Ukraine, gas prices, rising rent, and all the biggest stories of the week

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This is the rundown for Radio Boston for Friday, March 11, 2022. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • We're trying something a little different on this second Friday in March. We're tackling the two big stories of the week with two teams of analysts to help us think through what they mean for us here in the region. We start with the worsening Russian invasion in Ukraine. Bostonians are activated with local protests for the second week in a row, but as Russia pounds forward, will we sustain our attention here, 4,500 miles away? Former Massachusetts Congressman Michael Capuano, and Tito Jackson, former Boston City Councilor and now now CEO and founder of Apex Noire Cannabis, join us to talk through what it means for us, our neighbors, our legislators, our family members in the military.
  • This story you can sum up with: How 'bout those gas prices? But, on top of that, we're seeing ballooning rent prices along with inflation that is outpacing wages. Evan Horowitz, Executive Director at the Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University, joins us to take calls and work through what we might be seeing at the pumps and in the housing market in the near future.
  • Then we revisit a conversation from 2020 with Chef Joanne Chang, owner of the Flour bakeries. You know that feeling when you walk into a bakery, smell all of the buttery, sugar goodness, and see a display of pastries so beautiful and bountiful that you don't know which to choose? Chang coined a term for that feeling. She calls it "Pastry Love" and it's a guiding philosophy at her bakeries. Pastry Love is also the title of her latest book, which she calls A Baker's Journal of Favorite Recipes.

This program aired on March 11, 2022.


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