This is the Radio Boston rundown for August 30, 2021. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- As students go back to school, and delta continues to push infection rates up, where are we on COVID-19? We turn to Dr. Ashish Jah, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.
- In the lead-up to the Boston mayoral race, we continue our interview series with the candidates. Today, we sit down with John Barros, Boston's former chief of economic development, to ask why he believes he's fit to be the city's next mayor. And to conclude the series, we follow up with WBUR'S Deputy Managing Editor, Todd Wallack, to get the latest update on the race, including polling numbers, endorsements, and what get-out-the-vote efforts look like now.
- We talk to Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and get her thoughts on the Supreme Court's latest ruling on evictions, Governor Baker's COVID vaccine mandates, and on the latest developments in Afghanistan.
This segment aired on August 30, 2021.