The Coronavirus Pandemic Requires A ‘Whole-Of-Society Approach,’ Says Ret. Army General Helping Oversee Boston’s Response
Mayor Marty Walsh said last week in an interview with WGBH News that Boston will likely not begin its return to normal functioning until early summer — and even then, businesses and public spaces will have to open in phases. To learn more, Jim Braude spoke with retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal, founder and CEO of the McChrystal Group consulting firm, which is reviewing the city’s emergency plans in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

As Somerville Launches City-Wide Coronavirus Testing Program, Mayor Stresses The Need For Additional Supplies
Somerville just launched a new drive-through testing operation, promising to test any city resident for coronavirus, regardless of their insurance or immigration status. The city also now requires anyone in public to wear a face mask, with fines up to $300 for violators. To discuss, Jim Braude met virtually with Mayor Joseph Curtatone.

Farm To Your Table: How Farmers Are Adapting As The Food Landscape Shifts
When coronavirus forced widespread restaurant shut-downs, the farmers they typically purchased from took a hit. Now many local food producers have had to shift from supplying institutional to individual customers. Stephanie Leydon reports on how they are trying to quickly make the pivot.