Do you want to start your own business? Have you ever tried? We’re talking about entrepreneurship today with special guest Craig Bero, a successful, seasoned entrepreneur and owner of the Pleasant & Main Café and General Store in Housatonic, Massachusetts.
Next month, voters will decide whether they want to change the way redistricting is done in New York, by voting on a ballot amendment that would change the state’s constitution. But there are difference of opinion over whether the amendment actually gets rid of gerrymandering, or not.
From birth to death, human beings are hardwired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help children learn, extend our lives, and make us happy. Looser in-person bonds matter, too, combining with our close relationships to form a personal “village” around us, one that exerts unique effects. Not just any social networks will do: we need the real, in-the-flesh encounters that tie human families, groups of friends, and communities together.
Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care?
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley debates her Republican opponent for governor, businessman Charlie Baker, tonight. WAMC will carry the debate from WGBH in Boston live at 7pm. Both candidates are looking for a political comeback: Baker lost to Governor Deval Patrick in 2010, and Coakley lost a special election for U.S. Senate to Scott Brown in her last statewide race. Ahead of tonight’s debate, Coakley spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.
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