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Audio Montage: Menino In His Own Words08:25

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The late former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino was the first to admit that he was not a fancy talker. His diction and his local accent led to a lot of jokes, but he could be an effective public speaker.

In less formal settings, his passions ran closer to the surface, illuminating his deep conviction that government exists to actively and vigorously help people.

Listen to a collection of the last three decades of Mayor Menino's musings: education, crime, health care and politics.

This segment aired on November 2, 2014.

George Hicks Senior Producer/Technical Director, Special Projects
George Hicks is the former technical director/producer for special projects and Open Source with Christopher Lydon. He has recorded jazz greats Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett and Roscoe Mitchell among others, and plays and composes jazz in his spare time.


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