Our Week In Review panel goes behind the headlines: the arraignment of Bella Bond's mother and her boyfriend, the Pope's visit the U.S., a new survey on campus sexual assault, and a proposal for a Wampanoag casino in Taunton.
Tom Keane, former Boston City Councilor and writer for WBUR's Cognoscenti.
- "In Dorchester Municipal Court Monday morning, Rachelle Bond, mother of the child known as “Baby Doe” for many months, was charged with improper disposition of a human body and accessory after the fact. Michael McCarthy, the mother’s boyfriend, was charged with improper disposition of a body, and murder. The court decided on no bail for Mr. McCarthy and $1 million bail for Ms. Bond."
"Pope Francis addressed several politically charged issues. Calling himself the son of an immigrant family, he praised the U.S. as a nation of immigrants. And, he praised President Obama’s efforts to fight climate change."
- "Almost a quarter of women in college say they’ve been sexually assaulted or victims of sexual misconduct, according to a nationwide survey of 27 schools that came out Monday. Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth and Yale were among the schools surveyed by the Association of American Universities. In total, 150,000 students responded."
- "The state gaming commission met Thursday to discuss the future of casino gambling in southeastern Massachusetts now that a tribal casino in Taunton looks more likely. It was the first meeting since the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe was granted land in trust by the federal government."
This segment aired on September 25, 2015.