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Week In Review: EMC-Dell Deal, Pilgrim Nuclear Closing, Prison Reform And Opioids23:59
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Dell is buying data storage company EMC in a deal valued at approximately $67 billion, the companies announced, Monday. (Paul Sakuma/AP)
Dell is buying data storage company EMC in a deal valued at approximately $67 billion, the companies announced, Monday. (Paul Sakuma/AP)
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Our week in review panelists go behind the headlines.

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

Joan Vennochi, columnist for The Boston Globe. She tweets @Joan_Vennochi.

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Radio Boston: What Does The $67 Billion EMC-Dell Deal Mean For Massachusetts?

  • "The deal is huge, beginning with the price tag: $67 billion, making it the largest acquisition ever in the tech industry. EMC is a data storage company and one of the state’s biggest employers, with close to 10,000 workers."

Radio Boston: What The End Of Pilgrim Nuclear Means For Massachusetts

  • "After 43 years of operation, Pilgrim Nuclear Plant announced Tuesday it will shut down by June 2019. So, what does that mean for Massachusetts and the future of nuclear energy?"

Radio Boston: Prison Reform Advocates Look To Rein In Use Of Solitary Confinement

  • "Massachusetts is one of just three states in the entire country that allows the use of long-term solitary confinement, in some cases for up to 10 years. At a hearing on Beacon Hill Wednesday, state legislators heard testimony from prison reform advocates who are looking to change that."

CommonHealth: Baker's Proposed Limit On First-Time Opioid Prescriptions Ignites Controversy

  • "Gov. Charlie Baker is igniting controversy with two parts of a bill he says is needed to fight the state’s growing opioid epidemic. Baker wants to reduce the chances that patients will become addicted to opioid pain pills, and then heroin, by capping all first-time opioid prescriptions at a three-day supply."

This segment aired on October 16, 2015.

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