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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

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.

Key Moments From Closing Arguments In Tsarnaev Trial Penalty Phase

May 13, 2015

Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial began deliberating Wednesday about whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should get life in prison or the death penalty, following closing arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Senate Budget Proposal Rejects 2 Key Provisions Of Baker’s MBTA Overhaul Plan

May 12, 2015

The Senate’s plan does not call for a temporary fiscal control board, a major part of the governor’s proposal. It also doesn’t suspend a union wage law that critics say drives up prices for contracting work for the MBTA.

Key Moments From Final Day Of Tsarnaev Trial Penalty Phase Testimony

May 11, 2015

Jurors who have been waiting for a sign of remorse from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally got a morsel of it in court Monday, albeit from a secondary source.

Tsarnaev Defense Expected To Rest After More Testimony Today

May 07, 2015

Attorneys for convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to rest their case today in the penalty phase of his trial.

Key Moments From Day 9 Of Penalty Phase Testimony In Tsarnaev Trial

May 06, 2015

Jurors in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev heard testimony Wednesday from several witnesses, including a former in law who testified via live video from Kazakhstan.

Key Moments From Day 8 Of Penalty Phase Testimony In Tsarnaev Trial

May 05, 2015

Testimony in the penalty phase of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial Tuesday focused on the older Tsarnaev brother, Tamerlan, who the defense wants to paint as the mastermind of the attack.

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