FULL SHOW: Aaron Hernandez Death, Backlash Brewing?, Listen Hear

April 19, 2017

Five days after being acquitted on double murder charges, convicted murder and former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was found hanging inside his state prison cell and was pronounced dead shortly after in what prison officials say appears to have been a suicide. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, a conviction which is under appeal. Northeastern University law professor and WGBH legal analyst Daniel Medwed and national NFL reporter for the Boston Globe, Ben Volin joined Adam Reilly to discuss what Hernandez's death means and where his case goes from here.

In the days since Donald Trump's election, the partisan pendulum has been swinging, but where it lands is anyone's guess. Democrats went all out in Kansas and Georgia's special elections in traditionally strong Republican districts where the results were close, but not enough. So as Democrats pounce on the opportunities but, so far, have failed to walk away with a win. Is the tide really turning? Hughes, chair of the Massachusetts Republican party and the city council president in Quincy; James Pindell, Boston Globe Globe political reporter; and Steve Kerrigan, former CEO of the Democratic National Convention and President of Obama's inaugural committee, and former candidate for lieutenant governor joined Adam to discuss.


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