Boston 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 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 A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard http://www.kunc.org/post/year-after-bombings-some-say-boston-strong-has-gone-overboard The phrase Boston Strong emerged almost immediately after last year's marathon bombings as an unofficial motto of a city responding to tragedy. But now some are wondering whether the slogan is being overused.<p>The words are everywhere: Boston Strong is plastered on cars, cut into the grass at Fenway, tattooed on arms, bedazzled on sweatshirts and printed on T-shirts (and everything else).<p>"We have Boston Strong bracelets, we have car magnets, little money pouches, we have mints," says Catherine Thomas, manager of a souvenir shop in Quincy Market. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:01:16 +0000 Tovia Smith 55346 at http://www.kunc.org A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard 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 Boston Police Chief Is Stepping Down http://www.kunc.org/post/boston-police-chief-stepping-down Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, who became a nationally known figure as he led his department's response to <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=177885882" target="_blank">last April's bombings at the Boston Marathon</a>, announced Monday that he's stepping down after seven years in the job.<p>"It's time for me to try other things," the 57-year-old Davis told reporters. Among the first opportunities he said he may take advantage of is a fellowship at Harvard.<p>The police chief said he expects to leave the department in the next 30 to 60 days. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:51:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49937 at http://www.kunc.org Boston Police Chief Is Stepping Down