Mayor Walsh Has Embraced Police Reform Ideas — But Will They Be Implemented?
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh signed off this week on a series of police reform proposals from a task force convened this summer, giving his support to calls for an independent office to investigate police misconduct, an expanded body camera program, and more. However, with buy-in likely needed from the Boston police union, it remains to be seen how much will be implemented, and in what final form. Meanwhile, on the state level, a reform agenda that would create a licensing board for police officers and ban the use of chokeholds has stalled as the State House and Senate try to negotiate between their different versions of that bill.

To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Rahsaan Hall, the director of ACLU Massachusetts’ Racial Justice Program, and State Rep. Russell Holmes, a member of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, who has long pushed for reforms on the state level.

Living With Looming Eviction: Renters Worry Ahead Of Moratorium End
Demonstrators marched to the State House on Thursday to protest the upcoming end of an eviction moratorium in Massachusetts, as Gov. Charlie Baker put forward an alternative plan to help renters and small landlords that housing advocates say will not do enough in the midst of pandemic-fueled job losses. With the final outcome on Beacon Hill still uncertain, tenants at risk of eviction and landlords carrying debt watch anxiously. Liz Neisloss reports.

Obama White House Photographer Pete Souza, Subject Of ‘The Way I See It’
A new documentary explores the work of official Obama White House photographer Pete Souza and the role he played in capturing moments of the 44th presidency, ranging from the serious to the mundane. Jim Braude was joined by Souza and by Dawn Porter, director and producer of the film, "The Way I See It."