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Motivations and Murder

Could solving a triple murder case have prevented last year’s Boston Marathon bombings?

New evidence implicates one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers in a triple homicide in 2011. A reporter investigating the murders thinks the marathon bombings might have been prevented if police had pursued the murder investigation more thoroughly. Also in the program, what motivates a Mexican drug smuggler? We also hear about the globe-trotting American basketball players in Libya, and learn why French is making a comeback in one US state bordering Canada. Plus, Iranian-American comedian K-von Moezzi, tells us how he learned about being Persian when he started doing stand-up.

(Photo: A pair of running shoes and flowers at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing April 15 2013. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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27 minutes

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Sun 30 Mar 2014 14:32GMT

Chapters

  • Boston Marathon Bombing

    How solving a triple-murder might have prevented the Boston Marathon bombings

    Duration: 04:35

  • Drug Mule

    A Mexican woman still fears deportation after helping the US bust drug traffickers

    Duration: 04:45

  • International Space Station

    Conversation tips for Russians and Americans aboard the International Space Station

    Duration: 03:40

  • French in Maine

    What is prompting so many people to speak French in this state bordering Canada?

    Duration: 04:05

  • Basketball in Libya

    The experiences of two globe-trotting American basketball players in Libya

    Duration: 04:35

  • K-Von Moezzi

    The Iranian-American comedian who learned about being Persian through doing stand up

    Duration: 04:00

Broadcasts

  • Sat 29 Mar 2014 04:32GMT
  • Sun 30 Mar 2014 01:32GMT
  • Sun 30 Mar 2014 14:32GMT

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