o4C_Q Mark de Clive-Lowe is a jazz artist with both a visionary outlook and an old soul. As a concert pianist deeply steeped in the jazz tradition, he's courageously committed himself to modern forms of hip-hop and electronic music. He recognized early that playing 88 keys the way his elders before him did couldn't satisfy his creative aspirations of living in the present. So, in his mid-20s, after already achieving serious accolades in pianism, de Clive...
A DNA test showing that Sen. Elizabeth Warren has Native American ancestry is "completely irrelevant to the process" of determining her tribal identity, the Cherokee secretary of state told NPR's Morning Edition. Chuck Hoskin was also critical of President Trump, saying he "should not be calling her 'Pocahontas,' " and that he "should be looking into what the needs of Indian Country are, because the needs are there." Trump has continued to attack the Massachusetts senator and potential 2020...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rQnlft0-dg Sushi lovers will tell you that full-grown eels, called unagi, are pretty tasty. That's why Sara Rademaker started raising baby eels a few years ago ... in her basement near the coast of Maine. "It was like dingy stones, a dirt floor and a glorified large aquarium with a couple of tanks," she says. "And also we had butchered a pig. So that was hanging. It was quite the scene ... with like an exposed light bulb." Each spring, Rademaker has watched as...
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