NEXT Our laboratory is all of New England — one of America's oldest places — at a time of change. The show is about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and its population is aging fast. Through original reporting and interviews, we ask important questions about the issues we explore: where are we now? How did we get here? And what's next?
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Our laboratory is all of New England — one of America's oldest places — at a time of change. The show is about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and its population is aging fast. Through original reporting and interviews, we ask important questions about the issues we explore: where are we now? How did we get here? And what's next?

Most Recent Episodes

Protests Spark Some Police Reforms in New England; The Case Against Call-Out Culture

Following the rise of protests against police brutality, we look at what has changed, from police reforms to employee walk-outs. Also on this week's show, we talk to an activist who says today's call-out culture is toxic — and advocates "calling in." Plus, refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo find community in an Orthodox Armenian church in Rhode Island.

Protests Spark Some Police Reforms in New England; The Case Against Call-Out Culture

Teachers Consider Quitting Job In Face Of Health Risks; A Doctor Vows To Speak Up Against Racism

This week on NEXT, we hear from teachers who are agonizing over going back to school and putting their families and themselves at risk — or quitting their jobs. Plus, a doctor who has experienced racism vows to stop being silent when she witnesses injustice. And we remember a Black transgender woman whose brutal murder in Boston helped spark a global movement.

Teachers Consider Quitting Job In Face Of Health Risks; A Doctor Vows To Speak Up Against Racism

Divorcing After Fighting For Marriage Equality; Insulting Cops Lands NH Man In 1st Amendment Dispute

This week, in a special episode of NEXT, we listen to a collection of award-winning stories from the New England News Collaborative — from the divorced couple that was the face of marriage equality in Massachusetts, to a close look at a First Amendment dispute in New Hampshire.

Divorcing After Fighting For Marriage Equality; Insulting Cops Lands NH Man In 1st Amendment Dispute

The Debate Over Controversial Statues; Heat Waves And How COVID-19 Complicates Efforts To Stay Cool

This week on NEXT, New Englanders debate the removal of controversial statues. Plus, Connecticut is refusing to reveal the cost of some taxpayer-funded coronavirus tests. And we look at how the pandemic and climate change are complicating efforts in New Hampshire to stay cool during this hot summer.

The Debate Over Controversial Statues; Heat Waves And How COVID-19 Complicates Efforts To Stay Cool

We Changed For COVID. What About The Climate Crisis?; How Companies Say They'll Fight Racism

The pandemic forced many of us into new habits. Why can't we do that with climate change? This week on NEXT, why seismic lifestyle shifts to help the environment could be possible right now. Plus, how the business community is addressing systemic racism. And the tension over thru-hikers who resisted calls to quit the Appalachian Trail during the pandemic.

We Changed For COVID. What About The Climate Crisis?; How Companies Say They'll Fight Racism

Tackling The Anticipated Rise In Evictions; Investing In 'Green' Pandemic Recovery

Eviction cases are expected to soar this summer. This week on NEXT, the debate over extending an eviction moratorium. Plus, a recent night of vandalism in Providence, Rhode Island, was blamed on "outside agitators" — the story is much more complicated. And 16 ideas for investing in a green pandemic recovery.

Tackling The Anticipated Rise In Evictions; Investing In 'Green' Pandemic Recovery

Tips For Avoiding Coronavirus As States Reopen; The U.S.'s Worst COVID-19 Racial Disparity...

This week on NEXT, how to stay safe during a pandemic as reopening continues in New England. Plus, Maine has the worst racial disparity for coronavirus infections in the country — we'll talk about why. And a tattoo artist that covers up racist tattoos for free gets an uptick in requests.

Tips For Avoiding Coronavirus As States Reopen; The U.S.'s Worst COVID-19 Racial Disparity...

Declaring Racism A Public Health Crisis; The Hidden History Of Black Vermonters

This week on NEXT, we talk about the different ways racism has become a public health crisis. Plus, the story of recent efforts to resurface the history of Vermont's 19th century Black communities after some residents tried to cover it up. And unexpected lessons from scientific inventions that have transformed our lives.

Declaring Racism A Public Health Crisis; The Hidden History Of Black Vermonters

How Zoning Rules Can Perpetuate Segregation; #BlackintheIvory Rises As Scholars Talk Racis...

Racial segregation is a modern-day problem. This week on NEXT, we hear from an expert on how zoning rules continue to perpetuate segregation in New England. And an investigation into the loosely-regulated industry that's selling medical masks during the COVID-19 crisis. Plus, how can we cut carbon emissions during and after a pandemic?

How Zoning Rules Can Perpetuate Segregation; #BlackintheIvory Rises As Scholars Talk Racis...

The Impact Of Anti-racism Protests On Pro Sports; What Historical 'Female Husbands' Teach ...

As protests continue over racism and police violence, some professional athletes in New England are not staying on the sidelines. This week on NEXT, how protests could impact changes in pro sports. And when courts put eviction hearings on hold amid the pandemic, some landlords in Rhode Island resorted to shutting off utilities to try to push out tenants. Plus, connecting the history of "female husbands" to our modern understanding of gender and sexuality.

The Impact Of Anti-racism Protests On Pro Sports; What Historical 'Female Husbands' Teach ...

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