Jim Braude and Margery Eagan took over the Boston Public Radio airwaves on Tuesday, January 8. On the rundown:
- We kicked off the hour talking about Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel's nomination as the next defense secretary, and whether Ed Markey has the potential to win Kerry's soon-to-be vacant seat in the senate with Democratic strategist Michael Goldman and the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics' Trey Grayson.
- Ten years ago, 18-year-old Billy Senne struck a State Trooper who was parked on the side of a highway. The trooper was left in a permanent vegetative state. Senne apologized in court and served more than two years in jail. Years later- in 2011, the trooper died. Senne, who is now a successful real estate agent in Cambridge, could be tried for vehicular homicide and face up to 15 years in jail. Paul Kelly, the attorney for William Senne, spoke with Jim and Margery about his client.
- So you want to open a medical marijuana business... we check in with Boston Phoenix reporter Ariel Shearer, who's reported on what it takes to get a business up and running and some of the challenges budding bud businesses may face.
- Mayor Menino is considering fining people who beg for money at intersections, according to the Boston Herald. Is it fair? How can panhandlers pay for fines if they can't panhandle?
- Panera will go before the Boston Licensing Board for permission to open a Pay-What-You-Want cafe across from City Hall. Jim and Margery spoke with Panera CEO Ron Shaich and marketing professor Giana Echardt about this style of business.
- If Paul Revere, or Whiey Bulger didn't put Boston on the map, the film "Good Will Hunting" did. Boston Magazine's Janelle Nanos spoke with Jim and Margery about the film's 15 year anniversary. Check out her interviews with the cast and crew here.