What's The Long-Term Impact Of The Pandemic On Babies And Toddlers?

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Here is the Radio Boston rundown for May 12. Tiziana Dearing is our hos

  • There were big moves in Congress this Wednesday, as House Republicans voted to remove Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney from GOP leadership, over her vote to impeach former President Trump and for calling out his ongoing lies about the election. This comes as President Biden hosts the top four congressional leaders at the White House to discuss his multi-trillion dollar infrastructure agenda. Through it all, Congressman McGovern has remained laser-focused on ending hunger in America. He's also calling for more aid to grandparent-led families. Congressman McGovern joins us from Washington to discuss it all.
  • Children born since the start of the pandemic have only known that world. Maybe they've never met anyone outside of their parents - maybe not even their grandparents. Maybe they've never been to a park, or had a birthday party or interacted with another child in person...and then, there's the screen time. Kids a little older, toddlers age 2, or 3, may well not remember such pre-pandemic experiences, either, even though they had them. That raises lots of questions about their psychological and sociological development. How will they respond to the outside world? And are there longer-term, developmental consequences to their isolation? We take listener calls and discuss with Dr. Marilyn Augustyn, Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, and Radio Boston's own Chris Citorik and Jamie Bologna, who are both parents of young children.
  • After being closed for more than a year, the Coolidge Corner Theater is finally set to reopen tomorrow. We talk about how challenging the pandemic has been, and what's on tap for reopening weekend with Beth Gilligan, Director of Development and Marketing for the Coolidge Corner Theater Foundation.

This program aired on May 12, 2021.


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