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Most coronavirus cases in Massachusetts are linked to a Biogen conference held in late February at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel. (Callum Borchers/WBUR)
Most coronavirus cases in Massachusetts are linked to a Biogen conference held in late February at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel. (Callum Borchers/WBUR)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for Aug. 26. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • It's a nightmare scenario: a business meeting unintentionally spreads a devastating virus to thousands. A new study suggests that's what happened with the now-infamous Biogen conference held at the Marriott Long Wharf in February. We untangle the findings with WBUR's CommonHealth team.
  • The RNC Convention has been another unusual convention for our unusual times. We talk about what's at stake, how the GOP's approach compares to the DNC, and what to make of the Trump's messages to voters.
  • Last week at the Democratic National Convention, Joe McNamara, the Chair of the Rhode Island State Democratic Committee, captured the nation's attention with a plate of calamari. But what's the real story behind Rhode Island's state appetizer, and how did calamari become king of the Ocean State? We speak with CNN's S.E. Cupp.

This program aired on August 26, 2020.

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