Also: Trump impeachment trial recap; Gov. Baker's State of the Commonwealth address
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January 22, 2020

Good Morning Boston,

🌞 Sunshine and milder. Highs 32-37.

Today: Trump impeachment trial recap and coverage; a new report on children in Boston; Gov. Baker's full State of the Commonwealth address.

We'll be bringing you special coverage of the Senate impeachment trial today. The proceedings kick off at 1 p.m. Yesterday's session and debate went until 2 a.m., so we could be in for another long day. You can listen on-air and online, or head to later in the day for recaps on what's happened and what to expect next.

P.S. Radio Open Source wants to know your thoughts about "Little Women." Call 617-651-2421 today and leave a message about what Louisa May Alcott's novel means to you. You could hear your answer on the show later this week! 

— Meagan McGinnes

The Rundown

1. Report: As Boston Grows In Wealth And Diversity, Many Schools Are 'Intensely Segregated'
The report suggests that after decades of economic and social change in Boston, severe inequalities of race and income are only magnified in its public schools. 

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2. Gov. Baker Delivers State Of The Commonwealth Address
Radio Boston got analysis on the speech from WBUR's Steve Brown, and panelists Joe Battenfeld, political columnist at the Boston Herald, and Marie St. Fleur, a former Massachusetts state representative. Give it a listen.

3. Iranian Student Deported From Boston Despite Court Order; Federal Judge Dismisses Case
A federal judge in Boston dismissed the case Tuesday, declaring it moot. The judge added he did not believe he had the authority to order U.S. Customs and Border Protection to allow the 24-year-old back.

4. 'This Will Stay With Her For The Rest Of Her Life': Family, Hospital Offer Differing Accounts In Malpractice Lawsuit
Attorneys alleged doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital of ignoring Justina Pelletier’s earlier diagnosis of mitochondrial disease and disregarding the treatment plan put in place by her doctors at Tufts Medical.

5. Trump Impeachment Trial Recap: Republicans Balk At McConnell Over Session Rules
The Senate majority leader's own members didn't want to go along with his first vision for the procedure in the impeachment trial. But the GOP did reject calls for more witnesses and evidence.

Anything Else?

  • The first case of the new coronavirus has been discovered in the U.S.

  • The Titanic wreckage will now be protected under a U.S.-U.K. deal that's been in the works since 2003. 

  • Dr. Abraar Karan. explains in this commentary why he said nothing when his med school professor made racist remarks.

Your Daily Must Listen

Only A Game: Participation In High School Sports Is Falling ... But Not In Girls' Wrestling

Patients Want To Die At Home, But Home Hospice Care Can Be Tough On Families

Roe v. Wade: Settled Law Or Bad Precedent? States Prep For An Overturn. Read more. 

'I See This Story A Lot, But It's Hidden': A Dermatologist On Ayanna Pressley's Alopecia. Read more.

Boston Hospital Leader: U.S. Health Care Has A Bureaucracy Problem. Read more.

What We're Reading

  • I Quit: 21 People Who Walked Away From Their Jobs, Their Religion, Their Relationships And Even This Assignment (New York Times)

  • God Save Lard Bread (TASTE)

From The Archives

New England Is Losing Its Native Plants. Researchers Say It’s Time To Stop And Smell The Wildflowers
“Climate change is not something that is happening in the future, it’s something that is happening right now. [This study is] an indicator of how successfully species will adapt to climate change, which species will be winners and which ones will be losers.”

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