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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick departs the State House during the traditional "lone walk" Wednesday. (Steven Senne/AP)
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick departs the State House during the traditional "lone walk" Wednesday. (Steven Senne/AP)
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Gov. Deval Patrick will become a private citizen as of noon Thursday, as Republican Charlie Baker is sworn in as the state's new governor.

On Wednesday, Patrick took the symbolic "lone walk" down the State House steps, marking the end of his two terms in office.

WBUR's Steve Brown was there, and he joined All Things Considered from the State House to discuss the walk, and the other ceremonies that took place to mark the end of Patrick's time as governor. Listen to the full conversation above.

This segment aired on January 7, 2015.

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Steve Brown is a veteran broadcast journalist who serves as WBUR's senior State House reporter.

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