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The Brian Lehrer Show

Blood Brothers: Sibling Influence in Crime

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty for his role in the Boston bombing, despite his lawyer's argument that he was influenced by his older brother Tamerlan. Why didn't that angle work?

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The Takeaway

Judgement Day Looms Near for Boston Marathon Bomber

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The prosecution in the trial of the admitted Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is winding down.

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The Takeaway

Hospital Team Prepares to Run Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Two members of the Mass General Emergency Response Fund Team discuss their efforts to help victims last year, and their plans to run in this year's marathon for the first time. 

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The Takeaway

First Responders Mark Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Marathon volunteers have helped plenty of runners suffering with cramps and dehydration, but after last year’s bombings, the marathon medical tent was transformed into a makeshift emergency room.

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The Takeaway

Tufts Marathoners Finish What They Started

Monday, April 14, 2014

36,000 athletes will compete in this year’s Boston Marathon. The Takeaway talks with the director of the Tufts Marathon Team and one of the runners who is coming back this year to finish what she started.

 

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The Takeaway

What Does It Take to Become Resilient?

Monday, April 14, 2014

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Takeaway Host John Hockenberry broadcasts from our partner WGBH in Boston and considers what lessons might be learned from the city's strength and resilience in the wake of last year’s attack.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Looking Back at the Boston Marathon Bombings

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell look back at the Boston Marathon Bombing last April, from the preparations of the bombers to the emergency response to the massive deployment of city, state, and federal law enforcement personnel to apprehend the suspects. Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice tells the story of the bombings and their aftermath.

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The Takeaway

An Inside Look at Death Penalty Decisions

Friday, January 31, 2014

Yesterday the Justice Department announced that it will pursue capital punishment for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of plotting and executing the Boston Marathon bombings. Should Tsarvaev be ultimately sentenced to death? It would mark the most significant death penalty case since Timothy McVeigh, the man behind the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Vicki Behenna, a former assistant U.S. attorney for Oklahoma, helped prosecute Timothy McVeigh. She joins The Takeaway to explain how the federal government pursues the death penalty.

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The Takeaway

VOTE: Should The Boston Bombing Suspect Face the Death Penalty?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is awaiting trial and has been charged with 30 counts, including killing three people and using weapons of mass destruction. More than 250 people were injured in the twin blasts on April 15, 2013. Do you agree with the government's decision to pursue the death penalty? Vote in our poll.

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Together In Song

Dona Nobis Pacem

Sunday, August 18, 2013

This week’s program is called "Dona Nobis Pacem" — "Give Us Peace" — and features music of remembrance, reflection and hope, that brings people together in the face of tragic events. 

The Takeaway

FBI Investigation of Man with Ties to Boston Bombing Suspect Ends in Shooting

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A mystifying development in the investigation of the alleged Boston Marathon bombing suspects came early Wednesday morning when an F.B.I. agent shot and killed a Chechen man named Ibragim Todashev in Orlando, Florida. Phillip Martin, Senior Investigative Reporter for The Takeaway's partner WGBH in Boston, explains Todashev's involvement with Tsnarnaevs. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Boston: The Russian Connection

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Scott Shane, New York Times intelligence reporter based in Washington, discusses ongoing questions about the investigation of the Boston bombings, and the effectiveness of the intelligence community in preventing and prosecuting domestic terrorism.

 

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The Takeaway

Boston Bombing: Was There an Intelligence System Failure?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Tim Weiner, author of "Enemies: A History of the FBI" and "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA" explains how terrorist threats are identified, and how information is, or is not shared across federal agencies.

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The Takeaway

Congress Questions Actions of FBI and CIA on Handling of Tsarnaev Case

Friday, April 26, 2013

Congress now wants to know why the FBI did not pursue further investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston bombing suspect killed last week. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich walks us through how Congress is digesting the Boston attacks, and what that might mean for security policy.

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On The Media

Framing the Boston Bombing

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Boston bombing has become a Rorschach blot for the media, who have tied it to everything from immigration to welfare to national security. Bob talks to The Daily Beast's Peter Beinart about the media and the culture's desire to impose meaning on tragedy.

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WNYC News

How Vulnerable is Times Square to Attack?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Officials say Times Square was a possible target for the brothers allegedly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. This revelation comes almost three years after an attempt to detonate a car bomb in the tourist hub. A security expert discusses the risk to the city landmark, as well as how the NYPD has sought to protect it.

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The Takeaway

Neighbor Day, Hunger Strike at GITMO, Flooding in the Midwest

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hunger Strike Grows at Guantanamo | Midwestern Farmer on this Year's Record Floods | Should Corporations be Required to Disclose Political Spending to Shareholders? | Knowing Your Neighbors: Boston Bombers Lived 200 Yards Away | George W. Bush Library Dedicated in Dallas

WNYC News

Examining Peter King's Calls for Muslim Surveillance

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In the wake of the Boston bombings, Rep. Peter King has called for increased surveillance of the Muslim American community. He argued that monitoring of certain communities is nothing new.

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Showdown @ High Noon

Music to Stir the Heroic Spirit

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Amidst the horrifying scenes following the bombings of the Boston Marathon, also came images of truly heroic acts. Cast your vote for the heroic piece you'd like to hear today at 12 pm.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Community Reaction to Bombing Suspects

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies and director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Brown University, and author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters, and Mohamed El Filali,  executive director of The Islamic Center of Passaic County in Paterson, NJ, discuss the complex reactions when we think and talk about the religion and ethnicity of the Boston bombing suspects.

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