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Mon. 3/26/12
Mattapan In The Aftermath Of A ‘Stunning’ Murder Trial Verdict

Mattapan In The Aftermath Of A ‘Stunning’ Murder Trial Verdict
Mattapan VerdictShock. Disbelief. Anger. That is the mood in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood this afternoon as residents continue to grapple with the results in the trial of two men accused of murdering four people, including a toddler during a drug robbery in October of 2010. After days of deliberations, jurors last week cleared Edward Washington of all charges – including four counts of murder. As for the alleged gunman, Dwayne Moore, he was cleared of a drug charge, but the judge declared a mistrial after the jury remained deadlocked on the other charges against him. It's been reported that of the eight women and four men who served on that jury, 11 were ready to convict. But one juror, a middle aged woman – refused to budge. According to at least two of her fellow jurors, she told them from the beginning she'd be a holdout. Suffolk County DA Dan Conley has promised that Dwayne Moore will again stand trial - in front of a new jury - but for now, one of the most gruesome murders in recent memory remains unpunished. We’ll discuss how this stunning turn of events is reverberating throughout the community.

Guests:
Maria Cramer, Boston Globe crime reporter
State Rep. Russell Holmes (D - Boston) from Mattapan
Minister Franklin Hobbs, Healing Our Land Ministry, host on Boston Praise Radio, and resident of Dorchester
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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