Here's the Radio Boston rundown for March 17. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
The first hour is on how families are coping with the impacts of the coronavirus:
- We take calls with Boston School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius on the decision to close schools and how they are accommodating students' needs.
- Dr. Gene Beresin, executive director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and Dr. Larry Berkowitz, the director and co-founder of Riverside Trauma Center, on how to talk about the coronavirus with children of all ages.
- Two mothers — Quiana Agbai, who runs "harlemlovebirds" in New England, and Cyndi Reitmeyer, who runs BostonTechMom — on at-home activities to keep your kids busy and entertained while schools are closed due to the coronavirus.
The second hour continues our two-hour broadcast of Radio Boston:
- Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey talks with us about the response from the federal government, including a potential $850 billion economic stimulus package.
- WBUR Commonhealth editor Carey Goldberg and Dr. Natasha Hochberg, an infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center, take your health and hospital-related questions about the coronavirus.
- In other news, we check in with WBUR's Chris Citorik and the Boston Globe's Ben Volin on Tom Brady's decision to leave the New England Patriots.
This program aired on March 17, 2020.