(12/28/07 8:55 a.m.) Film Critic Garen Daly reviews this year's oscar contenders as well as the biggest box office flops of the year. Included in discussion are "Charlie Wilson's war", "American Gangster", "atonement" and "The Golden Compass" among others.
(12/28/07 2:31 p.m.) Melissa Cox of the Animal Rescue league of Boston is here with Shannon a very friendly cat. She is a very healthy 4-year-old cat that loves to play and receive attention.
(12/28/07 8:05 a.m.) Age discrimination is alive and well in the work place, but there are a few key tactics that older workers can employ to use their age to their advantage. Lisa Van Der Pool of the BBJ explains.
(12/27/07 8:00 a.m.) Sandy Block is Vice President of Beverage operations for Legal Sea Foods, Wine Writer for "The Improper Bostonian" and one of only a handful of masters of wine in the country. Sandy gives us some tips for the best way to enjoy wine this holiday season.
(12/27/07 7:33 a.m.) As competition grows at area law firms, some are offering unusual perks to make work a friendlier, less-stressful place. Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with more on that.
(12/26/07 8:12 a.m.) www.liftopia.com offers deals at ski resorts across the country. The site is based on some of the other well known travel sites, but this one caters specifically to skiers and riders. Liftopia's founder Evan Reece is in the studio to discuss.
(12/26/07 8:03 a.m.) With the Christmas holiday behind us - many folks will probably hit this stores this week to redeem gift cards - and perhaps take advantage of sales. This year, many retailers are looking for post-holiday traffic to boost what has been a lackluster shopping season. Joan Goodchild from the BBJ has more.
(12/21/07 8:57 a.m.) Musician Chris Trapper joins us in the studio to perform some songs off his new Christmas album titled 'It's Christmas time". According to the Boston Herald it is "the best set of new Christmas tunes period". For more information and his music visit www.christrapper.com.
(12/21/07 8:02 a.m.) Tom Meek film critic for the Boston Phoenix, gives us a look at some new releases for the holiday season. Included in discussion are 'Sweeney Todd' and 'Charlie Wilson's war'.
(12/21/07 7:52 a.m.) Hunter is a seven year old German Shepherd mix, who would be a great addition to a family with older children. Hunter house trained and energetic. For more information please visit www.mspca.org
(12/21/07 7:29 a.m.) In this morning's business report - we're talking politics. Specifically how presidential politics can lead to some sticky situations when it comes to office politics. Joan Goodchild of the BBJ has more.
(12/20/07 8:58 a.m.) For over three decades she has recorded and performed internationally. Her music has received critical acclaim from a tough bevy of jazz reviewers. Now, Amanda Carr is using her music as a tribute to troops in Iraq. Her new song "I Can't See Christmas" is now playing on YouTube and she joins NECN for a performance.
(12/20/07 7:56 a.m.) Pediatrician Dr. Gwenn O'Keefe offers some holiday and winter safety tips on everything from tree and ornament safety to food concerns and sledding.
(12/20/07 7:34 a.m.) As the biotech industry grows in Massachusetts - one group says they aren't getting enough say on issues such as education and employment in the sector. Community colleges are demanding more attention from the state. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has the story.
(12/19/07 7:28 a.m.) One of the largest health insurers in New England plans to fund scholarships to train new nursing instructors. The move is part of a plan to curb the nursing shortage crisis. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has the story.
(12/18/07 9:01 a.m.) John McCain looks to ride his string of recent endorsements to some success at the polls. We'll talk the race for president with James Pindell of www.boston.com.
(12/18/07 8:06 a.m.) Insiders in the Massachusetts Aerospace industry say its time the Bay State got the recognition it deserves. Several aerospace experts are banding together with that goal. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(12/14/07 8:59 a.m.) Ed Symkus of the Community Newspaper, reviews this weekend's big box office releases. Included in discussion are 'I am Legend', 'The Kite Runner' and also a preview of this year's Golden Globe nominations.
(12/14/07 8:25 a.m.) Kate O'Donnell from MSPCA metro south is joined by two cute guinea pigs named Clyde and Cagney who were abandoned at the shelter. They would make the perfect addition to any home, and get along with all other animals.
(12/14/07 7:58 a.m.) New England beer brewers are taking hit lately as the cost of key beer ingredients has soared. Joan Goodchild of the BBJ has more details.
(12/13/07 8:58 a.m.) James Melody performed at this year's Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Boston and is in studio with Joe Merrick to perform his new song "Christmas in Boston". A portion of James latest CD sales will be donated to MassGeneral Hospital for children. For more info visit his website at www.James-Melody.com
(12/13/07 7:37 a.m.) Once a tradition of the holiday season, the annual holiday bonus is dying out as a way for companies to reward employees. Joan Goodchild of the BBJ explains.
(12/12/07 8:58 a.m.) Singer-songwriter Margot Macdonald is from Washington D.C., and is travelling the country to spread the message of drunk driving prevention. Margot is only 16-years-old but has already recorded a critically acclaimed collection of Christmas music and is donating 100% of proceeds to drunk driving prevention. For more information visit www.preventdrunkdriving.net.
(12/12/07 8:36 a.m.) If you live in New England - there's a good chance there's a Dunkin Donuts near your house. But the coffee-and-doughnuts chain is moving beyond its regional roots and launching an aggressive expansion plan across the country.
(12/11/07 8:49 a.m.) A new CNN national poll shows Mike Huckabee just two points behind Guiliani and ahead of Romney. James Pindell, author and blogger of the Primary Source on www.boston.com is here to discuss this and more.
(12/11/07 7:35 a.m.) In this business report, a new survey finds the worst lapses in workplace security are coming from an unlikely place: from employees. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with more.
(12/11/07 8:17 a.m.) When the fed meets Tuesday they're expected to cut a key interest rate for a third time this year. Joining us now to talk about the impact is Barry Armstrong, financial adviser for Securities America.
(12/10/07 7:29 a.m.) It's that time of year for company holiday parties. What's the most popular way to celebrate this year? Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more now on that.
(12/7/07 10:25 a.m.) Garen Daly of the www.frugalyankee.com joins us in studio to discuss this weekend's box office releases. Included are "Atonement" "The Golden Compass" and "Juno".
(12/7/07 8:12 a.m.) Kate O'donnell from MSPCA metro south is joined by a five-year-old Husky named Hunter. Hunter likes car rides and children and would a perfect addition to any household. For more info you can call (508)-586-2053 or visit www.www.mspca.org/metrosouth.
(12/7/07 8:00 a.m.) Not only are Boston fans happier with the success of the new-look Celtics but local business is also reaping the benefits. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal explains.
(12/6/07 8:57 a.m.) For many people going to see the ballet The Nutcracker in Boston is a holiday tradition. One of the stars of the performance Ballerina Kathleen Breen Combes tells us what it is like to be in the famous show.
(12/6/07 8:31 a.m.) Keith Lockhart of the world famous Boston Pops is in the studio to preview this year's holiday season which kicks off this Monday.
(12/6/07 7:34 a.m.) With computers and the internet so commonplace at work these days, more people are logging long hours online. But a new survey finds much of that time may be spent on non-work related activity. Joan Goodchild of the BBJ explains.
(12/5/07 8:56 a.m.) Garen Daly of www.frugalyankee.com shows some great gift ideas that are perfect for those trying to save money this holiday season.
(12/5/07 7:46 a.m.) Most of us have known the frustration of calling a company for customer service - only to reach an automated voice system. Now a Web site launched by local man aims to help callers get the live human help they want. Joan Goodchild from the BBJ explains.
(12/4/07 8:59 a.m.) Can Mike Huckabee keep up his momentum in Iowa? We'll get the latest on the race for president with James Pindell, author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com.
(12/4/07 8:09 a.m.) Toys are for kids, right? There are some that parents enjoy playing. Here to tell us the 5 toys parents will enjoy most this year is Heather Kempskie, Editor of Parents and Kids magazine. She is here to also talk about how to get your child to help others this holiday season. www.parentsandkids.net
(11/30/07 9:00 a.m.) Tom Meek, film critic for the Boston Phoenix joins us to share his thoughts on some new box office releases. Included are 'Margot at the Wedding', 'Before the Devil knows your dead', and 'Hitman'.
(11/30/07 7:50 a.m.) For years, it was commonplace for a young attorneys to work long hours and sacrifice free-time in order to make partner at a law firm. But attitudes are changing. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with more.
(11/29/07 8:55 a.m.) The annual crafts convention is being held this weekend at the Hynes Convention center. It is a collection of 150 of the best craft artists from around the region, all gathering to raise money for the family service of greater boston. On of the artists Kathleen Dustin shows off some of her art.
(11/29/07 7:37 a.m.) There's a new way of marketing that's making waves in the business world -- its called word-of-mouth advertising. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now to tell us more.
(11/28/07 7:36 a.m.) Attorneys in New York City are now charging more than a thousand-dollars-an-hour for work. Will Boston lawyers follow suit? Joining us with more is Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(11/27/07 8:56 a.m.) Author and Blogger James Pindell is here to discuss Republican rivals Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani accusing each other of being big spenders and other happenings on the campaign trail.
(11/27/07 7:59 a.m.) Oil prices have reached a record level, meaning it could cost you a lot more to heat your home this winter. What can you do to reduce consumption and energy bills? Financial adviser for Security Americas and host of "Money Matters" on WBIX radio, Barry Armstrong is here with some suggestions.
(11/27/07 7:56 a.m.) A new survey finds fewer Americans plan to engage in charitable activities this holiday season. But shoppers are willing to shell out more money to buy gifts that support a "cause." Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with details.
(11/26/07 9:01 a.m.) 'Cyber Monday' is a big day for online retailers. It is expected to bring in about $700-million with the help of big sales and free shipping offers. But as always, you need to be careful with your information. Joining us with more about online security is Chris Winn, New England Strategic Security Advisor for Microsoft.
(11/26/07 8:24 a.m.) Last week it was revealed that actor Dennis Quaid's newborn twins nearly died after hospital employees made a huge mistake. They gave the twins 1000x the dosage they were supposed to get of a powerful drug. How do mistakes like that happen? We'll talk about that and a new warning about the dangers of certain flu medications for kids with Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, CEO of www.pediatricsnow.com.
(11/26/07 7:35 a.m.) The recent spate of toy recalls over concerns about lead is actually turning out to be a boom for several New England companies. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with more.
