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

The Moakley Courthouse in the Boston Seaport District. Both James Bulger and Dzokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court Wednesday.
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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