BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
2:39 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Should Boston Ban Smoking In Parks?

Boston may soon ban smoking of all types in public parks.
Boston may soon ban smoking of all types in public parks.
Credit Fried Dough / Flickr

Lighting up a cigarette could soon be illegal in Boston parks. City Councilor Matt O'Malley joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to talk about the city's initiative. New York and San Francisco have similar bans in place. What do you think — is this government overreach? Or is it long overdue?

Also on BPR:

  • TV critic Bob Thompson talked about waning cable subscription numbers, the dominance of TV series over film, and users' TV-watching habits over Thanksgiving.
  • David Frank is the managing editor of Mass Lawyers Weekly. Frank joined Jim and Margery for a segment we're calling "Lawyer Up," where lawyers break down tricky legal questions from news of the week. This week: corporate "personhood," Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's detention, and James "Whitey" Bulger's move to New York.
  • Brian McGrory, Boston Globe editor, talked about CBS's decision to put Lara Logan on leave after her report on "60 Minutes."
  • Jonathon Alsop, founder of the Boston Wine School, came loaded with his favorite wine picks for the holiday.

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