Rep. Katherine Clark Is Now The Most Powerful Congresswoman Ever from Massachusetts

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U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass (Andrew Harnik/AP)
U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Nov. 19. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • We talk to Congresswoman Katherine Clark about making history. She's now assistant speaker, the fourth-ranking position in the House. That makes her the second-highest-ranking Democratic woman in the history of the House, after speaker Pelosi, and the most powerful congresswoman ever from Massachusetts.
  • Have you had one of those moments since this pandemic started when you just suddenly felt sad?  Or maybe you've experienced the massive loss of someone you love? Claire Willis says grief varies widely by person, as does how we handle it. Willis is the co-founder of the Boston nonprofit Facing Cancer Together, and co-author of the book "Opening To Grief: Finding Your Way From Loss To Peace."
  • When Pfizer and then Moderna announced efficacy rates of their vaccines during trials at 90 percent and higher, there was a new note of hope. The news also raised a whole host of questions around vaccine safety, availability of doses, and even whether people will take it. We take your questions on the vaccine with two medical experts.

This program aired on November 19, 2020.


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