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April 17, 2013 Comment

An Update From Downtown Boston

Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock has been downtown covering the site of the explosions all week, and he joins us.

April 17, 2013 4 Comments

Pacific Northwest Poet Pays Tribute To Boston

The Boston Marathon bombings inspired Pacific Northwest poet and runner Scott Poole to write the poem “To Run – A Prayer for Boston,” which he shares with us.

April 17, 2013 Comment

London Marathon Reviews Security Plans

A sports security specialist says to expect more crowd surveillance, in addition to heightened security at the London Marathon on Sunday, as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings.

April 17, 2013 Comment

1968 Boston Marathon Winner Stopped Short By Bombing

Amby Burfoot was running the Boston Marathon on Monday to mark the 45th anniversary of his winning the race. He’s among thousands of runners who didn’t finish, due to the bombing.

April 17, 2013 8 Comments

Officials: First Multiple Use Of IEDs On U.S. Soil

A counterterrorism expert explains how pressure cooker bombs work, why they’re popular and what he can tell about the composition of the IEDs, based on videos from the Boston Marathon.

April 17, 2013 3 Comments

FBI Examines Images Of Bag, Man At Boston Marathon

The FBI is scrutinizing two sets of images that may help them find the person or people who planted two deadly bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday.

April 17, 2013 6 Comments

Opinion: Why I'm Determined To Run The 2014 Boston Marathon

Our colleague and avid marathoner Karyn Miller-Medzon explains why the bombings won’t deter her next year.

April 16, 2013 2 Comments

Reporter's Notebook: A Marathon Now Tinged With Tragedy

For years, Alex Ashlock has covered the Boston Marathon for WBUR. He was along the course Monday, but instead of covering the post-race celebration, he ended up reporting on a crime scene.

April 16, 2013 4 Comments

Author Dennis Lehane: Boston Will Not Be Defeated

Author Dennis Lehane, known for crime novels like “Mystic River” and “Gone, Baby, Gone,” reflects on the attack at the Boston Marathon, and says it will not fundamentally change the city’s culture.

April 16, 2013 Comment

Eyewitness Account From Marathon Medical Tent

Nurse Kim Giroux was volunteering at a Boston Marathon medical tent at the time of the bombing. She tells us that she’d been trained for this situation, but had never seen wounds like this.

April 16, 2013 Comment

The Challenge Of Marathon Security

Sports reporter Shira Springer was covering the Boston Marathon yesterday. She also covered the London Olympics, and tells us about the security challenges at major sporting events.

April 16, 2013 Comment

FBI Investigation Of Boston Marathon Bombings

Continuing our coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, we speak with Devlin Barrett, who covers the FBI for The Wall Street Journal, and updates us on the investigation.

April 16, 2013 6 Comments

Robin Essay: Boston Marathon Bombings

Here & Now host Robin Young shares her thoughts on the bombing at the Boston Marathon, and recalls the wonderful experiences of Patriots’ Days of years past.

April 16, 2013 Comment

Dispelling Rumors That Became Headlines

Continuing our coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, we speak with homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem, who dispels rumors about a Saudi suspect and “multiple devices” at the finish line.

April 16, 2013 3 Comments

ER Doctor Describes Bombing Aftermath

Boston Medical Center emergency physician Ron Medzon was on the front lines of treating people who were injured in the Boston Marathon explosions on Monday.

April 16, 2013 12 Comments

Latest News On Boston Marathon Bombings

Our show today is dedicated to coverage of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. We’ll have a series of live guests for the latest updates on the investigation and on the victims.

April 12, 2013 6 Comments

Newtown Parents To Run Boston Marathon

The 117th Boston Marathon takes place on Monday. Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock has been speaking to some of the runners and joins us from race headquarters.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

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