(11/21/07 8:56 a.m.) This is one of the busiest times of the year at the box office. There are several new releases and here with his thoughts on them is Ed Symkus, Senior Arts Writer for the Community Newspaper Company.
(11/20/07 8:56 a.m.) Some pretty major shake-ups in the race for president this week, a new poll finds Barack Obama leading in Iowa -- while John McCain has jumped into second in the latest New Hampshire poll. Joining us with more on the presidential race is James Pindell, author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com.
(11/20/07 7:57 a.m.) Online shopping for the holidays continues to grow. But is the trend costing businesses money when it comes to lost productivity? A new survey says it just might. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more.
(11/19/07 7:53 a.m.) Going green has become fashionable for businesses. But the high cost is keeping many companies from making the investment. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more.
(11/16/07 8:55 a.m.) Film critic Garen Daly reviews this weekend's box office releases. Included are Beowulf, Mr. Magorium's wonder emporium and Blade Runner. For more info visit www.frugalyankee.com
(11/16/07 8:09 a.m.) During the holiday season it is a time for lots of family reunions. This could mean some tough family conversations, with loved ones about aging and death. Lexington Attorney Gina Ghioldi, joins us to talk about legal issues families need to face.
(11/16/07 8:02 a.m.) A Cambridge resident and high income earner is launching a Web site where people can log on - and say thank you to people who pay a lot of taxes. It sounds unusual and Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with more.
(11/15/07 8:58 a.m.) Tom Sullivan has appeared on the Tonight show, "Mork and Mindy", "M.A.S.H" and many others. He is here to discuss his latest book called "Adventures in Darkness, the Summer of an 11-year-old blind boy."
(11/15/07 8:40 a.m.) The Big sister little sister campaign is holding its annual fundraising gala in Boston Thursday. Deb Re joins us to talk about the organization. For more information visit http://www.bigsister.org/
(11/15/07 7:41 a.m.) It appears phones and video conferencing are losing their clout when it comes to corporate meetings. These days, more companies are holding face-to-face meetings...but off-site...Joining us with more on that is Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(11/14/07 8:56 a.m.) Mighty Sam McLain will perform Friday night with Natalie Merchant as part of the "Give us your poor concert" at Dorchester's strand theater, to benefit the city's homeless. The talented blues singer joins us in the studio for a preview. For more info visit his website www.mightysam.com
(11/14/07 8:14 a.m.) Trial Attorney and consumer advocate James Swartz joins us to take a look at what are being called the ten worst toys of the year. James is the director of "World against toys causing harm". For more information visit www.toysafety.org.
(11/14/07 7:28 a.m.) We do a lot with our cell phones - calls, photos, texts and even music. But how about checking your bank account? A new study says mobile banking will soon be the new hot thing. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with more.
(11/13/07 8:55 a.m.) Mitt Romney, John McCain, Barack Obama and John Edwards all campaigned in New Hampshire over the past few days. Here to discuss their visits and other campaign news of note is James Pindell, author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com
(11/13/07 7:55 a.m.) The instability continues on Wall Street after the Dow dropped for the fourth straight day Monday. Credit concerns still have investors worried. With more on what's ahead, were joined by financial advisor Barry Armstrong -- he's also the host of money matters on WBIX radio.
(11/13/07 7:53 a.m.) A career in the trades used to be a common choice for young people. But that's not the case anymore -- and many local trade firms are scrambling to find qualified workers. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with more.
(11/12/07 8:04 a.m.) From the Aqua Dots to some Curious George toys there's been another round of toy recalls. Here to talk about the health concerns and a host of other heath issues is Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, CEO of www.pediatricsnow.com.
(11/9/07 8:56 a.m.) Headed to the movies this weekend and not sure which ticket to buy? There are several new releases this week and here to help you make your pick is Tom Meek, film critic for the Boston Phoenix.
(11/9/07 8:12 a.m.) Cheryl Major of Buddy Dog joins NECN's Art Goody with Princess. Princess is a 3-year-old boxer mix. For more information visit www.buddydoghs.com or 978-443-6990.
(11/9/07 8:07 a.m.) Local research that tracks the number of women in business finds gender diversity is happening slowly at Bay State companies. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(11/8/07 8:56 a.m.) If you are into extreme skiing chances are you are familiar with Warren Miller's famous extreme skiing films. The latest is called "Playground". Jamie Pierre is featured in the film and joins us in the studio.
(11/8/07 7:50 a.m.) A new survey finds many workers are at odds with their boss when it comes to the importance of a healthy work/life balance. Joan Goodchild explains.
(11/7/07 8:30 a.m.) The movie industry is booming in Boston thanks to the state's legislature's decision to award tax credits to movie makers. Boston magazine's Editor Geoffrey Gagnon explains.
(11/7/07 7:52 a.m.) Biotechnology firms are expanding at a rapid pace in Massachusetts. In this morning's business report-- we look at what's behind the boom in the sector. Joan Goodchild explains.
(11/6/07 8:55 a.m.) John Edwards continues his attacks on Hillary Clinton, Blogger and author James Pindell joins us to talk about this, New Hampshire's primary date and other presidential politics.
(11/6/07 7:53 a.m.) The holiday's may be approaching - but a new survey says many workers shouldn't expect much by way of gifts from employers this year. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(11/5/07 8:13 a.m.) Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to start thinking Thanksgiving and the holidays. That's the focus of the latest Parents and Kids Magazine. Joining us is editor Heather Kempskie.
(11/5/07 8:12 a.m.) Just about every company has an office printer. But many new-model copiers can pose serious security risks. That's the focus of Monday's business report. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more.
(11/2/07 9:44 a.m.) Garen Daly, writer for the frugalyankee.com joins NECN's Mike Nikitas to talk about the latest movies. Features include an Oscar contender, another animated movie from Dreamworks and a documentary that debunks myths about sharks.
(11/2/07 7:57 a.m.) In this week's Adopt a Pet segment, Kate O'Donnell of the Metrosouth MSPCA joins NECN's Art Goody to show off Faith and Francie. If you would like to adopt Faith or Francie or any of their furry friends, please call: (508) 586-2053 or visit: www.mspca.org. This segment is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food. Please visit their site at: www.wellnesspetfood.com/necn.
(11/2/07 7:28 a.m.) There are still a lot of questions regarding how to measure success on the internet. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins with more information.
(11/1/07 8:54 a.m.) Beginning November 15th and running through the end of the year is an open enrollment period for Medicare recipients. It's an opportunity for seniors to select their health and drug coverage for 2008. Here to help you better understand the process is Kerry Weems, acting administrator of the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services.
(11/1/07 7:38 a.m.) Halloween is usually a common time for pranks - but in this morning's business report we look at pranks in the office. Are they appropriate -- or totally in bad taste? Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more from the BBJ news room.
(10/31/07 8:55 a.m.) Brian and Craig Herli-Hee of the band Yoke Shire perform to help celebrate Halloween. The band has a new CD out entitled "The Witching Hour". For more info and to listen to more music, visit www.yokeshire.com
(10/31/07 8:04 a.m.) Barry Armstrong discusses how the latest cut of the Federal Interest rate will affect the economy.
(10/31/07 7:39 a.m.) Community hospitals around Massachusetts are on a building tear. Hundreds of millions of dollars of renovation and expansion projects are underway at hospitals around the state. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with more on that.
(10/30/07 9:13 a.m.) Online predators and how to protect yourself and your kids from them, that's the subject of a special program airing tonight on NECN, called the "Cyber Safety Summit." Joining us with more is Mitch Bowling, Comcast Senior Vice President and General Manager -- for online services. Comcast is a part owner of NECN.
(10/26/07 8:57 a.m.) Conrad is a terrier mix who is need of a good home. He was brought to the shelter when he did not get along with another dog in his previous house. Conrad does have "terrier" tendencies so a patient home is needed. For more info call 617-426-9170.
(10/26/07 8:07 a.m.) A ticket to a World Series game is obviously the hottest ticket in town these days. In this morning's business report, we examine just how "hot" you have to be in business to score a seat. Boston Business Journal's Joan Goodchild has more.
(10/25/07 7:45 a.m.) Identity theft is a hot topic these days. According to a new survey, the Boston area is in a top-fifty list when it comes to risk for this kind of crime. Boston Business Journal's Joan Goodchild explains.
(10/24/07 8:55 a.m.) Deb Geigis Berry, author of family fun in New England, is here to share some ideas on how to have a fun Halloween. She discusses face painting, and crafts, as well some delicious treats for all to enjoy the season.
(10/24/07 7:39 a.m.) Halloween is right around the corner - but according to a new business survey - many Americans are scared at work all year long. Boston Business Journal's Joan Goodchild has more.
(10/23/07 8:54 a.m.) James Pindell a political reporter for boston.com and author of "The Primary Source" talks about the race for the white house.
(10/23/07 7:51 a.m.) Local drug companies say the competition for talent is heating up in the region. Its becoming more difficult to fill positions in the pharmaceutical industry. Joan Goodchild from Boston Business Journal has more.
(10/22/07 8:57 a.m.) Paul Krugman currently teaches at Princeton, before that he taught at MIT. He has written another book "The Conscience of a Liberal."
(10/22/07 8:19 a.m.) How can you protect your children from the "superbug" staph infection? How do you know which cold medicines are best? Pediatrician Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe is here to answer some of those questions. www.pediatricsnow.com.
(10/19/07 8:59 a.m.) Garen Daly film critic for the frugal yankee joins us to review this weekends movies. Included are Gone Baby Gone, and Rendition.
(10/19/07 7:59 a.m.) Murphy is a 9-year-old lab that has the energy of a puppy. He is looking for a nice home and gets along well with children of all ages, along with any pets you may already have.
(10/19/07 7:50 a.m.) A new tax program in Massachusetts is cracking down on small, cash-based businesses and forcing them to pay back taxes. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more now.
(10/18/07 8:55 a.m.) Jen Murdza is one of the rising stars on the local music scene and she has just released her first full-length CD titled Reboundin. For more information visit her website at www.jenmurdza.com.
(10/18/07 7:47 a.m.) Popular programs like CSI and Criminal Minds have raised the profile of forensic science and made it the newest "hot" career field. A number of local organizations are taking advantage of the new interest. Joan Goodchild from the Boston Business Journal has more.
(10/17/07 7:37 a.m.) October baseball is great news for Red Sox fans - and its also a boon when it comes to Boston tourism. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with more.
