Week In Review: Ebola Quarantine, Baker's Yarn, Tom Menino

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Flags in Boston are at half staff today to honor the death of former Mayor Tom Menino.

Also, with Election Day just a few days away, the candidates for Massachusetts governor are making their final pitch to voters and the talk has been about taxes, ethics and a fishy tale of tears.

Plus, back home in Maine after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, nurse Kaci Hickox defies a quarantine.

WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer and Anthony Brooks speak with Radio Boston's week-in-review panel.


Tom Keane, former Boston city councilor and a columnist for The Boston Globe. He tweets @tomkeaneboston.

John Carroll, mass communication professor at Boston University and blogger at He tweets @johncarroll_bu.


Radio Boston: Thomas Menino, Boston’s Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

  • "Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, who guided the city for 20 transformative years, has lost his last battle."

Cognoscenti: Charlie Baker’s Fish Tale

  • "A fisherman “soaked in sweat and salt water,” who forced not one but two sons to turn down football scholarships to college to keep them at his side plying the waters off the South Coast would be hard to forget."

The Washington Post: Kaci Hickox’s Political Problem

  • "Kaci Hickox, the nurse who fought to get out of a quarantine instituted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), won the first round of her PR battle."

This article was originally published on October 31, 2014.

This segment aired on October 31, 2014.

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Sacha Pfeiffer Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.



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