As BPS Goes Remote, School Committee Chairperson Resigns

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Oct. 22. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he accepted Michael Loconto's resignation this morning. Last night, during a Boston School Committee meeting over Zoom, Loconto appeared to mock the names of participants in the virtual meeting, and was caught on his microphone. The eight-and-a-half hour meeting was focused primarily on a vote to suspend for one year the use of an exam for admission to Boston's exam schools. We get the latest from WBUR's Max Larkin, then turn to BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius.
  • With growing numbers of cities and towns in the red, and concern over spread caused by private gatherings, we take listener coronavirus questions with one of our medical experts: Dr. David Hamer, a specialist in infectious diseases, and a professor of Global Health at BU's School of Public Health and School of Medicine. He's also a member of the BU Medical Advisory Group, which advises the university on the public health measures and recommendations being implemented on campus this fall. 
  • Andrew Krivak's new novel, "The Bear," is about a man and his daughter, nameless, the last two humans on Earth. The book takes place on the shore of a lake, at the foot of quote "the mountain that stands alone." Radio Boston's Chris Citorik went to Krivak's home in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, in the shadow of Mount Monadnock, to talk about the themes in Krivak's novel and to hike up the mountain that inspired the setting.

This program aired on October 22, 2020. The audio for this program is not available.


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