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Local Schools Reopen, A Third Year Touched By The Pandemic47:36
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In this file photo from September, 2020, kindergarten students at St. Peter School in Cambridge wait in a line outside before heading into school in the morning. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
In this file photo from September, 2020, kindergarten students at St. Peter School in Cambridge wait in a line outside before heading into school in the morning. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for Thursday, September 2. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • School started this week for some local districts, with more to come in the days ahead. We check in with educators from around the state about what it means to have kids back in the building in this most unusual of years. Yesterday, we caught up with an art teacher and a superintendent. Today, we hear from a school nurse at Boston Green Academy, a high school in Brighton. We also check in with WBUR education reporter Carrie Jung for a wider view on what parents and teachers are weighing as students head back to classrooms.
  • Retired federal judge and WBUR Legal Analyst Nancy Gertner joins us to talk about her upcoming book, Incomplete Sentences, which will be out soon. She tells us of her own struggles with some legal demons, and how she wound up turning to people she'd sentenced to help her sort them out.
  • Not one, but two Boston sports stories are making national news this week — from the Patriots surprise release of quarterback Cam Newton to the COVID outbreak in the Red Sox clubhouse. We take listener calls.

This program aired on September 2, 2021.

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