This is the Radio Boston rundown for September 14th. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- As voters in cities and towns around the state head to their polling locations to cast ballots in local elections, we check in with WBUR reporter Simon Rios, in Dorchester. Then, we hear from Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin.
- With a lot of focus on learning loss, and the social and emotional toll the pandemic has taken on children, there was an understandable urgency around getting kids back in the classroom this fall. But as the new school year begins, are we forgetting to provide our children with the time, space, and resources they need to process the trauma of the last year and a half? We talk with Neema Avashia, a middle school teacher with the Boston Public Schools.
- School is back in session, and for most, that means in-person classroom learning. Businesses around the state have also begun to return employees to the office. Add in President Biden's vaccine mandate for companies with 100 or more employees, and there's a lot to cover in this week's edition of Ask the Doctors. We take listener questions with Dr. Davidson Hamer, infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Infectious Diseases and Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Dr. Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, infectious disease physician, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and Medical Director of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program at Tufts Medical Center.
This program aired on September 14, 2021.