What made The Short List this week?
- A fire in Warwick, Mass., last weekend killed a mother and four of her children. We discuss the complications of rural firefighting and the irony that it often takes a tragedy to get attention on fire safety.
- A couple state lawmakers introduced legislation to restrict the release of information collected at the toll gantries on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Is this based on valid privacy concerns, paranoia or politics?
- A new study found that high schools pushing their start times back an hour benefit from better attendance and graduation rates. But there are obstacles.
Click the audio player above to hear New England Public Radio’s Susan Kaplan explore these issues with Matt Szafranski from Western Mass Politics & Insight and Chris Collins, a columnist for the Greenfield Recorder.