Here is the Radio Boston rundown for March 4. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- John Barros, who had been Boston's chief of economic development until last week, has officially announced he's running for mayor. Barros ran for mayor in 2013, placing sixth among a crowded field in the preliminary election. Marty Walsh, who won that race, made Barros chief of the city's first cabinet-level economic development office. He joins us to talk about why he decided to run and what he hopes to accomplish should he be elected the next Mayor of Boston.
- Two deadly construction incidents in the last week — one in Boston, and one in Cambridge -- are raising questions about how we keep construction workers safe on the job, especially as buildings keep going up in the city, and fast. We explore that and take listener calls with Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn and Massachusetts Building Trades Council President Frank Callahan.
- We catch up with Rep. Ron Mariano, the new Massachusetts Speaker of the House, to talk about a number of issues. We'll discuss the state's handling of the pandemic — including the bumpy vaccine rollout — ongoing negotiations over a wide-ranging climate change bill, the Speaker's leadership choices, and more.
This program aired on March 4, 2021.