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As states debate reopening schools, some child psychologists are expressing another worry -- that schools won't be prepared to deal with kids' mental trauma when they do go back. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
As states debate reopening schools, some child psychologists are expressing another worry -- that schools won't be prepared to deal with kids' mental trauma when they do go back. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for Aug. 19. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Incumbent Senator Ed Markey and Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy III met last night in their final debate before the September 1st Senate primary election. WBUR's Callum Borchers recaps the debate — and we hear from Rhode Island State Democratic Party Chairman Joseph McNamara, whose plate of calamari stole the show at last night's DNC Convention.
  • We are all feeling the weight of this pandemic in one way or another. For working women, who are more likely to bear caregiver roles at work and at home, that weight is particularly heavy. We take your calls with Mara Bolis with Oxfam America and Tania Del Rio with Boston's Office of Women's Advancement.
  • In the story of Snow White, the most compelling character of the story isn't the title character, but the villain: the jealous, wicked, evil stepmother. In her new book, Harvard's Maria Tatar says tales about evil stepmothers help shape our understanding of age and beauty and tensions between mothers and daughters.

This program aired on August 19, 2020.

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