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Using comic books to better understand medicine and public health47:57
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A selection of comic books. (Courtesy)
A selection of comic books. (Courtesy)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for Sept. 22. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • A new exhibit at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute explores the way comic books helped us process the COVID-19 pandemic, and how comics are used in medicine and public health. Exhibit curator Meg Rotzel joins Joel Christian Gill, inaugural chair of the MFA in Visual Narrative at Boston University.
  • The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons open their 2022-2023 Symphony Hall season with music by John Williams, J.S. Bach, Holst and Jessie Montgomery, with American pianist Awadagin Pratt in his BSO debut. We speak with Pratt and Montgomery about their music.
  • The Makers: One Boston artist is on a mission to help the world understand the African diaspora across Latin America. WBUR’s Cristela Guerra introduces us to poet and activist Yvette Modestin.
  • In the days since Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flew about 50 migrants to Martha's Vineyard, questions about legality and accountability have arisen. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey shares his reaction to DeSantis' actions and what support these migrants, and possibly others, may receive from the commonwealth moving forward.

This program aired on September 22, 2022.

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