Radio Boston Radio Boston

Support the news

As State GOP Gravitates Toward Trump And Election Challenges Continue, What's The Future Of Our Democracy?47:28
Download

Play
The Capitol is seen at dawn as Senate Republicans work to pass their sweeping tax bill this week, in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
The Capitol is seen at dawn as Senate Republicans work to pass their sweeping tax bill this week, in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 4. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • The Massachusetts State Senate is considering a climate bill six months in the making, with little time left in the legislative session. We discuss with one of the bill's chief negotiators, State Senator Michael Barrett, and WBUR's Bruce Gellerman.
  • With members of the Mass. GOP reelecting Jim Lyons as state party chair, and continued efforts on the national front to reverse the 2020 election results in favor of President Trump, we take listener calls and hear from local analysts as we take stock of the party — locally and nationally — in a week where its relationship with our democracy is in question.
  • Nearly half of all New Year's Resolutions have to do with fitness and exercise. But, we didn't evolve to "workout" and actually evolved to be, sort of, lazy. We speak to Daniel Lieberman about his newest book, "Exercised: Why Something We never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding."

This program aired on January 4, 2021.

Support the news