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Where We Stand Today On The Question Of Columbus And Indigenous Peoples Day48:03
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Chali'Naru Dones and other protesters call for Indigenous Peoples' Day to replace Columbus Day in Boston.
Chali'Naru Dones and other protesters call for Indigenous Peoples' Day to replace Columbus Day in Boston.

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Oct. 12. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  •  It's Columbus Day in Boston, but Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville will celebrate Indigenous People's Day. As Indigenous and Italian Americans continue to stand on opposite sides of the Columbus Day question, we talk about where we stand with Danielle Battisti, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska - Omaha and author of "Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform." We also hear from Paula Peters, or Sonk Waban, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and an independent scholar of Wampanoag history.
  • We've talked before about the lessons we can learn by paying attention to the ongoing battle between professional sports and the coronavirus. Well, the New England Patriots, who were supposed to play today after rescheduling from Sunday, have had to postponed their game again due to new infections. We Check the Score between the virus and Boston's pro sports teams, with Radio Boston's Chris Citorik.
  • Arnold Hiatt ran the shoe company StrideRite for 25 years, and was known for believing that corporations should treat employees well and contribute to the surrounding community. We spoke with Hiatt, now 92, about his lifetime of experience in business and politics, and why he's concerned that business schools are failing to teach the importance of the public trust today.

This program aired on October 12, 2020.

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