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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks Thursday in Roxbury about shootings that left three dead in the city. He's flanked by Boston Police Department officials. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks Thursday in Roxbury about shootings that left three dead in the city. He's flanked by Boston Police Department officials. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Our weekly news round-table goes behind the headlines: Greater Boston is still reeling from multiple shooting deaths Wednesday night, recording the police, the boom in development raises concerns for some in Boston, and a push to cap drug prices.

Guests

Arline Isaacson, co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus and a political consultant.

John Carroll, professor of communication at Boston University and senior analyst for WBUR. He tweets@JohnCarroll_BU.

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WBUR: 5 Dead In Several Shootings In Boston Area

  • "The shootings happened within minutes of one another. It is unclear if they’re linked. Boston police say the shootings were likely gang related."

Radio Boston: How Do Cell Phone Videos Affect Community Policing?

Radio Boston: What Does All Of Boston’s Development Mean For The City?

  • "It seems like, no matter where you go in Greater Boston, you’ll find some sort of construction going on. In some neighborhoods, even the most prudent of economists describe what’s going on as a 'boom.'"

Radio Boston: Does Capping Drug Prices Cap Innovation?

  • "A bill on Beacon Hill proposes the first price cap in the country on expensive drugs. Similar legislation is being filed in six other states. Advocates want full transparency from drug companies — including the research and development costs associated with a drug. But the companies say such a list would be nearly impossible to calculate."

This segment aired on August 14, 2015.

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