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The Massaschusetts State House (Emmanuel Huybrechts/Flickr)
The Massaschusetts State House (Emmanuel Huybrechts/Flickr)

This is the rundown for Radio Boston for June 27. Carrie Jung is our host.

  • Home prices and rents hit record highs last year and prospective home buyers need to earn $181,254 to afford a home in Greater Boston — double the region's median income — according to a new housing report from Harvard. That makes owning a home out of reach for most. We speak with the managing director of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the CEO of the Citizens' Housing And Planning Association on the outlook for Boston's housing market.
  • Our reporter Steve Brown joins us for the latest from Beacon Hill. It's the end of the fiscal year with no budget, and the end of the legislative session is coming up with plenty of bills still left on the table.
  • In Cambridge-based author Gish Jen's latest work, the short story collection "Thank You, Mr. Nixon," a cast of interconnected characters navigate 50 years of Chinese-American relations. The stories touch on grief, ambivalence and dashed expectations. But when it comes to what's inspiring her these days, Gish's book recommendations are all about rage. You can hear more of Gish Jen discussing "Thank You, Mr. Nixon" in a recent CitySpace event from WBUR. 

This program aired on June 27, 2022.

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