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Week In Review: ‘Deflategate,’ Olympics, Baker’s Budget, Tsarnaev

We discuss the Patriot’s “Deflategate” scandal, developments in the Tsarnaev trial, more details on Boston’s Olympic bid, and the Massachusetts budget gap.

Mass. Lacks Transparency In Legislative Process, Public Records

What does that mean for democracy if the state government operates behind closed doors and the records are kept under lock and key?

Suzan-Lori Parks Asks Questions Of Freedom In ‘Father Comes Home From The Wars’

Suzan-Lori Parks joins us in-studio to talk about, and perform songs from, her latest work, “Father Comes Home from the Wars.” It’s onstage now at the A.R.T. in Cambridge.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Belichick: Didn’t Know About Deflated Footballs

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he has “no explanation” for how his team’s footballs ended up under-inflated, but he suggested that his quarterback might have some information.

Questionnaires Reveal Most Potential Jurors Believe Tsarnaev Is Guilty

The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not begin on Monday, as was originally planned, and no new date has been set.

Lawrence Lessig On Citizens United, 5 Years Later

At the Supreme Court Wednesday, shouts of protest and the clatter of overturned chairs disrupted the usual calm and formality of the nation’s highest court. They were protesting the court’s 2010 decision on campaign finance, which was issued five years ago.

The Musicality Of Poems On Stage In Boston

We preview “The Word Exchange,” a one-night show by the Poets’ Theatre on the musicality of poetry in a foreign language.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Details Out About Boston 2024 Summer Olympics Bid

Imagine Dorchester Avenue transformed into an Olympic Boulevard, stretching all the way to South Station. That, it turns out, was just one feature of the presentation given to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

The State Of The Union And The State Of The Commonwealth

The view of the nation from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is positive, but here in Massachusetts, there’s suddenly grim economic news in the form of a yawning state budget shortfall.

Co-Founder Of Harvard Negotiation Program: ‘Get To Yes With Yourself’

Negotiation is likely a part of your daily life. Whether it’s with your spouse or your children, your boss or your colleagues — we all deal with conflict. So, what could get you to win-win solutions?

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano On President’s State Of The Union Address

Tuesday night, the president laid out an ambitious agenda, including free community college, paid sick leave for workers and more assistance for education, child care and retirement savings for the middle class.

Is The Patriots’ ‘Ballghazi’ Scandal Overinflated?

The NFL has discovered some of the footballs used in the first half of the AFC title game Sunday between the Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts were underinflated.

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