In the heat of the election season, I'm making some appearances to discuss issues around the state and figured I'd let readers know ahead of time. It's always fun to write blogs, but it's more fun to actually get to meet people and participate in different venues and settings. Best of all, I love being forced to defend positions and listen to people with other perspectives.
On this coming Wednesday I'm popping on Channel 95's "the Rational Individualist," which airs in Fairhaven, Acushnet, and New Bedford, but will be broadcast later. The show will be about politics, but much more so on broad ideas as opposed to really detailed issues - which is radically different than my site. It'll be an opportunity for me to discuss political concepts that are always on my mind, but don't necessarily fit in the context of this blog (which has become, almost exclusively, about state politics). I'm especially excited to talk about the greater progressive movement and why, after decades of failures, it's finally becoming the political force it could have always been.
The following Wednesday, on the 25th, I've agreed to do a forum at the UMASS Dartmouth Library, on the behalf of the College Dems. Joining me will be several other groups to discuss electoral politics in Massachusetts for this upcoming race. There's going to be all sorts of people on the panel, so it could be explosive. I'm looking forward to it. I'll give more information as I have it (I just agreed to do this tonight!).
Lastly (so far, anyway), on Friday the 27th, I'll be doing a panel discussion that will be podcasted and put on TV in the Worcester area. Several Massachusetts bloggers and campaign representatives will be there, including folks from BlueMassGroup and maybe others like Sco and Mike from MassMarrier. With the friendly folks at Saint Kermit hosting the event, it should be a great time and an even better (and more informative) discussion. The last election podcast I did with them went very well, technical glitches aside, and I expect this coming one to be even better, especially since we'll be doing this in person! Plus, I almost never make it out to the Worcester area and I've been hearing so much about how the city is progressing nicely - and I'm excited to see it!
So hopefully I'll get a chance to meet some readers - say hello! If anyone is interested in coming to these events, or wants to watch them when they're available, let me know and I'm sure I can get you any information and directions needed.