The Lowdown

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Well-loved and well-hated, everyone has an opinion about Elizabeth Warren but few know why she's a fierce defender of people getting screwed by the big money elite. Pro or con, you owe it to yourself to know who she is and where she came from.
What if the most fundamental thing that teachers do is obsolete, undermines students’ trust and even encourages them to copy and cheat? That would be grading, and according to an educator with over 20 years of experience, the process by which students are evaluated is over a hundred years old and is seriously harmful.
You may know Dan McCullough as a Sunday columnist, or a medical ethicist, or a philosophy professor. His new gig is much tougher. He goes in search of homeless people who live in the woods all winter, in abandoned basements, and tents off the highway.
Encountering ghosts, Sasquatches, and spirits isn't easy. Some people suppress the experience in order to hold on to their sanity; some obsess over proving it real. Others flip out entirely. Today we're talking with someone whose life mission is an attempt to help them all.
Clogged roads, high prices, no doctors, elders without proper care: Cape Cod's lack of housing is to blame and of we don't do something soon it'll be too late.
Two university microbiologists tell us how some of the simple pleasures of life--sharing a popcorn at the movies, attending a birthday party; sipping a cocktail on the rocks or perusing a restaurant menu can get us REALLY sick.
No one gets the glory, the money, or the blame, as much as the Quarterback. Bestselling sports writer John Feinstein talks about how they handle the extremes of victories and defeats; being drafted, being traded, and being all but forgotten when they’re too injured to play.
Grey Gardens is the iconic Maysles brothers documentary telling the stories of Big and Little Edie Beale, ruling class socialites living in a squalid Hamptons mansion. But whatever happened to Jerry, the young gay handyman who captured our hearts? Here's his story.
Dr, Roger Kligler knows the pain and indignity of dying with cancer. He's cared for those patients and he's one himself. A shy and private man he's going public to force Massachusetts to allow terminally ill patients to die without excruciating pain or bureaucratic interference.