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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

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04:07 min | Last month

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"Tea or the commuter rail and also make the capital investments that you need to make to Ensure that you have trains and rails and expanded services so all right well i do wanna leave some room. Here for our hubs. Which are those brief local stories. That caught our attention this week. Murray francis you were just talking so let me pick. Have you pick it right back up. What did you bring shore. I'm excited to share the boston. Latino international film festival is going to be. Happening is gonna be curated nine films. It's collaboration with arched emerson. It's happening. September twenty four talk. Tober third very excited about this. This is the twentieth year. I'm excited to tune in so i'm sharing it with with you and with the listeners. Thank you how about you jim. Do you have a hubbub for us. This week depressing and i'm really sorry about that. Independence mind some look there. Two hundred fifty female judges in afghanistan there in great danger of that. They were no female judges during the talibans rain. A women were prohibited from being judges or lawyers. Frankly in most cases giving evidence was not taken seriously after the us invasion up to say the invasion. Was this wonderful thing or anything. I'm just saying that. Women were allowed and encouraged to become judges in our various departments including the commerce department. A wind train them fully. By the time we left an august. Ten percent of the judiciary was female. That's all done in their two hundred and fifty women there who are endanger interfere following strict sharia law as taliban does Judging a man is punishable with death so i think we need a bit of attention to that to get them out you know. I always think it's really important here on radio boston. Where listening community to be thinking about solidarity. We've talked about a number of issues today. The bring us and solidarity with each other and i appreciate that call for solidarity to jim. That is jim. Sturgess executive director of the pioneer institute and marie francis rivera president of the massachusetts budget and policy center..

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

03:10 min | Last month

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"Kim janey and either michelle woo or a niece. ib george will no longer being service to the city. Either i have not heard people talking about the loss of that talent and brain power. Hot is the city. Think about that. So firstly kim janey and andrea campbell have done incredible work in the city so number one we have to and john as well have to applaud that and recognize also all the work they did on the you know the campaign trail to really engage black communities and all communities around the city so yes. It's going to be tough. I think you know the the the incoming especially at large of the district level city councillors. There's a lot of talent. There's a deep talent pool in boston. And i believe that andrea campbell and kim janey and john barrows will continue doing great work. For the city and also Folks like counselor mahia Kendra hicks counselor hicks. Maybe future to be counselor hicks 'cause they're still The november second brace but you know those folks are poised and ready to step into the the big shoes That these women and men of color have have opened up the space for them to fill before we step out of this and into infrastructure. I want to note. Boston is not the only city with critical mayoral race. Or one where leadership of color has been and will be front of mind. You've got Yvonne spicer in framingham. First black woman elected as mayor in massachusetts came in second during the preliminary to a white man in lawrence. Then you have which is more than eighty percent. Latin x preparing to elect mayor on an open ticket left by former mayor. Dan rivera somerville's looking to replace a white man who held the office for eighteen years. Either of you. Do you think these cities will signal change with who sits in the mayor's seat after november. Jim on to go to you. I i forgive me on this one. I just think it goes with the person with the it was refreshing to see framingham. Elect a woman of color. But i don't. I don't think that that's going to be a barrier anymore. There and i think that the change from joker tone to whoever elected there is is a good sign it just think overall change in whose representing the city's always a good thing. You don't want to have someone there won't even if they're doing a pretty good job. So i i really don't have much to save them and murray francis i want to thank all of the activist in the door knockers. This work doesn't happen by itself. It's years years of work and leadership development in grit focus to get folks into these positions saw sales great so before we go to a couple of things when we didn't have time for this caller but we did have a caller From west roxbury expressing some concern over siber- george and the scandal with her husband And his housing developments The zoning board etc. I do want to just quickly ask jim..

