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Bruce Gellerman

Reporter, WBUR

Bruce Gellerman is an award-winning journalist and senior correspondent, frequently covering science, business, technology and the environment.

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Mayor Walsh Heads Back To Boston From Beijing Trip To Discuss Climate Issues

June 08, 2016

Boston was held up as an example for leaders of both American and Chinese cities attending the summit.

Boston Will Host U.S.-China Climate Summit In 2017

June 07, 2016
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing on Tuesday. Walsh and Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Boston will host the summit next year. (Andy Wong/AP/Pool)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is among the leaders attending this year’s U.S.-China Leaders Summit in Beijing.

Boston’s Walsh Is In China For Climate Summit

June 06, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is the featured speaker at the climate summit held in Beijing and now in its second year. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is a featured speaker at the second annual Smart Cities Climate Summit.

A Personal Perspective On Knee Replacement Surgery, As Demand For Procedure Surges

June 06, 2016
Total knee replacement surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. For aging baby boomers, it's number one. WBUR's Bruce Gellerman was extremely bow-legged, and arthritis made it worse. He decided to get both of his knees replaced when he could no longer ride his bike. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

Total knee replacement surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman takes us into the operating room as he gets a new right knee.

Cambridge Rindge And Latin Students Seek Answers In 1940 Louisiana Lynching

June 03, 2016
Cambridge Rindge and Latin students reflect on the major takeaways from their investigation. (Catherine Kulke for WBUR)

The students recently traveled to Louisiana looking for answers in the lynching of a 19-year-old black man who was mutilated and murdered by a mob. The killers were never identified. No one was arrested.

Entrepreneurs ‘Dovetail’ East And West In Waltham To Open State’s First Sake Brewery

May 19, 2016
The first sake brewery in Massachusetts, Dovetail Sake, is now producing two distinct flavors -- Omori Nigori and Nakahama Junmai -- of the ancient Japanese drink. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The two businessmen want to stir up a “revolution in fermentation” by brewing up their own New England take on the ancient beverage.

Why Some Entrepreneurs Embrace Failure

May 12, 2016
Construction along Seaport Boulevard in South Boston (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

“If your startup does not fail at some point, you have a bad startup. It means you didn’t set your goal high enough,” says Cass Phillips, founder of the networking service FailCon.

Autonomous Vehicles Could ‘Change Everything,’ But ‘Growing Pains’ Are Likely

April 29, 2016
Bryan Reimer, right, of the New England Transportation Center at MIT and the MIT AgeLab, confers with Thomas McWilliams about upgrading a Volkswagen Beetle driving simulator with new equipment. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The formula for a congestion-free future is intelligent intersections and smart, driverless vehicles. But there are also societal and ethical questions to consider.

Why Greater Boston Keeps Getting Stuck In Traffic

April 25, 2016
The average car commuter in the region spends 64 hours a year stuck in traffic, a recent report found. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Take a drive through Boston-area transportation history. Again and again lawmakers’ solution to congestion has been construction.

Volatile Energy Market Pushes Kinder Morgan To Suspend Northeast Pipeline Project

April 21, 2016

Kinder Morgan’s announcement was met with glee by opponents, saddened supporters and surprised just about everyone.

‘Car Talk’ Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77

November 03, 2014

One of Cambridge’s funniest, most famous and most beloved residents died Monday morning.

Against Odds, Menino Fought Successfully To Merge 2 City Hospitals

October 31, 2014
At rear left is Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, pictured standing near, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., shakes hands with nurse Janet Killarney while visiting the Boston Medical Center in 2004. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Boston Medical Center officials recall Menino’s determination to bring about the merger of Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical Center Hospital.

Father Of Marine With Overturned Murder Conviction: ‘Larry Was A Scapegoat’

June 28, 2013
Lawrence Hutchins Jr., retired Marine Reservist, father of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, whose murder conviction for killing an innocent Iraqi civilian was overturned by the military’s highest court. (Jared Bennett for WBUR)

The U.S. military’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction of a Marine from Massachusetts. But the case is still far from over. WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman spoke with the Marine’s father.

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