BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:04 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Racial Discrepancies In U.S. Prisons, Davey On MBTA Late Night, Best New Music

One in three black men in the US can expect to end up in prison at some point. Tufts Prof. Peniel Joseph talked about ways to address this problem.
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BPR podcast for 12/4/13.

Tufts Professor Peniel Joseph was the Open Mic guest Wednesday. New research from the Sentencing Project finds that a staggering one out of every three black men will end up in prison. Peniel Joseph talked to Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about what can be done — from policing and prevention, to sentencing reforms.

Also on BPR:

  • Late night MBTA service will soon be a reality in Boston. Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey talked about how it will work.
  • Brian McGrory, Boston Globe editor, talked about Amazon.com's plans to deliver via drone, as well as the MBTA's just-announced night owl service.
  • Boston Globe TV and pop music critic Sarah Rodman joined WGBH's Edgar B. Herwick III to preview the best new music.

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