What Does The J&J Vaccine Pause Mean?
The CDC and FDA both called Tuesday for an immediate pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following reports of six women developing a rare blood clotting disorder after receiving the shot. Officials emphasized, however, that they were acting out of an abundance of caution in making the call to temporarily stop J&J’s use. Doctor Nahid Bhadelia, medical director of the Special Pathogens Unit at Boston Medical Center, joined Jim Braude to discuss.

Boston Police Knew About Its Union President's Abuses For Years. Why Wasn’t He Stopped?
The Boston Police Department and the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association reportedly knew about past union leader Patrick Rose, Sr.’s alleged sexual abuse of multiple children for decades before finally arresting him in August 2020, according to a story published by the Boston Globe this past weekend. On Monday, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said she would release documents pertaining to the Rose case once the victims’ names were redacted, promising to shed light on questions that enraged residents and local officials are now asking about how Rose was able to remain within the ranks — and out of prison — for so long. Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards discussed.

NBC Boston’s J.C. Monahan Opens Up About Her Depression & Anxiety
In a new op-ed for Boston Magazine, longtime NBC Boston anchor JC Monahan opens up about her experience with clinical depression and anxiety and her journey to find support and healing. She joined Jim Braude to talk about it and her decision to share her personal story with the public.