Tovia Smith Tovia Smith is an award-winning NPR News National Desk correspondent based in Boston.
Stories By

Tovia Smith

Obama's Immigration Action Brings Joy, Sadness For Undocumented Irish

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/366851892/366851893" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Agent Illustrateur/Getty Images/Ikon Images

Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/365460145/365638453" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/360179299/360179300" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/359875452/359892984" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A group of professors at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., has slammed the school's new sexual assault policy, saying it gives victims an unfair advantage. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/356424999/356451470" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/352538374/352538375" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
iStockphoto

Some Accused Of Sexual Assault On Campus Say System Works Against Them

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/345312997/345428599" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

One of many demonstrations highlighting what has been called a national epidemic of campus sexual assault. Wolfram Burner/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Wolfram Burner/Flickr

How Campus Sexual Assaults Came To Command New Attention

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/339822696/339878643" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/336766002/336766003" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Boston Bombing Suspect's Friend Is Convicted On Obstruction Charges

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/333737358/333737359" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen stands at the painted edge of a 35-foot buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston in December. She says she'll fight Massachusetts' new bill just like she did the last one. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Steven Senne/AP

After Abortion Ruling, Mass. Pushes To Replace Buffer Zone Law

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/332584617/332636981" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Teens say their parents are teaching them that success smells sweeter than kindness. Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Flickr

For Most Kids, Nice Finishes Last

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/331346884/331425926" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tom Robichaud launched his business, Discreet Intervention, six months ago. Here, he works his dog in a vacant office building, hitting on a cylinder containing cocainelike drugs. Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe via Getty Images

Drug-Sniffing Dogs Ease Parents' Minds — Or Confirm Their Fears

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/331362828/332050523" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

First Trial Begins For A Friend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/329731496/329731497" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

High Court Ruling Sends Abortion Clinics Scrambling To Adjust

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/325909246/325909247" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript