As host of Greater Boston, I’ve got about 18 years in the rearview mirror and just four more weeks ahead of me. And before I leave this perch, we’re inviting people back on the show who helped make it what it is today.  We’re calling it the Greater Boston version of my weekly radio segment, “Emily’s List.”

Democratic consultant Michael Goldman has been kicking around Boston even longer than me. We first met in 1979 or 1980 when he was working on someone's political campaign – don't remember whose. When his daughters were born, we had an instant connection: they are identical twins, and so am I. He'll tell you to even this day that I gave him good advice: two birthday cakes.