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

05:36 min | Last month

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"To five five to join this conversation so then jim week. I kinda scathing column from joan monarchy in the boston globe saying that this was genius to lose and she lost it. Do you agree with that assessment. I do i think A couple of things. I didn't say before by the way the double thumb michelle wu and niece. Sab george had the same platform by by. No means are quite different. But on the on and kim genie i think that is borne out by the pulse I believe that she was doing better in the polls before. And indi- said the suffered some decline. You can also see in the district's in which she won and where she didn't place his highly as she might when one would have thought she might given the fact that she was acting mayor. I think there are a number of missed opportunities for her. Outside of her own core constituent bates in that is some of the conversations about a vaccine passports. I think frankly one of the things that stood out for me. That was really amazing. Was during one of the debate. She noted that fifty seven percent on time Bus performance was something to To brag about in the radio. Boston special episode. Just kind of go ahead and throw that in there. And i would say that. That's anybody who follows basketball northern knows if anybody who brags about fifty seven percent free throw percentage is shouldn't be bragging and that's how i felt when i watched just it didn't seem that she was connected to the issues in the way that same. Michelle woo was were injured. Campbell or in necessay of george so murray francis this other thing that has been on my mind. And i'm going to play some sound from michael curry the former boss. Nwc ep chair now head of the massachusetts league of community health centers. He was talking. You are this week. There's a lot in here that we could talk about but my emphasis in this moment is on the first line. All of the candidates in this race was super talented But it also means that communities that are looking to break the glass ceiling avenue. African american mayor will need to organize and be more consolidated in their approach. When this race has done john barrows will no longer be in service to the city..

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

05:38 min | Last month

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"And i think after that the game is over i do think frankly given the numbers. Michelle stands in opposition bipolar. So a couple of things there. I initiates ib georgia's father comes from tunisia. Just want to give flag that. That's okay You're still brothers. The second i do want to your point about sort of who's got votes. I do want to point out with the precinct data in the globe analysis That they publish this week. Says that wou- quote finished first or second in seventeen of the city's twenty two wards and never finished below third and quote which does suggest sort of a front runner status at this part. As i turn to you maria francis. I wanna play a little bit of sound from dorchester. Smell of bush who toll. Wb you are that the two remaining candidates need to up their presence in black neighborhoods and talk about issues important there to earn that final vote. You're going gonna talk about climate change. Talk about what matters to our t. Unity let it public health issues whether it's has of the cost of health The cost of living in areas where we have high particulate matter. We also know. Mary francis from wbz zone. Polling housing is huge. Kovic is huge and race is huge for voters of boston. What kind of discussion do you wanna see from the two finalists going forward schorr and like i and i would disagree a bit with jim. The candidates actually have pretty robust platforms. Which which. I've looked through. And i feel like there is a distinction in in the platforms especially with wu and asaba george. So there's a choice there that's fairly clearly laid out. I think voters but what. I would love to hear more from the candidates. I think it is about the candidates positions clearly but it's also about folks understanding their own power. And what i'd love to hear more is about the engagement that these candidates Their engagement plans for communities. Whether it's engaging folks on the plant local planning level or in you know city level budget discussions but what's the plan to include citizen voice in continuing to creep policy solutions. That work for everybody wears an issue that you see particular opportunity to do that. Murray francis i well so on the november second ballot there will be a ballot question about Adding elements of participatory budgeting to the city and to the the processes on the city level. So i feel that's a that's a perfect place to start so. Let's talk for a minute about acting boston. Mayor kim genie on wednesday. We spoke with meghan irons from the boston globe. Here's what she said about genie's loss. We learned that is extremely difficult for kim janey. The candidate to proceed with a mayoral campaign while also dealing with being a mayor of boston a sitting near boston and in the end it voters just were really feeling that as well turnout was huge in it low and by huge there she means important and let me just throw the number one eight hundred four.

