Week In Review: State Of The City, Olympics, Sen. Warren, Drug Informants

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We discuss Mayor Walsh's state of the city address, the 2024 games, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's big win and the UMass Amherst decision to stop using confidential informants.


John Carroll, mass communications professor at Boston University and blogger at He tweets @johncarroll_bu.

Marcela Garcia, editorial page contributor to The Boston Globe. She tweets @marcela_elisa.


Radio Boston: Boston Mayor Calls For Citywide Dialogue On Race

  • "In his first State of the City address, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called for a long overdue dialogue on race and class in the city."

Radio Boston: What’s The Cost Of Boston’s Olympic Dreams?

  • "Now that the U.S. Olympic Committee has chosen Boston to be the U.S. contender for the 2024 summer Olympics, let the games begin! Or at least, the questions: like, how much is this going to cost?"

The Washington Post: Elizabeth Warren Beat Another Obama Nominee. Here’s What That Means.

  • "Antonio Weiss's loss was Elizabeth Warren's gain. The would-be Treasury Department nominee ended up on the wrong side of the liberal Massachusetts senator and pulled his name from consideration."

The Boston Globe: UMass Amherst To End Use Of Student Informants

  • "The chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has decided to end the school’s controversial confidential informant program, concluding that it is 'fundamentally inconsistent with our core values' after an informant used by the university police died of a heroin overdose."

This article was originally published on January 16, 2015.

This segment aired on January 16, 2015.


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