Getting through those tough Thanksgiving conversations

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This is the Radio Boston rundown for November 22. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • We check in on the continuing crisis of homelessness, addiction and mental health at Mass Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard in Boston. The temporary court, set up at the South Bay House of Correction, is over. We speak with WBUR's Deborah Becker and Carol Rose, the executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts.
  • Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and some are feeling some anxiety. Seeing family in-person again could mean being exposed to painful, unpleasant interactions. We take listener calls with Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, an advocate, facilitator and a founding-pastor at New Roots AME church in Dorchester, as well as Omar Ruiz, a licensed marriage and family therapist and owner of the practice TalkThinkThrive.
  • We revisit a conversation we had about the book "All That She Carried," written by Tiya Miles, a history professor and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Last week, Tiya Miles won the The National Book Award for "All That She Carried." We spoke with her back in June about the book.

This program aired on November 22, 2021.


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