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Rep. John Joseph Moakley, D-Mass., head of a congressional group looking into the investigation of the murders of six Jesuit priests and two others in El Salvador, holds a report of their findings at Capitol Hill on April 30, 1990. (AP Photo)
Rep. John Joseph Moakley, D-Mass., head of a congressional group looking into the investigation of the murders of six Jesuit priests and two others in El Salvador, holds a report of their findings at Capitol Hill on April 30, 1990. (AP Photo)

Over the past couple of years, you've been hearing a lot from the Moakley Courthouse in South Boston — from the trial of admitted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, to the trial of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi, to the indictment of suspected Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. If there's a high profile New England trial, it's going to be at the Moakley Courthouse.

Well today, we're going to spend a little time talking about its namesake - Congressman John Joseph Moakley of South Boston, who is the subject of the new book, Joe Moakley's Journey: from South Boston to El Salvador.

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Mark Robert Schneider, historian and author of Joe Moakley's Journey: from South Boston to El Salvador.

Excerpt

This segment aired on July 1, 2013.

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