This is the Radio Boston rundown for November 9. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- With news that General Electric is splitting itself into three separate companies, we take stock of what this means for the Boston headquarters and the company's workers with Bloomberg reporter Ryan Beene, former Chief of Economic Development for Boston John Barros, and Larry Edelman, financial columnist and associate editor with the Boston Globe.
- On Wednesday, Pfizer is expected to ask federal regulators to expand the authorization of the company's COVID-19 booster shot to include all Americans. This comes after the emergency use authorization for a kid version of their vaccine last week. We've heard over and over again from public officials and health experts that vaccination is our way out of this pandemic and with Thanksgiving and other holidays around the corner, how close are we to that? Dr. Shira Doron, infectious disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center joins us to unpack all of this and answer our questions.
- Imagine more than 250 neighborhood voices. Talking to each other in intimate conversation about what's important to them, to their families, to their communities. Now imagine you can search those voices, to hear their ideas first hand. And an artificial intelligence engine can read them, too, telling you which issues come up most often, where peoples' pain points are. What they need most. It's called Real Talk for Change, and the portal launched late last month. The goal is to uplift voices usually left out of policy conversations, and to use those voices to hold policymakers accountable for what they do. We hear from Deb Roy, a developer for Real Talk, and Zakiya Alake, a facilitator for the conversations.
This program aired on November 9, 2021.