A nominee to the Environmental Protection Agency who doesn’t believe in climate change.  An anti-union businessman to head the Labor Department.  A doctor who wants to dismantle Obamacare to lead Health and Human Services.   Is Donald Trump picking people to run the government, or to take it apart?  Jim Braude (@jimbraude) discusses Trump’s strategy with Michael Astrue (@amjuster), a former Commissioner of Social Security, and Bhaskar Chakravorti (@ibgc_fletcher) a senior associate dean from Tuft University’s Fletcher School.

Boston City Hall and its adjoining plaza are often considered a blight on the city’s landscape.  City officials have kicked off “Boston Winter” to inject some life into that concrete tundra.  Jim talks to Jim Rooney(@boston_rooney), president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and Tom Keane, a former city councilor, about whether anything can make that space attractive.

In tonight’s ”Greater Bostonian”, Stephanie Leydon (@stephanieleydon) profiles a local woman who wants to make sure charitable donations get to people in the area who can really use them.

Jim thought he had a simple way to exercise some control over his life, until he found out he’s probably been duped.  He explains why he’s not happy about it.