Mass. Restaurateurs Call On Beacon Hill To Pass Aid Package As Cold Weather Approaches
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has announced plans to extend the end date for outdoor dining permissions, as well as $5 million more in state funding to help repurpose parking spaces and sidewalks into outdoor eating venues. But many restaurant owners say they are worried they will not survive the fall. A group called Massachusetts Restaurants United rallied outside the State House on Tuesday to call on lawmakers to pass an aid package that includes a new fund to help struggling restaurants.
To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Tony Maws, chef and owner of Craigie on Main in Cambridge, and Cheryl Straughter, chef and owner of Soleil in Boston.
New Frontline Documentary 'The Choice 2020' Looks At The Lives Of Donald Trump, Joe Biden
In a new documentary, Frontline takes a closer look at the biographies of the people vying to lead the nation for the next four years as the country contends with a continued pandemic, economic hardship and a reckoning over racism. Jim Braude was joined by filmmaker Michael Kirk to discuss the investigation, ‘The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden.’
Michelle Wu On The Launch Of Her Mayoral Campaign Against Incumbent Marty Walsh
After more than a year of speculation, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu officially announced last week that she will run for mayor of Boston in 2021. Although incumbent Mayor Marty Walsh has not yet announced whether he plans to run for re-election, pundits have noted that Boston has not ousted an incumbent mayor since 1949. Michelle Wu joined Jim Braude to discuss her campaign platform, which she describes as “grounded in community.”