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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Carmen Fields reports that Richard Taylor (Secretary of Transportation and Construction) will ... (more)

Carmen Fields reports that Richard Taylor (Secretary of Transportation and Construction) will preside over the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Construction Project in Boston. Fields notes that Taylor is one of the few African American Republicans in Massachusetts. Fields interviews Taylor. Taylor talks about his reasons for being a Republican and his career in business. Taylor talks about his commitment to affirmative action and his plans to encourage participation by women and minorities in the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project. Taylor says that he has always pushed for fair and equitable opportunities for minority businesses. Fields notes that Taylor says that his appointment signals a commitment to affirmative action on the part of William Weld (Governor of Massachusetts). Fields' report is accompanied by footage of Graylan Ellis-Hagler and unemployed construction workers at a press conference at a construction site in Roxbury. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Alexandra Marks interviews businessmen Derek Jeter and William Singleton on the challenges faced by minority businesses in Boston. African American entrepreneurs (less)

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Roxbury construction jobs

Roxbury construction jobs

Carolyn Sawyer reports that a group of unemployed laborers are picketing the ... (more)

Carolyn Sawyer reports that a group of unemployed laborers are picketing the construction site of the new Post Office in Dudley Square in Roxbury. Sawyer notes that the picketers are demanding that fifty percent of the laborers on the site be residents of the Roxbury community. Sawyer's report includes footage from a press conference held by the picketers at the site. Graylan Ellis-Hagler (Church of the United Community) says that the men will not go away with 'crumbs.' Picketers Ivan Singleton, James Gun, and Ron Nelson also speak out at the press conference. Sawyer reports that Stephen Coyle (Boston Redevelopment Authority) is trying to mediate the dispute. Coyle says that the community is legitimately concerned about the high rate of unemployment among residents. Coyle adds that he expects similar protests during upcoming construction projects. Sawyer reviews the agreement concerning minority participation in the construction project. Sawyer's report is accompanied by footage of the construction site. (less)

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Ten O'Clock News broadcast in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday

Ten O'Clock News broadcast in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday

Christopher Lydon introduces a Ten O'Clock News special broadcast marking the birthday ... (more)

Christopher Lydon introduces a Ten O'Clock News special broadcast marking the birthday of Martin Luth King, Jr. (civil rights leader). Lydon reviews King's life and accomplishments. This report features footage of King during the civil rights movement. Paul Solman reports on unemployment in the African American community. Solman notes that many young African Americans are not given the training, education, and support necessary to succeed in the workplace. Solman's report includes footage from interviews with Paul McLemore (Boston resident), Sarah Flint (McLemore's aunt), and Tom Jones (Vice President, John Hancock Mutual Insurance). Gail Harris reports on development in the Roxbury/Dorchester/Mattapan neighborhoods. Harris reports that the area is becoming more attractive to developers and that property values are expected to rise. Harris adds that many residents are suspicious of development plans by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and fear being displaced from their homes. Harris' report features footage from interviews with Mamie Mabine (tenant, Orchard Park Housing Project), John Cruz (developer), Ken Guscott (developer), Byron Rushing (State Representative), Otto Snowden (co-founder, Freedom House), Muriel Snowden (co-founder, Freedom House), and a BRA official. Meg Vaillancourt reports on the long-term effects of school desegregation on the Boston Public School system. Vaillancourt notes that attendance and test scores have dropped since 1974. Vaillancourt reports that many African American parents support a 'freedom of choice' plan in which a certain number of seats in each school are set aside for students of each racial group. Vaillancourt interviews Robert Peterkin (Former Deputy Superintendent, Boston Public Schools), Robert Spillane (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools), Kenneth Haskins (Harvard School of Education), Charles Willie (Court Appointed Master for Desegregation), Mildred Reid (Jamaica Plain resident), and Kim Reid (student, Brighton High School) for the report. Vailancourt's report also includes footage of students at Brighton High School, Jackson/Mann Elementary School, South Boston High School, and English High School. Dr. Virgil Woods and Dr. Helen Edmonds discuss civil rights. Christopher Lydon interviews in-studio guests Dr. Virgil Wood (Pond Street Baptist Church) and Dr. Helen Edmonds (Visiting Professor, MIT) about King's legacy and progress in the civil rights movement since King's death. Wood says that society has regressed in the areas of racism, war and poverty since the death of King. Wood and Edmonds talk about African American students at white universities. Wood and Edmonds discuss the gap between the African American middle class and the African American underclass. Callie Crossley (WGBH reporter) talks about her memories of King as a teenager growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. The newscast closes over footage of Stevie Wonder (pop singer) and Jesse Jackson (African American political leader) at a celebration in honor of King in Washington DC. Produced by Glenda Manzi. Directed by Heather Aveson. (less)

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