As Winthrop Mourns The Loss Of Two Neighbors, Prosecutors Investigate Their Deaths As A Hate CrimePlay
Here is the Radio Boston rundown for June 28. Chris Citorik is our host.
- The town of Winthrop and our greater Boston community is mourning the deaths of two people who served this country, and whose lives were ended in a horrific act of violence this weekend. Air Force veteran Ramona Cooper, 60, and retired state trooper David Green, 68, who were both Black, were shot and killed in their Winthrop neighborhood. Prosecutors are now investigating their deaths as a hate crime. We learn more about the two victims and the state of the investigation from Mike Bello, deputy city editor for the Boston Globe.
- Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 and a half years in prison for the murder of George Floyd last May. For more analysis on the legal implications of that sentencing, we turn to Nancy Gertner, retired federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, and WBUR Legal Analyst. We also hear from Michael Curry, head of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and a member of the national NAACP's board of directors.
- Much of New England is experiencing record-breaking heat as the second heat wave of the season hits the region. Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey declared a heat emergency for the city starting today and several cities in Massachusetts are under heat advisories. We’re joined by Sanjay Seth, a climate resilience program manager for the City of Boston, who explains how some people may be more impacted by the ongoing heat wave depending on where they live. Then, we discuss how you and your family can beat the heat and stay cool with Quiana Agbai, a Boston parent, entrepreneur, and author of the blog and Instagram account, "Harlem Lovebirds."
This program aired on June 28, 2021.