How a Massachusetts law meant to help victims is working against them

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This is the Aug. 29 rundown for Radio Boston. Tiziana Dearing is our host:

  • In the latest edition of Ask the Docs, we have vaccine questions. And booster questions. And mask questions. Dr. Shira Doron, an epidemiologist, and Dr. Sabrina Assoumou, an infectious disease specialist, join us to answer all of them.
  • In some communities, prosecutors pushing for major changes have been removed from office. Now the debate has moved to elections in Massachusetts. WBUR's Deborah Becker looks at how this is playing out in next week's district attorney primary races.
  • What happens when a law that’s meant to help victims ends up hurting them? A WBUR investigation found that a privacy law designed to help victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse has done just the opposite. WBUR senior reporter Ally Jarmanning and Massachusetts Law Reform Institute's deputy director of advocacy, Jamie Sabino, join to discuss.

This program aired on August 29, 2022.


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