This is the rundown for Radio Boston on December 1, 2021. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- Republican Governor Charlie Baker is out. Baker finally put an end to the long-running speculation over whether he and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito would run for a third term earlier today. We get the latest from WBUR Senior Political Reporter Anthony Brooks and Boston Herald political columnist Joe Battenfeld.
- While they don't need microchips to work, live-cut Christmas trees are also in short supply in Massachusetts. It's thanks to a Christmas tree shortage that's been plaguing the industry for a few years now. Why? And what does it mean for our changing climate? We speak Seth Cranston, owner of Cranston's Tree Farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts, and David Morin, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Christmas Tree Association, and owner of Arrowhead Acres, an event space and Christmas tree farm in Uxbridge.
- He's a poet, lawyer and McArthur Genius Award-winner who served eight years in prison. Now, Reginald Dwayne Betts is building prison libraries. And the first ever is here in Massachusetts. He joins us to talk about it.
This program aired on December 1, 2021.