If you haven't caught the June episode of Common Ground yet, time is running out to see it, since we did a new show last Thursday. The June show was an eighth anniversary special featuring Jeff Seideman and Alderman Vicki Danberg and includes some great (mostly true) stories from Vicki and Jeff and a surprise guest (in addition to our usual policy discussions. Until the folks at NewTV upload the new show, the old one will continue to be available through the NewTV web site.
The new show features Aldermen Steve Linsky and Dick Blazar. For two mild-mannered lawyers, it was interesting to see how passionately they disagreed over the issue of naming rights for spaces in public buildings. That show is now being cablecast on NewTV's blue channel (Thursdays at 8PM and other times throughout the week) and will soon be up on the web.
Our next live show will be Thursday, August 9 at 8:00 PM. It will feature an All-Star cast, including two Aldermen and a member of the School Committee. We'll be talking budgets and maintenance and some other exciting stuff, so set your DVR if you'll be traveling then :-)
If you have ideas for topics and panelists for future shows, please email your ideas to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should we discuss national issues like the Affordable Care Act and the Presidential Election? Let me know what you think.