Harvard Medical School Program Director Says U.S. Needs To “Buckle Down” For New Wave of Pandemic
Coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed two million Wednesday, with at least 21 states tracking rising numbers, according to a New York Times tally. The director of Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global Public Policy and Social Change warned that the substantial uptick in cases will likely occur nationwide.

“The reality is we, as a country, are going to be needing to buckle down for a new wave of this pandemic…it is only about to get worse because we have not seen the kind of policies, leadership, and willingness to really shut down what's happening,” Dr. Vanessa Kerry, also the founder of public health non-profit Seed Global told Jim Braude on WGBH News’ Greater Boston Wednesday.

Tina Opie And Beth Livingston On Confronting Racism In The Everyday
In the weeks since the police killing of George Floyd, there has been something of a national reckoning in the United States on the pervasive racism that runs through American society — not just in the realm of law enforcement and the criminal justice system, but also expanding to questions about inequality in civil society, education, the workplace, and more. Babson professor of management Tina Opie joined Greater Boston last fall to talk about her work hosting workshops through her ‘Shared Sisterhood’ program, where women of all backgrounds gather to discuss their personal experiences with race and ways to join together in combating racism. Opie and Beth Livingston, a collaborator on Shared Sisterhood, and an assistant professor of management at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, joined Greater Boston on Wednesday to discuss the significance of the group’s work in the midst of the current moment.

As Teacher Lay Offs Loom, Should Schools Seek Private Donations?
Communities across the state are grappling with a dramatic drop-off in local revenues in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns. The Massachusetts Teachers Association is predicting thousands of teacher layoffs. As Stephanie Leydon reports, some say it’s time to consider unconventional sources of funding.