Chet Curtis, one of the region's most well-known and respected anchors, brings his credibility and experience to this news and interview program, providing news of the day and in-depth discussions with the most notable news makers in New England. Monday-Friday, 8pm.
(12/28/07 7:47 p.m.) Suspense, deception and family secrets -- that's just a preview of former Massachusetts judge and divorce attorney Gerald McLellan's new novel "Old City Hall." He sits down with NECN's Scot Yount to discuss.
(12/27/07 7:25 p.m.) In Boston, preparations are already underway for the annual First Night celebration. Executive Director of First Night, Geri Guardino, joins NECN.
(12/21/07 7:43 p.m.) "Steroids" and "baseball" are two words that will be heard a lot this winter after the release of the Mitchell Report. David Czesniuk, Director of Operations for Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society."
(12/20/07 7:48 p.m.) Comedian Jim McCue entertains U.S. troops around the world for the Defense Department's Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. The New England-based comedian has written a book about his experiences called, "Embedded Comedian."
(12/19/07 7:39 p.m.) Former Senator Harris Wofford is the spokesman for Experience Wave, a project to keep older Americans engaged in the workforce. Baby Boomers are beginning to retire, but there aren't enough younger workers to take their place.
(12/18/07 7:36 p.m.) Harvard recently announced major changes to its financial aid program. The goal is to make a Harvard education more affordable for students from middle and upper middle class families. Harvard's Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William Fitzsimmons joins Chet.
(12/17/07 7:36 p.m.) David McCormick is owner of McCormick and Sons insurance agency in Avon, Mass. He is also the former president of the State Association of Independent Agents. He joins Chet to talk about the overhaul of the Massachusetts Auto Insurance System.
(12/14/07 7:41 p.m.) All 500 employees of Boston-based Vantage Deluxe World Travel are treated to an all expenses paid vacation for the holidays. Past trips include London and Italy. Vantage's Executive Vice President Harry Melikian joins NECN's Karen Meyers to talk more about these perks.
(12/12/07 8:01 p.m.) Patriot's Place, a huge, new real estate development that will include shopping, entertainment and restaurants opened last month. The massive development is being built by the Kraft Group. Jonathan Kraft sits down with Chet.
(12/11/07 7:42 p.m.) Each year, the Greater Boston Food Bank serves about 320,000 people in Eastern Massachusetts. Catherine D'Amato, President and CEO of the Food Bank, joins Chet to explain what you can do to help around the holidays.
(12/10/07 7:33 p.m.) Psychology Professor Elizabeth Englander joins Chet to talk about the controversial spanking ban in Massachusetts.
(12/7/07 7:52 p.m.) The racial divide has a new motto and chances are you've heard it no matter what your race or class. Cora Daniels, author of "Ghetto Nation," sat down with Chet to discuss the journey into the land of bling and the home of the shameless.
(12/7/07 3:29 p.m.) Rabbi Harold Kushner, Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Mass., is an accomplished author and speaker. His 11th book is a compilation of eighteen of his sermons, entitled "Faith and Family: Favorite Sermons of Rabbi Harold Kushner." If you would like to purchase this book, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.tiofnatick.org, where there is a link to an order form. http://www.tiofnatick.org/hakol/kushnerbook.pdf
(12/5/07 7:52 p.m.) Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick speaks from China. The Governor is in China with a Massachusetts delegation trying to build partnerships with the Chinese that will strengthen the economy.
(12/5/07 7:51 p.m.) NECN's Chet Curtis is joined by Paul Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation and a panel. On the panel is Glen Comiso, an Executive Director of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative, Micho Spring, President of Weber Shandwick New England, Stan McGee, Governor Patrick's Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, and Bill Guenther, CEO of Mass Insight and Global Massachusetts 2015.
(12/3/07 7:32 p.m.) Tom Brokaw delivered the news for nearly three decades from all over the globe. Now he is delivering information through a different medium. Chet Curtis talked to Tom about his new book title "Boom! Voices of the 60s and today".
(12/4/07 7:39 p.m.) Former network news anchor Tom Brokaw shares his thoughts on covering the news in the internet era.
(11/29/07 7:29 p.m.) Israeli Consulate General Nadav Tamir joins Chet to talk about the Mideast peace process. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have agreed to resume peace talks after a seven-year freeze.
(11/28/07 8:33 p.m.) The Health Services Division of the Justice Resource Institute provides innovative health care services throughout Boston. Now, they are sharing their knowledge and expertise with South Africa. Vice President of the Institute, Douglas Brooks joins Chet.
(11/27/07 7:36 p.m.) Anthony Lappe and Dan Goldman join Chet to talk about their new book, "Shooting War." The book takes a satirical look at covering a future war through the eyes of a TV camera lens.
(11/26/07 7:34 p.m.) Publisher of the Boston Metro newspaper, Stuart Layne, joins Chet. The Boston Metro is a free daily paper picked up by nearly 200,000 commuters each day. Earlier this month, the Metro announced that it had developed a larger daily circulation than The Boston Herald.
