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Whitey Bulger

The Takeaway

Trying a Mobster

Friday, June 27, 2014

A new documentary on Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston crime boss, raises more questions than answers: was he a cold-hearted killer or a neighborhood protector? Where is the line between informant and rat? 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Gangster Whitey Bulger, Corruption, and the FBI

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger and Whitey Bulger's attorney Hank Brennan discuss the trial and new evidence of corruption in the FBI and Department of Justice that allowed Whitey's criminal empire to thrive.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bringing Whitey Bulger to Justice

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy discuss the astonishing criminal career of and epic manhunt for the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought Him to Justice is based on exclusive access and previously undisclosed documents, and it provides a full portrait of this legendary criminal figure—from his upbringing to his crimes to his dramatic capture in Santa Monica in June 2011,  to his trial this year.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life with Steve Jobs; the Criminal Life and Capture of Whitey Bulger

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chrisann Brennan talks about her relationship with Steve Jobs, which began in high school and continued after they had a child together. Donald Fagen, of the duo Steely Dan, discusses his music and new memoir. Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy discuss the astonishing criminal career of and epic manhunt for the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger.

On The Media

Public Opinion on Gay Marriage, America's Most Notorious Gangster, and More

Friday, June 28, 2013

America's quickly shifting opinions on gay marriage, overclassification and obfuscation over government surveillance, and the trial and media profile of Whitey Bulger.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Whitey Bulger; UFT Endorsement; Ask Dear Prudence

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Slate contributor Seth Stevenson gives an update on the trial of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger and describes what it was like growing up in Boston during the Bulger era. Then, Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, talks about the mayoral candidate the UFT endorsed. Plus: cities may be the solution to the world’s problems; Alvaro Vargas Llosa’s take on the current immigration debate; and advice columnist Emily Yoffe, who writes the Dear Prudence column for Slate, offers advice to listeners.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Whitey Bulger, Tony Soprano, and How We View Gangsters

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Slate contributor Seth Stevenson discusses his coverage of the ongoing trial of crime boss Whitey Bulger, and describes growing up in Boston during Bulger's criminal career. Plus: With the death of Soprano's star James Galdolfini, we discuss pop cultural portrayals of gangster life, and how closely they reflect the lives of real gangsters like Bulger.

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The Takeaway

Boston Mob Boss 'Whitey' Bulger Faces Arraignment

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger will be arraigned in a Boston District Court later today. The onetime federal informant is facing 19 counts of murder, dating back to 1999. At today’s court appearance, several family members of Bulger’s victims will meet the alleged crime boss, who inspired Jack Nicholson’s character Frank Costello in "The Departed."

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The Takeaway

Boston Mob Boss James 'Whitey' Bulger Arrested in California

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The 81-year-old Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, Calif. last night, ending the FBI's sixteen-year hunt for him. Bulger was on the FBI's Most Wanted list, indicted on the charge of nineteen murders. Many considered Bulger a source of embarrassment for the FBI, as he managed to elude authorities over the years. He was arrested in an apartment building overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where he was staying with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig.

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