Renters Radio is a weekly live-streamed podcast that discusses the most important issue facing Boston: The Rent is Too Damn High! We also go into local, national, and global news while critiquing the neoliberal hell world our generation finds itself inheriting. Hosted by Lauren Pespisa formerly of The Young Jurks and Evan George from Boston DSA.
10/19/2020: State Senator Jamie Eldridge
We interviewed longtime progressive state senator Jamie Eldridge, from Lauren's hometown of Acton-Boxboro, talking about his new Housing and Environment Revenue Opportunities (HERO) Coalition Bill, Universal Basic Income, Criminal Justice Reform, with a few hard hitting questions from Evan about WHY the MA state house hasn't done anything lately!
10/5/2020: State Rep Mike Connolly on the COVID19 Housing Stability Act
Lauren and Evan take a call from State Rep Mike Connolly, friend of the show, sponsor of the COVID19 Housing Stability Act here in the MA state house. We discuss the eviction moratorium (soon to expire), the importance of the Housing Stability Act and debunk some myths the landlords have been throwing around to stop this bill! This is a big month for housing, with a whole #WeekOfAction coming up, so stay tuned! #MAPoli #HousingForAll
Renters Radio 9/14/2020 - Police Budget Hearings
Evan does a deep dive into the latest Boston City Council Police Budget Hearings
Renters Radio 9/14/2020 - Harm Reduction
We sit down and have a call with harm reduction specialist Angie Ní Mháille to talk about Operation Clean Sweep, Methadone Mile and how our city is failing when it comes to the opiate crisis in Boston.
8/5/2020: State of the State House Special
We catch up with hot-take master, super canvasser Jonathan Cohn to bring us up to speed on the state of the state house in Massachusetts. We go through the recent police reform and housing votes, and the failures of Mass Democrats to pass real changes at the state level. Featuring a call from fellow podcaster Scamwell Tarly from “We Need Some Milk”!
7/13/2020: Special Guest Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu was brave enough to dawn her mask and join Lauren and Evan in-studio for a detailed discussion on her latest op-ed, the city council budget, abolishing the BPDA and defunding the police!
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