Malcolm Rogers, William Evans, Arizona And The NFL: The Week In Review

February 28, 2014

WGBH News spent the past week reporting stories for you to read while you brace yourself for another nor'easter.

• Morning Edition's Bob Seay talked to Museum of Fine Arts Director Malcolm Rogers after he announced hi impending retirement.

• Boston Police Commmissioner Bill Evans told Greater Boston about, among other things, his upbringing,  revealing his childhood nickname: "mouse."

• Guest contributor Sue O'Connell praised the NFL for sacking Arizona's widely criticized Senate Bill 1062, which would have allowed businesses to refuse to serve a gay person. Meanwhile, Callie Crossley said the emergence of Jason Collins and Michael Sam as openly gay professional athletes signals a shift away from stereotypical black homophobia.

• An unreasonably massive number of people on The Scrum pondered the Massachusetts Republican party's new, more-rightward-tilting platform — a platform former GOP Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez lamented on Greater Boston.

Another Scrum, with another set of shifty commentators, handicapped the casino fight between Revere and Everett.

• On Under the Radar, new Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera told Callie Crossley he plans to fight crime without raising taxes.

• Abbie Ruzicka interviewed the girl with the WGBH tattoo.

• The Curiosity Desk's Edgar B. Herwick III learned about wheelchair curling ahead of the Paralympics, figured out why Boston's wind tunnels are so wind-tunnelly, and looked into the history of shipwreck shacks evolving into the Mass. General.

• Greater Boston turned its focus on homelessness, with Rupa Shenoy reporting on a state effort to move homeless families from hotel rooms to group homes, and Adam Reilly talked to a family who has been moved into permanent housing.

• State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman told Boston Public Radio, "We are competing for every delegate we can get, and this is a competitive business, politics."

• Alison Bruzek of the Forum Network recorded danah boyd telling a crowd at the Harvard Book Store about her book, It's Complicated: The Social Lives Of Networked Teens.

• Reviewing a Lyric Stage Company production, Jared Bowen decided 'Death of a Salesman' still resonates.

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