This is the Radio Boston rundown for September 21. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- Though some cities like Boston held their preliminary elections last Tuesday, voters in 11 cities and towns across Massachusetts are heading to the polls today to cast their ballots. WBUR's Simon Rios joins us to highlight some of the most interesting races and stories playing out across the state today.
- Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was in court yesterday for sentencing, after being convicted on charges of fraud and extortion. But, instead of sentencing Correia, Judge Douglas Woodlock shocked those inside and outside the courtroom, overturning eight of Correia's twenty-one convictions. Tim White, a reporter for WPRI in Rhode Island, has been covering the story, and joins us with the latest.
- Throughout the pandemic, contact tracing has been a crucial component of identifying and addressing potential COVID-19 outbreaks. To get a sense of what the last year and a half have been like for folks working on the front lines of that effort, we talk with Alexander Bent, an investigator with the Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative, the contact tracing team with Partners in Health.
- We take listener calls with Dr. Philip Landrigan, a pediatrician, public health physician, epidemiologist, and Director of the Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good at Boston College, and Dr. Shira Doron, infectious disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center.
This program aired on September 21, 2021.