Commissioner Richard Freeland Appears on WUMB Radio’s Commonwealth Journal
March 27, 2012
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WUMB 91.9FM’s award-winning program Commonwealth Journal featured Richard M. Freeland, commissioner of higher education for Massachusetts, on the show Sunday, March 25.
Freeland, appointed commissioner in January 2009, discussed his ambitious Vision Project, which aims to make the Massachusetts public higher education system a leader in the country, with host DeWayne Lehman, director of communications at UMass Boston.
Listen to the podcast here.
“Any businessman you talk to will tell you that the only thing Massachusetts has going for it in the competition for jobs, and talent, and investment, and businesses, and startups, and all the rest is the educational level of our workforce,” Freeland said in his interview.
Learn more about the Vision Project at www.mass.edu/visionproject.
The public affairs show airs every Sunday night at 7 p.m. on 91.9FM in the Boston area, or online at www.wumb.org. It also airs on approximately 30 other radio stations in Massachusetts at varying times on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Each week, the program explores topics of particular interest to Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.commonwealthjournal.org.
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