Northeastern University became the first college in Massachusetts to announce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all students, starting in the fall. We talk about the decision with Michael Armini, Senior Vice President of External Affairs for Northeastern.
We speak with Mark Scott, Director of the Division of Violence Prevention at the Boston Public Health Commission, and Isaac Yablo, a data and impact specialist with SOAR Boston, the city's program for Street Outreach, Advocacy and Response.
Plus, we discuss Congress's legislative gridlock with Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-05) and take listener calls about the misconceptions around BMI and the relationship between weight and health.
Stem argues the city has provided no written justification for how it uses these "community impact" fees, and therefore, she should not have to pay them. The city says Stem signed a contract, and needs to honor it.