On this week's Under the Radar, we're spending the full hour with the Mass Politics Profs, who weigh in on the state of politics at both the national and local level. First, they break down criticisms about Gov. Baker’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, despite the Biden administration giving him high marks. Then, a look at Boston’s mayor’s race — the most diverse field ever — which could guarantee the city’s first nonwhite mayor. And, Republican governors slash unemployment benefits, saying forcing people off the rolls will combat a labor shortage.

Erin O’Brien — associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Rob DeLeo — associate professor of public policy at Bentley University
Peter Ubertaccio — founding dean of the Thomas and Donna May School of Arts and Sciences, and associate professor of political science at Stonehill College