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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks at a press conference with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito at the State House after announcing the they will not seek a third term. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks at a press conference with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito at the State House after announcing the they will not seek a third term. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 4. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • We continue our weeklong series looking at the year ahead. Today, we dive into politics. It's a big election year in Massachusetts with legislative and governor's races up for grabs. Politico reporter Lisa Kashinsky and Gary Daffin, co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, join us to discuss what they'll be keeping an eye on across the political landscape in 2022.
  • With cases still surging, schools and businesses struggling to stay open, and omicron still testing the limits of our coronavirus knowledge and understanding, we bring you another edition of Ask the Doctors. This week, we'll take listener calls and questions with Dr. Cassandra Pierre, an infectious disease physician and the associate hospital epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Dr. Simone Wildes, an infectious disease expert at South Shore Health.
  • Dr. Michael Mina has been one of the most vocal proponents for increased testing throughout the pandemic. Mina recently left positions at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital to take on a new role: chief science officer at eMed, a biotech software company that helps people take rapid tests. We talk with Mina about the pros and cons of rapid testing, and whether it's too late to establish a more centralized, efficient system.

This program aired on January 4, 2022.

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