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BPS in transition; rededicating the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial

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Tears well in the eyes of 54th Massachusetts Regiment Volunteer Steven Paschal during the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial rededication ceremony. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Tears well in the eyes of 54th Massachusetts Regiment Volunteer Steven Paschal during the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial rededication ceremony. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for June 3. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

    • It's a fraught moment for Boston Public Schools: There's talk of potential receivership, the search for a new superintendent is ongoing, and there are heightened concerns about school safety and bullying. Former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson helps breaks it down.
    • New accommodations related to the COVID-19 pandemic made some parts of life more accessible for some people with disabilities. But now many of those accommodations are going away. We're joined by Dianna Hu, chairperson of Boston' Center for Independent Living, as well as Shruti Rajkumar, a recent graduate of Emerson's journalism school and the author of an op-ed in The Boston Globe titled "The rush to 'back to normal' at college and work is ignoring disabled people."
    • This week saw the rededication of one of the Shaw 54th regiment Memorial on Boston Common. We talk to Berklee College of Music composer Julius Williams, who wrote a new piece of music for the rededication, and Kerri Greenidge, Tufts University professor and historian in residence at the Museum of African American History in Boston.
    • Radio Boston brings you some ideas to stay busy over the weekend, whether you've got kids to entertain or you're looking to enjoy the best of the region's cultural goings-on. This week, WBUR's own Tania Ralli, assistant managing editor for Arts and Culture, brings us a list that includes puppets, street fairs, and a retelling of our founding myths.


This program aired on June 3, 2022.

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