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

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03:40 min | Last month

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"I think the voters that's gonna be an issue especially because in order to win. I think that you save you. George has stu whole either indra campbell or mayor janey but frankly both of them into her camp. I think that's what the game is from here on out. It's who is who between michelle. His sabe george gets either one of those Kit former candidates to endorse her. That would be the game. And i think after that the game is over i do think frankly given the numbers. Michelle stands in pole position bipolar. So a couple of things there. I initiates ib georgia's father comes from tunisia. Just want to give flag that. That's okay You're still brothers. The second i do want to your point about sort of who's got votes. I do want to point out with the precinct data in the globe analysis That they publish this week. Says that wou- quote finished first or second in seventeen of the city's twenty two wards and never finished below third and quote which does suggest sort of a front runner status at this part. As i turn to you maria francis. I wanna play a little bit of sound from dorchester. Smell of bush who told. Wb you are that the two remaining candidates need to up their presence in black neighborhoods and talk about issues important there to earn that final vote. He's gonna talk about climate change. Talk about what matters to our t. Unity whether public health issues whether has the cost of health The cost of living in areas where we have high particulate matter. We also know. Mary francis from wbz zone. Polling housing is huge. Kovic is huge and race is huge for voters of boston. What kind of discussion do you wanna see from the two finalists going forward schorr and like i and i would disagree a bit with jim. The candidates actually have pretty robust platforms. Which which. I've looked through. And i feel like there is a distinction in the platforms especially with wu in asaba george. So there's a choice there. That's fairly clearly laid out. I think voters but what. I would love to hear more from the candidates. I think it is about the candidates positions clearly but it's also about folks understanding their own power. And what i'd love to hear more is about the engagement that these candidates Their engagement plans for communities. Whether it's engaging folks on the plant local planning level or in you know city level budget discussions but what's the plan to include citizen voice in continuing to creep policy solutions. That work for everybody wears is an issue that you see particular opportunity to do that. Murray francis i well so on the november second ballot there will be a ballot question about Adding elements of participatory budgeting to the city and to the the processes on the city level. So i feel that's a that's a perfect place to start so. Let's talk for a minute about acting boston. Mayor kim genie on wednesday. We spoke with meghan irons from the boston globe. Here's what she said about genie's loss. We learned that is extremely difficult for kim janey. The candidate to proceed with a mayoral campaign while also dealing with being a mayor of boston a sitting near boston and in the end it voters just were really feeling that as well turnout was huge in it low and by huge there she means important and let me just throw the number one eight hundred four two three eight.

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

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05:57 min | Last month

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"About one. Eight hundred eight percent of the registered voters. Some thirty six thousand four hundred. Forty thousand in the city I i do think one other thing that surprised me was throughout this campaign. It seemed like The issue of education was pretty much toxic. No one wants to touch it. No one really had a specific plan with the exception of the candidate that i liked. I did not support any specific way. But the kid i liked most was Campbell who i think has has a A remarkable story and the right priorities. And what i'd like. Best about her was that she came out to run for mayor before we knew that a bear walsh is going to become a part of the administration so those two things did. Strike me as pretty surprising. Well since you both went to turn out let's pick up there. We actually already have a call about that. One eight hundred four two three eight two five five dave's on the line in west roxbury dave. Go ahead i'll say. The phoenix came out of this. Election was seventy representatives of the city. Didn't vote in historic election. Where we were going to have a first something. Nobody voted And then if you wanna know why people who one one In in in district six there was an open seat for city councillor they had about nineteen. I think eighteen thousand votes in every other district. They barely reached nine. Thousand people turned out and voted there and other places. They thanks for that one so dave's underscoring especially this historic election right so it twenty five percent turn on in the primary preliminary excuse me it is a preliminary not a primary if this election wasn't enough to excite people to go to the polls what will i'd love to jump in here. One element of the conversation. That i feel like has not risen to the top is that we're still in the middle of a pandemic and boston is a city with a lot of struggles. The grind of daily living for some people who live in boston limits people's capacity to engage civically. And we really have to take that into consideration. People are working multiple jobs. Some people are struggling with housing and food insecurity. And when you're in that position going out to the polls whether it's september fourteenth or november second is might not be feasible for some people so his sorry. Sorry go ahead. no go ahead. Well so this is not to push back on that. Murray francis this is actually to build on that so there were some mellon options. Drop boxes some efforts to make it easier to vote. What else needs to be done. Sure i was recently listening to a form and Cheryl crawford from mass. Vote was talking about you know increasing drop boxes in black communities there are you and i think part of it is asking the community. What would make it easier. What would make it more engaging for you to be part of the civic processes. Well so i'm gonna turn to you now jim And i want to talk a little bit about framing Because that just seems like everything was about framing here. And i'm gonna play a couple of pieces of sound for you. Here i necess. Ib george telling reporters that many of whose progressive ideas.

