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(Courtesy of the Department of Correction)
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Here is the Radio Boston rundown for June 30. Chris Citorik is our host.

  • The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on creating a select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. This comes after Senate Republicans blocked an earlier effort to create a bipartisan, 9/11 style commission. WBUR spoke with Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton, from his capitol office, during that attack. We catch up with him again ahead of the vote today to hear his thoughts on this new effort — which is expected to pass mainly along party lines.
  • The Massachusetts Department of Corrections says it will eliminate solitary confinement in all of its prisons over the next three years. The move follows an independent report that called for ending so-called restrictive housing in state prisons. WBUR senior correspondent Deborah Becker joins us to talk more about this.
  • Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to end the nationwide moratorium on evictions, which was put in place because of the pandemic. The decision comes as President Biden extended the ban — for the last time — until the end of July. The ban was originally set to expire today. We take calls from renters and landlords about what the one-month extension means for them. We also hear from Gary Klein, director of the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project at Greater Boston Legal Services, and Douglas Quattrochi, executive director of MassLandlords.

This program aired on June 30, 2021.

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