Local Activist And Police Union President Respond To Boston Police Reform Task Force's Recommendations

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Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Oct. 14. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • We get police and activist reaction to the new recommendations by the Boston Police Reform Task Force. We're joined by Segun Idowu, the executive director at the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts and co-founder of the Boston Police Camera Action Team, and Larry Calderone, president of the Boston Police Patrolman's Association.
  • Brooklyn-based artist Shaun Leonardo's new exhibit, now showing at MASS MoCA, features charcoal drawings that reinterpret images of Brown and Black men and boys that have been victims of police violence. We speak with Leonardo about the exhibit and his artistic process.
  • A year ago, polls showed Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey down double-digits in the fight to protect his senate seat from Democratic challenger, Rep. Joe Kennedy. But Markey beat Kennedy by 11 points in last month's primary, thanks in large part to a wave of support from young, progressive voters, and a savvy social media operation. Next up?  The general election, and a challenge from Republican attorney, Kevin O'Connor. Senator Markey joins us to explain why he believes voters should re-elect him to the Senate.

This program aired on October 14, 2020.


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