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How Did Senator Ed Markey Fight Off A Challenge From Congressman Joe Kennedy?48:17
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Sen. Ed Markey raises a fist in celebration after turning aside a strong primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sen. Ed Markey raises a fist in celebration after turning aside a strong primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for Sep. 2. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • WBUR's Anthony Brooks on the primary results in Massachusetts and Rep. Bill Keating gives us his take on mail-in voting: how it impacted the primary race, and whether he is confident in the postal services' ability to handle it in November.
  • A lot changed ahead of this primary election: the pandemic, mail-in voting, a national reckoning on racial justice. That means campaigns had to adapt, too. We discuss those adaptations with The Boston Globe's Marcela Garcia and Scott Ferson, a democratic strategist and paid consultant on Ed Markey’s campaign. 
  • It seems every few weeks there's news of another local music venue in Greater Boston closing for good, unable to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. We reflect on how our local music scene is weathering this storm.

This program aired on September 2, 2020.

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