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Local Haitian Community Still Processing Assassination Of President Jovenel Moïse47:53
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A woman waves a Haitian flag during a rally Friday at Boston City Hall denouncing the Trump administration's decision to cancel the Temporary Protected Status program for Haitians and President Trump's alleged insulting remarks about Haiti. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A woman waves a Haitian flag during a rally Friday at Boston City Hall denouncing the Trump administration's decision to cancel the Temporary Protected Status program for Haitians and President Trump's alleged insulting remarks about Haiti. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for July 8. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Tropical storm warnings have already been issued for much of Eastern Massachusetts, as we await the arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa. The state's first tropical storm of the season rolls through just as Boston logged its wettest first week of July in over a century. We talk about how you and your plants can stay safe with WBUR meteorologist David Epstein.
  • Former state rep. Geoff Diehl has announced he's running for governor. He is the first Republican to announce a run for the seat. He joins us to talk about the issues he feels are most important to voters who will head to the polls in 2022. It's the first in a series of interviews that Radio Boston will be hosting this summer with major candidates officially running for governor. Then we check in with WBUR's Senior Political Reporter Anthony Brooks for a wider look at the state of the governor's race.
  • Some 24 hours after the assassination of the country's president, Haitians around the world, including here in Massachusetts, are still processing and grieving the loss. And with Massachusetts having the third largest Haitian community in the country, this loss is strong. We heard from Marie St. Fleur, former state representative and now principal at St. Fleur communications, and Linda Dorcena Forry, former state senator and now vice president at Suffolk Construction.
  • After winning a regional gold medal in the NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, recent high school graduate Julie Canuto-Depina will represent the Brockton chapter of the NAACP in the national competition this week.

This program aired on July 8, 2021.

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