Boston Mayor Marty Walsh On Marathon, City News

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Radio Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Radio Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR

We hear from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh about the Boston Marathon, the bombing trial, the city's Olympic bid, diversity in city hall and more.


Marty Walsh, mayor of Boston. He tweets @marty_walsh.


The Boston Globe: Bill And Denise Richard: To End The Anguish, Drop The Death Penalty

  • "We are in favor of and would support the Department of Justice in taking the death penalty off the table in exchange for the defendant spending the rest of his life in prison without any possibility of release and waiving all of his rights to appeal."

The Boston Globe: At City Hall, A Push For A Diverse Workforce

  • "For decades, the demographics of the municipal workforce have not reflected Boston, a city in which people of color and women each make up more than half the population."

WBUR: Death Penalty For Tsarnaev Increasingly Unpopular, WBUR Poll Finds

  • "According to the poll, only 31 percent of Boston area residents said they support the death penalty for Tsarnaev. That support drops to 26 percent in the city of Boston."

The Boston Globe: Mayor Walsh Pushes To Gather Data On Gender Wage Gap

  • "Employers, from Putnam Investments to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, have agreed to anonymously supply average wages, broken down by gender, race, job category, and length of employment. The city pledges to make the information public this summer."

This segment aired on April 17, 2015.


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