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January 22, 2014

“Ask the Governor” – Tomorrow on WGBH Radio

Gov. Patrick will join WGBH News’ Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for monthly ‘Ask the Governor’ appearance
BOSTON, Mass. (January 22, 2014) – While the snowstorm that moved through Massachusetts and much of southern New England last night forced Governor Deval Patrick to reschedule his final State of the Commonwealth address, the Governor will be in WGBH’s Studio Three tomorrow (Thursday, January 23) with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan from noon to 1pm. During his monthly Boston Public Radio appearance, Gov. Patrick will take calls from Bay State residents and discuss his final budget proposal. The program airs live on 89.7 WGBH and streams on WGBHnews.org.
Since joining the WGBH News team last February, Braude and Eagan have hosted Gov. Patrick each month for an hour-long conversation about the challenges, opportunities and issues facing Massachusetts. The segment is required listening for policymakers and Massachusetts residents in every part of the state, as well as a model for other “Ask the…” segments on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio, including a new monthly conversation with Boston’s new mayor. Mayor Martin Walsh is scheduled to appear in studio with Braude and Eagan for his first “Ask the Mayor” segment on Friday, January 31.
No other local broadcaster – public or commercial – regularly facilitates direct conversations with the state’s most influential policy makers. WGBH News provides local depth and local perspective across all electronic media – television, radio and online. Since the start of 2013, the WGBH News team has grown dramatically, adding a dedicated desk for the coverage of higher education and forging a partnership with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. WGBH News’ reporters and content producers work across platforms, providing Boston’s informed citizenry with the most comprehensive coverage of local topics.
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