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Family Of Juston Root, Man Killed By Police In February, Files Wrongful Death Suit47:28
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The scene where Juston Root was shot outside Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston is shown on Feb. 7. (Steve Brown/WBUR)
The scene where Juston Root was shot outside Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston is shown on Feb. 7. (Steve Brown/WBUR)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for Aug. 11. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Rep. Katherine Clark, who represents Massachusetts' 5th district and is also the Vice Chair Of House Democratic Caucus, joins us to discuss the impact of President Trump's executive orders and memoranda to deliver emergency pandemic aid.
  • Juston Root was killed by five Boston police officers and one Massachusetts State Trooper in February. The Norfolk County District Attorney's office ruled the shooting justified in March. Root's family filed a wrongful death suit on Monday against both departments and the city. We hear from Jennifer Root Bannon, Juston's sister, and Evan Root, Juston's father. We also check in with The Boston Globe's Tonya Alanez.
  • What do we actually know about the coronavirus and children? What is the impact of COVID-19 on kids, and what does that mean for Massachusetts cities and towns figuring out how to reopen schools next month? We take listener calls with a panel of pediatricians.

This program aired on August 11, 2020.

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