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Taking Care Of Each Other During The Coronavirus Crisis47:23
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Bex and Vanessa Kennedy sit with their German Shepard Niko in front of a yarn sculpture on the fence in Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Bex and Vanessa Kennedy sit with their German Shepard Niko in front of a yarn sculpture on the fence in Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for April 9. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Nonprofits are particularly challenged by the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. We speak with Erin McAleer of Project Bread and Mark Culliton of College Bound Dorchester about how they're working to continue their mission.
  • Even though people are distancing themselves, they're still finding ways to help each other and find community amid the crisis. WBUR's Yasmin Amer and Jessie Norriss, a core-organizer with Mutual Aid for Medford and Somerville, tell us how.
  • This week marks Passover and Easter Sunday, but there will be no gathering around the table with extended family for seder or congregating at church. We speak with Rabbi Joel Sisenwine, senior rabbi of Temple Beth Elohim and Rev. Laura Everett of the Massachusetts Council of Churches about what that means for two religious holidays that rely so much on coming together.

We also broadcasted live coverage and analysis of Gov. Charlie Baker's daily coronavirus briefing. You can listen here.

This program aired on April 9, 2020.

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