Latinx News: Border 'Crisis,' Chelsea Shortchanged, Few Latinos At Oscars

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The situation at the southern border worsens, but the Biden administration resists calling it a crisis; Chelsea — one of the Massachusetts communities hit hardest by COVID — gets short-changed in the new COVID relief bill; and Latino entertainers are overlooked in this year’s Oscar nominations, again. It's our Latinx roundtable.

Guests:
Marcela Garcia – columnist for the Boston Globe

Julio Ricardo Varela - editorial director at Futuro Media, co-host of the “In The Thick” podcast, and founder of Latino Rebels

Update: After this segment was taped, Gov. Baker's administration announced it will direct $100 million to Chelsea, Randolph, Everett and Methuen.

Later in the Show:

It’s a difficult time for the restaurant industry. One estimate predicts a third of all restaurants will close due to the pandemic. But some businesses are changing their models and finding financial success.

Plus, huge fast-food retailers are fighting, sometimes for scraps, over fried chicken. And some of the more innocuous but frightening side effects of COVID-19 are the loss of taste and smell. What does one have to do with the other? And how does it change our perception of food?

Our food and wine experts weigh in on these stories and more, including Jonathon's wine recommendation.

Guests:
Jonathon Alsop - founder and executive director of the Boston Wine School and author of “The Wine Lover’s Devotional.”

Amy Traverso - food editor at Yankee Magazine, co-host of GBH’s “Weekends With Yankee” and author of “The Apple Lover’s Cookbook.”

SHOW CREDITS:
Under the Radar with Callie Crossley is a production of GBH, produced by Wes Martin and engineered by Dave Goodman. Angela Yang is our Intern.
Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys’, Grace Kelly and Leo P.

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