Here is the Radio Boston rundown for April 26. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- More than 23,000 elementary and middle school students are back in their classrooms in Boston today, and on Wednesday, the state will require all middle schools to re-open to full-time in-person learning — unless they've been granted a waiver. We get the rundown on what's happening in Boston and across Massachusetts from WBUR's Carrie Jung.
- Have you been walking a lot during this pandemic? For many of us, a good walk outdoors has been a newfound pandemic hobby meant to help us wind down and safely engage with the outside world. For Alex Cox, it's been more than that: as of Saturday, he has walked or biked every street in Greater Boston, nearly 2,300 miles in total. We discuss and take listener calls with Cox, as well as Marc Hurwitz, an Appalachian Mountain Club hike leader and writer.
- The Boston community was dealt a devastating blow last week. Terrence Clarke, a 19-year-old freshman guard playing for the University of Kentucky, died in a car accident on Thursday. Clarke may have played for Kentucky, but in his heart, Boston was always his home. Clarke grew up in Dorchester, and many believed he would go on to be the best player to ever come out of Boston. To reflect on the life of Terrence Clarke, we're joined by Tony Richards, founder and director of No Books, No Ball, a nonprofit that's been helping at-risk youth in the community for 30 years.
- We catch up on the Boston sports scene with Radio Boston's Chris Citorik.
This program aired on April 26, 2021.