Boston City Hall at the Supreme Court; How omicron is hitting one community hospital in Mass.Play
This is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 18. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- In 2017, a local civic organization requested to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole outside Boston City Hall. The city’s answer? No. Now, the issue is being hashed out in the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether the city’s actions constitute religious discrimination. To give us the low-down on this case and more we’re joined by WBUR legal analyst and former federal judge Nancy Gertner.
- Last week Gov. Charlie Baker mobilized an additional 500 National Guard members to help strapped hospitals across the state weather this latest stage of the coronavirus pandemic. We take a glimpse inside one such hospital, Emerson Hospital in Concord, with Mike Marino, registered nurse and emergency preparedness manager at Emerson.
- It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for "Ask the Docs." We sit down with our expert panel to answer listener questions about the coronavirus. This week’s panel includes Dr. Sabrina Assoumou, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center, and Dr. Philip Landrigan, a pediatrician, public health physician, epidemiologist and director of the Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good at Boston College.
This program aired on January 18, 2022.