BOSTON (November 22, 2021) – GBH News will continue a long-standing tradition of broadcasting its “Ask the Mayor” segment with new Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on Boston Public Radio on Tuesday, November 23 from noon to 1 pm ET. The city’s first woman and first person of color elected mayor will take questions from the audience and hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan one week after her swearing-in ceremony at Boston City Hall. Listeners can hear “Ask the Mayor” on 89.7 FM in Greater Boston or atwww.wgbhnews.org from anywhere and are welcome to call 877-301-8970, email email@example.com or tweet @bospublicradio to be part of the conversation.
"The ‘Ask the Mayor’ series, including the new installment with Mayor Wu, is part of GBH News' ongoing commitment to public engagement at the intersection of people and power,” said Lee Hill, executive editor of GBH News. “These segments help listeners to hold elected officials accountable and also to understand the perspectives of elected officials on the most important issues of the day.”
“Ask the Mayor” first aired on GBH in 2014, when former Mayor Marty Walsh appeared on Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan; he continued to appear monthly on Boston Public Radio to take questions from the audience until leaving the post earlier this year. Acting Mayor Kim Janey appeared on the segment, as well.
In addition to “Ask the Mayor,” GBH News listeners have regularly engaged with political decision makers during “Ask the Governor,” “Ask the Attorney General,” “Ask the Commissioner,” “Ask the District Attorney,” and “Ask the Superintendent” and related segments.
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Audiences can stay up-to-date with GBH News political coverage by subscribing to apolitics newsletter written by Boston City Hall reporter Saraya Wintersmith and by visitingElection 2021: Boston’s Race Into History, a multiplatform journalism initiative focused on Boston’s mayoral race. GBH News political reporters Adam Reilly, Saraya Wintersmith and Peter Kadzis and their guests also share political insights in new episodes of the pop-up television series Boston’s Race Into History onYouTube and GBH 2.
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GBH News is among the fastest-growing local news providers in Greater Boston and draws on the talent of a multiplatform newsroom that includes GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; television; and digital reporting. The GBH newsroom continues to invest in substantive local coverage and has established dedicated desks for higher education, politics, innovation and investigations as well as unique partnerships to expand on that commitment, including with WNYC’s The Takeaway, The World from PRX and The GroundTruth Project. GBH News partners with CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station; and New England Public Media in western Massachusetts to connect the Commonwealth with trusted journalism. GBH News maintains bureaus at the Massachusetts State House; Dorchester, Boston’s largest neighborhood; and Worcester. The Forum Network, part of GBH News, collects thousands of video and audio lectures from the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policymakers and community leaders and makes them available online to the public for free.