Week In Review: DraftKings, WBUR Polls, Criminal Justice Reform And Biogen Layoffs

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The CEO of Boston-based DraftKings says daily fantasy sports betting is not gambling. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
The CEO of Boston-based DraftKings says daily fantasy sports betting is not gambling. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Our week-in-review panelists go behind the headlines.


Dante Ramos, columnist for the op-ed page of The Boston Globe. He tweets @danteramos.

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


WBUR: Boston-Based DraftKings Tries To Warm To Some Regulations

  • "Boston-based DraftKings is trying to get comfortable with a word that, until now, it did not like: “regulation.” Federal authorities and regulators in several states are reviewing how DraftKings and New York-based rival Fan Duels operate."

WBUR: 'Socalism Is A Complicated Term For Sanders, WBUR Poll Finds

  • "One group was asked whether a ‘socialist president’ would be acceptable, and about half said that was acceptable, half not. The other group was asked about a ‘Democratic socialist president.’ The acceptability rating climbed to more than 60 percent.”

Radio Boston: Law Enforcement Officals Call For 'Smarter, Stronger, Fairer' Criminal Justice System

  • "The group Law Enforcement Leaders To Reduce Crime And Incarceration, met with President Obama this week to call for alternatives to arrest and an end to mandatory minimums on prison sentences. They cite the fact that if the U.S. prison population were a state, it would be the 36th largest in the country — that's bigger than Delaware, Vermont, and Wyoming combined."

Radio Boston: Biogen Cuts Jobs In Massachusetts

  • "Boston biotech giant Biogen announced Wednesday that they’re cutting 11 percent of their workforce worldwide or 880 jobs, 400 of which reside in Massachusetts. The biotech giant will also be shuttering a number of its drug research programs. Biogen says the savings will be invested in other multiple sclerosis programs and treatments for Alzheimer’s and muscular atrophy."

This segment aired on October 23, 2015.


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