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Boston's efforts to provide reparations to Black Bostonians


This is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 17. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • The Boston City Council voted last month to form a task force to study how it can provide reparations and other forms of atonement to Black Bostonians for the city's role in slavery. We discuss the measures that were decided upon and what will happen next.
  • A new WBUR investigation shows that The Department of Public Utilities has repeatedly allowed the MBTA to miss critical deadlines for submitting internal safety reports. In this edition of our regular segment, "From the Newsroom," WBUR senior investigative reporter Beth Healy shares her reporting on the missed deadlines, and what it means for the transit system.
  • In the latest from our "Funny Stuff" segment, which explores Boston's comedy scene, we talk about the comedy specials getting big laughs and how local comedians are producing their own specials, free of support and control from streaming giants like Netflix.

This program aired on January 17, 2023.


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