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Worcester tackles racial equity following DEI audit results

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Downtown Worcester looking west on Front Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Downtown Worcester looking west on Front Street. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for Nov. 8. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • An audit of racial equity in Worcester's City Hall revealed deep dissatisfaction among city employees of color. Now, the city has a plan to address the issues. We talk to community leaders about what the report means for members of the community, and how the city can move forward.
  • There have been nearly 400 incidents of hate, extremism, antisemitism and terrorist attacks recorded so far this year in Massachusetts. That's according to preliminary data from the Anti-Defamation League of New England's H.E.A.T map. We speak with two local rabbis about how they're thinking about these incidents as they educate young people in Greater Boston.
  • Mehmet Ali Sanlikol is a Grammy-nominated musician, composer and now inventor of a brand-new instrument: the Renaissance 17. We speak with him about his new instrument and how it compliments his Turkish-jazz-fusion style.

This program aired on November 8, 2022.

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