Episode 78: How Wasted Are We?

34 minutes

4/17/2019-- Listeners, it's happening. The Horse Race is, in fact, going to the races. Mark your calendars for June 9 and join us for a live recording of The Horse Race at Suffolk Downs. Come eat, drink, gamble, watch some races and listen to some political conversation. Really, what more could you possibly want? Keep your eyes and ears open for details to come.

Meanwhile in the bunker, Steve and Jenn have much to discuss. About one week into the Stop & Shop strike that's been visited by Elizabeth Warren and will be soon by Joe Biden and Marty Walsh, Jenn and Steve turn to the polls to see how unions are perceived nationwide. Then, they touch on a subject they may have discussed once or twice before: Bill Weld. He's officially announced his bid for the presidency and subsequently participated in the obligatory diner-hopping extravaganza.

Later, Jenn and Steve celebrate Earth Day with a discussion of our our country's deeply problematic waste stream and environmentally focused state legislation with Janet Domenitz of the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group. Plus, Tufts University professor Eitan Hersh stops by to offer some critiques of ranked choice voting.

To wrap up this week's episode, the hosts unpack responses to the Twitter poll question: What's the cardinal sin of MA place nicknames?

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