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Sun January 5, 2014
New Year, New Mayor, New Boston? Under The Radar Previews 2014
On the eve of Marty Walsh's mayoral inauguration, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley took a broad look at the future of Boston. Will a new Boston emerge in this New Year with new leadership at City Hall? Are there factors that are critical to the success of a fresh start and new direction?
- Malia Lazu: founding director of the Future of Boston Alliance
- Gin Dumcius: News Editor at the Dorchester Reporter
- Marcela Garcia: special correspondent at Telemundo Boston, contributing writer for The Boston Globe, and the Boston Business Journal
- Shirley Leung: business columnist and associate editor at The Boston Globe
You can also hear the future of Boston.
Most of us are familiar with the Boston accent- we drop our "R's", use broad "A's", and go to the "packie" to get "tonic". Now Spanish speakers in Boston are beginning to form their own Boston accent- merging several Spanish dialects. We spoke with Daniel Erker, a professor of Spanish and linguistics at Boston Uniersity about how and why this is happening.