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Unpacking President Trump's Executive Actions — And What They Might Mean In Mass.47:31
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The flag flies outside the U.S. Capitol ahead of President Trump delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (Susan Walsh/AP)
The flag flies outside the U.S. Capitol ahead of President Trump delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for Aug. 10. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Bypassing Congress, President Trump issued a set of executive orders and memoranda to deliver emergency pandemic aid. The presidential actions are ambiguous and raise a lot of questions. We break down what they mean for Massachusetts — and what the state's congressional delegation does next.
  • Over the weekend, a scandal broke in the race for the 1st Congressional District between incumbent Richard Neal and his challenger, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse. We get the latest on state politics with WBUR's Callum Borchers.
  • School re-openings are looming and uncertain. Where do districts stand now?  We talk to Almi Abeyta, the Superintendent of the Chelsea Public Schools and WBUR's Kathleen McNerney.

This program aired on August 10, 2020.

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