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The MBTA's shutdown of the Orange Line, and Ayanna Pressley on public transit and student debt

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This is the Radio Boston rundown for Aug. 5. Tiziana Dearing is our host:

  • With the Orange Line shutting down for 30 days later this month, we speak with former mayoral candidate John Barros and Charlie Chieppo, senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute, to discuss how the move may affect riders.
  • Brendan Little, former policy director for Boston's Office of Recovery Services, weighs in on The Boston Herald report on multiple arrests related to a human trafficking sting in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.
  • Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joins us to talk about the federal government's response to monkeypox, abortion and reproductive rights, and student debt.

This program aired on August 5, 2022.

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