Week in Review: Maura Healey enters the race for governor and omicron turns a corner in the region

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This is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 21. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Kicking off today’s Week in Review, after months of anticipation Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has finally announced she is throwing her hat in the ring for governor. We’ll talk about what lies ahead for her and the other candidates. We’ll also look at some hopeful pandemic news. After a huge spike in cases due to omicron, numbers are dropping rapidly in the region. We’ll discuss that trend and other reasons why we’re cautiously optimistic about the future of the pandemic. Additionally, we’ll talk about the fight for voting rights that took place in the Senate this week, and the repercussions the fallout may have locally, particularly in the race for Secretary of the Commonwealth. Our expert panel today includes former Boston City Councilor and current CEO of Verdant Medical Tito Jackson as well as former Acting Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift, who is now the president and executive director of LearnLaunch.
  • Feeling cooped up? Whether you’re into music, art or winter sports WBUR Arts and Culture reporter Cristela Guerra has got you covered. She joins us to talk about a variety of fun and safe activities to do in Boston this weekend. Plus she looks ahead to the newly announced slate of artists for this summer’s Boston Calling music festival.

This program aired on January 21, 2022.


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