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.
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked listeners about the idea of fully legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts.
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  • 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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