Massachusetts http://www.kunc.org en A Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner http://www.kunc.org/post/witness-bombing-nurse-returns-boston-runner <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday <em>brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>As a volunteer for the 2013 Boston Marathon, nurse <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/03/23/292163825/fate-sets-up-a-date-with-the-boston-marathon">Amelia Nelson</a> thought should would be there to help runners as they came across the finish line.<p>"Our whole mission was to make sure that we kinda talked to people as they came across the finish line, ask them how their time was, make sure that they were oriented, make Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:53:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55617 at http://www.kunc.org A Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth http://www.kunc.org/post/sen-elizabeth-warren-writes-worldview-shaped-youth Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren became an unlikely media star following the 2008 financial crisis.<p>She was a plainspoken law professor from Harvard who advocated on behalf of families and consumers affected by the Wall Street meltdown.<p>Warren was brought to Washington to help monitor the multibillion-dollar bank bailout package.<p>As part of that work, Warren helped to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — a watchdog agency that oversees and enforces consumer finance laws.<p>Republican opposition kept Warren from being nominated as the bureau's director. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:21:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55540 at http://www.kunc.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels http://www.kunc.org/post/after-losing-leg-woman-walks-her-own-4-inch-heels Returning to watch the Boston Marathon was never a question for Heather Abbott. After losing her leg in the bombing last year, watching the race is just one item on a long list of things she did before and intends to do again. Also on that list: wearing 4-inch heels.<p>"Sometimes, I think: Why am I doing this to myself? Because I could just wear regular flat shoes," Abbott says. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:02:02 +0000 Tovia Smith 55474 at http://www.kunc.org After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels In New Exhibit, Running Shoes Are Potent Symbol Of Boston Bombing http://www.kunc.org/post/new-exhibit-running-shoes-are-potent-symbol-boston-bombing In the wake of most tragedies, makeshift memorials fill up with flowers and teddy bears. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:01:27 +0000 55258 at http://www.kunc.org In New Exhibit, Running Shoes Are Potent Symbol Of Boston Bombing Gay Candidate May Help Mass. GOP End Losing Streak http://www.kunc.org/post/gay-candidate-may-help-mass-gop-end-losing-streak Republicans in Massachusetts have lost the past 92 U.S. House races. That's a staggering number — the worst GOP drought in the country.<p>But analysts say this year the party might have a man who could snap that losing streak. He is vying for a seat in the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District, just north of Boston.<p>In many ways, Richard Tisei is a quintessential New England politician. He even sports the classic side-part hairstyle with a bit of that Kennedy swoosh. Old ladies tell him he's handsome. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:14:00 +0000 55244 at http://www.kunc.org Gay Candidate May Help Mass. GOP End Losing Streak