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

03:41 min | Last month

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"Was pretty much in the bag for the incumbent mayor at that time so having a lack of excitement that time i guess i could understand to some degree but this when you had a historic race with All of the candidates of color many women instill bets that sort of With gic voting level. I mean Michelle who got about. What eight hundred. Eighty percent of the registered voters. Some thirty six thousand four hundred forty thousand in the city I i do think One other thing that surprised me was throughout this campaign. it seemed like The issue of education was pretty much toxic. No one wants to touch. It known really had a specific plan with the exception of the candidate that i liked. I did not support any specific way. But the kid i liked most was Indra campbell who i think has has a A remarkable story and the right priorities. And what i like. Best about her was that she came out to run for mayor before we knew that a bear walsh is going to become a part of the administration so those two things did. Strike me as pretty surprising. Well since you both went to turn out. Let's pick up there. We actually already have a call about that. One eight hundred four two three eight two five five dave's on the line in west roxbury dave. Go ahead i'll say the thing that came out of this election was seventy percent of the city. Didn't vote in historic election where we were going to have a first something. Nobody voted And then if you wanna know why people who one one In in in district six there was an open seat for city councillor they had about nineteen. I think eighteen thousand votes in every other district. They barely reached nine. Thousand people turned out and voted there and other places. They thanks for that one so dave's underscoring especially this historic election right so it twenty five percent turn on in the primary preliminary excuse me it is a preliminary not a primary if this election wasn't enough to excite people to go to the polls what will i'd love to jump in here. One element of the conversation. That i feel like has not risen to the top is that we're still in the middle of a pandemic and boston is a city with a lot of struggles. The grind of daily living for some people who live in boston limits people's capacity to engage civically. And we really have to take that into consideration. People are working multiple jobs. Some people are struggling with housing and food insecurity. And when you're in that position going out to the polls whether it's september fourteenth or november second is might not be feasible for some people so he's sorry. Sorry go ahead. No go ahead. Well so this is not to push back on that murray francis this is actually to build on that so there were some mellon options. Drop boxes some efforts to make it easier to vote. What else needs to be done. Sure i was recently listening to a form and Cheryl crawford from mass. Vote was talking about you know increasing drop boxes in black communities there are you and i think part of it is asking the community. What would make it easier. What would make it more engaging for you to be part of the civic processes. Well so i'm gonna turn to you now jim And i want to talk a little bit about framing Because that just seems like everything was about framing here. And i'm gonna play a couple of pieces of sound for you. Here i necess. Ib george telling reporters that many of whose progressive ideas.

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

03:33 min | Last month

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"The mayor of boston cannot mandate rent control. These are issues. The state must address after a preliminary that broke ground for the city and hearts in many boston neighborhoods. Meanwhile the massachusetts national guard is driving school buses. Here's drew damian director of transportation and facility rental at palmer public schools. We have parents that are worried about children. You have elderly folks that worried about themselves and this caused the cataclysmic shortage of people to transport our students back and forth to school and a devastating death unbroken stairs massive budget shortfalls facing the tea. While infrastructure funding hangs in the balance and congress. Here's massachusetts congressman. Bill keating it was put together with such a fragile grouping of senators. I don't think that can be changed because we run the risk if we change that sent it back to the senate of that falling apart. I do believe we'll be able to cobble enough support on the democratic side for a reconciliation package. Let's talk about it starting with the mayor's race in boston. This is our first chance this week to hear from you. And we want to hear from you about what you make of the outcome. Is this a battle between old and new boston. Or between an idealist pragmatist. Did the city leap forward or did voters proving are actually ready to support black leadership. Tell us what you think. Join our panelists. One eight hundred four to three eight two five five. That's one eight hundred four to three talk week. Tweet us at radio boston with us this week. Marie francis rivera president of the massachusetts budget and policy center and jim sturgess executive director of the pioneer institute. Marie welcome murray francis. Welcome back thank you. Happy to be on and jim. Welcome back to you to to be with you. So we're going to start with this race and refrain. Says i want to stay right at the top that you are personally supporting michelle. Woo in this race but are not working for a campaign correct. Correct all right so any surprises in the results of this preliminary to you. I really wasn't surprised. I had wished that the turnout had been higher but i feel like the election in this election. Cycle was a real opportunity to focus on the candidates but really more deeply focused on the issue. And what i saw you know. Since the spring of this year we're just very rich. Conversations countless community forms and connections. That happened between people. That really had all of us reflect. On what the assets are in our city and come up with solutions together. So jim do you Share murray francis's lack of surprise sort of an emphasis on the issues I was really surprised by One thing in that is the low turnout. I guess what this is There's no more excitement in this race. Just from the perspective of a number of people voted one hundred seven thousand then. There were four years ago when mayor walsh was running against tito jackson and i think a lot of people figured that race was pretty much in the bag for the incumbent mayor at that time so having a lack of excitement that time i guess i could understand to some degree but this when you had a historic race with All of the candidates of color many women instill bets that sort of with d'argent voting level. I mean Michelle who got.

