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Boston Marathon explosions

Two explosions at the 2013 Boston Marathon resulted in numerous casualties.

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WGN’s very own Steve Alexander calls in from Boston to give Bob and Marianne a live update on the marathon.  He also talks about the his book, If Not for the Perfect Stranger, that helps share the experiences that he and many others faced while in Boston during last year’s horrific events.



(Photo by Diane Montiel)

Steve Alexander is in Boston for the marathon. He lets us know the feel of the city in the wake of last year’s bombing and what the scene is like this year. Listen below for the full segment.



Steve Alexander, editor of If Not for the Perfect Stranger: Heartwarming and Healing Stories from the 2013 Boston Marathon, is live from Boston. He talks about the the memorials taking place and what the Boston Marathon will look like moving forward.


Nick Digilio welcomes our own Steve Alexander and his wife Diane Montiel to discuss their new book commemorating the event If Not for the Perfect Stranger: Heartwarming and Healing Stories of Kindness from the 2013 Boston Marathon. It features 40 stories from survivors and first responders including Steve and Diane who were there watching their daughter run.

To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.


Editors, Steve Alexander and Diane Montiel, with contributor, Jacqueline Sager, discuss their new book, If Not For the Perfect Stranger, which chronicles stories from the 2013 Boston Marathon.


(L-R)Steve Alexander, Wendy Snyder, Jacqueline Sager, Diane Montiel and Bill Leff

The One Fund Boston has raised more than $60 million for victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. But where does the money go, and who decides that? Camille Biros, deputy administrator for The One Fund, provides the answer.


Carol talks about an outpouring of honesty that followed the Boston Marathon bombing and hears from callers who have gone the extra mile to do the right thing.


The body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a Muslim cemetery in Doswell, Virginia.


The Boston Police Department has tweeted that three additional suspects have been arrested in connection with the marathon bombings. The “Boston Globe” identifies them as college students. Two suspects were identified in the days after the bombing. Tamerlan Tsarnaev  is dead and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, is in custody. He’s the one who may have been helped by the newly announced suspects. Tune in to WGN Radio fo all the latest.

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