Addressing racism in school sports, and a spring bird-spotting previewPlay
This is the rundown for Radio Boston for April 26. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- Recently, a group of Democratic lawmakers toured Poland, Germany, India and the United Arab Emirates to rally support for the Ukrainian cause. Among them was Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey, who said America's promise to accept up to 100,000 refugees from Ukraine is not enough.
- Wayland Public Schools decided to cancel all games with the Westford public school district for the rest of the season after a Wayland student athlete was subjected to racist slurs and taunts. We discuss the decision with Wayland Superintendent Omar Easy, a former college and NFL fullback, who made the call.
- Attorney General Maura Healey launched a new initiative with state education officials to provide free training and resources to better address hate and racism in school sports.
- A new exhibit at the Concord Museum explores the life and impact of local ornithologist and conservationist William Brewster, the first president of the Mass Audubon. We talk about the exhibit and what birders can expect to see and hear in the region this spring.
This program aired on April 26, 2022.