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Jack Lepiarz

Reporter , WBUR

The son of a circus performer and an anthropology professor, Jack Lepiarz received his broadcasting degree from Emerson College, where he worked as an anchor, producer, and news director for WERS 88.9 FM.

He joined WBUR in the spring of 2010, and maintains a healthy love for performing and the circus.

Recent stories

Victims React, Some With Disgust, To Tsarnaev’s Apology

June 25, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stands before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing on Wednesday. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time, just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

It’s something victims thought they’d never hear: Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he’s sorry for the pain, suffering and damage he caused. But some victims were not impressed with what he said.

Plainridge Hosts Test Play Day Ahead Of Expected Opening Wednesday

June 23, 2015
Plainridge Park Casino is packed on Monday for a pre-opening test run. (Jack Lepiarz/WBUR)

The Plainridge Park Casino hosted a test day of play at its soon-to-open slot parlor in Plainville on Monday. The site is expected to open to the public on Wednesday.

Boston AME Churchgoers Mourn Charleston Shooting

June 22, 2015
Allen Sanders, right, kneels next to his wife Georgette, both of McClellanville, S.C., as they pray at a sidewalk memorial in memory of the shooting victims in front of Emanuel AME Church Saturday. (David Goldman/AP)

At the Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain, churchgoers and ministers vowed not to let last week’s mass shooting in South Carolina shake their faith.

Bolton Man Killed Fighting Islamic State Is Laid To Rest

June 17, 2015
People from the New England Kurdish Association hold pictures of Keith Broomfield outside the Grace Baptist Church in Hudson, Mass., following his funeral service Wednesday. Broomfield was killed in Syria while fighting the Islamic State group alongside Kurdish forces. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Friends and family say it took time for Keith Broomfield, who died earlier this month, to find his calling. But once he did, he pursued it 100 percent.

In Plainville, State’s First Gambling Facility Is Set To Open — And Never Close

June 15, 2015
A view of Plainridge Park Casino, the state's lone slots parlor, which opens on June 24. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Four years after Massachusetts legalized casinos, the slots parlor is set to open its doors next week.

Call For Higher MBTA Funding At Legislative Hearing

May 28, 2015
A northbound MBTA commuter rail train leaves Lynn station in late February. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

MBTA riders and advocates at a hearing were largely opposed to Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan to suspend $500 million in transportation funding over the next several years.

Boston Expands Its Suit Against State Gaming Commission

May 21, 2015

The city wants a judge to revoke the license awarded to Wynn Resorts to build a casino in Everett and to prohibit commissioners from making any other decisions regarding the license for eastern Massachusetts.

SJC: Gov’t Can’t Seek Higher Penalties For ‘Dookhan Defendants’ Affected By Tainted Drug Lab Evidence

May 18, 2015
Annie Dookhan, in late 2012 (Steven Senne, Pool/AP)

The state’s highest court ruled that prosecutors cannot seek more severe punishments for defendants convicted using tainted evidence who seek new trials, but the court declined to vacate the convictions of all defendants.

Tufts Students Keep Commencement Protests Muted

May 17, 2015
Students hold signs in support of janitorial staff at Tufts University's commencement on May 17, 2015.(Peter Balonon-Rosen/WBUR)

Protests on Sunday at Tufts University’s commencement over plans to cut school cleaning staff were mostly muted — despite larger protests Saturday.

Survivors React To Tsarnaev’s Death Sentence

May 16, 2015

After Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sentencing, many bombing survivors say they’re satisfied, but certainly not happy.

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