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Greater Boston Full Show: 12/18/18

Sean Ellis On His Dropped Charges – 25 Years Later
After 25 years, two mistrials and one overturned conviction, Suffolk County prosecutors on Monday dropped their case against Sean Ellis, who served 22 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Boston Police Detective John Mulligan in 1993.

Law enforcement said the decision does not mean he’s innocent, but Ellis’ conviction was long complicated by the fact that two of the detectives investigating the case were later found guilty on federal corruption charges for a scheme that may have involved Mulligan before his death.

Ellis’ conviction was overturned in 2015, but it was not until the announcement that Suffolk prosecutors would not retry Ellis that the legal process was actually over.

Jim Braude was joined by Sean Ellis and his defense attorneys, Rosemary Scapicchio and Jillise McDonough.


Jimmy Tingle’s Political Ambitions Were No Joke
Local comedian and satirist Jimmy Tingle ran for office for lieutenant governor in September, and while he ultimately came up short in the race, his campaign was no joke.

Tingle will be in Wellfleet on Dec. 28 and in Beverly on Dec. 29 performing his standup show "Why Would A Comedian Run For Office?" He joined Jim Braude with the answer.


Christmas At The Museum Of Russian Icons
At the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, you'll find ornaments, trees and men with long, white beards. But as Arts Editor Jared Bowen reports, since they’re all from the Soviet era, you can't call it Christmas.

IMHO: Never Too Young To Fight Climate Change
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on how we can all take inspiration from 15-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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