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"For Sale By Owner" and "Closed Due to Virus" signs are displayed in the window of a business in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., on April 2. (Paul Sancya/AP)
"For Sale By Owner" and "Closed Due to Virus" signs are displayed in the window of a business in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., on April 2. (Paul Sancya/AP)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for April 29. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • With small businesses struggling to access aid through the federal Payment Protection Program, we speak with Rep. Ayanna Pressley about how she's looking to bring transparency and equity to the process.

  • We also speak with small business owners from minority communities in Boston about their experiences accessing aid, and talk about the unique barriers that minority-owned businesses are facing with WBUR's Adrian Ma.

  • How should doctors and surgeons define "urgent" during a global pandemic? We speak with Dr. Alessandra Colaianni, a chief resident in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Harvard Medical School.

This program aired on April 29, 2020.

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