Here's the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 21. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack, who has served under Republican Governor Charlie Baker since 2015, will be joining a number of other New Englanders as part of the Biden administration. Next Wednesday, she'll take over as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. We get the latest from WBUR's Zeninjor Enwemeka, and analysis from former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Jim Aloisi.
- Earlier this week, more than 400 health professionals sent a letter to Governor Baker, urging him to do more to prioritize high-risk communities in the state's vaccine rollout plan. We discuss the rollout and the concerns raised in the letter with Dinanyili Paulino, Chief Operating Officer of La Colaborativa, formerly known as the Chelsea Collaborative. And MGH Pediatrician Dr. Wanda Gonzalez, one of the signatories.
- Within hours of being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden signed more than a dozen executive orders, dealing with immigration, climate change, the pandemic and more. One of those executive orders solidified the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, which former President Donald Trump had attempted to end during his administration. We get the latest from WBUR's Shannon Dooling, and check in with two local DACA recipients, Elias Rosenfeld and Estefany Pineda.
This program aired on January 21, 2021.