(11/21/07 8:31 p.m.) It's an idea that some said was too good to be true: a laptop for just $100. One MIT professor has committed to making it a reality. And he's made it his mission to bring those inexpensive laptops to children in developing nations. Nicholas Negroponte joins Chet Curtis. Visit www.laptopgiving.org for more information.
(11/19/07 8:31 p.m.) While many Bostonians probably were unaware of an election, there was a major upset for the seat at large on the Boston City Council earlier this month. John Connolly ousted incumbent Felix Arroyo in his second attempt to win a seat on the council. John joins Chet in the studio.
(11/16/07 8:30 p.m.) Lupec Boston is a group trying to bring back the art of the old-fashioned cocktail while helping make a difference along the way. Founding member of Lupec, Lauren Clark, joins Chet.
(11/15/07 9:27 p.m.) Experts in the field of nutrition say early habits are the key to maintaining a healthy adult lifestyle. Now, some health insurance companies are embracing that concept and even offering incentives to their members. CEO of Fallon Community Health Plan, Eric Schultz joins Chet.
(11/14/07 8:10 p.m.) The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Boston is a non-profit organization that has been making a difference for 140 years. Executive Director Sy Friedland joins Chet.
(11/13/07 9:06 p.m.) A Boston-based toy group has released its annual "10 Worst Toys" list. Joining NECN's R.D. Sahl with a look at the list is trial attorney and consumer advocate James Swartz. Mr. Swartz is the director of WATCH, the group that has been producing the list for 35 years. For more information please visit: www.toysafety.org.
(11/13/07 7:55 p.m.) NECN's Chet Curtis is joined by Paul Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation, and a special panel. On the panel are Carol Johnson, Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, John Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer of the Warner-Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, Casey Recupero, Executive Director of Year Up and Margaret Blood, President and Campaign Director of Early Education for All.
(11/9/07 8:40 p.m.) A new report finds that 1 in 4 homeless people in America are veterans. Even young vets from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are showing up at shelters. Another shocking study reveals that 1.8 million American Vets have no health insurance. Dr. J Wesley Boyd co-authored the study and discusses it with Chet
(11/8/07 8:28 p.m.) These days, former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift is leading her life in the private sector. Still, many would argue she's still influencing the public -- and politics. Former Governor Swift sits down for a one-on-one with NECN's Chet Curtis.
(11/7/07 8:34 p.m.) Dr. Shaheen Mozaffar is a Political Science Professor at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. He joins Chet to talk more about the situation in Pakistan.
(11/6/07 8:31 p.m.) "Monuments, America's History in Art and Memory," is the latest work of best-selling author Judith Dupre.
(11/5/07 8:30 p.m.) Select court room dramas that made headlines and altered lives, will be re-enacted by some of the attorneys who argued them for a good cause. It is the third annual battle of the lawyers event to support local charities. Former Mass. Attorney General Tom Reilly and editor of Mass. Lawyers weekly David Yas preview this years event.
(11/2/07 8:37 p.m.) A new study released by NASA reportedly shows that airport incursions & near collisions happen far more than previously thought. Bob Richards a retired air traffic controller and author of a new book about the job, talks with Chet Curtis.
(11/1/07 10:09 p.m.) Joining Chet are Nathanial Fick and Laurence Fitzmaurice. Mr. Fick is a Marine Corps combat veteran and author of the New York Times bestseller, "One Bullet Away." Mr. Fitzmaurice is the President and CEO of the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans.
(10/31/07 8:30 p.m.) Sam Adams Utopias area limited 2007 edition beer from the Boston Beer Company. Company founder Jim Koch joins NECN's Chet Curtis.
(10/30/07 8:10 p.m.) Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley unveils an initiative to prevent, investigate and prosecute cyber-crime. NECN's Mont Fennel has more.
(10/30/07 8:27 p.m.) This generation's children are far more Internet savvy than their parents, but as many adults know, savvy doesn't always translate into safety. Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley, Comcast Senior VP and General Manager of Online Services, Mitch Bowling, and Dr. Michael Rich, Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Children's Hospital, join NECN's Chet Curtis for a discussion.
(10/29/07 8:09 p.m.) Catherine D'Amato heads the Greater Boston Food Bank. She joins NECN's Karen Meyers to talk about the Turkey Drive and the changing faces of the needy.
(10/26/07 8:40 p.m.) Donald Widdiss, tribal chairman of the Aquinnah Wampanoags joins NECN's Karen Meyers. Just this week, the Aquinnah Wampanoags, one of two federally recognized Indian tribes in Massachusetts, announced that it is bringing in a New York tribe to help it win a casino license.
(10/25/07 8:56 p.m.) Mark Halperin is a Time Magazine and ABC news political analyst. He is also the author of "The Undecided Voter's Guide to the Next President."
