Week in review: Boston Marathon bomber, Mayor Wu moves to limit protests at private residences and the commonwealth responds to Ukraine

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This is the rundown for Radio Boston for March 4. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • It's Friday, which means it's time for our Week in Review. We’ll be kicking off the conversation with the breaking news that the Supreme Court has reinstated the death penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. We’ll also take a look at a busy week for Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, including her steps to restrict protests in front of private residences. Also, starting this week school children are no longer required by the state to wear a mask to class. We discuss how this is playing out at schools across Massachusetts. And we continue to feel the reverberations of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. We talk about how the commonwealth is responding to the crisis, including moves to restrict relationships with Russian businesses and ban the sale of Russian-made goods in the state. Our panelists today are Jennifer Braceras, political analyst, lawyer and director of the Independent Women's Law Center; and Michael Curry, president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, former President of the Boston Chapter of the NAACP and a member of the NAACP national board of directors.
  • Imagine you bring home a cool rock you found for your garden, only to realize it’s actually a dinosaur bone. That’s what happened to Mark McMenamin, paleontologist and professor of geology at Mount Holyoke College a few months ago. He joins us to talk about his discovery and where it might find its forever home.

This program aired on March 4, 2022.


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