Head over to Left Ahead through the link above to play or download the show or click here. It runs about an hour.
He's remarkably straight ahead. His only equivocation is whether he'll pursue his nearly life-long (since first grade) drive to become Boston's mayor. He honestly doesn't seem to know whether moving from city hall to VP of city and community affairs with Northeastern University will change that.
He did speak on numerous issues, including:
- How the mayor and other councilors took his resignation
- How he and two long-term friends dickered on which would run for his seat
- Duties of universities and other non-profits to Boston
- Free Wi-Fi for citizens as a civil-rights issue
- Why universities should adopt one or more public schools
- PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes)
- His early political-race loses
- How he and Mayor Tom Menino settled disputes over the years
- Who would tell him when he had stupid ideas
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