Omicron sparks fear as cases and hospitalizations risePlay
This is the Radio Boston rundown for Dec. 17. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- Earlier this week, Gov. Charlie Baker announced a plan to get 2.1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests into 102 communities. The announcement came as omicron spreads in the commonwealth. Meanwhile, a judge overturned the settlement with Purdue Pharma. Also, the state Legislature needs to get cracking as time runs out to amend an animal welfare law on the size of chicken pens. All of this as the clock already ran out on voting reforms implemented because of the pandemic. Finally, Danvers High School has suspended their wrestling team after an alleged racist incident. This follows other allegedly racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic incidents at the school. We take your calls and review all the week's headlines with Tom Keane, former Boston City Councilor, writer for the Boston Globe, and regular contributor to WBUR's Cognoscenti, and Tito Jackson, former Boston City Councilor and now CEO of Verdant Medical.
- WBUR's Arts Editor Tania Ralli shares ideas for family and holiday fun in and around town this weekend.
This program aired on December 17, 2021.