How Can Massachusetts Achieve Pot Shop Equity?
The Cannabis Control Commission recently granted its first license to a member of its Economic Empowerment Program, which gives priority application status to businesses in communities of color that were disproportionately targeted by the War on Drugs. The Dorchester shop that gained this approval is just one of 114 approved pot shops statewide, 37 of which are already up and running.

So what has stood in the way of greater racial equity in Massachusetts’ new marijuana industry, and what improvements need to be made? Jim Braude was joined by Shaleen Title, a member of the commission who co-authored the ballot question that brought legalized marijuana — and the promise of social equity in the new market — to Massachusetts joined Jim Braude Thursday on Greater Boston.

Where Do The 2020 Democrats Stand On The Environment?
WGBH reporter Adam Reilly gives a quick overview of where the top candidates in the Democratic field stand on the environment.

When Billionaires Give To Charity
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently pledged to invest $10 billion of his money into an initiative to fight climate change, but he did not provide many details about where the money will go. His announcement placed renewed attention on his company’s large carbon footprint — which a group of Amazon employee activists have long challenged — and raised bigger questions about how to respond to the ultra-wealthy’s charitable giving efforts.

Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy and author of "Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count," Emily Barman, professor of sociology at Boston University and author of "Caring Capitalism: The Meaning and Measure of Social Value in the Market," and Michael Serazio, an associate professor of communication at Boston College and the author of ‘Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerilla Marketing,’ spoke with Jim Braude Thursday on Greater Boston.

IMHO: Keeping Them Honest
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on a recent example of passionate journalism done right.