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Randolph Public School buses parked behind the high school. Randolph High School ranked 114th in Boston Magazine's most recent ranking. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Randolph Public School buses parked behind the high school. Randolph High School ranked 114th in Boston Magazine's most recent ranking. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for Sep. 8. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Boston City Councilor-At-Large Michelle Wu is running for Mayor, according to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. In a bout of unconventional Massachusetts politics, Walsh broke the news when contacted by The Boston Globe, confirming rumors this weekend that Wu had called him about her intentions on Sunday. We talk about what happened this weekend with political journalist Stephanie Murray.
  • The day after Labor Day means summer's over — back to school. Well, sort of. There's hybrid, or distance learning, or all in-person. School starts the 14th, or the 15th, or the 16th. And if you have a middle school or high school student, you may or may not know yet what time of day they'll start or what their classes will be. Do we know what we're doing with education this fall? We discuss with WBUR's Carrie Jung, a local teacher, and a local parent.
  • For the first time in its more than 120-year history, no one ran the Boston Marathon on Marathon Monday due to the pandemic. But, just because we didn't have the big race in April doesn't mean the marathon isn't happening at all. The first virtual Boston Marathon kicked off this weekend, as we hear from WBUR's Alex Ashlock.

This program aired on September 8, 2020.

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