Fred Thys

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Kevin Spacey Accuser Invokes 5th Amendment On Witness Stand

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The man who has accused actor Kevin Spacey of groping him in a bar in Nantucket, Mass., three years ago has decided to stop testifying. The decision is a blow to the prosecution's case.


Federal Prosecutors Announce Guilty Pleas In College Admissions Scandal

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Thirteen parents and one college coach have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating case that broke last month. One of the parents is actress Felicity Huffman.


'What Does War Do To An Entire Person?' — VA Studies Veterans With Blast Injuries

Monday, March 11, 2019

More veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are surviving with traumatic brain injury. In Boston, the Department of Veterans Affairs is studying the long-term effects of those injuries on 800 veterans.


Researchers Study Blast Injuries In Veterans

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Researchers at the Boston VA are finding that exposure to blasts even without concussion can cause structural damage to the brain.


Kevin Spacey Appears In Mass. Court Over Sexual Assault Case

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Spacey appeared in a Massachusetts district court on Monday to face accusations that he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man in Nantucket. A plea of not guilty was entered for the actor.


Actor Kevin Spacey Appears In Court On Charge Of Indecent Assault

Monday, January 07, 2019

Actor Kevin Spacey appeared in a Massachusetts court on Monday on a charge of indecent assault involving an 18-year-old man.


Dozens Of Explosions In 3 Massachusetts Towns

Friday, September 14, 2018

A series of suspected gas explosions ripped through three Massachusetts towns Thursday. Just north of Boston, the towns of Andover, North Andover and Lawrence each saw home explosions and fires.


VFW Recruits On College Campus To Bring Young Vets Into The Fold

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The VFW wants more younger vets — those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Students at Northeastern University who are looking to be part of the VFW have come up with an idea: a VFW post on campus.


Massachusetts Joins State-Led Efforts On Equal Pay For Women

Thursday, August 04, 2016

As part of a state law designed to help equalize pay for women, employers are now prohibited from asking about an employee's previous salary. Advocates say the question creates a cycle of low pay.


Former St. George's School Students Discuss Sexual Abuse Allegations

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Attorneys say 40 individuals have made credible claims that they were sexually assaulted at St. George's School, a private boarding school in Newport, R.I. Three spoke at a news conference in Boston.


Archaeologists Dig To Complete Revolutionary War History

Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Super Tuesday: 10 State Tour

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

  • Fred Thys, political reporter for WBUR, discusses today's primary in Massachusetts and what expectations are in the state.
  • Ross Sneyd, news director at Vermont Public Radio, on the GOP race in Vermont and what the big themes are in that state.
  • Beverly Amsler, reporter at WVTF Public Radio in Roanoke, Virginia, on the GOP race in Virginia and what the big themes are in that state, where only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are on the ballot.
  • Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Reporter for Ohio Public Radio and T.V. , checks in on the themes in Ohio's GOP primary taking place today, and why campaigns have been so focused on the state.
  • Denis O'Hayer, "All Things Considered" host at WABE-FM in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses the latest news from the GOP race in Georgia and what may be driving voters there to the polls.
  • Michael Cross, KOSU Capitol Bureau Cheif, explains how GOP candidates have been campaigning in Oklahoma and what the voters there are focusing on this Super Tuesday.
  • Dave Thompson, news director of Prairie Public Radio in Bismarck, North Dakota , talks about the GOP caucus in North Dakota today, and what the campaigns and analysts are expecting from the Peace Garden State.  
  • Scott Ki, reporter for Boise State Public Radio, talks about the Idaho caucus in the state today, and the issues of interest for Republican voters there.
  • Chas Sisk, political reporter for The Tennessean, reporting to us from Nashville, the state capital, explains how Tennessee voters are participating in the primary today.
  • Daysha Eaton, KSKA public radio reporter joining us from Anchorage, Alaska, checks in from Alaska on what's expected.  

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Give Hope a second chance?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fred Thys, a WBUR political reporter, discusses the similarities between Deval Patrick's campaign for Governor of Massachusetts and Barack Obama's campaign for president. The two have used similar messages, policy and rhetoric - what lessons from the first year of the Patrick administration can Obama learn?

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States of the Union: Massachusetts

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Several major politicians have earned their political stripes in Massachusetts -- including Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, and now Mitt Romney. On States of the Union, we find out how Bay State voters feel about Mitt Romney…as well as whether their universal health care policy has been a success, ...

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