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Making Sense Of The Pro-Trump Siege Of The U.S. Capitol47:41
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With the U.S. Capitol in the background, lights from police vehicles illuminate Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
With the U.S. Capitol in the background, lights from police vehicles illuminate Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 7. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will be President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor. This ends weeks of speculation about whether Walsh would join the Biden Administration, or run for a third term as mayor. We get the latest from WBUR senior political reporter Anthony Brooks.
  • Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch was in the Capitol yesterday when it was locked down and over-run by a mob of extremist Trump supporters. He tells us about it, and why he thinks the president now needs to be removed from office.
  • One of the truly wonderful things about living in Boston is that our friends and neighbors include people with the wisdom, experience, and perspective the moment requires. We discuss yesterday's riot at the U.S. Capitol — and take listener calls.

This program aired on January 7, 2021.

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