A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex .

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BPR: Racial Profundity and Offseason Profiteering

June 17, 2015
  • If it's not 'deflategate, it's inflate-gate following reports that Salem State paid him $170,000 in speaking fees. Is this a capital crime by PR standards or just capitalism?
  • Brian McGrory weighs in on some recent Globe pieces including today's front page story about sex offenders and Mayor Marty Walsh's new plans to keep young people out of trouble for the summer.
  • Yesterday we talked about how the middle class could no longer afford to live like the middle class. Today we’re going to talk about why. Paul Solman wonders if one of the problem might be the overtime trap: working more hours but without earning more money.
  • Jennifer Gonnerman joins us to discuss her recent New Yorker piece following the suicide of Kalief Browder, the innocent man who endured more than two years of solitary confinement at Rikers in New York for allegedly stealing a backpack.
  • Andrea Cabral gives us her take on the Brodwer case from a prosecutor and Sheriff's perspective. She also weighs in on the ongoing Rachel Dolezal race conversations. And then we get your take on the "transracial" narrative.
  • Sue O’Connell shares her thoughts on comparisons being drawn between Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner. She also debriefs Boston Pride, and discusses the 11 minute protest in honor of the 11 trans people who have been killed so far this year.

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