Week In Review: Minimum Wage, Opiate Addiction, Boston Olympics 2024

Download Audio
Children play on the Olympic rings in Eton Dorney, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)
Children play on the Olympic rings in Eton Dorney, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)

Massachusetts is poised to get the highest statewide minimum wage in the nation. Gov. Deval Patrick proposes new measures to help combat opioid addiction. Boston clears the first hurdle in the race to host the 2024 Olympics. Massachusetts Democrats pick their nominees for governor. WBUR's Anthony Brooks and Sacha Pfeiffer go behind the headlines in our weekly news roundtable.


Peter Canellos, editorial page editor at The Boston Globe.

John Carroll, mass communications professor at Boston University and blogger at He tweets at @johncarroll_bu.


WBUR: Deal Would Hike Mass. Minimum Wage To $11 By 2017

  • "A deal struck by House and Senate negotiators would hike the state’s current $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, but would not tie future increases to inflation."

Radio Boston: Gov. Patrick Takes Steps To Combat Opioid Addiction

  • "Gov. Deval Patrick has announced a series of new measures to fight the state’s growing opioid addiction crisis. In March, Patrick declared the problem a public health emergency and directed the Department of Public Health to come up with recommendations to combat it."

WBUR: Boston Remains In The Running For 2024 Olympics

  • "Boston is among four cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics."

WBUR: 5 Democrats Debate Days Before Convention

  • "The five Democratic candidates for governor are trying to set themselves apart a head of this weekend’s nominating convention. But in a debate Tuesday at Suffolk University, all too often they echoed each other."

This segment aired on June 13, 2014.

Headshot of Anthony Brooks

Anthony Brooks Senior Political Reporter
Anthony Brooks is WBUR's senior political reporter.


Headshot of Sacha Pfeiffer

Sacha Pfeiffer Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.



More from Radio Boston

Listen Live