Looking Back At The Boston Marathon Bombing One Year Later

One of many memorials that popped up after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Credit Yi-Chien Chang / Creative Commons

It's been one year since the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and wounded hundreds more. It also changed the city of Boston, which was essentially shut down during the ensuing manhunt for the bombing suspects. 

We look back at that long week in April, and how things have changed both in Boston and throughout the country since the bombing. We're joined by people who were at the marathon that day, including a local professor who will once again run in this year's race.


  • Alex Ashlock - WBUR's longtime Boston Marathon reporter and producer for NPR's Here & Now
  • Anne Starr - Project Manager for the “Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial” exhibition at the Boston Public Library
  • Harold Kramer - Chief Operating Officer of the American Radio Relay League, volunteer amateur radio operator who helped with communications at the Boston Marathon
  • Jeffrey Martin - Assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Quinnipiac University