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Meet the group trying to rename Faneuil Hall


This is the Radio Boston rundown for Feb. 1. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • The Massachusetts Republican party has elected Amy Carnevale as its new chair, replacing the more right-wing former chair, Jim Lyons. WBUR senior statehouse reporter Steve Brown explains the challenges ahead for Carnevale as the state GOP continues to face political and financial headwinds.
  • Three years after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Massachusetts, Marta Crilly, archivist for the city of Boston, walks us through some of the contents of the city's quarantine archive. And she compares it to what the city preserved from the 1918 Spanish Flu.
  • About 20 million people pass through Faneuil Hall every year. But besides being a merchant and a philanthropist, Peter Faneuil, who donated the building to the city of Boston, made his money from goods produced by slave labor. We speak with the group trying to remove his name from one of Boston's most famous landmarks about what he stood for.

This program aired on February 1, 2023.


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