'We don’t have to accept that false choice of making a dollar and giving up a life': Mayors Joe Curtatone And Yvonne Spicer On Reopening Rollbacks
Governor Baker announced Tuesday that Massachusetts would increase some restrictions in the face of the state’s coronavirus surge, including the closure of indoor performance venues, a mask requirement at all gyms, and a 40-percent capacity limit for nearly every business. Baker noted the difficulty of the decision, because of its effect on businesses and workers. But several town and city leaders argued in a joint op-ed for Commonwealth Magazine this week that "we do not have to accept the false choice between protecting people’s lives and protecting their livelihoods." To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by two co-authors of the piece, Joe Curtatone of Somerville and Yvonne Spicer of Framingham.

This Doctor Was Once An Undocumented Immigrant. Now He Fights To Vaccinate Migrant Children.
Between late 2018 and 2019, three migrant children died of the flu while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody: sixteen-year-old Carlos Vásquez, eight-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo, and two-year-old Wilmer Vásquez. In December 2019, a group of doctors CBP's refusal to allow vaccines for such children were arrested outside the agency's California headquarters. Now, as the coronavirus pandemic roars on and threatens to compound this winter’s flu season, doctors are once again sounding the alarm. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Dr. Mario Mendoza, a physician and the founder of the non-profit Life-Undocumented, who was one of the doctors arrested last year at the protest and who came to the United States as an undocumented child; and filmmaker Beth Murphy, who just made a short film about Mendoza's efforts. Murphy is executive producer for GBH's The GroundTruth Project and founder of Principle Pictures.

Campaign Signs Get A New Life After Election Day
Campaign signs were just about everywhere you looked leading up to election day. So what happens to all of them once the election is over? As Stephanie Leydon reports, instead of going to landfills, thousands are getting new life, in a surprising way.