(10/16/07 8:58 a.m.) The latest New Hampshire poll has Hillary Clinton in front. And the latest fundraising numbers show Clinton's on top with $35 million, Guiliani leads the Republicans with $12 million. James Pindell, author of "The Primary Source" is here to discuss this and other news on the campaign trail.
(10/16/07 7:32 a.m.) A lot of restaurant chains are jumping on the bandwagon to eliminate trans fats from their menus. Here in Massachusetts, Au Bon Pain, another well-known local chain has joined the movement. Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal has the story.
(10/15/07 12:23 p.m.) We all know Red Sox tickets can go for a pretty penny these days. For some families -- selling those tickets can become a major investment for the future. Joining us now with more is Barry Armstrong, a financial advisor with Securities America Inc. and host of Money Matters on WBIX 1060 AM.
(10/15/07 7:38 a.m.) One company's trash is another company's treasure. As more electronics get thrown away, businesses that collect and dispose of the goods are pulling in cash. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(10/12/07 8:57 a.m.) Ed Symkus, movie critic and Senior Arts Writer for the Community Newspaper Company, joins NECN to preview the latest flicks to hit the big screen.
(10/12/07 7:47 a.m.) NECN's Art Goody is joined by Kate O'Donnell of the MSPCA Metro South. Kate brings along with her 12-year-old Gretle the beagle. Gretle is a very quiet, nice dog looking for a good home. If you would like to adopt Gretle or any of her furry friends, please call: (508) 586-2053 or visit: www.mspca.org/metrosouth
(10/12/07 7:23 a.m.) More Hollywood is coming to the Bay State thanks to a recent change in the law that offers tax credits to filmmakers. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal explains.
(10/11/07 8:58 a.m.) Local R&B group Ahmir will be performing at the Ringling Brothers circus in Boston this weekend. They recently impressed a lot of people when they competed on the show 'America's got Talent' and they swept the New England Urban Music awards last spring. For more info visit www.Ahmirmusic.com
(10/11/07 7:35 a.m.) The Bay State - long known as a hub of innovation in the biotech sector - is also gaining global influence in the medical device industry. Boston Business Journal's Joan Goodchild has more.
(10/10/07 7:36 a.m.) If you're one of the many Massachusetts drivers who are about to hit the road for work - listen to this: You are about to embark on one of the worst commutes in the nation. Boston Business journal's Joan Goodchild has more.
(10/9/07 8:56 a.m.) Author and Blogger James Pindell is here to discuss the latest in presidential politics including the Republican Debate in Michigan and more.
(10/9/07 8:01 a.m.) Last year - even as the housing market cooled - New England commercial real estate continued to be hot. But now, new evidence that that market has cooled, too. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us with more.
(10/8/07 8:25 a.m.) It's been a long and mixed history for Red Sox Nation. While the term was coined within the last 20 years -- the fans have been there for more than a century. Peter Nash and Anthony Moreskee took a look at the phenomenon in "Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation."
(10/5/07 8:55 a.m.) Movie critic Garen Daly reviews the latest movies. Included are Lust Caution, Darjeeling Limited and Heartbreak Kid.
(10/5/07 8:08 a.m.) Social networking is huge on-line...and it's not just kids connecting with one another...baby boomer sites are cropping up all over the Web. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us now with more.
(10/4/07 9:01 a.m.) Charlie Savage is the author of the new book titled "Takeover: return of the imperial presidency and the subversion of American Democracy". He is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for the Boston Globe.
(10/4/07 8:45 a.m.) The world famous Lippizaner stallions join us outside our studio and show us some demonstrations. They will be in town this week for the Boston Horse show.
(10/3/07 7:32 a.m.) The battle for donations is fierce and new strategies are in some instances pitting charities against each other. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal is here to explain.
(10/2/07 8:57 a.m.) Third quarter fundraising reports for the presidential candidates are being released. So far the big names are still out in front. For a look at the numbers we're joined by James Pindell, author of 'The Primary Source' on www.boston.com.
(10/2/07 8:12 a.m.) We're talking money with Barry Armstrong, financial advisor and host of "Money Matters" on WBIX. We take a look at Monday's rally on Wall Street.
(10/2/07 8:10 a.m.) New England law firms are scrambling to find new recruits. That's because they're now competing with other sectors who are actively hiring young attorneys -- and hoping to lure them away from legal practice. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(10/1/07 7:48 a.m.) Two of the subjects featured in the latest edition of 'Parents and Kids' magazine are the role of grandparents in today's society and Halloween celebrations for the pre-teen. Joining us is editor Heather Kempskie. Visit www.parentsandkids.net for more information.
(10/1/07 7:33 a.m.) Online health sites are a hot area for Massachusetts investors. Startups aimed at providing information on health care are popping up around the Bay State. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(9/28/07 11:21 a.m.) Garen Daly reviews this weekends movie releases, including "Good Luck Chuck" and the latest "Resident Evil".
(9/28/07 9:58 a.m.) Radio host Garen Daly reviews this weekends movie releases including Nanny Diaries, Mr. Bean and September Dawn.
(9/28/07 8:56 a.m.) Ed Symkus joins us to talk about some of the hottest new movies including Into the Wild, The Game Plan, and the Kingdom. Ed Symkus is the senior arts critic for the community newspaper company.
(9/28/07 8:01 a.m.) Katie is a senior girl dog who is left without a home after the passing of her owner. She is a quiet dog who would be a great addition to a calm household. For more information visit www.arlboston.org or call 617-426-9170.
(9/28/07 7:51 a.m.) Boston-area hotels and restaurants are struggling to find good help. The hospitality business is booming and that means workers are in short supply. Joan Goodchild Joins us with more.
(9/27/07 8:54 a.m.) Esperanza Spalding gives us a preview of the Jazz Festival with her incredible music.
(9/27/07 7:54 a.m.) Some of the nation's biggest mortgage lenders are in financial trouble -- and so are many homeowners. A recent survey finds that more than 1/3 of all homeowners have no idea what type of mortgage they have. Attorney Gina Ghioldi takes a closer look.
(9/27/07 7:25 a.m.) A new study finds investing money in treatments for depressed workers may mean good business for employers. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal explains.
(9/25/07 8:58 a.m.) Barack Obama's first ad in New Hampshire James Pindell, author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com joins us to discuss this and more.
(9/25/07 8:07 a.m.) Boston hospitality operators say two technologies catching on in other big cities would greatly improve the cab ride experience here, but don't look for any new requirements soon. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(9/24/07 8:10 a.m.) Last week, Congressional leaders grilled the CEO of Mattel and the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission about those recalled toys made in China. It was revealed some of those toys had lead levels 200-times the legal limit. Friday, mattel apologized to China, saying the recall may have gone too far. All of this adds to the confusion for parents. Here to offer her advice on the subject is local pediatrician, Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, CEO of www.pediatricsnow.com.
(9/24/07 8:07 a.m.) Tourism in Boston reached record breaking levels this Summer according to figures from industry leaders. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(9/20/07 8:56 a.m.) Kriss Soterion is the make-up artist for Hillary Clinton and is credited with the Senator's much talked about make-over at the first New Hampshire debate. Kriss has some make-up tips that you can use for the fall. For more information visit her website at www.krisscosmetics.com
(9/20/07 7:37 a.m.) A new report finds investors are increasingly putting their money into New England-based startup companies that specialize in Web 2.0 technology. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more now.
(9/19/07 8:04 a.m.) Brett Milano's new book tells the history of Boston rock. Bands highlighted include The Cars, J.Geils, and Aerosmith.
(9/19/07 7:35 a.m.) Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal joins us to discuss if there will be any impact on the Patriots marketing ability, following last weeks video taping scandal.
(9/18/07 8:56 a.m.) To the presidential race, and we're talking politics and religion with Blogger James Pindell, author of the primary source on www.boston.com.
(9/18/07 8:08 a.m.) The Federal Reserve meets Tuesday to decide whether to cut a key interest rate. If it does, it would be the first time in four years. What would that mean for the economy? Barry Armstrong, a financial advisor with Securities America Advisors, and host of Money Matters on WBIX is here.
(9/18/07 8:06 a.m.) Fallout from the nation's sub prime mortgage crisis is prompting several area law firms to change their practice. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal is in the BBJ newsroom with details.
(9/17/07 8:17 a.m.) In an effort to improve patient treatment times at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, the medical center turned to an unlikely source -- Japanese auto maker Toyota. Joan Goodchild has more.
(9/14/07 8:59 a.m.) Ed Symkus joins us to discuss this weekends new movie releases. Ed is a senior arts writer for the community newspaper company.
(9/14/07 8:20 a.m.) Chloe is a shepherd mix and her family had to leave her when they moved to a new house. She is very calm and would make a great addition to a nice family. For more info visit www.BuddydogHS.org
(9/14/07 8:08 a.m.) Smaller investments could mean big payoffs in long run for venture capitalists. The firms have started trend of loaning small amount of money to startup companies in hopes for big payout.
(9/13/07 7:33 a.m.) Boston executives are among the new demographic found using the social networking site Facebook. It originally was created for college aged students but now it is being used more broadly. Joan Goodchild has more.
(9/12/07 7:35 a.m.) A recent report from the transportation finance committee finds about $20 billion is needed over the next 20 years to maintain the transportation network in Massachusetts. Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal has joins us with more.
(9/11/07 8:42 a.m.) Blogger and author James Pindell is here to discuss presidential politics. One of the topics he discusses is the break in at Mitt Romney's campaign headquarters.
(9/11/07 8:07 a.m.) Legal disputes and lawsuits are commonplace - but new research finds that growth in the number of legal battles is a boon for an industry that works outside the courtroom. Joining us with more is Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(9/10/07 8:17 a.m.) With the kids back in school -- it's only a matter of time before cold and flu season will be here. We take on the issue of anti-bacterial soap: Does it really work? Will it keep your kids from getting sick? We're joined from the newsroom by Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, editor in chief of www.pediatricsnow.com.
(9/10/07 7:55 a.m.) Many professionals are required to complete continuing education courses in order to remain licensed. In Massachusetts, attorneys do not -- but that may soon change. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(9/7/07 8:59 a.m.) For over three decades she has recorded and performed internationally. Her music has received critical acclaim from a tough bevy of jazz musicians. Now, Amanda Carr is out with her new album titled "Soon." She'll be celebrating a release party this Wednesday night at Scullers in Cambridge, Mass.
