Baker bingo; Inside the search for Boston's next police commissioner

Download Audio

This is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 25. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his final State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday night. We at Radio Boston thought it would be fun to mark the occasion by creating a bingo card of what you might hear — and what you might not. Ed Lyons, Massachusetts Republican writer and activist, and Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi join us to help put that card together and preview Governor Baker's speech.
  • Boston hasn't had a permanent police commissioner since June, when Dennis White was fired by acting Mayor Kim Janey after his decades-old domestic abuse allegations came to light. Now, Mayor Michelle Wu has to fill the vacancy — and there’s a lot riding on it. Earlier this month, Wu named a five-person committee made up of law enforcement, public safety and community leaders to search for, interview and recommend candidates. They’re tasked with asking the question, what does the city need in its next head of police, and how do we find the right match? To give us some insight into the process, we speak with committee member Abrigal Forrester, who's also the executive director at the Center for Teen Empowerment. We'll also hear from Boston University police chief Kelly Nee, who served with the Boston Police Department for more than 30 years.
  • It's Tuesday, which means we're ready to "Ask the Docs" our COVID-19 questions — and yours. This week we're joined by Dr. Davidson Hamer and Dr. Benjamin Linas, both infectious disease physicians at Boston Medical Center and professors at the Boston University School of Medicine.

This program aired on January 25, 2022.


More from Radio Boston

Listen Live