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An update on the migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard

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Volunteers and immigrants cheer in the driveway of St. Andrews Parish House as the buses arrive to take them to the ferry to leave Martha’s Vineyard. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Volunteers and immigrants cheer in the driveway of St. Andrews Parish House as the buses arrive to take them to the ferry to leave Martha’s Vineyard. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for Oct. 4. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • It's been nearly three weeks since Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flew dozens of migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard without notifying anyone in advance. We get an update on where the migrants are now, and the latest in the class action lawsuit filed on their behalf.
  • A new walking trail in Cambridge aims to help kids find joy in math. The trail also has a bigger agenda: addressing inequities in STEM fields and creating pathways for more residents to be able to afford to stay in their hometown.
  • If you've seen the giant pumpkin at this year's Topsfield Fair, you've seen the largest pumpkin the fair has ever seen. Just thinking about the 2,480 pound behemoth got us wondering, how does someone go about growing such a gargantuan gourd? We talk with a pumpkin grower who won the Topsfield weigh-off in 2012. He sells seeds for giant pumpkins through Wallace Organic Wonders. Then, we'll talk about carving pumpkins, gigantic and otherwise, with a master pumpkin carver.

This program aired on October 4, 2022.

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