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NEXT Episode 240: Pressure Intensifies To Bring Students Back To Classrooms; Environmental Group Reckons With Race And Inclusivity In The Outdoors

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Jesse Costa
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Children from the Audubon Boston Nature Center Preschool program play in the snow

The Biden administration and state leaders are pushing to get more students into “in-person” classes again. This week on NEXT, the politics of making it happen. Plus, as the Massachusetts Audubon Society reckons with its founder’s racist past, the group’s push to create equitable access to nature. And we talk with Crystal Maldonado about her debut young adult novel “Fat Chance, Charlie Vega,” the importance of representation, and seeing herself on the page. We air NEXT, New England News Collaborative's weekly podcast, each Monday on The Point.