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Chalk art decorated the front of West Middle School in Andover welcoming teachers back. (Cristela Guerra/WBUR)
Chalk art decorated the front of West Middle School in Andover welcoming teachers back. (Cristela Guerra/WBUR)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for March 11. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • We speak to Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who is taking the lead on a raft of progressive resolutions and legislation that, if passed, would fundamentally change everything from criminal justice to employment. And that's as President Biden just signed of the most sweeping rescue packages in American history.
  • Today is the first official day Massachusetts educators can start to schedule appointments for vaccinations. Earlier this week, state education leaders announced all Massachusetts middle schools must return to in-person learning by the end of next month. And this all comes after news last week that Gov. Baker had moved educators up in the line to receive their shots. We speak with WBUR education reporter Carrie Jung and Beth Kontos, President of the American Federation of Teachers, Massachusetts.
  • The Grammys are this weekend, and as you might have guessed — the awards show will be virtual. In a year when the music world has been challenged by the loss of touring and live performances, a virtual Grammys is a symbol of how the industry met that challenge. We discuss with two award winners and nominees — both of whom are nominated this year, as well.

This program aired on March 11, 2021.

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