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Richard Guarino, Boston Medical Center supply chain operations associate director, wheels a cart containing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the pharmacy. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Richard Guarino, Boston Medical Center supply chain operations associate director, wheels a cart containing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the pharmacy. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Dec. 14. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Massachusetts electors met Monday to cast the state's 11 Electoral College votes in the 2020 presidential election. We hear from WBUR's Steve Brown, who joins us live from the House chamber.
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday new roll backs on the city's reopening. WBUR's Simon Rios tells us more.Starting Wednesday, Boston will move back into modified phase two, step two for at least three weeks.
  • State data shows more than 1,000 businesses in Massachusetts have faced complaints that they failed to protect workers sufficiently from the coronavirus. WBUR's investigative team has been examining the complaints, and WBUR reporter Shannon Dooling tells us more about them.
  • Overnight on Monday, a shipment of coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer arrived at Boston Medical Center. More than 70 other hospitals around the state are expecting their shipments in the coming days. We take stock of the moment with WBUR's Carey Goldberg and BMC's Dr. Joshua Barocas.
  • The Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster Dictionary is out with their annual words of the year. Top spot? "Pandemic." We speak with Peter Sokolowski, editor at large of Merriam-Webster Dictionary in Springfield.

This program aired on December 14, 2020.

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