Tina Chéry’s 15-year-old son, Louis, was killed while heading to a Christmas Eve anti-gang violence meeting in 1993. A few years later, Charles Bogues pled guilty in the killing.. and served 16 years in prison. The tragedy spurred Chéry to found the Louis D. Brown Institute for Peace—an organization aimed at promoting unity and peace. But she also reached out to Bogues’ mother, Doris and formed a relationship with her as well as the man who admitted to killing her son. Tina Chéry and Charles Bogues joined Jim to discuss their story and how they hope to inspire others with their message of forgiveness and non-violence.

The bike safety debate rode back into the forefront this weekend in Boston after a cyclist was critically injured in a hit-and-run in the Back Bay. The 30-year old man was riding alongside another person when he was hit by a car early Sunday morning. Sunday also marked the one-year anniversary of Allison Warmuth’s death—the 28-year-old woman who was hit and killed by a duck boat while riding a scooter in Boston. A law requiring additional safety guidelines for duck boats, which was championed by Warmuth’s family, took effect last month and lawmakers will hear more street safety bills this session. But should Boston do more to accommodate cyclists and those riding smaller vehicles? Or is this a hopeless pursuit? Peter Furth, an engineering professor at Northeastern University, and Ernie Boch Jr., president and CEO of Subaru, New England joined Jim to discuss.

Jim offers his thoughts on a change to Newbury Street that  could alter the soul of the city.