BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
4:07 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Tsarnaev And Bulger In Court, War On Drugs Reexamined, Novel Ways To Pay For College, RIP Landlines

BPR 7/10/2013
The Moakley Courthouse in the Boston Seaport District. Both James Bulger and Dzokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court Wednesday.
Credit Flickr / matthrono

  • Harry Manion III joined Jim and Margery to talk about three separate criminal proceedings — James "Whitey" Bulger's trial, the warrant papers issued for Aaron Hernandez, and Dzokhar Tsarnaev's day in court.
  • Dr. Carl Hart talked about the War on Drugs, now in its fifth decade of existence. Hart said it was time to move to a different model — one focused on preventing poverty and creating jobs.
  • Where are all the landline phones going? Jim and Margery lamented the loss of the traditional telephone.
  • The Boston Globe's Editor-in-Chief Brian McGrory talked about the many trials competing for public interest right now, as well as the closing of Anthony's Pier 4.
  • Barbara Dudley joined Jim and Margery to talk about her plan for funding higher education in Oregon. Oregon's Gov. John Kitzhaber is expected to sign it into law.
  • Michael Norton, Harvard Business School professor, talked about how to maximize happiness in the purchases we make.

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