Here is the Radio Boston rundown for July 26, 2021. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- We check in with Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey and take listener calls on several trending topics in the Commonwealth. First, we get the mayor's reaction to President Biden nominating Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins to be the next U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts. Then, we discuss a new MBTA pilot program making the 28 bus free to ride. We'll also hear from Mayor Janey about her decision to mandate masks for all staff and children at Boston Public Schools in the fall, as well as police reform efforts and plans to address the "Mass and Cass" area. All that and more, on "Monday's With The Mayor."
- We've all had dreams of what we would do if we won the lottery, and for one lucky Massachusetts resident, that dream is going to become a reality. Today is the first drawing for the Massachusetts VaxMillions lottery, and one of the 2 million vaccinated residents entered in the lottery will be walking away with one million dollars. What would you do with your winnings? And are lottery programs encouraging vaccination even worth the state's money? Joining us to discuss are Evan Horowitz, the executive director of the Center for State Policy Analysis, and Michael Curry, head of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and a member of the national NAACP's board of directors.
This program aired on July 26, 2021.