Today on Boston Public Radio:
– Mass. Cannabis Commission Control Commission Chairman Steve Hoffman and Commissioner Shaleen Title discussed the bureaucratic hurdles keeping Black-owned cannabis shops from getting off the ground, four years after marijuana was legalized in Mass.
– We opened lines to hear your thoughts on the years-long delay in getting Black-owned marijuana businesses off the ground.
– Ali Noorani, executive director for the National Immigration Forum, talked about news of ICE’s concealment of a COVID-19 outbreak at one of their detention centers, and weighed the president’s authority to restrict whether undocumented immigrants get counted in the 2020 census.
– WGBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen talked about the reopening of Boston’s museums, and new art from local muralist Rob "Problak" Gibbs and photographer Raina Matar.
– Former Mass. Education Secretary Paul Reville discussed new guidelines for school reopening in Mass., and offered his take on the pushback to school reform from Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius.
– Rep. Joe Kennedy III discussed the Senate’s failure to bring forward a new COVID-19 relief bill, which was expected today, and offered his thoughts on qualified immunity for police officers.
– We opened lines to talk with listeners about the new Mass. law allowing bars to offer to-go cocktails.