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MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak and state Transportation Secretary Jamey Tesler walk into a garage at the Wellington train yard in Medford this summer. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak and state Transportation Secretary Jamey Tesler walk into a garage at the Wellington train yard in Medford this summer. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This is the Sept. 2 rundown for Radio Boston. Tiziana Dearing is our host:

  • A new report by the federal government lays out 53 necessary improvements for the MBTA. Charlie Chieppo, senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute, breaks down the report's findings and what lies ahead for the T.
  • There's another twist in the Suffolk County district attorney's primary race. A judge on Thursday ordered the Boston Police Department to unseal all documents related to a 17-year-old sexual assault case that involved DA candidate Ricardo Arroyo. Former state Rep. Susan Tracy is the president of the consultation firm The Strategy Group. She will discuss what this latest development could mean for the race and the future of the Democratic party in the commonwealth.
  • "This Side of the Hill: Poetic Maps of Neighborhoods" is a book of poetry from 826 Boston, a nonprofit focused on literacy. In the book, teenagers from around Boston describe what they love about their neighborhoods, and what's hard about watching them change. We speak to young writers Justis and Salem, as well as teaching artist Asiyah Herrera, about the poetry and what it means to be from their neighborhoods.
  • The weekend is here! WBUR's arts engagement producer Arielle Gray shares the details of events happening in and around Boston this Labor Day weekend. Some highlights include an art competition and a jazz performance.

This program aired on September 2, 2022.

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