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.
Chestnut Hill lawyer Herman Hemingway, a former professor at UMass Boston and Boston State College, is the last surviving member of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Alpha Phi Alpha pledge class. He shares his memories of the great civil rights leader.
Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe says state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, who was convicted of assault and battery earlier this month, will not be welcomed back into the Massachusetts political fraternity like lawmakers convicted of nonviolent crimes have been.
Kevin Peterson, a senior fellow at UMass Boston's Center for Collaborative Leadership, says 50 years after the reforms of the Great Society, not enough has been done to eliminate poverty in the United States.
Student trustees at the University of Massachusetts, including UMass Boston's Nolan O'Brien, are appealing for a $519 million budget this year, enough to guarantee a freeze on tuition and fees for a second year in a row.