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Boston Joins Somerville And Cambridge In Announcing No Full-Time, In-Person School This Fall47:08


Here's the Radio Boston rundown for Aug. 5. Jamie Bologna is our host.

  • With the coronavirus pandemic still spiking across the country — and a few troubling signs here in New England — what are school districts, parents, teachers, and students to do? Somerville, Cambridge and Boston have decided that for now, students won't return to full-time, in-person learning. We discuss with WBUR's Max Larkin, Somerville School Committee Chair Carrie Normand, and Boston Public Schools teacher Joellen Persad.
  • As America’s reckoning with racial injustice continues after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police, Black people across the country and the Commonwealth are coming forward with their stories of racism. Among them are sisters Emily and Caroline Joyner — who wrote about their experiences growing up in predominantly white Southborough. They want to challenge small towns like Southborough to acknowledge and confront local issues with race.
  • While the stress of the pandemic might have us turning to junk food, new research is showing a strong connection between what we eat and our mental health. Dr. Uma Naidoo writes about the ways in which we can help our own mental health, by changing what we eat.

This program aired on August 5, 2020.

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