90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’
People photograph a banner reading "Boston Strong" as it hangs at Rowes Wharf on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston.  (AP)

People photograph a banner reading “Boston Strong” as it hangs at Rowes Wharf on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston. (AP)

On this one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, there’s still a great deal local and national investigators don’t know about the alleged perpetrators. During our look at the attack and the ongoing debate on terrorism threats in America, we invited our own David Boeri of home station WBUR to talk about the continued investigation into the attack and the motivations behind it.

“There’s still much we don’t know about the Tsarnaevs,” Boeri told host Tom Ashbrook. And with the surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, set to go to trial this November, the investigation continues to frustrate observers and reporters alike.

“The FBI is still convinced he was a homegrown terrorist,” Boeri said, discussing the deceased Tsarnaev brother, Tamerlan. And the FBI could have the right to claim it. “Since 9/11, the FBI has been reprogrammed, re-purposed and re-branded as America’s chief counter-terrorist force…They are now the elite counter-terrorist force in the United States.”

Much of the discussion around the case is still speculation. “The FBI never notified state and local police that Tamerlan was planning a trip to Russia and that he had been radicalized.”

What do you make of the ongoing investigation into the alleged bombers? Is there more you want to know?

Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Tumblr and @OnPointRadio.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

RECENT
SHOWS
Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

 
Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

More »
Comment
 
Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

More »
Comment
 
Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

More »
3 Comments