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

03:08 min | Last month

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"The mayor of boston cannot mandate rent control. These are issues. The state must address after a preliminary that broke ground for the city and hearts in many boston neighborhoods. Meanwhile the massachusetts national guard is driving school buses. Here's drew damian director of transportation and facility rental at palmer public schools. We have parents that are worried about children. You have elderly folks that worried about themselves and this caused the cataclysmic shortage of people to transport our students back and forth to school and a devastating death unbroken stairs massive budget shortfalls facing the tea. While infrastructure funding hangs in the balance and congress. Here's massachusetts congressman. Bill keating it was put together with such a fragile grouping of senators. I don't think that can be changed because we run the risk if we change that sent it back to the senate of that falling apart. I do believe we'll be able to cobble enough support on the democratic side for a reconciliation package. Let's talk about it starting with the mayor's race in boston. This is our first chance this week to hear from you. And we want to hear from you about what you make of the outcome. Is this a battle between old and new boston. Or between an idealist pragmatist. Did the city leap forward or did voters proving are actually ready to support black leadership. Tell us what you think. Join our panelists. One eight hundred four to three eight two five five. That's one eight hundred four to three talk week. Tweet us at radio boston with us this week. Marie francis rivera president of the massachusetts budget and policy center and jim sturgess executive director of the pioneer institute. Marie welcome murray francis. Welcome back thank you. Happy to be on and jim. Welcome back to you to to be with you. So we're going to start with this race and refrain. Says i want to stay right at the top that you are personally supporting michelle. Woo in this race but are not working for a campaign correct. Correct all right so any surprises in the results of this preliminary to you. I really wasn't surprised. I had wished that the turnout had been higher but i feel like the election in this election. Cycle was a real opportunity to focus on the candidates but really more deeply focused on the issue. And what i saw you know. Since the spring of this year we're just very rich. Conversations countless community forms and connections. That happened between people. That really had all of us reflect. On what the assets are in our city and come up with solutions together. So jim do you Share murray francis's lack of surprise sort of an emphasis on the issues I was really surprised by One thing in that is the low turnout. I guess what this is There's no more excitement in this race. Just from the perspective of a number of people voted hundred seven thousand then. There were four years ago when mayor walsh was running against tito jackson and i think a lot of people figured that race.

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

05:57 min | 2 months ago

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"I just don't understand why there is a debate and why everyone is not vaccinated whether they want. Okay thank you danny. I appreciate that. And i do. I wanna refer everybody back and maybe we can bring the link back on this. We actually did earlier. In the pandemic we did a segment on the history of pandemic law where we learned a ton about the history of lots of local precedents usually local boards of health creating law and public policy around pandemics vaccination required medication etc. It would be an interesting one to go back to marie francis. What's your reaction to what we were just hearing from. Danny what i'm hearing. Both of your caller saying is that we have mandated required vaccinations or public health measures currently in in the past. And i'm just completely in line with that with surge. In cases it makes a lot of sense to continue something we've traditionally done. As a nation as a state as localities is to mandate public health measures. That makes sense. So charlie i evidence charlie. I'm sorry to interrupt you there. Murray francis charlie. I also want to come back to schools here. Also thinking back right to eighteen months of covering the pandemic and i remember. There was a time when it felt like everything we were talking about it. This pandemic had to do with schools. Had to do with keeping them safe. And it feels like deja vu all over again whether charlie baker wants local municipalities to make masking mandates if they want them more and more districts are more and more fights over whether or not to mask lots of concern among parents for kids going to school who are too young to get vaccinated and worries about whether or not we might see school shutdown again despite what seems to be a collective wisdom that we can't afford to do that. Do you kind of feel like there's a train wreck come in charlie. Look i think that that is a that is a unfortunately a a very. You know a very reasonable concern. I mean if you just look at what we see in terms of the numbers In terms of learning and and what went on in the last year i mean. Look it's going to take years for those students to recover from last year we have a replay of that again That is really going to be a devastating thing. You know we. We also did up two months ago. We did a We did a pole at pioneer We commissioned a poll on this kind of stuff. And i gotta tell. Your parents are not happy They are really angry And that is just really something that we have got to avoid. you know. that's why. I think that's one of the main reasons. Frankly that i think that I'm i'm getting increasingly comfortable with more More aggressive moves to ensure the vaccine and look. I don't wanna. I don't wanna i don't wanna try to underplay the whole mask issue and all that kind of stuff but i really think the vaccine is. The is the ball game at this point. I mean that's really the important issue the most important issue. Okay on that note. I am gonna turn us now to our hubs. It's time for those local stories or events. The qatar attention this week murray francis when you bring us so i'd like to spotlight an article. That just came out in the globe. On spotlight of kathryn. Morris she's a cultural leader arts community in boston. She's going to be starting a new role as director of arts and culture at the boston foundation but founded bam's boston are in music and soul festival..

