Reflecting on the Janey administration's impact; looking ahead to Wu's tenurePlay
This is the Radio Boston rundown for November 15. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- Monday is the last day of Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey's tenure in office. Tuesday, Michelle Wu will be sworn in, and at that point, all eyes will be on her to see if she can deliver on the many big, bold promises she made during the campaign. We take a deep look at the historic nature of Janey's time in office, what it has meant for the city of Boston, and what incoming Mayor Wu will face. We hear from WBUR reporters Callum Borchers and Anthony Brooks, and Boston Globe culture columnist Jeneé Osterheldt.
- At the Curley School in Boston, there are no in-person students right now: the school is closed following a COVID-19 outbreak. Instead, students are back home, remote learning, until next Monday, something the state's education commissioner doesn't allow. So what does this all mean for the students and their families? We speak with one parent, Krista Magnuson, about the impact this is having on her child.
- Now that children 5-11 are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, how can public health professionals help assuage concerned, hesitant parents? Radio Boston's Amanda Beland brings us to the Museum of Science, and their first children's vaccine clinic. Then we turn to Dr. Eileen Costello, chief of ambulatory pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.
This program aired on November 15, 2021.