Topics by Bob Seay
WHERE WE LIVE
Gillette Stadium, the home of the Patriots, is Foxboro's economic engine. But hosting the NFL's most successful franchise also means cleaning up after it -- and living with the instability currently dominating NFL contract negotiations.
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On April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King was assasinated, James Brown played a concert at the Boston Garden. WGBH Morning Edition Host Bob Seay, who was in the control room that night, remembers the evening.
Monday is Patriots Day, and one of the events that will mark the day is the reenactment of the battles of Lexington and Concord. One Redcoat reenactor told Morning Edition how — and why — thousands of volunteers piece together battles centuries old.
WHERE WE LIVE: HARWICH
It has been one year since fishermen in the Northeast began using a new system, called "sectors," for regulating catch shares. Fishermen are split on whether the system of cooperative fishing rights an improvement over old regulations. WGBH's Bob Seay spoke to one fisherman who supports the new system.
Bankruptcy filings in Massachusetts are up -- way up. There were 23,000 filings last year, up 16 percent from 2009. The national rate, meanwhile, rose just 9 percent. In an interview with WGBH's Bob Seay, bankruptcy trustee Carolyn Bankowski cited the sluggish economy and slow housing market as factors in the rise.
WHERE WE LIVE: CHELSEA
Massachusetts transportation system is majorly in debt, and may need to resort to fare hikes and service cuts to get things under control. WGBH's Bob Seay spoke with an area transportation expert to get at the roots and extent of the problem.
Yesterday Richard Dimino President and CEO of A Better City outlined the scope of the fiscal problems facing the MBTA and other Massachusetts transit infrastructure. Today he talks about his ideas on how to fix them.
Dan Wolf is a state Senator and the owner of Cape Air, the small airline that flies in and out of Cape Cod to several cities around the United States. He spoke with WGBH's Bob Seay about the dramatic, immediate effect the attacks had on his business.
With Gadhafi gone, people around the globe wonder what party or person will rise to the top in a country that finally has the chance for democratic rule. WGBH’s Bob Seay talked with Matthew Bell, Middle East correspondent for The World, about the future of Libyan politics.
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In the first of a series of conversations with our colleagues at "The World," Bob Seay discusses the state of Afghanistan with London correspondent Laura Lynch.
Wireless electricity offers the promise of a life free from the worry of losing one's phone charger — or maybe even losing power after a storm.
WHERE WE LIVE
Our "Where We Live" stories take place in a context of economic struggle. The MassINC research director talks about the ways we can face the challenges that may stand between Massachusetts residents and our dreams of a glowing future.
Mitt Romney may get a one-week reprieve from facing an evangelical Protestant voting block but he might not be able to avoid addressing his faith in the race.
Long before Newt Gingrich announced his run for president, Americans had an opinion about his politics, his personality and even his many marriages.
The president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston says that the region's economy is growing, but ever so slowly.
Along with political analysts, should candidates hire the kind of analyst who has a couch and a 50-minute hour?
As our beloved ballpark prepares to mark its 100th, we're launching a special series: Fenway Fridays. For this installment, the "voice of Fenway" joins Bob Seay to maybe give some insider info about the April 20 celebration.
Could the state take back the Big Dig debt? Could the MBTA expand service? Richard Davey, secretary of MassDOT, responds to WGBH listeners' ideas.
April saw 2,500 new jobs in the state. If we want even more, a UMass economist says we should fund state colleges and universities — to the tune of $800 mil.
Don't let a few chilly days fool you: Boston and Worcester experienced the warmest spring since records started being kept over 100 years ago.
Could you give more to charity? David Freudberg, host of Humankind, talks to Bob Seay about a group called Bolder Giving that thinks so.
As we drum our fingers, law professor Renée Landers explains four likely scenarios for the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act ruling and their ramifications.
Former Gov. Michael Dukakis thought the result at the high court was positive but saw challenges ahead in the struggle to fix the U.S. health care system.
Climate scientist Mike Rawlins says that most of the U.S. is projected to be hotter than average this summer — but not New England.
On Beacon Hill, there's legislative pushback on the state's new budget. Soon after Gov. Deval Patrick vetoed funding for the aging Taunton State Hospital, lawmakers lined up calling for an override.
Fisherman are wrapping up their first full year of compliance with a new set of federal regulations intended to prevent overfishing, called "sectors." Some fisherman say it's helped their businesses, but WGBH's Bob Seay speaks to a Plymouth fisherman who says he's lost 60 percent of his income because of the rules.
Tuesday is Bob Dylan's 70th birthday. We delve into WGBH's archives to learn from a Somerville native what it's like to work with the legendary musician.
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Remember LSD, that infamous mind-expanding drug of the 1960s? Some young researchers at Harvard Medical School have cracked open the door to the LSD vault, which had pretty much been locked for the last 40 years. They're seeking to find the compounds' medicinal uses.
We have a special remembrance of Apple's Steve Jobs in a superb WGBH interview from 1990. It's from a series called The Machine That Changed The World. In it, Jobs talks about how that revolutionary device, the Macintosh personal computer, came to be and the particular gifts of the people who made it a reality.
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Nobel Peace Prize-winning Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai died last month but the legacy of her mission is still alive. Maathai spoke about her life's work with WGBH back in 1990 for a series called Race to Save the Planet. Former Nova producer Linda Harrar offered this personal remembrance.
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