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The Next Wave Of Pandemic Relief Has Been Approved47:12
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Massachusetts restaurant owners and chefs gathered in front of the State House to show support for legislation that would provide aid to struggling restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Massachusetts restaurant owners and chefs gathered in front of the State House to show support for legislation that would provide aid to struggling restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Dec. 28. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • After a weekend of collective breath-holding, the next wave of pandemic relief is here. President Trump has signed a massive spending bill that includes $900 billion in coronavirus relief, ending a five-day standoff he started with Congress. We check in with Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern.
  • The statewide vaccination rollout continues. Beginning Monday, vaccinations will begin for some older adults and their caregivers. Teams from Walgreens and CVS will make three trips per facility in Massachusetts to deliver two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to staff and residents at long-term care facilities, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities. We get the latest from WBUR's Simon Rios and hear from Benjamin Healthcare Center president and CEO Tony Francis.
  • As part of our Year in Review, we discuss the major storylines and significant moments from the year in sports. We're joined by Howard Bryant, senior writer for ESPN and sports correspondent for NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, and Radio Boston's Chris Citorik.

This program aired on December 28, 2020.

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