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Talk of the Commonwealth

Jul 30, 2019

Lisa Peterson is a Salem City Councilor and a Financial Planner who is looking to take down incumbent Congressman Seth Moulton in the 2020 Democratic primary for Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District.

We talked to her about why she chose to run, what her priorities are, and some of the politics of the day. You can...

Jul 29, 2019

Senator Cindy Friedman (Democrat - 4th Middlesex) is the Senate representative on the 'Harm Reduction Commission' that was established in 2018 and looks at ways to battle the opioid crisis and reduce the harm it does to individuals and communities.

She, along with other members of the commission, recently came out in...

Jul 26, 2019

As the debate continues over where to put the new Doherty High, Tom Murray got to thinking that the new Doherty should go where Foley Stadium is now. He lays out a case for it in an op-ed in the Telegram, and we had him on the show to tell us why as well

Read his 'As I See It' piece in...

Jul 25, 2019

Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) Commissioner Jen Flanagan joined us this morning to talk about their new public awareness campaign, and how they're informing the public about legal Cannabis. Find out more at

We also talked to her about the CCC's move to Union Station in Downtown Worcester and why they...

Jul 25, 2019

"In the years just before the number of opioid-related deaths skyrocketed in Massachusetts and the nation, Worcester became the opioid painkiller capital of New England.

More than 49 million opioid painkillers – Oxycontin, Vicodin and others – were distributed to Worcester pharmacies in a seven-year period ending in...