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Entries in The Scrum by WGBH News

Cleaning The Plate On The St. Patrick's Day Breakfast

Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis dive deep into the 2017  St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and what it tells us about the state of Mass. Politics with Gintautus Dumcius of Mass Live and the Springfield Republic and Lauren Dezenski, author of Politico's Massachusetts Playbook. 

Can Anyone Beat Charlie Baker After Mass. Was Ranked Best State In The Nation?

A recent report from US News & World Report ranked Massachusetts as the best state in the country. Gov. Charlie Baker made the media rounds after the report was released, including an interview on CBS This Morning, touting the greatness of the state. With everything in the Massachusetts apparently going so well, how is any candidate challenging the Governor going to have a chance in the upcoming gubernatorial race? To help answer this question, WGBH's Peter Kadzis and Adam Reilly were joined by the former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party John Walsh. 

One Week Down, Four Years To Go: Mass. Politics In Trump's America

The country feels like it is already in disarray after only one week of Trump's Presidency. Trump's onslaught of executive orders, specifically his Immigration ban, have caused a swell of activist and civil rights advocates to protest against the President and the legality of the ban.  WGBH's Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis were joined by Politico's Lauren Dezenski and MassLive's Gintautas Dumcius to discuss how Trump's immigration ban will impact the people of the commonwealth and its politics. 

Will Setti Warren Run For Governor? Speculations On The 2018 Gubernatorial Race Adam Reilly was joined by Andy Metzger from the State House News Service, Mike Deehan from WGBH, and Lauren Dezenski from Politico to speculate on possible Democratic candidates for governor in 2018 and if Newton Mayor Setti Warren will run.
A Debate On Charter Schools Live From The BPL

Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis were joined by Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson and The Massachusetts State Director of Families for Excellent Schools Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo for a debate on ballot question two which would lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts

Trump's Crisis With Syria

Adam Reilly interviews Nadia Alawa from NuDay Syria about Syrian refugees, Trump's plans for extreme vetting, and how she thinks the President should intervene. Then Adam is joined by Peter Kadzis and David Bernstein 

Mini Scrum: Sean Wilentz On Bostonians In The Oval Office

Sean Wilentz, a professor of American history at Princeton, talks to Peter Kadzis about the legacy of three Boston politicians who made it to the Oval Office: John Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge, and John F. Kennedy.

Adam Reilly hosted a live Scrum on the state of the MBTA and the green line extension at the Brass Union in Somerville

The Party Never Stops: Sean Wilentz on 'The Politicians & The Egalitarians'

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz and writer of  "The Politicians & The Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics," discusses the inevitability and history of party politics.        

Dosvidaniya, Deval Patrick

On the day Deval Patrick takes the "lone walk" out of the State House, The Scrum podcast gives Patrick his final report card and reflects on Charlie Baker's taste in music. 

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