Commonwealth Journal

WUMB's Weekly Public Affairs Program

About Us

Our Show

Commonwealth Journal originally began airing in 1987. Since its revival in 2000, the show has aired more than 500 half-hour episodes with more than 700 different guests. The show has received awards from the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, the Associated Press, the American Cancer Society, and the International Festivals of New York.

Topics on this half-hour public affairs program range from climate change to the politics of popular music. Pasts guests include Maxine Hong Kingston, Marty Walsh, Charlie Baker, and Christiana Figueres.

New episodes air at 7:00 p.m. on Sundays on WUMB, 91.9 FM Boston, and on many other stations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Check local listings for specific air times. Listeners can also catch Commonwealth Journal online via its podcast, and subscribe via iTunes.

Our Host

Anna Fisher-Pinkert

Anna Fisher-Pinkert is an award-winning radio producer and documentarian. She is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and won the 2011 Missouri Review prize for audio documentary. Her work spans subjects from gender in video games to the history of a lost village in Maine. Her work has been featured on WBUR’s Radio Boston, BackStory with the American History Guys, and WMPG. She is also the producer of The UMass Boston Minute on WUMB.