Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says Attorney General Martha Coakley's favorable numbers in the latest polling on the Massachusetts governor's race are "a testament to name recognition and how little the public pays attention to things that obsess us political types."
The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is overseeing Dartmouth's implementation of DartStat, a self-analysis program that is helping the town improve the organization and efficiency of its municipal operations.
Georgianna Meléndez, executive director of Commonwealth Compact at UMass Boston, talks to the Banner about the Compact's latest study of diversity in Boston's boardrooms. The study found that only 3.4 percent of senior executive positions in the city are held by people of color.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien and Boston Globe columnist Tom Keane discuss the latest political headlines, from President Obama's comments about states' rights to Governor Chris Christie's attempts to put scandal allegations to rest.
Ellen Bruce, director of the Pension Action Center at UMass Boston, discusses federal laws requiring private employers to issue yearly reports confirming their ability to make required payments to pensioners.