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Cars cut tracks through the fresh snow on Waltham Street in Waltham on Friday morning. ( Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Cars cut tracks through the fresh snow on Waltham Street in Waltham on Friday morning. ( Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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

  • Governor Baker announced new capacity limits and reducing the number of people gathering indoors and outdoors to try and control the latest coronavirus surge. That announcement comes with a flurry of activity around the police reform bill at the State House. We hear from WBUR's Steve Brown.
  • Massachusetts is joining Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. in a commitment to cut greenhouse emissions from cars and trucks by nearly thirty percent by 2032. While participants express optimism over what the partnership can accomplish, they are the only four signatories out of thirteen parties originally in the negotiations. We speak with Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, a key architect of the agreement.
  • As a part of our look back at 2020, we first thought we'd do a review of the year in medicine. But we realized, the year in medicine has really been about one thing: this pandemic. We take your calls on your reflections on this pandemic year.

This program aired on December 22, 2020.

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