A few minutes in, this Scrum becomes a coronavirus-free zone: Peter Kadzis and Adam Reilly take a deep dive into Boston redevelopment with Lizabeth Cohen, the author of “Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age,” which just won the coveted Bancroft Prize for excellence in American history. It’s the first half of their convo with Cohen; you’ll hear the second next week.
First, though, Kadzis and Reilly size up the recent performance, in these frightening, unprecedented times, of Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh. (Spoiler: both get high marks, as does New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. President Donald Trump still has, uh, plenty of room for growth.)
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