SSMN: Thursday February 27th, 2014

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Thanks for joining us on a Thursday. Lot’s coming up:

At 7:11, Sara Eberle joins us for “MommaJam” www.mommajam.com our weekly feature for moms, dads and families.

Then at 8:11, Bob Terravecchia from Weymouth Bank joins us every week at this time for his “Helping Hand” segment. www.weymouthbank.com

And at 8:41, we’ll talk with former prosecutor Margaret McLean about her new book along with co-author Jon Leiberman “Whitey on Trial: Secrets, Corruption and the Search for Truth”. After sixteen years on the lam, infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was finally captured and brought to trial—and what a trial it was: evidence of nineteen gruesome murders, government secrets, FBI corruption, a dead witness, and an unbelievable tale of love. Whitey’s machine guns and gangland-style extortions gripped the city of Boston for decades. Investigative journalist Jon Leiberman travelled the world with the FBI’s Whitey Bulger task force. Former Boston area prosecutor and legal analyst Margaret McLean witnessed every day of testimony, heard every word uttered in court. Both authors have developed close relationships with the investigators, the lawyers, and Whitey’s friends, his fellow mobsters, his victims and their families. In Whitey on Trial, the truth is revealed through trial testimony, interviews with cops, FBI agents, prosecutors and defense attorneys, and members of the jury that ultimately found Bulger guilty on thirty-one counts, including eleven murders. An exclusive letter from Whitey to McLean offers insight into his state of mind immediately following the verdict. Whitey on Trial is the definitive firsthand account of the Whitey Bulger trial.

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