Understanding medical malpractice in Massachusetts, and what's next for The Boston Globe as its top editor departs

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This is the Radio Boston rundown for Sept. 12. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • A Boston Globe Spotlight investigation found that New Hampshire surgeon Yvon Baribeau settled 21 medical malpractice claims and set a record for the U.S. physician with the most settlements involving surgical deaths in the last two decades. We dig into medical ethics and malpractice in Massachusetts, and what safeguards are in place to protect patients in the commonwealth.
  • There's a changing of the guard at one of Boston's major media institutions. WBUR media analyst John Carroll joins us to talk about the legacy of The Boston Globe's outgoing editor Brian McGrory, and what comes next for one of the city's two main newspapers.
  • The New England Patriots lost to the Miami Dolphins in the 2022 NFL season opener over the weekend. WBUR's Chris Citorik and WMUR sports reporter Jonathan Marshall break it down. Plus, John Hancock announced that 2023 will be its last year as the lead corporate sponsor of the Boston Marathon after nearly 40 years. Alex Ashlock, who has reported on the marathon since 1998, tells us what the change will mean for the race.

This program aired on September 12, 2022.


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