WGBH Radio Boston

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We've come a long way since the 1951 debut of WGBH Radio. Today, we deliver content that informs, inspires, and entertains millions -- at home, at work, in the classroom, in movie theaters, and more. Here in New England, our television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, WGBH World, WGBH Create, 'GBH Kids, WGBH On Demand, Boston Kids & Family TV, and WGBH High-Definition. We also hold the license for Springfield, Mass., public broadcaster WGBY 57. You can find us on the radio at WGBH 89.7 (on Nantucket, heard on WNCK 89.5) and on our Cape and Islands NPR stations, WCAI 90.1 and WNAN 91.1.   WCRB, a service of WGBH, operates at 99.5 FM in Boston and NH, 88.7 in Providence, RI, and 89.7 HD 2.   WGBH productions are seen and heard across the United States and Canada. In fact, we produce more of the PBS prime-time and Web lineup than any other station. Teaching tools for schools and home-schooling, IMAX films, services for people with hearing or vision impairments...we're always looking for new ways to serve you! 

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Concerts by the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, direct from the fabled acoustics of Boston's Symphony Hall. A continuous tradition by WGBH Boston since 1951. NOTE: Programs are only available to stations within the six-state region of New England and the Capital region of New York State.

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Short form feature about classical music in Massachusetts

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Julia Child takes us through some of her favorite recipes.

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Arts and culture in the words of famous Americans. Produced with assistance from Viki Merrick and Andrew Parrella.

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Classical New England serves up the full flavor of the places, personalities, and great performances of New Englands’s first-class summer music festivals.

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Tanglewood 2015 Generic Promo - from WCRB in Boston, a part of WGBH

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Classical New England presents The Music of Downton, a series of short thematic features about British music from the early-20th century era of the popular Masterpiece Classic series, "Downton Abbey".

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WGBH Senior Investigative Reporter, Phillip Martin, traveled in the U.S. and across East Asia to explore the modern slave trade of human trafficking. He examines the routes from New York to New England and from East Asia to New York and connects the dots.


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Historian Howard Zinn says that governments break laws regularly.

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Acting teacher Lee Strasberg reflects on the creative nature of acting. (1959)

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Conductor Leopold Stokowski entreats the listener to maintain his individuality. (1959)

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Musician Ray Charles speaks about his criteria when writing music. (1995)

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Musician Ray Charles recalls the frustration he delivered to his early piano teacher. (1995)

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Musician Ray Charles comments on the labels given to the music he played. (1995)

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Musician Ray Charles explains what kind of music was around him growing up. (1995)

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Musician Ray Charles remembers his early career as a Nat “King” Cole sound-alike. (1995)

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Author Alan Ginsberg reminisces on the effects peyote had on him and some of his writings. (1995)

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Author Alan Ginsberg extols Bob Dylan’s lyrics. (1995)

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