This is the rundown for Radio Boston for March 2. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- In 2018, Judge Shelley Joseph was accused of helping a man escape the custody of federal immigration officers by letting him leave her courtroom through the back door. Her defense claims the decision was within her discretion as a judge. However, as of Tuesday, she has lost her initial appeal to have the case dismissed and she will be asked to stand trial. Nancy Gertner, a retired federal judge and WBUR legal analyst, joins us to discuss the case. We'll also ask Gertner about Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's proposed ordinance limiting protests outside someone’s private residence.
- We launch a new series of conversations: "Stepping Up." It's focused on where our leaders come from, the importance of strong, local leadership, how our local leaders change the fabric of our communities, the cost to those who step up to lead, the unique challenges of our current moment and how we can all build a healthier, more supportive ecosystem for those who are willing to lead. Today, we focus on leadership through politics, and talk with former Newton Mayor Setti Warren, now the executive director of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School.
- Voices can tell you a lot about a person. But what if your voice doesn't reflect your identity? It's a reality that many trans people face during their transitions. Luckily, here in Massachusetts trans and gender diverse people have access to a kind of treatment called gender-affirming voice therapy. We take a closer look at the process with Laurie Korza, a speech pathologist at Cooley Dickson's Atwood Rehabilitation Services in Northampton, where she works with trans patients to help them find their voices. We'll also hear from Dallas Ducar, the founding CEO of Transhealth Northampton, who has had gender-affirming voice therapy herself.
This program aired on March 2, 2022.