With a visiting president, a dithering ex-senator, strained St. Paddy's Day parade negotiations and lingering cold, the city had a long week. Here's how it looked from the WGBH Newsroom:

WGBH News learned that former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown told his family he's considering a run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.

On Greater Boston Emily Rooney interviewed Lou Pelletier, who has been fighting with the state Department of Children and Families for custody of his ill daughter, Justina, who's the subject of a fight over her diagnosis.

Amid a renewed controversy over whether the St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers should be able to ban the LGBT community from marching, The Scrum asked whether the parade is worth the attention, and Greater Boston talked to Southie residents on each side of the issue.

Meanwhile, special-guest scrummers Mara Dolan and Meredith Warren joined Adam Reilly to talk about Gov. Deval Patrick's style vs. his substance.

Anne Mostue reported on Dedham's special veterans' court as Boston opened its own.

Mostue also talked to protesters in Harvard Square, where President Obama's stopped by for a fundraising visit.

The Baffler's John Summers, brought his case against the Cambridge innovation economy to Greater Boston.

After The Boston Globe announced several changes to its operations, Dan Kennedy assessed the state of the newspaper's multisite strategy.

Greater Boston turned its focus on convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek's quest for taxpayer-funded gender-reassignment surgery, and its ramifications for the LGBT community.

Globe columnist Alex Beam told Boston Public Radio why the GOP should take some cues from Pope Francis.

Nearly a year after the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt, Phillip Martin reported on a meeting of Watertown residents who are becoming more vocally critical of the police response that night.

Jared Bowen and Brian McCreath discussed the lineup for Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons' first season.

On BPR, historian Nancy Koehn pondered the "tentacular reach" of Amazon.com.

Jordan Weinstein talked to This American Life host Ira Glass, who's in town for a talk.

Edgar B. Herwick III noted that you can blame Massachusetts for voter registration.

Have a good weekend — we'll see you Monday.