Former EPA Head Gina McCarthy On the Impact of the West Coast Fires
A New York Times analysis shows that President Donald Trump has moved to reverse or replace at least 100 different environmental protections so far, including a key 50-year-old law that has required thorough and public environmental reviews before starting major federal infrastructure projects. The president’s weakening of environmental laws is back in the public eye again as the West Coast’s fire season grows in scope and intensity due to climate change. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Checking in with Joanne Chang And Christopher Myers, Six Months Into the Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closures of some 3,600 restaurants in the state, according to the Massachusetts Restaurant Association — with more closures expected as the cold winter months approach. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers, the wife-and-husband team behind Myers + Chang.

Mass. High School Seniors On Their First Week “Back” To School
What’s it like to start your last year of high school in the uncertainty of a pandemic? Stephanie Leydon reports on some first-week experiences of a few local seniors.