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In One Week, Boston's Mayoral Race Will Be Down To Two48:05
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Boston mayoral candidates John Barros, Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi George, Kim Janey and Michelle Wu.
Boston mayoral candidates John Barros, Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi George, Kim Janey and Michelle Wu.

This is the Radio Boston rundown for September 7. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Boston voters will head to the polls one week from today to select the two finalists running to be Boston's next mayor. Steve Koczela, president of the MassINC Polling Group, joins us to make sense of the latest data and what it means heading into the final week of the preliminary race.
  • WBUR reporter Simón Rios looks at whether voting-by-mail could boost voter turnout in local Massachusetts elections.
  • Author and Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy joins us to talk about his new book, a collection of essays titled, "Say It Loud: On Race, Law, History and Culture."
  • With the vast majority of students and teachers back in their classrooms by the end of the week, lots of parents are thinking about the Delta variant and how to keep their kids safe. Plus, we still don't fully know what President Biden's administration is planning in terms of vaccinating kids under 12, or booster shots for those already vaccinated. So, it's time for another edition of Ask the Doctors. We take listener calls with Dr. Cassandra Pierre, acting hospital epidemiologist and an infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center, and Dr. Eileen Costello, chief of ambulatory pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.

This program aired on September 7, 2021.

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