(9/7/07 7:50 a.m.) Kate O'Donnell of the MSPCA Metro South joins NECN with these two adorable chihuahua/terrier mixes. They are mother and son and need to be adopted together! For more information, please call: (508) 586-2053 or visit: www.mspca.org/metrosouth.
(9/7/07 7:24 a.m.) Area firms are hungry for technical talent -- according to a new report from Bay State economic officials. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal explains.
(9/6/07 8:57 a.m.) Parents are always looking to send their children to the best schools and nowadays that includes prestigious Pre-schools. Boston magazine has ranked the best Pre-schools in the Boston area and editor James Burnett explains why.
(9/4/07 8:56 a.m.) Labor Day usually marks the start of campaigning for candidates, this year presidential hopefuls had an early start. The candidates were out this Labor Day campaigning. James Pindell joins us with more on this, the upcoming debate and other news about presidential politics.
(9/4/07 8:08 a.m.) It's back to school time and though you probably don't want to think about it, chances are your child will at one time or another pay a visit to the school nurse. Here with some tips on getting to know your school nurse and how to help him or her best take care of your child is Heather Kempskie, Editor of "Parents and Kids Magazine." Visit www.parentsandkids.net for more information.
(9/4/07 7:33 a.m.) In order to stay competitive in this slow housing market, a number of realtors are trying a new tactic. Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal joins us with the story.
(8/31/07 8:57 a.m.) Ed Symkus the senior arts writer for the Community newspaper discusses all of the hit movies of this past summer as well as some must see upcoming releases.
(8/31/07 8:19 a.m.) Melissa Cox of the Animal rescue league of Boston has two ferrets in need of a home. For more info visit www.ARLBoston.org.
(8/31/07 8:12 a.m.) Barry Armstrong a financial planner from Securities America Advisors & host of Money Matters on WBIX gives advice to parents on how to prepare for higher education for their child.
(8/30/07 8:56 a.m.) Radio host George Knight talks to us about all the new albums coming out this week. Also Bruce Springsteen and the E-street band will be in New England for his tour this fall.
(8/30/07 8:01 a.m.) Bill Stack the energy efficiency manager at Nstar has tips to save you money as the cold winter months approach. For more info visit www.myenergystar.com
(8/29/07 11:10 a.m.) Founder and conductor of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Charles Ansbacher joins us in the studio to talk about the upcoming free performances on the Esplanade. Charles is joined by some members of the Boston Community choir who perform a piece from the concert. For more info visit www.landmarksorchestra.org
(8/29/07 8:02 a.m.) Wednesday marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Volunteers from Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica, Mass. spent part of there summer rebuilding homes in the gulf.
(8/28/07 8:56 a.m.) James Pindell, Blogger and author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com joins us to talk Presidential politics. Among other things, he discusses dates for the Primaries.
(8/28/07 8:19 a.m.) It's back to school for kids and here with more tips on how to make the transition as safe and enjoyable as possible for your youngster is Dr. Gwenn O' Keeffe, CEO of www.pediatricsnow.com.
(8/28/07 7:46 a.m.) Today's CFO must do more than just manage the books and keep finances in line. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more.
(8/27/07 9:02 a.m.) This week marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that changed New Orleans and the people who called it home. Jeffrey Marshall, a former New Orleans public school teacher and accomplished artist who now works in the Boston area will display his work in an exhibit called "Recovering New Orleans" at the New England Institute of Art where he's now an assistant professor.
(8/27/07 8:56 a.m.) Pirates have been all the rage at the movies the last three years. But they're much more than just Hollywood creations. Award winning journalist Colin Woodard has a new book "The Republic of Pirates" about the true and surprising story of the Caribbean pirates and the man who brought them down.
(8/27/07 7:52 a.m.) The popularity of sites such as Myspace and Facebook have also launched a new way to market products -- its called word-of-mouth advertising. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(8/23/07 8:59 a.m.) Lydia Warrens is only 24 years old but already has toured across the country and released four CD's. She will be performing at "Boston Blues festival legends revival" at the Somerville Theatre.
(8/23/07 8:25 a.m.) Attorney Gina Ghioldi has some important information to know if you decide to co-sign on a loan or credit card for their children.
(8/23/07 7:46 a.m.) Popular website YouTube does not only entertain but it has started many careers in the entertainment & media production business. Joan Goodchild of Boston business journal tells us more.
(8/22/07 8:56 a.m.) Fashion editor of Improper Bostonian, Victor Vargas shows what is in style for this school year.
(8/22/07 7:30 a.m.) BBJ: Video games & business skills According to a new study, online gaming may help children develop business skills. BBJ's Joan Goodchild has more details.
(8/21/07 8:34 a.m.) Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee campaigned in New Hampshire Monday. We'll talk about their visits and the democratic debate in Iowa over the weekend with political analyst and blogger James Pindell, author of "The Primary Source" on www.boston.com.
(8/21/07 8:31 a.m.) Science is paying off for the University of Massachusetts. It pulls in big money not just from tuition fees --but from licensing campus-born technologies. Joining us with more is Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(8/20/07 8:59 a.m.) Author William Gibson is considered one of the most influential science fiction writers out there and he also coined the term "Cyber Space." Gibson has a new book, "Spook Country."
(8/20/07 7:47 a.m.) As the summer winds down, so does internship season at many area companies. Today's interns aren't just answering phones anymore. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(8/17/07 9:09 a.m.) Berklee college student and folk singer Madi Diaz performs in the NECN studios. She recently played at the Newport Folk festival, opening for Linda Ronstadt.
(8/17/07 9:11 a.m.) Melissa Cox of MSPCA joins Art Goody with 2 year old Pitbull Poppy. If you are interested in adopting Poppy visit www.mspca.org/metrosouth.
(8/17/07 8:38 a.m.) Ed Symkus senior arts writer for community newspaper company, reviews the movies that hit the box office this weekend.
(8/17/07 8:00 a.m.) Boston Business Journal's Joan Goodchild discusses a new study that reveals many executives would take a pay cut if it meant more time at home.
(8/16/07 8:56 a.m.) More than three million college freshman are heading to school soon and they will need to fill up their dorm rooms. Laurel Sibert VP of marketing for Simon malls has some of the years hottest items.
(8/16/07 8:20 a.m.) Officials in Iraq must submit progress report to congress by mid September. Six term democratic congressmen Tom Allen from Maine talks about the situation.
(8/15/07 9:05 a.m.) Chef Daniel Bruce of Meritage Restaurant at the Boston Harbor hotel prepares a scallop dish in the NECN studio. He discusses Boston Restaurant week where you can enjoy fixed price three course meals at some of the city's finest restaurants.
(8/15/07 8:23 a.m.) With both the Asian market and Dow Jones dropping recently, investors may be wondering what to do with their money. Financial advisor and host of money matters on WBIX 1060 AM, Barry Armstrong has some tips for the average investor.
(8/15/07 7:41 a.m.) Boston Business Journal's Joan Goodchild explains how many area law practices are now becoming "mom friendly."
(8/14/07 9:00 a.m.) Author of the blog "Primary Source" on www.Boston.com , James Pindell has all the updates on the Presidential candidates.
(8/14/07 7:33 a.m.) Area business show concern over what new identity theft law is going to cost them. Mass. Governor Deval Patrick introduced the law only a few days ago.
(8/13/07 8:36 a.m.) The school year is almost upon us. Are you ready and are your kids? Here with a back to school check list is Pediatrician and CEO of Pediatrics Now, Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe.
(8/13/07 7:25 a.m.) The issue if mandatory retirement has become a hot-button topic in the legal industry, as aging boomers expand the number of older attorneys. Boston Business Journal's Joan Goodchild has more.
(8/10/07 8:55 a.m.) If you like Celtic music, take a look at one of the brightest stars in the business. Award-winning singer Cara Dillon was raised in Derry, Ireland and grew up with traditional Irish music -- and now makes her own. Cara joins NECN along with her husband, Sam Lakeman.
(8/10/07 7:59 a.m.) Matt Filosa of the Boston MSPCA, Cheryl Major of Buddy Dog in Sudbury, Mass. and New England Patriots cheerleader Meghan White join NECN to talk pets! MSPCA: (617) 522-5055; Buddy Dog: (978) 443-6990. www.mspca.org or www.buddydoghs.org.
(8/10/07 7:22 a.m.) Many restaurant owners are beginning to offer catering services to grow their businesses. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more.
(8/9/07 8:57 a.m.) Author Sarah Tuff has toured the country and discovered the 101 best outdoor towns. Summer is winding down but there is still time to visit some of the locations, including the 16 from New England. Find out which towns made the cut.
(8/9/07 7:55 a.m.) George Knight radio host of "over easy after dark" on WBOS, talks about today's hottest music. Also information about upcoming free concerts.
(8/9/07 7:31 a.m.) Frequent business travelers are turning to alternative forms of transportation, to avoid the hassle of flying. Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal shares more.
(8/8/07 8:56 a.m.) Victor Vargas is in NECN studios showing new jean fashions for the fall season. Vargas is the fashion editor for the Improper Bostonian.
(8/8/07 8:25 a.m.) Local author Rose Lewis talks about her inspirations and her new book titled "Every year on your birthday". Lewis is also known for her must read book "I love you like crazy cakes". Rose Lewis joins NECN in the studio with more.
(8/8/07 7:27 a.m.) The Anthony Spinnazzola foundation which hosts the legendary annual food and wine gala in Boston, will close its door after 22 years. Joan Goodchild has more details.
(8/7/07 8:59 a.m.) Boston Globe reporter Scott Helman talks about the latest in presidential politics.
(8/7/07 8:05 a.m.) Heather Kempskie tells us how to start the school year off on the right foot. Also some health tips and new school year resolutions.
(8/7/07 7:28 a.m.) A new report says many businesses may face an IT crisis due to employees using the internet for all the wrong things.
(8/6/07 8:59 a.m.) Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum from the renowned 92nd street Y in Manhattan, have tips for where to send your toddler to school. Also how to make your child's first day of school an enjoyable one.
(8/6/07 8:09 a.m.) James Burnett editor of Best of Boston 2007 talks about how the magazine selects its restaurants and other destinations. Visit www.bostonmagazine.com for more information.