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Radio Boston

02:48 min | 2 months ago

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"Do you think our state and city public policies need to be. Now join this conversation. So charlie one of the things. That was interesting to me. So acting Boston mayor kim janey comes out and says let's do a vaccine or testing mandate for city employees She is in a mayor's race and it is the one of the biggest cities in the state Some came to the left of her. Some of the other candidates saying that is not enough and then we had other candidates who like Boston city councillor necess- ib. George who was on yesterday. Saying i wouldn't go quite that far. Here's what she said about the boston. Vaccine mandate for city workers. The most important thing for us to be focused on as a city whether it's for our cities employees are city's residents is to make sure that they have access to vaccination. We have to continue to work. On that i don't agree with mandated explanation. I think it's important to encourage it and to make sure the testing is available. So you could hear me start to ask another question there in the middle of that. That's what that was charlie. What strikes me about that. This is a progressive slate of candidates. They are the most diverse slate of candidates in the history of the city and those five candidates don't agree on what's right so are we at a time. When policy uncertainty is appropriate or. Do we need to coalesce. And where do you understand what i'm asking you. Yeah i mean. I do look i think i take some hope in the fact that The most recent numbers are showing that this bike With this a the number of people who are getting back scene is going up again. so you know. I think there's probably a little room here around the edges in terms of if indeed. Those numbers are going up if indeed. They continue to go up. And so it shows that the current That the current Approach is working. Then i'm okay with that. I i have a pretty i have a. I have a patient. So you know. I have a very limited amount of time that i'm willing to wait. If those things don't go up and continue going up Before this thing completely gets out of hand so murray francis. I want to shift to boosters for a minute over the weeks on our ask the doctor segments which we usually do on tuesdays. We've asked lots of different questions about boosters. It was really interesting. This tuesday during our regular. Ask the doctor segment. We heard from dr sharon Who we have on a lot infectious disease physician hospital epidemiologists at tufts medical center. We asked her her. Take on booster shots. And although she doesn't like to call a third dose for the immuno com. Excuse me immuno-compromised folks a booster. Here's what she said about a third shot for the general population and this was earlier this week..

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

02:05 min | 2 months ago

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"That access actually still remains an issue and they talked about the importance of catching people where they are with a health professional. Who can answer their questions on the spot and then literally stick a shot in the arm right there. Are we needing to make a massive re hall of vaccine distribution strategy so that everybody can be able to take their masks off again. Yeah i mean. Look i be honest with you. I wish i knew that the specifics well enough to know the answer to that. In other words. I don't i don't really have a grasp on what percentage it is Those folks who are trying to work two or three jobs and just trying to to fit it in and we just need to You know we just need to accommodate their needs And the degree To which it's people who are simply refusing to take it But you know. I have no doubt that we need to you know. God bless those people who are who were waving over the wave down. The cars do that kind of thing because That's the kind of thing that we need to do To make all of our lives better not to mention. There's all right so then let's pick up on what we do at the public policy level one of the things. That's been interesting as to walk acting boston. Mayor kim janey this week decide after pushing back. It sounded like on the issue of various kinds of vaccine mandates last week deciding to require either mandates or regular testing for the city's employees. That's roughly eighteen thousand people and then governor baker basically saying no. I wanna use a carrot approach year. I wanna work on access. People in massachusetts make good decisions. If we keep the access up they will get shots in arms when they get a first shot they usually get a second shot murray francis. Which one do you advocate. So we can't politicized this issue There are other vaccines that we've mandated and continue to to mandate for young people students So this is this is no different part of it is to go back.

