With An Open Seat, The Race For Mayor Might Get Crowded

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This is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 11. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • With Mayor Walsh headed to Washington, Boston is likely to have its first open mayoral seat since 2013. The competition is shaping up to be crowded, according to Stephanie Murray, author of the Politico Massachusetts Playbook and co-host of The Horse Race podcast. Regardless of how the race shapes out, Walsh's initial replacement will be City Council President Kim Janey. She will be the first mother in the role, as former Massachusetts Acting Governor Jane Swift points out.
  • Boston public school students will be able to return to in-person learning as the Boston superintendent and teachers union announced an agreement to bring students back in phases. We hear from WBUR education reporter Carrie Jung.
  • Dozens of people have been charged and arrested for the roles they played in the assault on the US Capitol last week, including several people from New England. We learn more from WBUR's Deborah Becker.
  • With all that we've seen transpire over the last week, what's next after the attack? And how are you processing after the weekend? We take listener calls with retired federal judge Nancy Gertner, a senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, and WBUR's Legal Analyst; and WBUR senior political reporter Anthony Brooks.

This program aired on January 11, 2021.


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