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Greater Boston’s daily podcast where news and culture meet.

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People with disabilities struggle to find essential care among worker shortage

There is a severe labor shortage among care workers who serve people with disabilities. As a result, families are left... more

05 Dec 2022 · 13 minutes
Winter hiking wonders are just an MBTA ride away

It’s that time of year. The cold, dreary days of winter are approaching and we know many of you are... more

02 Dec 2022 · 14 minutes
Need emergency housing? Please hold.

Families seeking emergency housing in Massachusetts are finding themselves locked out of the state's family shelter system. The reason? The... more

01 Dec 2022 · 14 minutes
Boston, Canada, and a Christmas tree

The Boston Common Christmas tree will have its official lighting on Thursday, December 1st. But this isn't just any holiday ceremony,... more

30 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
How to navigate the RSV surge this winter

A virus known as RSV is surging among young children and infants in Massachusetts, putting more stress on the region's... more

29 Nov 2022 · 11 minutes
Boston from a Black perspective

Boston has a bad reputation when it comes to racism that is hard to shake. But that outside image ignores... more

28 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
From the newsroom: Local Indigenous tribes gather to build community

Team Common is in holiday recovery mode today. So instead of our regular show, we’re bringing you this great story... more

25 Nov 2022 · 5 minutes
From the newsroom: record store legend Skippy White's role in Boston soul music

Happy Thanksgiving! The Common team is off for the rest of the week, so we thought we’d bring you some... more

24 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
Thanksgiving cooking with Haley House

Maybe you have your Thanksgiving plans finalized, or maybe you're still looking for that final dish to finish off your... more

23 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
Michelle Wu hits one year as Boston's mayor. How's it going?

This month marks one year in office for Boston mayor Michelle Wu. She’s the first woman, the first Asian-American and... more

22 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
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People with disabilities struggle to find essential care among worker shortage
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