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Martha Nussbaum
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Martha Nussbaum is a philosopher known for her work in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, political philosophy, feminism and ethics. A teacher at the University of Chicago, she is the author of numerous books, the latest being The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis.

An Ode To Wooden Boats, Even Building Them

Mar 12, 2019
A group representing Renbrook School in West Hartford, Connecticut, races a St. Ayles skiff built at the school.
Mercedes Maskalik / Courtesy Toby Goodrich

Floating in a wooden boat soothes the soul.

Marijuana products on a counter at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts, as they're rung up for purchase.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

The public had a chance Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, to tell marijuana regulators what they'd like to see tweaked in the state's pot laws.

A sign in front of St. Anne Church in Chicopee, Massachusetts, announcing the day of prayer.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

Some Catholics in western Massachusetts heeded the call of their bishop Monday and headed to church to pray for victims of clergy abuse and their families.

Three of the four gentlemen in this photo were guiding lights in my Worcester youth. Howie Jefferson (far left) was a great tenor player who could have been a contender on the national scene but chose to stay close to home and ply his trade at weddings and bar mitzvahs and GB gigs galore.

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