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Former Boston City Council President Kim Janey, 55, takes off her face mask to speak after she was sworn in as Boston's new mayor at City Hall, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Boston. Janey, who is the city's first female and first person of color to take the office, replaces Marty Walsh who resigned Monday evening to become President Joe Biden's labor secretary. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Former Boston City Council President Kim Janey, 55, takes off her face mask to speak after she was sworn in as Boston's new mayor at City Hall, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Boston. Janey, who is the city's first female and first person of color to take the office, replaces Marty Walsh who resigned Monday evening to become President Joe Biden's labor secretary. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for April 6. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced that she's running for a full term. Janey is the first woman mayor and first Black mayor of Boston, and is now the sixth major candidate to enter the mayoral race. We speak with Acting Mayor Janey about what she hopes to accomplish with a full term and what sets her apart from her fellow candidates.
  • Many more Massachusetts residents are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, if they can get one. Will the supply of vaccines meet the demand? And what about the variant spreading on Cape Cod? Dr. Cassandra Pierre, acting hospital epidemiologist and infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Dr. Philip Landrigan, an epidemiologist, pediatrician, and Director of Boston College's Program in Global Public Health join us to answer listener questions.
  • Tucked away in the JFK Presidential Library is an archive of handwritten letters, typed manuscript drafts, and photos from writer Ernest Hemingway. These archives helped directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell a new, nuanced story about the visionary work and tumultuous life of the author. Their documentary, "Hemingway," premieres on PBS this week, with parts 2 and 3 airing tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. We speak with director Lynn Novick and Hilary Justice, the Hemingway scholar in residence at the JFK Presidential Library who consulted on the film.   

This program aired on April 6, 2021.

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