Marty Walsh

Mayor Marty Walsh is coming up on his 2 year anniversary as mayor of Boston. But with high approval ratings, a formidable war chest, and close working relationship with the state’s Republican governor, is Walsh already on track to be the city’s next “mayor for life?” 

Mattapan, the heart of District 4

Boston's preliminary city council elections were pretty quiet...except in District 4. Callie Crossley, host of "Under the Radar with Callie Crossley," and Valerie Linson, executive producer of "Basic Black" and "Open Studio," explain political newcomer Andrea Joy Campbell's surprise defeat of incumbent Charles Yancey.

Lauren Dezenski, author of Politico Massachusetts Playbook, joins WGBH News' Peter Kadzis to talk about the MBTA's Green Line Extension cost overruns, and how they complicate Baker's term.

Is Gov. Charlie Baker's honeymoon over? 

Lauren Dezenski, author of Politico Massachusetts Playbook, joins WGBH News' Peter Kadzis to talk about the troubled agency's reflects on the popular governor.


Trump’s still in full swing, Clinton’s under fire, and Biden might dive in. Let Peter Kadzis be your guide through the presidential race’s summer of disruption. Featuring pollster David Paleologos of Suffolk University, Joan Vennochi of The Boston Globe, and Politico’s Ben Schreckinger.

This week, The Scrum goes for a ride. Reporter Adam Reilly sat down with Pete Stidman, the outgoing leader of the Boston Cyclists Union, to talk about the politics of getting around on two wheels in the city.

Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis debrief last night's GOP debate. Which candidate should get to graduate from the children's table? Which one revealed himself to have the intellectual heft of an empty pair of underpants? 

Boston's bid for Olympic glory is officially over (R.I.P.) So WGBH State House News reporter Mike Deehan assembled a mountain of nachos and a crack panel at the Banshee Pub in Dorchester to ask: where did it all go wrong? Featuring Kelley Gossett of No Boston Olympics, Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe, and the Dorchester Reporter’s Lauren Dezenski.

The Scrum: brought to you by breakfast sandwiches

Is the new Massachusetts state budget a major setback for organized labor? The Scrum sits down with Massachusetts AFL-CIO president Steve Tolman to talk about the Pacheco Law and the MBTA, the Olympics, and how to meet the love of your life on the commuter rail.

The Donald

This week, The Scrum has Olympics fatigue. So host Peter Kadzis turns his eye to the national scene, and asks David Bernstein and WGBH contributor Mara Dolan: how on Earth are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders doing so well in the polls in New Hampshire right now?

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