We've been on the air for almost eight months now and throughout that time, we've visited cities and towns around the commonwealth who have been hit hard by the pandemic.

On Monday night, we heard from James Linnehan, the president and CEO of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, about how Lowell and the 19 communities surrounding the city are faring as cases tick back up. Of the greatest needs now: rent and food assistance, as well as technology funding for remote learning.

Then, throughout the history of this show, we've talked about how communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. We explored the data that directly show that impact with Alice Goldfarb, COVID Racial Data Tracker Lead at the COVID Tracking Project, and Jessica Simes, the associate director of Research at the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Both talk about Massachusetts specific data from the COVID Racial Data Tracker.


James Linnehan- 1:50
Alice Goldfarb and Jessica Simes - 15:28