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A Whole New Class Of "Front Line Workers" Have Emerged In This Pandemic

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Here's the Radio Boston rundown for April 16. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Social distancing and isolating at home can come with particularly difficult challenges for victims of domestic, sexual, and child abuse. We speak about what that has meant for children and families in Massachusetts.
  • The new book, "Voyage of Mercy," tells the story of the USS Jamestown, a Boston-based ship that left the city in the 1840s, loaded with food, to help Ireland during the great famine. Boston author Stephen Puleo tells us what lessons we can learn from Boston's generosity then, as we face the coronavirus crisis today.
  • Health care workers aren't the only ones on the front lines of this crisis. "Essential workers" are still going to work every day and could be at an increased risk of contracting the coronavirus. We hear two of their stories and take calls.

This program aired on April 16, 2020.


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