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

03:38 min | 2 months ago

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"I believe that these people here we see it not crowded streets and pre pandemic. We saw it in crowded subway trains. We knew we had the college population that needed to be counted. So all of these things came to fruition. And i think it's extremely good news for massachusetts so growth in the population overall egg increasingly Population of color fewer white people in massachusetts than before although massachusetts remains predominantly white the fastest growth in the city areas of the commonwealth. This kind of feels like big news charlie. Or am i. Just data geek. He had this big news. Yes it certainly is big news. I mean i guess i would. I don't. I don't think that it's unexpected Largely i mean the fact that we are becoming more diverse Certainly i. I don't think anybody's surprised by that. I think perhaps it's happening faster than some people might have thought but You know that that is that is the way the world is changing. I think it's a good thing for massachusetts. I think the surprise there is just again that that change was happening up probably faster than some people might have expected also just the the degree to which the population has risen massachusetts. I think that that it was probably a little bit more than people expected it. But you know. I think those are both good things. So murray francis the fastest national growth was in cities. That was true here to population growth actually slowed now growth the rate of growth slowed in two counties in the western part of the state berkshire and franklin but is growing fastest around boston. Suffolk county and on the islands. Do we need to be at backtrack. I know that we globally have been having conversations about the mass move to cities around the globe for easily a decade now. But is there any like core thinking that needs to change here in the commonwealth of massachusetts as we recognize what these growth patterns are telling us. Yes and i want to say a couple of things one to your note about you. Being at each and data gig in just the importance of the census. I think one thing that we don't talk about enough is the census determines how we're represented it determines how billions of federal state and local dollars are spent the formulas that determine how much money your community gets For particular area is determined on census number. So it's critically important that these numbers are accurate in. I'm glad to hear that secretary galvin really believes that the the numbers are strong. But we know that even with the growth in diversifying which basically means if black and brown communities are growing in numbers right even with that if we remember back to when the census numbers were collected. We know that there is a lot of fear that was being seated in communities of that time especially immigrant communities mic satis household community. So you know our our understanding of it is still under counting. That's happening in unity. It's not the i i would get that. I think that's action absolute drew. I think it's certainly. It's it's unfortunate. Doesn't begin to capture the way up administration handled this last year. But so let's talk about that for a minute because we now have the data we have. It's not like we can go back and redo this census. We do know that there were significant problems with it. And i guess they want charlie based just reacted to murray francis..

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

04:24 min | 2 months ago

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"He is explaining for example. The climate measures in the big bill. That he thinks are essential. And the reason he's not willing to horse trade for the small one on the other hand we spoke with former massachusetts governor. Michael dukakis this week as well and when i asked him about whether he'd support waiting for the larger spending package. Here's a part of what he said. I don't think we have an option here. I don't think we've got Any alternative we've gotta move on this. This is a very very important step forward. Can we get the broader package. Yes i think we probably can. But it's going to be tougher. But in the meantime i think it would be a mistake to essentially sacrifice what has been a very impressive. Bipartisan effort these are tough judgment calls murray francis. Where do you come out. Well you know. Senator markey is closer to the horse trading and it seems like our congressional delegation the messages that they're sending down to us in addition to the intense public pressure around this climate crisis that we're in is i feel going to push both of these packages over the finish line. So charlie i asked to some extent senator mark kind of pushed him hard on that yesterday. One of the things that was interesting that he said was we kind of have to hold up the one point two trillion because people do want it it is effective leverage. It is how he is horse trading at the same time as a constituent right of all of congress. I think okay so what happens. If we get nothing charlie or am i who are we going to get something certainly not foolish. I think You know i don't. I don't think we're going to get nothing. I think the more likely approach is to get the the To get the votes of the joe mansions in kristen cinemas you know the more moderate democrats You know just the backup. You'll need fifty votes for the larger bill because it's going through this. What's called the reconciliation process because it's a budget fifty senate just to be clear. Yes insent yes In so i think you know I think what's going to happen. Is that bill is gonna shrink. It's just going to have to get somewhat smaller in order to get to get those votes and bring it to fifty. I think that is probably the most likely the most likely outcome all right. So last question. Humor francis because i love the way that you love numbers in the smaller. Bipartisan package that one point two trillion senator mark office says about eight billion dollars comes to the commonwealth four point two for roads. One point one billion for bridges two point five billion for enhancing public transit. Okay so if that doesn't come the mvp nbc. A you mentioned. We have some other money from pandemic relief. The nba already has nine hundred million. Roughly coming can we do what we need to do with our roads. Our bridges our public transit. If we don't get a bill no all right here and how we how on a scale of will limp along to this could be catastrophic rate. How bad is it. If we don't get.

