NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

The Daily Talker

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Should College Athletes Get Paychecks?

Calling the NCAA and its five dominant conferences an “unlawful cartel”, three football players and a basketball player say their compensation was limited to scholarships, while universities, conferences, and the NCAA made billions off their labor.

According to the lawsuit, “as a result of these illegal restrictions, market forces have been shoved aside and substantial damages have been inflicted upon a host of college athletes whose services have yielded riches only for others.”

03/18/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Senior Skip Day Punishments

The principal at Weston High School is warning student athletes will be suspended from teams and student government members will be relieved of their duties if they take part in senior skip day on Monday.

03/17/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Should High School Start Later?

Allowing high school students to sleep in a bit and start classes later in the morning can mean better grades, attendance, and can improve their health.

That’s the result from a new three-year study at the University of Minnesota. Researchers looked at more than 9,000 students at eight high schools in Minnesota, Colorado and Wyoming, and found that later start times boosted attendance, test scores, and academic performance in math, English, science and social studies. Students who started later also consumed less caffeine.

03/14/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Late Night MBTA Service To Start March 28

We now know when late-night bus and subway service on the weekends will begin in Boston: March 28.

Our media partners at the Boston Globe report Governor Patrick and Mayor Walsh will officially make the announcement Thursday morning at a news conference at Kendall Station. The $20 million cost will be paid for by corporate sponsors.

03/13/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: President Makes Health Care Push On Humor Website

It’s been viewed more than 8 million times, and tens of thousands of people have visited the Healthcare.gov website after watching it.

President Obama made his latest pitch to young people to sign up for his health care plan by appearing on actor Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” comedy show on the website Funny or Die, in an effort to reach people ages 18 to 34.

03/12/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: What Do You Think Of The New Dress Code In Lawrence?

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera is trying to change his city’s image. He’s starting with the dress code.

03/11/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: What are you teaching your children by always being on your cellphone?

Do you use your cellphone around your children? Are you always on it in front of them? Is it sitting on the table at every meal?

03/10/2014

(Image: WBZ-TV)

Daily Talker: Phone-Free Friday

Town asking residents to give up phones and gadgets today, and spend more time face-to-face.

03/07/2014

(Image: WBZ-TV)

Daily Talker: Creepy Photos OK By Law?

Should it be illegal to take “upskirt” photos in public places? Did the SJC get it wrong?

03/06/2014

(Image: WBZ-TV)

Daily Talker: Teen Sues Parents For Tuition

Should parents have to pay for tuition, college costs for girl who left home over strict rules?

03/05/2014