(8/6/07 7:34 a.m.) Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal discusses how theatre companies are spending more money and using creative marketing to lure audience's their way.
(8/3/07 9:02 a.m.) For many, "Underdog" is a beloved cartoon television show from their youth. It follows the adventures of a superhero dog with a shoeshine boy alter ego. A new live action underdog movie debuts on the silver screen Friday. Buck Biggers, Co-Creator of Underdog is here.
(8/3/07 8:06 a.m.) Melissa of the Animal Rescue League of Boston joins NECN's Art Goody with Smurf. She is a 2-year-old domestic short hair cat. If you're interested in adopting Smurf go to www.arlboston.org for more information. This segment is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food. Please visit their site at: www.wellnesspetfood.com
(8/3/07 8:02 a.m.) While many businesses want to go green - there are not enough workers to back up the buzz and fill environmentally-friendly jobs. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(8/2/07 8:07 a.m.) Former Boston Globe editor Jon Katz talks about his new book entitled "Dog Days: Dispatches on Bedlam farm". The book is being called a must read for all animal lovers.
(8/2/07 7:32 a.m.) A new poll out this week shows that U.S. workers want to work for environmentally safe employers, however many are not doing their part to help conserve energy.
(8/1/07 8:58 a.m.) From the time of the Pilgrims until the early 20th century, whaling played a key role in the development of the U.S and much of that history is centered right here, in New England. Author Eric Dolin joins us to discuss his new book, "Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America."
(8/1/07 7:57 a.m.) Oliver August is an Oxford-educated journalist who spent 7 years as the Beijing bureau chief for the Times of London. He's written a book called "Inside the Red Mansion," about an illiterate billionaire-smuggler who ran a luxurious bordello to bribe government officials.
(8/1/07 7:26 a.m.) Gov. Deval Patrick recently filed a $1 billion life sciences job incentive bill that would offer incentives for companies to grow operations in Massachusetts. Can the legislation really help the Bay State compete? Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more.
(7/31/07 8:56 a.m.) Rudy Giuliani is campaigning in New Hampshire ripping his Democratic opponents and what's the latest on the Clinton-Obama dispute? Here to fill us in is James Pindell, author of the primary source on www.boston.com
(7/31/07 8:07 a.m.) He's been compared to Ben Folds and described as an Indie pop rocker -- with a twist. Singer-songwriter Justin Levinson, whose latest album is "1175 Boylston" performs on NECN's Good Morning Live.
(7/30/07 9:03 a.m.) Looking to get a new dog? Dr. Nick Dodman of the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine has tips for what kind is best for you and how to raise it properly. He's part of the faculty at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts. They wrote the book "Puppy's First Steps: The Whole-Dog Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Puppy."
(7/27/07 9:02 a.m.) It's been a hit for years on the small screen, but will "The Simpsons Movie" be a hit with big-screen audiences? The feature length film hits theaters today. Garen Daly, film critic and host of Frugal Yankee radio hour on WNTN 1550 AM is here with more on that and other movies debuting this weekend. Visit www.frugalyankee.com for more information.
(7/27/07 8:43 a.m.) After the scandal at Walter Reed, the president asked a bipartisan commission to look at ways to improve veterans care. Former Senator Bob Dole co-chaired that commission, which issued its report earlier this week. NECN's Karen Swensen asked him as a veteran, how he felt about the reports on substandard care for veterans at Walter Reed hospital.
(7/27/07 7:45 a.m.) Obtaining a liquor license is nearly impossible to do in the city of Boston. In fact, its so tough -- one local landlord is suing TGI fridays over the issue. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(7/26/07 8:53 a.m.) The largest folk festival in the country kicks off Friday in Lowell, Mass. Among the performers will be singer/songwriter James "Slim" Hand. His new album is "The Truth Will Set You Free" and he joins NECN.
(7/26/07 8:27 a.m.) When Hillary Rodham Clinton debated in NH last month, people noticed how good she looked. Her make-up was created and applied by make-up artist Kriss Soterion, owner of Kriss Cosmetics in Manchester. She joins NECN to offer some useful beauty tips.
(7/26/07 7:25 a.m.) A new survey finds the city of Boston is one of the most expensive places to park in the country. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has the story.
(7/25/07 9:01 a.m.) Whether you're looking for a piece of fine jewelry for yourself or that special someone -- Victor Vargas, fashion editor of the Improper Bostonian, is here with a look at what's new.
(7/25/07 7:52 a.m.) Utility giant NStar is hopping on the environmental bandwagon and is offering a new "green" billing option to customers. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(7/24/07 8:57 a.m.) CNN and YouTube hosted a Democratic Presidential debate Monday night. For the first time ever, questions were submitted and posed via internet videos. So did it live up to the hype? James Pindell, blogger and author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com has more.
(7/24/07 8:11 a.m.) The high cost of health care in Massachusetts and a problem dubbed "The Saline Solution" are some of the topics covered in the latest edition of "Commonwealth" Magazine. Here to fill us in is acting editor Michael Jonas.
(7/24/07 7:42 a.m.) Single-family homes and condominium sales continued to fall in June, according to new data this week on the housing market. Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal has more.
(7/23/07 8:56 a.m.) If you're looking for a little summer reading -- Claire Cook has just the answer. The Scituate, Massachusetts, author has four books, including "Must Love Dogs." Her new book is "Life's a Beach."
(7/23/07 7:56 a.m.) There are several new breast cancer studies that have raised a lot of questions and there's a new federal program aimed at fighting childhood obesity. Here to answer our questions is Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, Creator of Pediatrics Now.
(7/23/07 7:52 a.m.) Boston's Citi performing arts center, formerly the Wang center, says its going to focus on technology now to pack the seats with patrons. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(7/20/07 9:16 a.m.) Ed Symkus, Senior Arts Writer and Film Critic for the Boston Tab joins NECN's Mike Nikitas to review "Hairspray," "Sunshine," and other films.
(7/20/07 8:29 a.m.) Matt Filosa of the MSPCA joins NECN's Mike Nikitas with Imani. She is a 2-year-old pit bull. If you're interested in adopting Imani go to www.mspca.org for more information. This segment is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food. Please visit their site at: www.wellnesspetfood.com
(7/20/07 8:23 a.m.) Friday is the big day for wizards, muggles and Harry Potter fans worldwide. The final book "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"- hits bookstores just after midnight. And for the first time, all readers will get a chance to devour the book at the same time. For past books, the braille version was delayed by a month or more. Not this time. Here to tell us more is Diane Croft of the National Braille Press, and one of the biggest Harry Potter fans you'll ever meet -- Marisa Parker.
(7/20/07 8:20 a.m.) When it comes to choosing a location for a small business, New England cities don't rank well, according to a new study. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(7/19/07 8:56 a.m.) George Knight, a DJ from WBOS 92.9 in Boston stops by to talk about what's new in the world of music.
(7/19/07 7:58 a.m.) The small town of Springfield, VT is busy getting ready for Saturday's big premiere of "The Simpsons Movie." The town beat out 13 other Springfield's in a nationwide contest for the right to call itself home of the Simpsons. A man known as "Homer," Tim Kavanaugh, talks to NECN's Mike Nikitas.
(7/19/07 7:27 a.m.) While the new health care reform law in Mass. has only been on the books for a few weeks - hospitals are already concerned that the changes will leave them with too many unpaid patient bills. Joan Goodchild joins us from the Boston Business Journal with more.
(7/18/07 8:57 a.m.) When you think of family-friendly music, chances are the name Ben Rudnick comes to mind. He's hugely popular with kids and he's kicking off the first ever Kids Summer Music Series at the Regatta bar in Cambridge this Sunday. His group's new C.D. is called "Grace's Bell."
(7/18/07 7:26 a.m.) It may be hard to believe, but back-to-school shopping is just around the corner, and this year looks to be a big one for retailers. Joan Goodchild joins us from the Boston Business Journal with more.
(7/17/07 8:58 a.m.) Who's in good shape? Who's in trouble? Who's campaigning in New England this week? James Pindell, author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com joins us with more on all of these topics.
(7/17/07 8:30 a.m.) Can you learn to be happy? Harvard psychology lecturer Tal Ben-Shahar says, absolutely. His new book is "Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment." He will have a book signing and discussion about his book. Visit www.talbenshahar.com for more information.
(7/17/07 8:28 a.m.) The corporate jet, once considered a perk only for CEOs, is becoming an increasingly routine part of business travel. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(7/16/07 8:57 a.m.) If you've ever tried your hand at roses, you know they're beautiful -- but can be prickly to grow. We'll offer you some tips on growing that perfect rose. "The Rose Man," Irwin Ehrenreich is here to show us how. Visit www.therosemannursery.com for more information.
(7/16/07 7:56 a.m.) It's one of the most tightly kept secrets in the world: What happens to Harry Potter? Wizards, witches and muggles everywhere will find out this Friday at midnight. That's when the final Harry Potter book -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" -- comes out. It's sure to be a bittersweet end -- regardless of Harry's fate -- for millions of fans worldwide, including Brendan Kenney who runs the www.marauders-map.org fan website.
(7/16/07 7:50 a.m.) As the state's biotech sector booms - the need for special office space grows. The commercial real estate market is seeing major changes as many Bay State firms now need bio-labs. Joining us with more is Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(7/13/07 8:59 a.m.) Indie Folk Rocker Melissa Ferrick is kicking off the Rock and Blues concert cruise series Friday night in Boston. Her latest album is called "In the Eyes of Strangers." Visit www.melissaferrick.com or www.rockandbluescruise.com for more information.
(7/13/07 8:26 a.m.) Cheryl of the Buddy Dog Humane Society joins NECN's Art Goody with a real Heinz 57. If you're interested in adopting Alli go to Buddy Dog Humane Society for more information. This segment is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food. Please visit their site at: www.wellnesspetfood.com
(7/13/07 8:00 a.m.) Heading to the movies this weekend? Here with a look at some of the new releases is Tom Meek, movie critic for the Boston Phoenix.
(7/13/07 7:53 a.m.) New England's rental housing market may be losing steam. After a period of increases - rents are beginning to fall. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(7/12/07 8:59 a.m.) We welcome back singer/songwriter and Harvard alum Liz Carlisle who has just released her first record called "Big Dreams." She's performing at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset this Sunday.
(7/12/07 7:37 a.m.) New figures reveal that despite all the fanfare around Verizon's launch of television service last year, the company is still the low man on the totem pole. Joan Goodchild from the Boston Business Journal joins us with more.
