Tuesday Roundup: Where Every Day’s A Snow Day

Published February 1, 2011

Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re staying warm and dry. It’s raw out there.

Sen. John Kerry joined Morning Edition to talk about his anything-but-radical idea for Egypt: Ask President Hosni Mubarak to resign gracefully and stay in the country, then hold free and fair elections later this year.

WBUR’s Monica Brady-Myerov continues our series about mental health care for children. She reports on the divide between parents who medicate and those who don’t.

Chicagoans tease me incessantly about the fact that Boston has “snow days.” My mother said her company has never declared a snow day ever. President Obama’s children didn’t know what snow days were until they moved to D.C. Herald columnist Margery Eagan says enough is enough: “It’s not 1860 anymore.”

State Sen. Jack Hart of South Boston is running with Paul Levy’s idea to dump snow in the Harbor. He is asking for a moratorium on the ban, the Herald reports. But: “Environmentalists say city snow is packed with salt, oil, litter and other chemicals and pollutes the ocean.”

Finally, WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti (@meghnawbur) is combatting the crankiness to start the hash tag #snowlovely on Twitter. She wants people to share what they love about snow.