Our Week In Review panel featuring Shira Springer and Jim Stergios goes behind the headlines: the latest mass shooting leaves 10 dead and 7 injured at a community college in Oregon, Governor Baker announces a series of reforms for the embattled Department of Children and Families, and a new opioids law takes effect.
- "President Obama spoke about the shooting Thursday evening, offering his condolences to the victims and their families before expressing frustration over the fact that mass shootings in America have become 'routine.'"
- "Gov. Charlie Baker announced sweeping changes at the Department of Children and Families Monday morning, saying 'The work that will be done from this point forward will focus on one major objective: to keep kids safe.'"
- "An internal investigation prompted by the death of a 2-year-old foster child and the near-death of another found that the Department of Children and Families failed to follow its own policies in licensing the foster home where the children lived."
- "And, on Beacon Hill, the state Senate debated a bill aiming to take addictive medications off the streets, and an addiction treatment law took effect, requiring insurers to cover treatment services for at least two weeks without pre-approval."
This segment aired on October 2, 2015.