BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
2:52 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

BPR: GM Ignition Switches, Art Caplan, Brian McGrory, Jared Bowen, Social Apps

A 2001 Saturn Ion, one of the first GM vehicles found to have ignition switch problems.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

BPR 4/2/14

  • GM CEO Mary Barra found herself testifying in front of a Congressional panel Tuesday. Barra addressed faulty ignition switches in GM cars that caused at least 13 driver deaths. What should happen to GM as a result? Do heavy fines and victim compensation take care of it, or should company executives go to jail, too? (Starts at 1:00)
  • Medical ethicist ART CAPLAN talked about the Affordable Care Act after a signup deadline came and went this week. Caplan is the Director of the Division for Medical Ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center. (Starts at 28:00)
  • Boston Globe editor BRIAN MCGRORY joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to talk about his paper, coverage of last week's fire in Back Bay, and this week's firefighter funerals. (Starts at 53:31)
  • WGBH's JARED BOWEN looked at new movie releases, including The Grand Budapest Hotel and Divergent. He's the host of Open Studio with Jared Bowen. (Starts at 1:08:55)
  • Jim and Margery looked at apps like Tickle and Cloak — both of which give users the ability to avoid awkward real-life social encounters. Should we use phones and tech to dodge people we don't like? Will you use something like this? (Starts at 1:32:30)

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