(10/24/07 8:52 p.m.) Bobby Flay has opened several restaurants, hosted numerous popular cooking shows and written several books. His new book is called, "Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Cookbook: Explosive Flavors from the Southwestern Kitchen."
(10/23/07 8:44 p.m.) Nick Mills is a journalist who has spent months interviewing Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai for a new book. The book is called, "Karzai: The Failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan."
(10/22/07 8:34 p.m.) Mass. State Representative Dan Bosley joins Chet to talk about casinos in the Bay State. Rep. Bosley is also the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
(10/19/07 8:55 p.m.) Mahe Drysdale recently won the World Championship single sculls event for the third year in a row. He also won the men's singles event at the Head of the Charles two years ago.
(10/18/07 8:15 p.m.) Former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach joins Chet to talk about the changes in the primary schedule, the presidential race in general and his new role as head of Harvard's Institute of Politics.
(10/16/07 8:49 p.m.) Former prosecutor and current New England School of Law Professor Wendy Murphy joins Chet to talk about the state of the U.S. Justice System. She is also the author of a new book called, "And Justice For Some."
(10/15/07 8:28 p.m.) Boston Mayor Tom Menino joins NECN's Chet Curtis to talk about the latest issues in Massachusetts, including a possible casino in Boston and this weekend's Pop Warner football shooting.
(10/12/07 8:48 p.m.) In 1962, three men were given an award for discovering the very structure of our DNA. One of the co-recipients of that award, James Watson, is now the author of a book called, "How to Avoid Boring People."
(10/11/07 7:59 p.m.) Jerry Burke is a former Massachusetts State Police officer who spent more than a year in Iraq as the senior adviser to the Baghdad police chief. He sits down with Chet to discuss the situation in the war-torn country.
(10/11/07 10:35 a.m.) NECN's Chet Curtis is joined by Paul Grogan, President of the Boston Foundation and four panelists. The panelists include Valerie Fleishman, Vice President and CEO of the New England Healthcare Institute and Doug Foy, President of DIF Enterprises. Also joining are, Linda Whitlock, President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, and Jack Wilson, President of the University of Massachusetts.
(10/10/07 10:59 p.m.) Bernard Cohen, Chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Board, joins NECN's Josh McElveen. Mr. Cohen weighs in on the possibility of toll hikes on Massachusetts roadways.
(10/9/07 8:10 p.m.) Dr. Maryanne Wolf is a renowned cognitive neuroscientist who has just written the book, "Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of Reading Brain." Dr. Wolf is also Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University.
(10/8/07 9:01 p.m.) Massachusetts State Representative Smitty Pignatelli returned form New Orleans just one day ago. Pignatelli spent a week rebuilding the home of one family in New Orleans' Ninth Ward.
(10/5/07 7:35 p.m.) Michael Sullivan, was appointed Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives by President Bush in August of last year. He is waiting to find out if he will be confirmed to the position currently. He continues to serve as U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts. He joins Chet Curtis to discuss fraud in the health care field and violence on Boston streets.
(10/4/07 8:50 p.m.) James Mercer and Michael Townsend lived in a secret apartment in the Providence Place mall for weeks at a time for four years. They join Chet to talk about their experience.
(10/3/07 8:28 p.m.) Dr. Judith Palfrey is the Chief of General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Palfrey joins Chet to talk about President Bush's veto of a bi-partisan bill calling for the expansion of a child healthcare program.
(10/2/07 7:40 p.m.) Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley joins Chet. Conley talks about his office's investigation into the murder of a Revere, Mass. police officer as well his decision to transfer jurisdiction of homicide investigations on the MBTA from Boston Police to state police.
(10/2/07 9:41 a.m.) Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks to NECN's Kristen Caira about his new film, "The War." She also asks him personal questions about what it feels like to be recognized everyday and to have a video editing effect named after him.
(10/2/07 9:44 a.m.) Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks to NECN's Kristen Caira about his new film, "The War." She also asks him personal questions about what it feels like to be recognized everyday and to have a video editing effect named after him.
(9/28/07 8:31 p.m.) Dr. Daniel Carlat is a practicing psychiatrist who started the monthly newsletter, "The Carlat Psychiatry Report," after realizing he was becoming a pawn for pharmaceutical companies.
(9/27/07 8:19 p.m.) John Edwards and the other Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination squared off in a debate at Dartmouth College on Wednesday night. Was there a clear winner? We're joined now by political analyst James Pindell.
(9/24/07 8:35 p.m.) Internationally recognized actor, writer and director Alan Alda joins Chet. Mr. Alda has a new book out called, "Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself."
(9/21/07 8:29 p.m.) Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch represents the state's ninth district and is recently back from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Darfur. He joins Chet to talk about his trip.
(9/20/07 8:39 p.m.) Author Robert Fulghum may be best known for "All I Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten," but he now has a new book out. It's a collection of essays entitled "What On Earth Have I Done." Mr. Fulghum joins NECN's Chet Curtis for a discussion.