(7/11/07 10:13 a.m.) We may be in the midst of the dog days of summer, but in the fashion world they have already moved onto the fall. Here with a preview of what's to come is fashion editor for the "Improper Bostonian," Victor Vargas.
(7/11/07 8:25 a.m.) The "Boston Landmarks Orchestra" kicks off a series of free summer concerts on the Esplanade tonight. NECN's Mike Nikitas talks to the orchestra's founder and conductor, Charles Ansbacher and xylophonist Robert Schulz about the show.
(7/11/07 7:33 a.m.) NECN's Karen Swensen talks to Joan Goodchild of the "Boston Business Journal" about a surprising survey that reports slow computers can have quite an impact on workplace productivity.
(7/10/07 7:31 a.m.) Are women-owned businesses falling short when it comes to federal contracts? A new study says uncle sam may not be doling out enough awards to female-run companies. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(7/9/07 8:58 a.m.) Nancy Travis is a film and television actress who grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts. Travis stars in the new TBS sitcom, "The Bill Engvall Show."
(7/9/07 8:13 a.m.) The movie "Transformers" is a big hit with young people, but how young it too young to watch it? Many parent groups are outraged that the PG-13 film has been marketed to pre-schoolers. Here with more on violence in the media and the effect it has on young minds is Pediatrician Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, CEO of Pediatrics Now. It's one of several topics we'll be discussing with her.
(7/9/07 8:08 a.m.) Clergy work extends far beyond typical religious duties these days. In fact, many Massachusetts spiritual leaders now need business know-how to do their jobs. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(7/9/07 7:16 a.m.) The main event at the World Series of Poker continues Monday -- the "Texas No Limit Holdem" competition. It's the largest poker tournament in the world. Thousands of people ante up the $10,000 entry fee to try their hand at becoming world champion. Among those competing -- Bernard Lee, host of the Bernard Lee Poker Show on 1510AM The Zone in Boston.
(7/6/07 8:57 a.m.) Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and Meryl Streep are back on the big screen. Here with a look at some of the summer hits and whether they live up to their hype is Ed Symkus, senior arts writer for Community Newspaper Company.
(7/6/07 8:34 a.m.) Kate O'Donnel of the Metro South MSPCA joins NECN's Art Goody with a special hampster up for adoption. If you're interested in finding a good home for Trinket, please contact the MSPCA at (617) 522-5055. This segment is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food. Please visit their site at: www.wellnesspetfood.com
(7/6/07 8:38 a.m.) The new film "You Kill Me" is out Friday. It's a dark comedy starring Ben Kingsley, Luke Wilson, and Tea Leoni. Kingsley plays a hit man who's also a recovering alcoholic. Our own Mike Nikitas spoke to director John Dahl. He asked him what made him think of making a comedy out of such potentially dark material.
(7/5/07 8:58 a.m.) What's old is new again in the world of music. Here to tell us about the newest releases is George Knight, DJ at WBOS 92.9.
(7/5/07 7:58 a.m.) Imagine being able to play in the world series for just $10,000. Well, you can -- if it's the "World Series of Poker." The top poker tournament in the world is open to any and all who ante up the dough. More than 8,000 competitors vied for the $12 million top prize last year. Bernard Lee is the host of the Bernard Lee Poker Show on 1510 AM the zone in Boston. This year's main event kicks off Friday in Las Vegas.
(7/4/07 7:28 a.m.) If you are planning to celebrate the fourth of July with your own backyard celebration, then you need to know the legal risks involved. Lexington, Mass. Attorney Gina Ghioldi joins with the important information.
(7/3/07 8:56 a.m.) The latest american research group survey shows Senator Barack Obama gaining ground on Hillary Clinton. She remains in the lead with 34% but Obama has closed the gap to 9 points. John Edwards remains in third with 11%. on the republican side, Mitt Romney has surged into the lead with 27%. Former poll leader John McCain is in second at 21%. Rudy Giuliani has 19% and Fred Thompson is at 10. For more on the race for president, we're joined by James Pindell, blogger and author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com.
(7/3/07 8:00 a.m.) The incidence of twins increased more than 65% between 1980 and 2002. That means more families with multiples. That's the focus of this month's Parents and Kids magazine. Editor Heather Kempskie is here to talk about the facts and myths about twins. NECN's own Leslie Gaydos is featured with her own twins. Visit Parents and Kids for more information.
(7/3/07 7:34 a.m.) Many think restaurants are the most heavily fined businesses in Massachusetts. Makes sense-- we often hear about unclean conditions. You may be surprised that state officials more frequently crack down on your local hair and nail salon. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(7/2/07 8:58 a.m.) This weekend's terror attacks have the United Kingdom on it's highest terror alert. What is the response to an incident like this for the United States -- and what role does the U.S. Navy play? Vice Admiral Paul Sullivan, Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command is here with more.
(7/2/07 7:56 a.m.) What good is a phone if you can't use it? Thousands stood in line to buy apple's new iPhone. But owners have been complaining about service activation problems with AT&T. The company says the situation is improving -- they just had too many people snap up the new gadget. So was it worth the wait? Andy Ihnatko is a technology columnist for the Chicago Sun Times and his latest book is "iPod: Fully Loaded."
(7/2/07 7:53 a.m.) The aging baby boomer population is turning out to be a boon for yet another segment of business -- the real estate, home and design industry. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(6/29/07 8:56 a.m.) Many new films are hitting the big screen this weekend. Some are for adults - such as Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Sicko" - while others are aimed at children - like the latest Pixar film "Ratatouille". Here to sort out the good from the bad is Garen Daly, film critic and host of the Frugal Yankee Radio Hour on WNTN 1550 AM.
(6/29/07 8:09 a.m.) Kate O'Donnel of the Metro South MSPCA joins NECN's Art Goody with a special cat up for adoption. If you're interested in finding a good home for Tango, please contact the MSPCA at (617) 522-5055.
(6/29/07 8:21 a.m.) The world wide web has proven to be a powerful tool for consumers as they shop for automobiles. The Boston Business Journal's Joan Goodchild joins us to explain how car dealerships are responding.
(6/29/07 7:55 a.m.) A hometown hero is back on Planet Earth after breaking a record as the first woman to spend 195 days in space. Sunita Lyn "Suni" Williams of Needham, Mass. joined NECN's Mike Nikitas via satellite to talk about being an astronaut and her hopes for the future of space travel.
(6/28/07 9:02 a.m.) The Boston music scene has been abuzz over singer songwriter Larissa Maestro. This morning, she joined NECN's Karen Swensen for a chat and to perform a song from her new album "Maybe Later". Larissa performs tonight (Thursday) at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, Mass.
(6/28/07 8:25 a.m.) Are ticket scalpers exploitive criminals or are they providing a helpful service to the public? Boston Business Journal reporter Joan Goodchild joins us with the results of a public opinion poll.
(6/27/07 8:57 a.m.) Outlandish 80s-inspired fashion accessories are back on the runways, and joining us to explain is Victor Vargas, fashion stylist and fashion editor at the Improper Bostonian magazine.
(6/27/07 8:15 a.m.) With the weather heating up, it's the perfect time to hit the sand and surf, but not all beaches were created equally! We brought in Boston Magazine's travel editor Sascha de Gersdorff to talk about their "Beach Bum's Guide" of the Best New England Beaches.
(6/27/07 7:39 a.m.) With a major phase of Massachusetts' health reform law taking effect at the end of the month, many businesses are finding themselves unprepared. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us with details.
(6/26/07 8:55 a.m.) James Pindell, Blogger and Author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com is here to fill us in on the latest news regarding presidential politics including Mitt Romney giving money to his campaign for a second time and the possible impact Michael Moore's film "Sicko" will have on the campaign.
(6/26/07 8:31 a.m.) Are you a neat freak? Or a slob? Or maybe you're married to one or the other. Either way, never fear. Organize Magazine is here. It is the brainchild of Massachusetts resident Joyce Dorny. It's dedicated to helping people tackle their organizational needs.
(6/26/07 7:43 a.m.) This week's Boston Business Journal features its annual best places to work list. So, who tops the list? The Boston Business Journal's Joan Goodchild joins us with that story.
(6/25/07 8:55 a.m.) His debut novel became an international sensation -- the story of a boy haunted by betraying his childhood friend, set amidst the tumultous backdrop of war-torn Afghanistan. "The Kite Runner" made novelist Khaled Hosseini a household name. His new novel is another epic set in Afghanistan. Hosseini previews "A Thousand Splendid Suns."
(6/25/07 7:54 a.m.) Pediatrician Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe offers some advice on to how to protect your children from nasty bug bites, allergies and video game additions. www.pediatricsnow.com
(6/25/07 7:23 a.m.) Going green is one of the latest trends in development, except when it comes to the luxury housing market in Massachusetts. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal explains.
(6/22/07 8:53 a.m.) Actor John Cusak's latest movie is a supernatural thriller about a man who debunks supposed paranormal phenomena. NECN's Karen Swensen sits down with Cusack to discuss "1408."
(6/22/07 7:59 a.m.) Cheryl Major of Buddy Dog in Sudbury, Mass. joins NECN along with Anastasia. This gorgeous Puerto Rican rescue is looking for a good home. www.buddydoghs.org
(6/22/07 7:24 a.m.) A new survey of the country's non-profit agencies finds the Boston area fell in rank when it comes to fund-raising efficiency. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has the details.
(6/21/07 8:53 a.m.) With a look at what's hot in the world of music this week we're joined by George Knight, host of Over Easy After Dark on WBOS 92.9.
(6/21/07 7:53 a.m.) The golf industry appears to be in decline and now local clubs are forced to refocus their business strategies. Boston Business Journal reporter Joan Goodchild joins us with the details.
(6/20/07 8:59 a.m.) The PGA Champions Tour returns to Concord, Massachusetts after being rained out last year. This year, a professional golfer from Acton, Mass., Kirk Hanefeld is among those competing. He joined NECN's Mike Nikitas to discuss the tournament and golf in general.
(6/20/07 7:49 a.m.) Italian restaurant chain Bertucci's is facing legal action after allegedly failing to follow a federal law that prevents retailers from printing sensitive credit card information on receipts. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us with details.
