This is the Radio Boston rundown for Aug. 9. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren joins the show to discuss student loan debt and abortion legislation in Massachusetts. She'll also address the compromised health care, tax and climate change bill that recently passed the U.S. Senate.
- The Massachusetts Office of the State Treasurer and Receiver General has created a task force to explore baby bonds, a program that would invest money for every baby born in Massachusetts below a certain percentage of the poverty line. The program would make that money available later in life for wealth-building expenses like going to college, buying a house, or starting a business. Shannon O'Brien, former state treasurer and the chair of the Massachusetts Baby Bonds Task Force, joins us to talk about the proposal, alongside Kofi Kenyatta, director of policy and practice for UpTogether.
- Scientists are still unraveling the mystery of long COVID. WBUR senior health reporter Priyanka Dayal McCluskey joins us to share her reporting on long COVID, exhaustion and sleep. Then, Dr. Sabrina Assoumou, infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center, answers audience questions about long COVID.
This program aired on August 9, 2022.