Week In Review: Hampshire College Flag, Marijuana Timeline

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Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. (Courtesy of Hampshire College)
Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. (Courtesy of Hampshire College)

On Friday, the president of Hampshire College, Jonathan Lash, reversed his earlier decision and said the school would raise the United States flag on campus. The college had originally lowered the Stars and Stripes to half-staff after the election and then removed it entirely after it was found burned. Lash said the reaction to the lowering of the flag had become "something of a toxic circus."

We talk about the controversy that the school waded into as well as the signaling by lawmakers that the timeline for the roll-out of the marijuana law may be delayed and how Massachusetts Democrats are feeling following the vote for minority leader that kept Nancy Pelosi in her seat.


Zuri Berry, deputy managing editor for news and multimedia at the Boston Herald and co-host of "NewsFeed" on Boston Herald Radio. He tweets @zuriberry.

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

This segment aired on December 2, 2016.


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