Join us Tuesday, August 3rd to hear Boston City Council President Michael Ross. He’s driven, bright and candid.
We chatted him up at the opening of the new bike lanes on Commonwealth Avenue…talking cycling. He’s a regular rider and big on Boston as a biking center, along with Mayor Tom Menino. Sure, we’ll talk cycling, present […]

Pete Stidman, co-founder of the Boston Cyclists Union, spoke about his group’s aims, and the delights and perils of two-wheeling Beantown. While we are well on the way to the mayor’s vision of being a prime cycling city, we have quite a ways to go.
Disclaimer: Mike is a BCU member and will be volunteering for […]

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The co-founder of the Boston Cyclists Union joins us Tuesday. Pete Stidman talks bike safety, trends in Boston and elsewhere, and what his group will be up to this year and beyond.
Listen live Tuesday, 7/27 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern if you can by going here. Afterward, you can listen on demand there, here at Left […]

Dem Mac D’Alessandro joined us in a wee breather in his 21 cities and towns in 21 days campaign. He’s going after the 9th Congressional District and heads toward the 9/14 party primary against incumbent Rep. Steve Lynch.
The differences couldn’t be starker, at least in MA terms. The seat used to belong to liberal star […]

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Next week, our show guest will be Mac d’Alessandro. He’s aiming for the 9th MA Congressional District.
From his stump speeches and website, that’s both a pro and con campaign. He has a detailed platform to get us back to work and out of war, among other issues. He also portrays himself as the anti-Steve Lynch, […]

We had a packed show — with a single guest — today as Boston City Councilor John Tobin joined us. He’s moving after nine years of being the most prolific and innovative legislator in that body. He discussed that and his new role as VP of city and community affairs.
He honestly couldn’t address what that […]

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Tomorrow, we chat with Boston City Councilor John Tobin, who has the town abuzz. He abruptly quit to take a VP spot at Northeastern U handling community relations.
As the most prolific and innovative councilor, his absence is likely to cause power shifts. Already, the scramble to replace him is filling the media here. Moreover, NU […]

We do a July 4th week look at what’s right, wrong and fixable about America. From a wide age and American experience range, Ryan and Mike hit on their hopes and the big issues — political and economic — they want addressed before this mid-year and the next Presidential election.
Some are throw-your-hand-up crucial ones, like […]

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