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A Massachusetts congressman steps in twice to help the MBTA — why?47:20
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Commuters wait as a Red Line train pulls into Park Street Station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Commuters wait as a Red Line train pulls into Park Street Station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for July 18. Tiziana Dearing is our host:

  • Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch discusses what's ahead for the MBTA following a federal investigation over safety concerns at the agency. Plus, WBUR senior State House reporter Steve Brown walks us through the big issues the Massachusetts legislature is focusing on with less than two weeks left in the legislative session.
  • WBUR's Martha Bebinger talks Xylazine, the animal tranquilizer that is exacerbating the opioid crisis in Massachusetts.
  • What do you do if you encounter a shark? How about a coyote, a racoon or a turkey? Experts tell us how to be safe when venturing into open waters or in our own backyard.

This program aired on July 18, 2022.

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