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A classroom is seen vacant through a window at Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, R.I., as the school remains closed following a confirmed case of the coronavirus. (David Goldman/AP)
A classroom is seen vacant through a window at Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, R.I., as the school remains closed following a confirmed case of the coronavirus. (David Goldman/AP)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for April 21. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Massachusetts health providers are making their way through a surge in cases of COVID-19. We check in with one of them, who says that his past week working via telehealth has been "the hardest thing" he has ever done in medicine.
  • As Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker announces plans to keep schools closed through the end of the school year, we take listener calls with a parent, principal, and a school superintendent about what this means for learning and teaching. We also check in with WBUR's Max Larkin.
  • We check in with Radio Boston producer Zoë Mitchell, who is working from home, on how she's coping more than a month into our "new normal."

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

This program aired on April 21, 2020.

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