Gov. Deval Patrick announced the resignation of DCF Commissioner Olga Roche Tuesday. Patrick appointed interim Commissioner Erin Devaney, a longtime transportation official.

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BPR: John King, DCF Resignation, Shira Springer, Nancy Koehn

April 29, 2014
  • CNN's John King talked about Secretary of State John Kerry, whose comments about "apartheid" and the Middle East have stirred up actors in the Middle East peace process. King also discussed now-deposed LA Clippers President Donald Sterling, and the tricky path to immigration reform in Congress. (Starts at 1:00)
  • Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Commissioner Olga Roche resigned Tuesday, after cases the agency handed ended in tragedy. Gov. Patrick appointed Erin Devaney interim commissioner. What makes a good leader in a crisis? How could DCF have been more responsive, if at all? Jim and Margery put the questions to listeners. (Starts at 27:30)
  • Boston Globe sports enterprise reporter Shira Springer talked about a Boston Marathon bib debacle, Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments, and a strike by Buffalo Bills cheerleaders known as the "Buffalo Jills." (Starts at 56:00)
  • Do we need a maximum wage? Mass. is considering a boost to its minimum wage. Should workers at the other end of the pay scale — athletes, CEOs, business leaders — also have a more-regulated wage? Jim and Margery polled listeners about it. (Starts at 1:18:20)
  • Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School, and the author of Ernest Shackleton: Exploring Leadership. Koehn talked about a New York Times Magazine piece about animal rights — when are our animals people in the eyes of the law? (Starts at 1:34:30)

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