BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:41 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

BPR: Legalizing Marijuana, Charlie Sennott, Callie Crossley, Alex Beam, TV Bob Thompson

Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked listeners about the idea of fully legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts.
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BPR 4/24/14

  • As Massachusetts edges towards operational medical marijuana dispensaries, some marijuana advocates are proposing a further step: legalizing it completely. Today on Beacon Hill Massachusetts lawmakers will hold a hearing on legalization. A rally for speedier medical marijuana will run concurrently with the hearing. What do you think — should Massachusetts follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington? Are lawmakers starting to get a case of reefer madness? (Starts at 1:00)
  • Charlie Sennott looked at a sherpa strike on Mt. Everest, as well as Ukraine-Russia tension as the US sends in troops and support. Sennott is co-founder of Global Post. (Starts at 29:00)
  • Callie Crossley joined Jim and Margery to preview her Sunday show. She's the host of Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, on Sundays at 6 PM on 89.7. (Starts at 51:05)
  • Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam talked about his new book out this week: American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church. (Starts at 1:12:20)
  • Bob Thompson — head of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University — talked about the latest TV offerings, including "Fargo" and Stephen Colbert's new gig at the "Late Show." (Starts at 1:29:35)

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