We’re not too subtle here and today’s show was in that mold. Kathleen Conley Norbut, founder and head of United to Stop Slots in MA and Kelly Marcimo, board member of the MA League of Women Voters joined us. We’re all against casinos and other expanded gambling here, even as a short-term […]

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Kathleen Conley Norbut, head of United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts, as well as Kelly Marcimo, board member of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters, will be coming onto LeftAhead tomorrow to discuss the upcoming legislation on slot machines in Massachusetts. Among the topics of discussion will be,

The secrecy with which the legislation is […]

State Rep. Lida Harkins is aiming for the Norfolk/Bristol/Middlesex Senate seat Scott Brown vacated when he headed to D.C. She told us how she is at least as progressive as Dr. Peter Smulowitz, whom she faces in next month’s special election primary. She also discussed how she’ll beat the Republican in the race, Richard Ross, […]

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Lida Harkins is running for the MA Senate seat Scot Brown vacated with his move to D.C. The current state Representative joins us at a special time on our usual day. To hear the live stream, go to our BlogTalkRadio site at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 23.
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We kicked the health-care reform can up and down the field today. We’re coming up on four years of a version here in Massachusetts. Like the national version under debate in Congress, what we got with the bastardized, starter version…but a big and necessary step.
We talked about the character development in D.C., particularly House Speaker […]

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He who would take Scott Brown’s MA Senate seat is a very different politician and person. Dr. Peter Smulowitz wants to bring his insights as an emergency-r00m doctor and his progressive goals to the General Court.
Among the local and national hoo-ha about Brown winning U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy’s spot, the focus now shifts back to […]

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Senator Brown may have won a seat in the US Senate, but that meant he had to give up his old position in the State Senate. The door may have been shut, but we can safely call this an open window. Peter Smulowitz, a medical doctor living in the district, in Needham, had been campaigning […]

Hot stuff from the Duke today on the T. Former Gov. Mike Dukakis joined us to talk about the MBTA specifically and mass transit in general. He is a huge public-transit advocate and the T flourished in his two terms as governor. He has answers and ideas.
One big thing he thinks we progressives can do […]

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