This is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 5. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- As we approach the one year anniversary of the January 6th insurrection in our nation's capital, we check in with Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, who was there that day and was forced to evacuate his post to escape the violent mob. Rep. McGovern talks with us about why it's important to acknowledge what actually happened that day, who still needs to be held accountable, and how Congress can possibly move forward and work together after such a significant, divisive event.
- Snow's coming, and while the forecast totals are still being adjusted, it looks like this one will probably stick. That means there will be snow to move - but will there be people and plows to move it? Jim Stanford, director of Public Works for the town of North Andover, joins us again to talk about the potentially looming shortage.
- The rampant spread of omicron has caused fear and disruption as schools returned from the holidays this week. Some delayed reopening for a few hours on Monday, some by a few days. There were also reports of hundreds, and in some cases more than a thousand, staff and faculty out sick in some districts. All while testing is scarce and our littlest still not vaccinated. WBUR education reporter Max Larkin joins us to review all of this. Then, we get on the ground observations from Almi Abeyta, superintendent of Chelsea Public Schools, and Andrea Schwamb, assistant superintendent of Wareham Public Schools.
This program aired on January 5, 2022.