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Special live coverage: Maura Healey's inauguration as Massachusetts' 73rd governor


This is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 5. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • In live special coverage, Tiziana Dearing and a panel of experts follow the inauguration of Maura Healey as Massachusetts' 73rd governor. Guests include former lieutenant governor and former Acting Gov. Jane Swift; Gary Daffin, co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus; and Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston. WBUR senior statehouse reporter Steve Brown also joins us live from the inauguration.

How to listen

Here's how you can listen live to our special coverage Thursday.

How to watch

You can also watch Thursday's ceremony live at the State House's website here, starting at 11:15 a.m.


Here's a brief rundown of Thursday's events:

  • Presentation of colors, featuring the State Police Honor Guard and National Guard Color Guard
  • Pledge of allegiance, featuring several Gold Star families from Massachusetts
  • National anthem performed by Lydia Harrell
  • Invocation by Bishop John M. Borders III
  • Oath of office administered by Senate President Karen Spilka
  • Inaugural address by Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll
  • Inaugural address by Gov. Maura Healey
  • "America the Beautiful" performed by Precious Perez
  • Benediction by Bishop John M. Borders III
  • Processional

This program aired on January 5, 2023.



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