Who Will Get The First COVID-19 Vaccines In Massachusetts?
Friday is the deadline for states to submit their coronavirus vaccine distribution plans to the federal government. Although Gov. Baker has said that health care workers and nursing home residents will likely be the first groups to receive the shots, the details of the distribution plan in Massachusetts are yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, advocates for Black and Latino communities, non-medical essential workers, low-wage workers and others are pushing to ensure the final version of the state's plan is equitable. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Michael Curry, incoming president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, who serves on Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Board as well as two state committees focused on health and coronavirus equity.

2015 Nuclear Deal Architect Weighs In On Challenges Now And Ahead For Biden
As President-elect Joe Biden moves forward with his transition into office, he faces many challenges ahead, including navigating relationships with world leaders that have been dramatically changed by four years of President Trump. Already, a major test lies ahead with Iran promising to ramp up its nuclear program after the country's top scientist was assassinated. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Ambassador Wendy Sherman, who served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs under President Obama and led the US negotiations team in the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. She is now director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership.

Evicted Families Face Long Waits, Emergency Placements Far From Home
Since the moratorium on evictions was lifted in Massachusetts, filings have risen to pre-pandemic levels — and many more are expected when federal protections end in less than a month. The state is fortifying a number of existing relief programs to try to keep people in their homes, but experts say those resources fall short of what is needed. And as Liz Neisloss reports, once a family is pushed out of their home, the cycle of instability can go on for years.

IMHO: Trump’s Midnight Agenda
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on President Trump’s last-minute actions aimed at cutting protections for the environment, low-income workers and more.