For the next few months, as I wind down my duties here on Greater Boston, I’m going to be talking with a select group of people we’ve had on the show before, people with unique skills and perspectives who have elevated the discourse of the show. We’re calling it the Greater Boston version of "Emily’s List."

We got to know Andrea Cabral, the secretary of public safety here in Massachusetts, during her tenure as Suffolk County sheriff and even then she was willing to sound off on issues that went far beyond her jurisdiction, which we appreciated because so many people in public life are unwilling to share their opinions, period.