New MIT Study Shows The Cost Of The Patchwork Response To Coronavirus In The U.S.
A new study from the Social Analytics Lab at MIT underscores the poor public health outcomes that result from the United States’ disjointed federal response to coronavirus. Its findings, released Thursday, indicate the extent to which states that adopt stringent social distancing policies are negatively impacted by other states that do not. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by one of the study’s authors, Sinan Aral, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.

Graduating During A Pandemic
Graduating high school seniors are missing out on rites of passage like prom, senior week, and traditional graduation ceremonies in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Some schools are looking for creative ways to still go on with the ceremony, including Marlborough High School. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by the school’s principal, Dan Riley.

After 30 Years, Arrest Is Made In Alleged Australian Hate Crime Killing Initially Ruled A Suicide
An arrest has now been made in the 30-year-old killing of Scott Johnson, whose 1988 death in Australia was initially ruled a suicide and was since re-classified as a homophobic hate crime. The development follows years of advocacy from his brother, Steve Johnson, a Cambridge resident who long pushed for investigators to reopen the case. He joined Jim Braude to discuss.