Alan Khazei joins us next week to talk futures, his and the nation’s. He may have announced his withdrawal from the 2012 U.S. Senate race, but he’s still talking “dramatic expansion of national service, and we need fundamental political reform.” Pic note: This screen cap is from a short video of him on the JFK […]

It’s near impossible to mention Boston At-Large Councilor Ayanna Pressley without the epithet, first woman of color in the body’s 101 years. That’s true enough and important in that she leads on underplayed issues like domestic violence, advancement of women and girls, and protection of children. As she made plain in today’s podcast, she wants […]

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One of our MA legislators who decidedly has our backs is Sen. James (Jamie) Eldridge. He is now fighting at state and national levels to overcome the awful effects of the Citizens United SCOTUS decision. He joined us to explain why it’s not OK for corporations to be treated like flesh-and-blood human citizens with Constitutional […]

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Boston’s City Councilor championing women, girls and families means to get re-elected on November 8th. Ayanna Pressley is more than the first woman of color to sit on the body, she had brought up issues and problems/solutions previously ignored or poorly addressed, such as teen pregnancy and violence against women. She’ll join us at an […]

MA Sen. James (Jamie) Eldridge is not sitting in a corner whining about the dreadful Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. He has re-filed his bills to undo the damage. He joins us Tuesday, 10/25, at an unusual time for us, 10 AM. He’ll talk about his local and Congressional efforts. He has […]

The clichéd 15 minutes of fame seemed to have been 1,500 pages of infamy instead. A huge number of right-wing media, including blogs, jumped on Elizabeth Warren, Left Ahead and me following last Friday’s show and podcast. A search for “elizabeth warren” “hick” will turn up tens of thousands of fresh (in every sense) hits. […]

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Michael Flaherty doesn’t lack enthusiasm, even in an off-year election with no preliminary to whet voter’s interest. In what figures to be an extremely low turnout on Nov. 8th, he’s determined to become at at-large Boston City Councilor yet again. As former body president who quite two years ago to run against the mayor, he’s […]

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Once and maybe future Boston City Council President Michael Flaherty is a month away from his re-do. Long-time Councilor and body President, Flaherty wants back in after a two-year hiatus. He quit to run against Mayor Tom Menino and lost. He joins us to talk about why he is staging a comeback and more. You […]

With a charming blend of confidence and self-effacement, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren handled all the three of us could throw her way in a half hour. Listen with the player below or download and play for the whole show. We tried to cover some areas we had not seen her run through in her […]

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U.S. Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren talks populism, economy, Congress, politics, and well, Elizabeth Warren, with us tomorrow Friday, October 14th at 1 PM Eastern. If you can catch the show live go here. Her conversation will be available afterward on demand to hear or download at that URL, here at Left Ahead, or on iTunes. […]

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