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U.S. Attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts Andrew E. Lelling. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
U.S. Attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts Andrew E. Lelling. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Nov. 18. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • We talk with U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling, who says the Massachusetts Department of Correction has been violating the constitutional rights of inmates with mental illness. That report is the result of a two-year investigation into mental health care for prisoners at several Massachusetts correctional facilities.
  • Worcester will once again see its DCU Center turned into a field hospital to help deal with surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. We check in on how the city is handling the second wave of the pandemic and its prospects for a return to economic growth with Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus, Jr.
  • Thanksgiving is going to have to look different this year. Governor Baker today is asking people to gather just with our immediate households, which means a lot of people are canceling plans, staying home. We take calls on how our listeners' plans have turned out: What sacrifices will you be making this Thanksgiving? What traditions will you miss, and what will you be happy to skip this year?

This program aired on November 18, 2020.

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