Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Dec. 15. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- It's a whiplash kind of day in this pandemic. The U.S. passed 300,000 dead. Boston, Somerville, Newton, Brockton and Winthrop prepare for a modified rollback. Simultaneously, Phase One of vaccinations started in earnest today, and the federal Food and Drug Administration is moving forward on emergency authorization for a second vaccine. We take listener questions and make sense of it all with two local health experts.
- This holiday season, Massachusetts families are mourning the deaths of 11,000 loved ones due to the coronavirus. Siblings Jonathan and Hilary Krieger's father died in April, and they've embarked on a unique way to honor his life. They're trying to get a word he invented, "orbisculate," added to the dictionary.
- With so many of us stuck at home and movie theaters closed, it's been a banner year for television. As Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr writes, that's a big problem for the movie industry. He joins us to discuss the future of the movies and the year's great films.
This program aired on December 15, 2020.