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"Black Lives Matter" painted across Washington Street between Eustis Street and Palmer Street. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
"Black Lives Matter" painted across Washington Street between Eustis Street and Palmer Street. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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

  • We hear from Yawu Miller, a Bay State Banner reporter/editor, on an investigation out from the Bay State Banner on police overtime. We also ask him about his experience being questioned by the police while doing fieldwork on the story.
  • If you miss the NEOWISE Comet, you'll have to wait 6,800 years to see it again. We're joined by Kelly Beatty, space reporter and senior contributing editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine, to talk about the NEOWISE comet, which was just discovered in March but has recently become visible shortly after sunset.
  • "Dream Boston" is a new series of audio-only plays from the Huntington Theatre that imagine returning to life in Boston, after the pandemic ends. The first play was created by Melinda Lopez, who is also helping coordinate the project. Lopez is the playwright in residence at the Huntington Theatre Company.
  • Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joins us to talk about reopening schools and the coronavirus pandemic, police reform and other urgent business before Congress.

This program aired on July 16, 2020.

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