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Week In Review: Government Shutdown, Education Funding, The Push For More Women Firefighters25:59
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A U.S. Border Patrol agent walks toward one of President Trump's border wall prototypes on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border on Jan. 9, 2019, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

As the government shutdown stretches into Day 21, furloughed workers are missing their first paychecks. But, are we any closer to compromise?

Also, with Mayor Walsh's support, could an outdated education state funding formula finally be overhauled?

Plus, there are only 16 female firefighters at the Boston Fire Department, on a force of 15 hundred. That's from a new city-commissioned report that also identifies a “male-dominated” culture at the Department, that's led to a push for more direct action to increase the number of women on the force.

We break it down on our Week In Review columnists.

Guests

Joe Battenfeld, political columnist at the Boston Herald and host of "Battenfeld" on Boston Herald Radio. He tweets @joebattenfeld.

Marie St. Fleur,  former Massachusetts State Representative for the Fifth Suffolk district and principal at St. Fleur Communications. She tweets @vote1965.

This segment aired on January 11, 2019.

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