In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Boston.

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BPR: The Tsarnaev Trial and Remembering Ed Brooke

January 5, 2015
  • Charlie Sennott explores the Tsarnaev from an international perspective and checks in with us about what's happening with Ground Truth.
  • Shannon O'Brien and Charlie Chieppo focus in on local politics, discussing everything from Ed Brooke, and Charlie Baker's challenge to revive the Massachusetts GOP, to Governor Deval Patrick's legacy. [28:54]
  • Then we ask you about the Tsarnaev trial. Amid all the problems and concerns, should the government just settle with his lawyers and give him multiple life sentences without parole? [53:10]
  • Bob Thompson discusses Naked Dating, bowl ratings, and 2015 crop of season premieres. Plus he previews his own feature on WGBH's American Experience. [1:24:45]
  • Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett Price weigh in Ed Brooke's legacy and they continue their Pope Watch in light of recent new cardinal appointments.  [1:49:03]
  • We talk to you about the "space savers" trying to protect precious parking in Boston. [2:04:09]
  • Shira Springer remembers ESPN's Stuart Scott, and chats about the year ahead in sports, covering everything from college football to her 2015 sports predictions

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