Arun Rath, WGBH

Arun Rath


Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Arun:

Fans credit Celtics legend Bill Russell for standing up to racism

Massachusetts is mourning the death of Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, and reckoning with the racism that he faced as the franchise’s first Black icon and as a committed civil rights activist. The basketball center powered the Celtics to 11 NBA championships between 1957 and 1969, winning five MVP awards in the process. His hiring as the Celtics’ head coach in 1966 made him the first Black… → Read More

'You will not be able to see the front end of your car': Meteorologist warns Bostonians to stay home

National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham said this nor'easter will likely bring minor flooding to Cape Cod. → Read More

US is likely entering the most ‘severe phase’ of the pandemic, infectious disease expert says

Plus, how to mitigate risk for the holidays with omicron’s sudden nationwide surge. → Read More

UFO Hunting, With Harvard Data: Astrophysicist Advocates For Scientific Investigation

Harvard professor Avi Loeb on his "great opportunity to assemble a team of exceptional scientists that will try to collect new data." → Read More

Local Fire Captain To Receive Special Profile in Courage Award For Work During Pandemic

Fred Freeman created a mobile health unit that continues to serve vulnerable residents in Hanover. → Read More

Vaccinating Boston's Homeless Community Extends To Those Living On City Streets

It's been about a month since those experiencing homelessness started getting vaccinated against the coronavirus. → Read More

People Experiencing Homelessness Start To Get COVID Vaccine, But Skepticism Remains

Pine Street Inn has employed so-called "vaccine ambassadors" to quell doubt among residents and staff. → Read More

Facebook's Business Practices Are 'Illegal,' Healey Says

Attorney General Maura Healey spoke about the Facebook antitrust lawsuit, the presidential election and more. → Read More

In It Together 12/2/2020

We've spent a fair amount of time talking about the rough times we may be facing with the pandemic in the upcoming winter. But tonight, we heard about some of the more fun things the cold weather brings, even in a pandemic. We talked with Carolyn Stimpson, co-owner of the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, which opened just over a week ago. The ski area is ready for a COVID-safe season. Then, we… → Read More

Marijuana Home Delivery Will Help Bring Equity To Mass. Pot Industry, Regulator Says

Commissioner Shaleen Title says the licenses for home delivery could be available early next year. → Read More

DACA Recipient: Supreme Court Decision Brings Temporary Relief

Local DACA recipients are reacting to the Supreme Court's decision to keep the program in place, at least for now. → Read More

Looking Back On Police Brutality And Racism In Boston

In Boston, demonstrations against racism and police brutality are not new. → Read More

In It Together

Listen to "In It Together", Live daily at 7pm. → Read More

Environmentalists Say EPA Is Abandoning Its Mission By Reducing Enforcement Because Of COVID-19

The agency says it will not be enforcing monitoring and reporting requirements when non-compliance is a result of the outbreak. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Drops Presidential Bid, Declines To Immediately Endorse Anyone

Warren announced the end of her campaign outside her home in Cambridge today → Read More

Harvard Business School Professor Reflects On Jack Welch

The Former General Electric CEO and Massachusetts Native Has Died At 84 → Read More

Mass. General Doctor Gives Update On Coronavirus

Dr. David Hooper leads MGH's Infection Control Unit → Read More

Massachusetts Politicians Mostly Fizzle In NH Primary

Elizabeth Warren finished fourth among Democrats, and Deval Patrick has ended his campaign → Read More

Alan Dershowitz Discusses President Trump's Acquittal, Defends His Role On Legal Team

Dershowitz argued for Trump during his Senate impeachment trial → Read More

Harvard Law Professor And Trump Lawyer Alan Dershowitz Prepares For Impeachment Trial

President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate begins tomorrow. One of the lawyers representing the president is Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz spoke with WGBH News' All Things Considered anchor Arun Rath about his role on Trump's legal team. This transcript has been edited for clarity. Alan Dershowitz: I'm a special counsel on the constitutional issues regarding… → Read More