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BPL On The Chopping Block, Bullying, Crime, Tiger, And A Granite State Of Mind

Tiger Woods at age 16, giving a golf clinic to youth at Dorchester's Franklin Park Golf Course. Photo: Courtesy of Franklin Park Golf Course
Tiger Woods at age 16, giving a golf clinic to youth at Dorchester's Franklin Park Golf Course. Photo: Courtesy of Franklin Park Golf Course

Carved into the front of the old wing of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square are the words, "Free to All," and one way of extending that promise out to the citizens of Boston has been to open branches in neighborhoods across the city. But with the budget crunched, in part by the downturn in the overall economy, and usage of libraries changing with the rise of the internet, the President of the BPL, Amy Ryan is now arguing that at least four branch libraries must be closed for good.

This week, our editorial roundtable starts by checking in on the plan, as the trustees vote on Ryan's proposal. We'll also look at the latest happenings in South Hadley and the indictments of those accused of bullying the late Phoebe Prince. Also on tap is the latest spike in Boston crime and the drama between insurance companies and state regulators. Plus, we talk to the creators of the viral hit and Jay-Z knock-off, "A Granite State of Mind."

And....
Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest golfer who's ever played the game, has not played a competitive round of golf since November... until now. He's been busy dealing with a busted lip, a scorned wife, and a PR nightmare. But this weekend he's competing in the Super Bowl of golf, the Masters. Radio Boston's Karen Pelland paid a visit to Franklin Park Golf Course in Dorchester this week to see how Tiger's comeback is resonating with the locals.

For the latest scores and complete coverage of the 2010 Masters, click HERE

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This program aired on April 9, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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