Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, second from left, reacts to the death of Cardinal Bernard Law beside clergy sexual abuse victims Robert Costello, left, Phil Saviano, second from right, and Alexa MacPherson on Dec. 20 in Boston.

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BPR 12/20: Full Show

December 20, 2017
  • Former Boston Archbishop Bernard Law has died at the age of 86. Law allowed priests who sexually abused children to continue working, and was forced to resign after news of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church surfaced in the early 2000s. Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who specializes in sexual abuse cases — including the cases of 86 people who claimed to be sexually abused by Father John Geoghan, who was enabled by Law — joined Jim and Margery today. 
  • Trenni Kusnierekan anchor with NBC Sports Boston, discussed ESPN's reckoning with the #MeToo movement, allegations of sexual misconduct against Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and other top headlines from sports.
  • The Senate Intelligence Committee is reportedly investigating Jill Stein for possible collusion with the Russians during the 2016 campaign. Juliette Kayyem, homeland security expert and chief executive officer of Zemcar, talked about the latest.
  • Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein's latest book is a "Citizen's Guide to Impeachment."
  • Have parent protests over new school start times forced Boston Public Schools to reconsider? Paul Reville, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, joined us.
  • Sue O'Connell, host of NECN's "The Take," discussed how the rollback of net neutrality could be a blow to the LGBTQ community.
  • Andrea Cabral, former state secretary of public safety, discussed a candidate who withdrew his nomination for a federal judgeship after a video of his confirmation hearing went viral.

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