Charlotte Golar Richie campaigns outside the Stop & Shop in South Bay. Golar Richie got 13 percent of the preliminary vote, not enough to advance to the general election.

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Should Communities Of Color Have Rallied Around A Single Candidate In The Boston Mayor's Race?

September 26, 2013


The Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III talked to Margery Eagan and Peter Kadzis — filling in for Jim Braude — about whether Boston's black electorate could have coalesced behind one candidate. Rivers wrote Thursday about his frustration that all candidates of color were eliminated in the mayoral preliminary.

Also on BPR:

  • Stuart Altman is an economist specializing in health care policy at Brandeis University. Altman talked about new provisions of the Affordable Care Act rolling out October 1.
  • Robin Fleming is a medieval historian at Boston College. This week, she was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.
  • Former Boston mayoral candidate Chris Lydon put this year's mayoral contest into historical perspective.
  • Luke Jerram stopped by Studio Three to talk about his project, Play Me, I'm Yours, which brings pianos to the streets of Boston. The project is being presented by Celebrity Series of Boston.

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