(6/19/07 8:59 a.m.) How do you define presidential courage? President Ronald Reagan is often credited with confronting the Soviets and causing the collapse of the Soviet Union. Historian Michael Beschloss says it was his dialogue with Soviet leaders that was truly courageous. He has a new book called "Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989."
(6/19/07 8:15 a.m.) It's time to talk presidential politics and here to fill us in on what the candidates are doing this week and how the voters are responding is blogger James Pindell. He is the author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com.
(6/18/07 8:16 a.m.) Today is the official observance of "Bunker Hill Day" in Suffolk County Massachusetts. A new book takes a look at John Stark, one of the heroes of the famous battle against the British. The book is called "John Stark: Maverick General." Author Ben Rose joins us.
(6/18/07 7:47 a.m.) A new survey suggests parents of today's college grads are finding their way into corporate america's hiring decisions -- some even sitting in on their kids job interview. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(6/15/07 8:59 a.m.) Maybe the perfect Father's Day gift for your dad is as simple as a trip to the movie theater. With a look at what's hitting the big screen this weekend, we're joined by Tom Meek, film critic for the Boston Phoenix.
(6/15/07 8:07 a.m.) With Father's Day just around the corner, we're joined by an author who offers a light-hearted look at becoming a dad. Craig Boreth wrote "How to Feel Manly in a Minivan: The Desperate Dad's Survival Guide" and he chats with NECN's Mike Nikitas about the ups and downs of fatherhood.
(6/15/07 8:06 a.m.) In this week's Adopt a Pet segment, we're joined by Matt Filosa of the Boston MSPCA who has a cute 7-year-old dachshund named Myers. If you're interested in adopting Myers, please contact the Boston MSPCA at (617) 522-5055. This segment is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food.
(6/15/07 7:31 a.m.) The Commonwealth of Massachusetts spends a lot of time and money licensing everything from doctors to architects to barbers. As we hear from Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal, that list could grow even longer this year.
(6/14/07 8:55 a.m.) Some people call her the best female vocalist the Hub has to offer. Check out her performance and decide for yourself. Juliet Lloyd has a brand new album out, "Leave the Light On", and she's releasing it Friday, June 15th at Union Street in Newton, Mass.
(6/14/07 8:20 a.m.) The highest ranking member of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Thad W. Allen, joins us to discuss how his agency managed response and recovery operations after major emergencies including Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, and how we can be better prepared for natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
(6/14/07 7:35 a.m.) As more internet users surf the net for video content, Boston-area businesses are trying to make money off the trend. Joining us with the details is Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(6/13/07 8:55 a.m.) Fashion stylist and fashion editor for the Improper Bostonian magazine, Victor Vargas, has some hot summer fashion tips for those of you who will be traveling.
(6/13/07 7:59 a.m.) This Saturday marks the 47th Annual Mount Washington Road Race in New Hampshire. Media liaison John Stifler and 2004 Champion Jonathan Wyatt, who holds the race record, join NECN.
(6/13/07 7:26 a.m.) Job seekers beware of what you post online -- more employers are now checking out job candidates on the Web before they hire them. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal explains.
(6/13/07 6:56 a.m.) The world's best golfers will converge on Norton, Mass. in late August for this year's Deutsche Bank Championship. Director of the Deutsche Bank Championship, Eric Baldwin, has the details.
(6/12/07 8:58 a.m.) A new democratic poll out of New Hampshire shows Hillary Clinton with a larger lead following last week's debate. Meanwhile, Republican Fred Thompson continues to gain momentum despite not even being officially entered in the race. Blogger James Pindell who writes "The Primary Source" on www.boston.com has the latest.
(6/12/07 8:03 a.m.) The countdown to Father's Day is on, just 5 days left to pick out that perfect gift. If you just can't think of something affordable and original, you're in luck. Garen Daly, co-host of the Frugal Yankee Radio Hour, on WNTN 1550 am radio is here with some helpful, frugal tips. For more information visit Frugal Yankee
(6/12/07 7:40 a.m.) Canton-based electronics retailer Tweeter home entertainment group says they are filing for bankruptcy. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(6/11/07 8:57 a.m.) The Sopranos ambiguous ending makes you wonder if there won't be some future for the well-loved mob family on the big screen. If you stay up to watch, you weren't alone, millions of Americans tuned in for the final episode of The Sopranos on HBO. We're going to talk about the series finale with actor Frank Santorelli , who played Georgie, the bartender at the Bada Bing.
(6/11/07 7:59 a.m.) With the summer vacation season upon us -- it's time for the kids to head outside. So what can you do to ensure that your children will be safe no matter what they do this summer? Joining us is Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, the creator of Pediatrics Now and also columnist and blogger for Parents and Kids Magazine.
(6/11/07 7:35 a.m.) Corporate scandals aren't normally good for business. But they've been big bucks lately for a number of software and consulting companies in Massachusetts. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(6/8/07 8:59 a.m.) With our weekly analysis of what's new at the cinema this weekend, NECN's Mike Nikitas chats with Ed Symkus, senior arts critic for the Community Newspaper Co. This week we look at "Ocean's 13", "Surf's Up" and "Day Watch".
(6/8/07 8:00 a.m.) In this week's Adopt a Pet segment, Melissa Cox of the Boston Animal Rescue League joins NECN's Karen Swenson to show off "Shelby". He's 3-year-old and needs a home! If you would like to adopt "Snowball" or any of his furry friends, please call: 617-426-9170 or visit http://www.arlboston.org for more information. This segment is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food.
(6/8/07 7:27 a.m.) The love and affection that Bay Staters shower upon their pets is helping to fuel growth in Massachusetts' veterinary industry. Joining us with the details is Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(6/7/07 9:02 a.m.) If you're looking for refreshing new music, you may want to consider looking to the past. WBOS DJ George Knight joins us with a look at new albums by a few well-known artists. You can hear George Knight every weekday night from 7 p.m. until midnight on WBOS 92.9.
(6/7/07 8:00 a.m.) Political veteran Bob Shrum joins NECN's Mike Nikitas for a candid chat about presidential political campaigns. Shrum has had helped many Congressional candidates get into office, but he is also well-known for his failed attempts at getting Al Gore and John Kerry into the White House. Shrum is out with a new tell-all book entitled "No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner", which has attracted attention for its unflattering portrayal of Shrum's former client John Edwards.
(6/7/07 7:29 a.m.) Boston Mayor Tom Menino is urging Massachusetts lawmakers to dish out his proposal for a local meals tax to help raise municipal revenues. Joining us with the details is Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(6/6/07 7:47 a.m.) With political analysis of the Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, we're joined from Manchester, New Hampshire by blogger James Pindell. He's author of The Primary Source, the Boston Globe's 2008 election blog.
(6/6/07 8:21 a.m.) A new survey suggests companies who give back to the community win the admiration not only of those benefiting from their philanthropy, but also from employees of the firm who can take pride in its good will. Boston Business Journal reporter Joan Goodchild joins us with the details.
(6/5/07 8:55 a.m.) One of the great things about summer -- is the food. Seasonal favorites, barbeques, and more are featured in this months Boston Magazine summer food guide. Here to fill us in is James Burnett, Executive Editor of Boston Magazine.
(6/5/07 8:13 a.m.) How much does a name brand college degree matter when it comes to career success? Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(6/5/07 8:03 a.m.) Is America an empire? Are we an empire in decline? If so, what can we do about it? Those are the questions raised in the new book, Are We Rome: The Fall of an Empire and The Fate of America. Cullen Murphy is the former editor of the Atlantic Monthly, and currently an editor-at-large at Vanity Fair.
(6/4/07 8:58 a.m.) Eight candidates squared off at St. Anselm's ollege in New Hampshire Sunday night. Joining us from the Manchester Union Leader with his own take on the evening is James Pindell, author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com.
(6/4/07 8:03 a.m.) Looking for just the right father's day gift? With school vacation just around the corner, want to keep your kids entertained with some summer family fun? Heather Kempskie, editor of "Parents and Kids Magazine" joins us with some tips. Visit Parents & Kids for more tips and information.
(6/4/07 7:56 a.m.) Boston-area business are spending more on events and meetings -- and that means big money for party and meeting planners in the state. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(6/1/07 8:00 a.m.) As Wedding Week comes to a close on Good Morning Live, we conduct a complete bridal makeover with the help of stylist Dandy Poirier of Shag Salon in Boston and Leslie Deangelo of VOWS Bridal Outlet in Newton.
(6/1/07 8:58 a.m.) As Wedding Week comes to a close on Good Morning Live, we conduct a complete bridal makeover with the help of stylist Dandy Poirier of Shag Salon in Boston and Leslie Deangelo of Vows Bridal Outlet in Newton.
(6/1/07 8:39 a.m.) On the final day of Wedding Week on Good Morning Live, we are joined by Kelly Delaney, owner of Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, Massachusetts with some inspired creations sure to amaze and delight wedding guests.
(6/1/07 8:08 a.m.) An inspirational story of a young girl struggling to play competitive soccer is the subject of a new film opening in theaters today. "Gracie" is based on the true story of of Oscar nominated actress Elizabeth Shue. She collaborated on the film with her brother, Andrew Shue, who is also an actor and soccer player. Shue is played by actress Carly Schroeder, and all three dropped by NECN's studios to chat about the film.
(6/1/07 7:57 a.m.) It's a constant challenge in the Bay State, finding qualified workers to staff growing companies. Boston Business Journal reporter Joan Goodchild joins us with details on which sectors are suffering the most and how firms are coping with the shortage.
(5/31/07 8:59 a.m.) She already sang background vocals for George Micheal, Mary J. Blige, and Kelly Clarkson. Now, jazz vocalist Tiwa Savage is breaking out on her own. She's part of the Boston Pops Berklee Jazz café featuring up and coming performers. On this segment of Good Morning Live, the native Nigerian demonstrates her vocal talents.
(5/31/07 8:25 a.m.) Good Morning Live's "wedding Week" continues with a look at some of the hottest honeymoon destinations including the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America. Jessica Labaire from TNT Vacations joins NECN's Mike Nikitas with more.
(5/31/07 8:04 a.m.) Boston Business Journal reporter Joan Goodchild joins us with a look at diversity in the workforce, and how employee perceptions compare with statistics.
(5/30/07 9:03 a.m.) With the Memorial Day behind us and the unofficial start of summer underway, we're spending the week looking at weddings with our Good Morning Live "Wedding Week." In this segment, we take a look at wedding music and hear a live performance of the legendary Boston wedding band "Flipside".