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

04:26 min | 4 months ago

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"A legal challenge. Concerns are that such a challenge could actually create case law that might limit communities all around the country and their ability to restrict gun sellers so This idea of a ban goes to a vote of the whole newton city council on july twelfth. I wanna talk about that listeners. Do you have a position on gun sellers in your community. Should there be outright bans. Is it worth if you are against guns. Is it worth banning gun sellers if it could open up supreme court challenges and is it appropriate to try to ban gun sellers in a country that has the second amendment one. Eight hundred four two three eight two five five. That's one eight hundred four to three talk. Murray francis reactions to what's playing out newton. yes This is sticky. I meet what i want personally. A gun shop in my community. No and i hear what you're outlining. The tension of you know are we poking the the beast basically and you know at the end of the day. It's up to new residents in the city council. What they decide to do. And it's it's not just about the gun shop. It's about the conditions that create violence and communities and gun violence in communities so we oftentimes focus on this acute part of the conversation but it's also hurry investing in mental health services. What's the larger conversation that we also need to be having But yes sticky twenty. Let you jump in there. Yeah i would. I would. Personally i would say i have absolutely no problem with the community that chooses to Put a ban on gun shops within their borders. I have no problem with that at all. but i have to say you know as a as a political observer i you know i just don't get why when you have you know a sort of a almost a de facto ban now and you look at the makeup of this supreme court s mary. Francis said re francis said you know why you would poke this particular bear To to to to for for not much else other than to kind of.

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"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

Radio Boston

04:26 min | 4 months ago

"murray francis" Discussed on Radio Boston

"A legal challenge. Concerns are that such a challenge could actually create case law that might limit communities all around the country and their ability to restrict gun sellers. So this idea of a ban goes to a vote of the whole newton city council on july twelfth. I wanna talk about that listeners. Do you have a position on gun sellers in your community. Should there be outright bans. Is it worth if you are against guns. Is it worth banning gun sellers if it could open up supreme court challenges and is it appropriate to try to ban gun sellers in a country that has the second amendment one. Eight hundred four two three eight two five five. That's one eight hundred four to three talk. Murray francis reactions to what's playing out newton. yes This is sticky. I meet what i want personally. A gun shop in my community. No and i hear what you're outlining. The tension of you know are we poking the the beast basically and you know at the end of the day. It's up to new residents in the city council. What they decide to do. And it's it's not just about the gun shop. It's about the conditions that create violence and communities and gun violence in communities so we oftentimes focus on this acute part of the conversation but it's also hurry investing in mental health services. What's the larger conversation that we also need to be having But yes sticky twenty. Let you jump in there. Yeah i would. I would. Personally i would say i have absolutely no problem with the community that chooses to Put a ban on gun shops within their borders. I have no problem with that at all. but i have to say you know as a as a political observer i you know i just don't get why when you have you know a sort of a almost a de facto ban now and you look at the makeup of this supreme court s mary. Francis said re francis said you know why you would poke this particular bear to to to to For not much else other than to kind of.

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"murray francis" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"murray francis" Discussed on Here & Now

"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from fox searchlight presenting i love dogs from filmmaker wes anderson voice talents includes bill murray francis mcdormand bryan cranston and edward norton now playing from npr and wb you are i'm peter odell and i'm lisa mullins it's here and now the us economy added one hundred three thousand jobs in march according to numbers out today from the labor department the unemployment rate stays put at four point one percent where it's been for six months now the number marks ninety consecutive months of job growth in the us and that is an all time record johnnie us to talk about that record now is allie villa she msnbc's anchor in economics correspondent he's also co host of ville she and rule eliot thanks for being here thanks lisa the increase in jobs last month is less than expected and a law less than in the month of february that's when they were three hundred thirteen thousand new jobs why was the number of jobs created lower well it's always hard to tell in the immediate aftermath of the result the release of the numbers but part of the issue is that the unemployment number as you've said has remained at four point one percent and traditionally economists think of five percent as full employment so once you get down to lower numbers there's not as many people to put into these new jobs so we we've got a bunch of things at play here we have a number of unemployed people in the united states in a number of job openings but we have stopped being able to match the unemployed people to the job openings which may mean that we're in a bit of a static place for a while another month with a steady unemployment rate four point one percent the lowest since the year two thousand is that kind of natural floor for the jobless rate or can it go lower.

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