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The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2010. The Infirmary allegedly makes a profit off the cheap public land it uses for parking spaces. (Flickr/Sepehr Ehsani)
The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2010. The Infirmary allegedly makes a profit off the cheap public land it uses for parking spaces. (Flickr/Sepehr Ehsani)

An investigation by Commonwealth Magazine finds the state leasing public land to private entities at extremely low terms. Examples include the Museum of Science, which leases its perch on the Charles River for $1.00 a year. Commonwealth editor Bruce Mohl joins us to discuss his magazine's findings and the state's swift response.

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  • Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine

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This program aired on January 16, 2012.

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