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New data on gun ownership among adolescents, and a shortage of barbershops in Mass.

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This is the rundown for Radio Boston for May 23. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • The number of adolescents owning guns nationwide increased by nearly half in the last decade, according to researchers at Boston College. The big increases were among "white, wealthy and rural adolescents." Meanwhile, rates of ownership among Black kids and other youths of colors, as well as low-income kids, were down.
  • According to the state's division of occupational licensure, there are roughly 5,800 licensed, active barbers in Massachusetts. We talk about the significance of the barbershop as a community fixture, a shortage of barbershops in many communities and how there can be many obstacles for barbers seeking licenses.
  • Elected officials and party leaders for both major parties are convening to cast delegate votes for who will be on the ballot for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and a handful of other statewide elected positions. Democrats will hold their caucus on June 4. Republicans held their convention this past weekend. We talk about all the races to watch.

This program aired on May 23, 2022.


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