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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

Key Moments From Day 7 Of Penalty Phase Testimony: Tsarnaev’s Relatives Testify

May 04, 2015

For the first time in the Boston Marathon bombing trial, jurors Monday saw some emotion from the defendant.

Tsarnaev’s Former Teacher Asks For Compassion, Despite ‘Unforgivable’ Crimes

May 04, 2015

Rebecca Norris, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s former teacher and academic adviser, took to Facebook to explain why she testified on his behalf.

Key Moments From Day 6 Of Penalty Phase Testimony: Focus Shifts To Dzhokhar

April 29, 2015

Several of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s teachers and friends were called to testify Wednesday, as the defense shifted its focus away from Tsarnaev’s older brother.

Key Moments, Evidence From Day 5 Of Penalty Phase Testimony In Tsarnaev Trial

April 28, 2015
A photo of Tamerlan Tsarnaev released as evidence Tuesday. (Courtesy)

Lawyers for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday continued to focus on Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan.

Key Moments From Day 4 Of Penalty Phase Testimony In Tsarnaev Trial: Defense Begins

April 27, 2015

The defense began presenting its case in the penalty phase of the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Monday, urging the jury to impose a sentence of life in prison without parole instead of the death penalty.

Key Moments From Day 3 Of Penalty Phase Testimony In Tsarnaev Trial

April 23, 2015

The prosecution rested its case Thursday in the penalty phase of the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but not before showing the jury a video of Martin Richard’s mother crouched over her son’s body as he lay dying on Boylston Street.

Key Moments From Day 2 Of Penalty Phase Testimony In Tsarnaev Trial

April 22, 2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in a July 2013 photo taken from a surveillance camera (U.S. Department of Justice)

Jurors in the penalty phase of the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday heard from relatives of people killed in the attacks and got a closer look at a photo and video of Tsarnaev giving the middle finger to a courthouse security camera.

Key Moments From Day 1 Of Penalty Phase Testimony In Tsarnaev Trial

April 21, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, William Campbell, Jr., father of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell, is depicted on the witness stand during the first day of the penalty phase in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

The penalty phase of the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began Tuesday with some graphic testimony from bombing survivors and the relatives of victims.

Around Boston, Acts Of Service Commemorate 2 Years Since Marathon Bombing

April 15, 2015
Six-year-old Jaslene Oyola, of Roxbury, hangs a butterfly in honor of the victims. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Mayor Walsh declared April 15 One Boston Day, intending it to be a day for Bostonians to show the resiliency and generosity people showed on the day of the bombing. The acts of kindness took many forms.

Marathon Bombing Victims Set Up Charities To ‘Pay It Forward’

April 13, 2015
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott speaks during an interview at her home in Newport, R.I., in December 2014. For Abbott, who lost her left leg, One Fund Boston helped cover the costly prosthetics that allowed her to reclaim some degree of normalcy. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Survivors of the bombings received help affording costly medical procedures from the One Fund. And today, several survivors have established funds and foundations to pass along the kindness they’ve received and help others.

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