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Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks to the press after announcing that she was dropping out of the Democratic presidential race in March. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks to the press after announcing that she was dropping out of the Democratic presidential race in March. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for October 21. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • The pressure is on for senators in Washington to bring home both cornerstones of President Biden's domestic agenda: a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a massive social spending plan. The Democratic party, which holds slim majorities in the Senate and House, has set a Halloween deadline to get them done. From roads, to taxes, to childcare, much hangs in the balance. We ask this question to Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Will the party bring its big promises home to Massachusetts, by its own deadline?
  • The School Committee in Lawrence voted Monday night to ask the State Commissioner to end its receivership of Lawrence Public Schools. This comes on the heels of a physical altercation between students at Lawrence High School that drew media attention. What is a receivership, and what do community members want? We talk to Max Larkin, a WBUR Education Reporter, and to Joshua Alba, a School Committee Member of District D in Lawrence, to find out.
  • It might be easy to spot heroines on the silver screen, but women in myths and fairytales were not so lucky. We take stock — and your calls — on how women from Troy to New York City are heroines in their own right with Maria Tatar, author of the new book, "The Heroine with 1001 Faces."

This program aired on October 21, 2021.

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