Entries in The Scrum by WGBH News

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. 

Every Party Has A Pooper

David Bernstein surfaces! And Governor-elect Charlie Baker speaks (sort of)!

What's Your 2015 Political Resolution?

As 2015 approaches, it's a natural time to take stock of the year gone by and to craft our aspirations for the year to come. And that's as true in the world of Massachusetts politics as it is anywhere els

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Race, Recovery, and Pressure from the Press

As Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wraps up his first year in office, The Scrum sat down with him to size up what he was pleased with, what was more challenging than he expected— and more personal topics including why Mayor Menino's passing has changed the way he feels about his job, and his ability to balance being an active member of the recovery community with a job that requires non-stop attention.

The Scrum Podcast: A Winning Political Strategist On Losing

For a while it seemed like Democratic political strategist Doug Rubin had the political Midas touch. The Scrum spoke with the Mass. Democrats' go-to guy about reversals of political fortune.

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