Exploring housing designed for LGBTQ elders, and a Huntington Theatre play on busing in BostonPlay
This is the Radio Boston rundown for June 8. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- The old William B. Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park is about to get a fresh start as a new affordable housing development specifically designed for LGBTQ older adults.
- A new play at Boston's Huntington Theatre explores the writings of the Pulitzer prize-winning book, "Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families" by J. Anthony Lukas. The book recounts the stories of three families amid the 1974 decision to bus Boston students to desegregate schools. We hear from the director and playwright who conceived the play.
- We wrap up our "Stepping Up" series with Kim Janey, former acting mayor of Boston and new CEO of EMPath, an anti-poverty agency. We ask her about being thrust into a major leadership role, and how her new job heading up an agency that once stepped up for her when she was a young mother.
This program aired on June 8, 2022.