(5/30/07 8:39 a.m.) With the unofficial start of summer behind us, Good Morning Live is devoting the week to looking at everything related to planning your wedding. In this "wedding Week" segment - Victor Vargas, fashion stylist and fashion editor at the Improper Bostonian - looks at ways to heat up the beach with honeymoon swimwear.
(5/30/07 8:20 a.m.) Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff of summer & of the summer wedding season. All this week we're taking a look at weddings with our Good Morning Live "Wedding Week." In this segment, Louise Reilly Sacco of the Frugal Yankee joins us with helpful advice on stretching your wedding budget.
(5/30/07 7:34 a.m.) A new survey out this week finds more employees are falsely using sick days simply to take time off work. Joining us with the details is Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(5/29/07 9:22 a.m.) Weddings are supposed to be the perfect day for the bride and groom. But there's nothing like a wedding to bring out boorish behavior and thorny etiquette problems for all involved. Judith Bowman of Protocol Consultants International is here. Log on to www.protocolconsultants.com for more information.
(5/29/07 8:18 a.m.) Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff of summer & of the summer wedding season. All this week we're taking a look at weddings with our Good Morning Live "Wedding Week." Attorney Gina Ghioldi is here to talk about getting what you paid for and more for the blushing bride and groom. Visit www.ghioldilaw.com for more information.
(5/29/07 7:40 a.m.) Now that wedding season is here, many soon-to-be brides and grooms are anxiously awaiting the big day. But besides romance, there is also the financial aspect of a wedding -- and the planning and costs that need to be considered for the event. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(5/25/07 8:56 a.m.) Earthfest kicks off Saturday on the Hatch Shell in Boston. Musician Tim Blane will be one of the performers. He has a new CD entitled Clockwork. Visit www.timblane.com for more information.
(5/25/07 8:39 a.m.) It's Friday which means another batch of new movies are hitting theatres. This weekend features one of the summer's bigger blockbusters, the third installment of Pirates of the Caribbean. For a look at Pirates and a few other films is Community Newspaper Arts critic Ed Symkus.
(5/25/07 8:40 a.m.) In this week's Adopt a Pet segment, Melissa Cox of the Animal Rescue League joins NECN's Art Goody to show off "Snowball." He's 3-year-old and needs a home! If you would like to adopt "Snowball" or any of his furry friends, please call: 617-426-9170 or visit www.arlboston.org for more information. This segment is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food.
(5/25/07 8:41 a.m.) In today's Boston Business Journal - a look at family-run businesses. The Bay State is home to a number of them - some of them well-known entities that have become brand names unto themselves. Joining us with more is Joan Goodchild.
(5/24/07 9:06 a.m.) Live music fans are getting ready for Boston's Earth Fest, set for this Saturday. Joining us with a look at what to expect is WBOS DJ George Knight.
(5/24/07 7:42 a.m.) A new survey suggests many business owners feel they would be better off without spending money on an image consultant. Boston Business Journal reporter Joan Goodchild joins us to explain.
(5/23/07 8:59 a.m.) Musician Warren Zevon is perhaps best know for classic hits like "Lawyers Guns and Money." The man behind the music was a engaging but troubled soul who battled alcohol and substance abuse. He died after a well publicized battle with cancer in 2003. Author, Crystal Zevon, Warren Zevon's former wife and lifelong friend is here to talk about her book "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" which chronicles his life.
(5/23/07 7:41 a.m.) A number of area colleges and universities are divesting holdings that are related to the African nation of Sudan. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal joins us with more.
(5/22/07 8:55 a.m.) A new poll out of Iowa shows Mitt Romney leading the Republican candidates and John Edwards at the top of the Democratic pack. Joining NECN to discuss the 2008 race for president is James Pindell of Boston.com.
(5/22/07 7:58 a.m.) Conspiracy theories still linger about the assassination of John F Kennedy Jr. One man who has sought to debunk those theories is former Charles Manson prosecutor, Vincent Bugliosi. He joins NECN to talk about his new book, 'Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F Kennedy.'
(5/22/07 7:30 a.m.) A survey in this week's Boston Business Journal finds a lot of things irk employees around the conference table. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal takes a closer look.
(5/21/07 8:55 a.m.) Frank Santorelli, "Georgie" the bartender in the Bada Bing is also a Boston comedian performing a brand new one-man show at Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway in Somerville, Massachusetts on May 23rd and 30th. It's called "Frank Santorelli: A Life Making People Laugh".
(5/21/07 8:02 a.m.) William Martin has sold millions of books in his nearly 30 year writing career. His most popular novels combine history and the mystery-thriller in what has become almost his own genre. His latest book, "The Lost Constitution" is no different.
(5/21/07 7:50 a.m.) Workers under 40 may simply seem like the "young ones" in the company to older employees. But these under-40s will soon represent the majority of the workforce -- and understanding what makes them tick is going to be crucial to business success. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.
(5/18/07 7:58 a.m.) In this week's Adopt a Pet segment, Matt Filosa of the Boston MSPCA joins NECN's Art Goody to show off "Diego." He's a pit bull mix and needs a home! If you would like to adopt "Diego" or any of his furry friends, please call: (617) 522-5055 or visit: www.mspca.org. This segment is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food. Please visit their site at: www.wellnesspetfood.com/necn.
(5/18/07 7:25 a.m.) Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick is touting plans for a billion dollar life sciences initiative that was announced at last week's bio industry convention in Boston. Some industry insiders say businesses are going to have a hard time putting that plan into place. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more.
(5/17/07 8:59 a.m.) The latest in the series of $1 coins to honor US presidents comes out Thursday. This one honors the nation's second president, John Adams. Joining us to talk about $1 coins of the past and how they stack up against the new presidential $1 coin is currency expert Tom Caldwell of Northeast Numismatics.
(5/17/07 7:55 a.m.) It might not seem like the optimal time to open a new bank in Massachusetts, but thats not stopping several applicants from seeking government approval to launch new financial institutions. Details from Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(5/17/07 7:57 a.m.) With summer right around the corner, we're joined by Victor Vargas, fashion stylist and fashion editor at the Improper Bostonian Magazine, with advice on how to look your best.
(5/16/07 8:06 a.m.) Law firms in the greater Boston area are experiencing a surge in business this year, and joining us now to explain why is Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(5/15/07 8:58 a.m.) recording artist, April Verch, is a Canadian fiddle and step-dancing champion and singer. Her repertoire also features traditional and contemporary tunes ranging in source and inspiration from Quebecois to the Appalachians, from Bluegrass to Brazilian Visit www.aprilverch.com for more information.
(5/15/07 8:18 a.m.) The Republican candidates debate for a second time. Political blogger James Pindell, author of the The Primary Source on www.boston.com joins is with his thoughts and insights.
(5/14/07 9:01 a.m.) Robots do everything -- from helping with surgeries, to delivering mail -- even playing soccer. With robots designed to recognize human emotions and utilize artificial intelligence -- are they becoming more and more like us? Lee Gutkind, a writing professor at the University of Pittsburgh, takes a look inside the intensely competitive world of robot engineering in his new book, Almost Human: Making Robots Think.
(5/14/07 8:06 a.m.) No doubt with the school year winding down and kids about to embark on a long summer break, they're looking forward to all the free time. You want to make sure their vacation is problem free. Joining us to talk about this and more in our family health segment is Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, pediatrician and creator of www.pediatricsnow.com.
(5/14/07 7:54 a.m.) After a slow period, it's shaping up to be a great year for the Massachusetts hotel market. Joining us with more is Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(5/11/07 8:57 a.m.) Community Newspaper Co. Arts critic Ed Symkus joins NECN's Mike Nikitas for a look at some of the big movies hitting theaters this weekend including 28 Weeks Later, Waitress, The Dead Girl, and Breaking and Entering.
(5/11/07 8:48 a.m.) In this week's Adopt a Pet segment, Cheryl Major from Buddy Dog brings in two beagle sisters, Bonnie and Tina. If you're interested in giving these dogs a home, give Buddy Dog a call at (978) 443-6990. This segment is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food.
(5/11/07 8:15 a.m.) For those looking for some original gift ideas for Mother's Day - regardless of your budget - we are joined by Louise Reilly Sacco of the Frugal Yankee and the Frugal Yankee Radio Hour.
(5/11/07 8:04 a.m.) Boston-area restaurants are struggling to find qualified line cooks. With the details, we're joined by Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal.
(5/10/07 9:12 a.m.) What's hot in the world of music this week? Here to fill us in is George Knight from WBOS. This week's picks include Elvis Costello and Pete Yorn.
(5/10/07 8:27 a.m.) It's a tournament that can make or break the career of a pro golfer. The PGA tour qualifying tournament is often called the Fifth Major. "Tales from Q School: Inside Golf's Fifth Major" author John Feinstein talks with NECN's Mike Nikitas about this.
(5/10/07 7:56 a.m.) A recent survey shows 8 out of 10 Americans think a lack of courtesy at work is a major problem nationwide. For tips on how to put your best foot forward in the business world, we're joined by author Judy Bowman.
(5/10/07 7:26 a.m.) Buzzwords and business jargon abound in the office-- which words are the most grating to Bay State workers? Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal takes a look.
(5/9/07 8:58 a.m.) A musician from Massachusetts is attracting national attention with her distinct blend of blues, country and rock. Danielle Miraglia's new CD "Nothing Romantic" has been receiving great reviews, and Thursday night, Miraglia performs at Club Passim in Cambridge.
(5/8/07 8:58 a.m.) A new poll by Survey USA out of New Hampshire has Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leading. James Pindell, blogger and author of the Primary Source on www.boston.com is here to discuss the latest news in Presidential Politics.
(5/8/07 8:14 a.m.) Now that your spring cleaning is done, you're probably ready to tackle those home improvements, but not about to do it yourself? Here to tell you what you need to know before you hire that contractor is Lexington attorney Gina Ghioldi. Go to www.ghioldilaw.com for more information.
(5/8/07 7:42 a.m.) Just in time for this week's Bio Convention in Boston, a new report says Massachusetts is leading in the life sciences sector, but growth may be short-lived. Joan Goodchild of the Boston Business Journal has more.
(5/7/07 7:33 a.m.) The Bio Convention in Boston this week will also serve up some major business for city businesses. Joining us with more, Joan Goodchild of Boston Business Journal.