Tori Bedford is an Associate Producer for Boston Public Radio. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from Emerson College, where she worked as a public affairs producer, News Director, and half of the George and Tori Show (the Tori half) weekday mornings on WERS. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, playing piano, and reading books about serial killers. Tweet her: @tori_bedford. PGP key: 69A138E0
Cannabis growers are scrambling to ward off a highly infectious crop disease that's spreading from coast to coast. The threat puts pressure on businesses to think of safety before the bottom line.
In Boston's Haitian communities, where vaccination rates lag, health workers and community leaders are trying to dispel misinformation and encourage residents to get the shot.
After a year and a half of pandemic life, many people are nervous about in-person socialization. Experts explain the factors influencing our awkwardness and exhaustion, and the best path forward.