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Backyard Cambridge

By Backyard Media

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Backyard Cambridge is all about the politics going on in your backyard. In series 3, we’re covering our bigger backyard: Backyard Massachusetts. The 2018 election is fast approaching, and we’re going to tell you a story about this election that you probably haven’t heard much about.

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Backyard Cambridge is all about the politics going on in your backyard. In series 3, we’re covering our bigger backyard: Backyard Massachusetts. The 2018 election is fast approaching, and we’re going to tell you a story about this election that you probably haven’t heard much about.

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Top 10 Episode of Backyard Cambridge

Rank #1: I'm the Mayor of Cambridge, Ask Me Anything (Mayor AMA # 1)

Feb 09 2018
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Have you ever wondered why there's no STOP sign at that pesky intersection outside your apartment? What about why rent in Cambridge is so high? Or, what's the deal with all that development in Kendall Square? Do you want to ask the Mayor? Backyard Cambridge presents a new podcast series with the Mayor of Cambridge, Marc McGovern: 'I'm the Mayor. Ask me Anything."

Rank #2: S2 Episode 1: Why is it so hard to create universal access to Pre-K in Cambridge?

Jan 23 2018
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Backyard Cambridge is back! In Season 2, we spend each episode taking a close looking an issue that's affecting the lives of the people living in Cambridge. First up is the topic of universal pre-Kindergarten, which it turns out is a topic that everyone, even Cantabrigians without children, should care about.

Rank #3: Episode 7: What happened?

Nov 14 2017
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What happened on November 7th, 2017 in the Cambridge City Council election? In this episode of Backyard Cambridge, we look at who won, who lost, and what exactly went wrong with the vote tallying process. Then we look beyond this election to see the impact the results will have on affordable housing policies in the city. And if you like what you’ve heard during this season of Backyard Cambridge, please consider donating so that we can continue producing new episodes about local Cambridge politics, at https://backyardmedia.us/donate-to-backyard-cambridge

Rank #4: Episode 6: The Review Session: What do I need to know before I vote?

Nov 03 2017
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If you want to understand the 2017 Cambridge City Council election and you only have time to listen to one episode of Backyard Cambridge, make sure it's this one. We recap everything you need to know before election day on Tuesday, November 7th.

Rank #5: Episode 5: Who are the upstarts?

Oct 31 2017
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A 19-year-old Harvard student, an owner of a local theater company, an Indian-American transplant from Mississippi. In Episode 5, we discuss the “upstarts” - six City Council candidates who got motivated to jump into local politics recently, most of them after the 2016 presidential election.

Rank #6: Episode 4: Who are the new generation?

Oct 27 2017
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This episode, Backyard Cambridge looks at what we've dubbed "the new generation" - seven candidates who are somewhat younger, but who have experience in policy or politics or advocacy. They're looking to take the next step in their political careers and make an impact, and Cambridge City Council is where they hope to do it.

Rank #7: Episode 3: Who are the incumbents?

Oct 24 2017
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Who are the six incumbents running to keep their seats on City Council? We profile each of them, from the one-term former community organizer all the way to the city councillor who’s served for 27 years. We ask these candidates about their backgrounds, why they ran in the first place, what they’ve accomplished, and which issues they want to continue working on if re-elected this November.

Rank #8: Episode 1: What the heck is going on, and why should I care?

Oct 20 2017
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The first episode of Backyard Media's series about the City Council elections in Cambridge, MA. We'll tell you about why local matters, introduce you to key some players in city politics, and dive into the debate on affordable housing.

Rank #9: Episode 2: How do I choose someone for City Council when there are 26 candidates?

Oct 20 2017
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In our second episode, we explain the structure of Cambridge’s local government, including City Council; the three categories we’ve created to think about the 26 different candidates; the pros and cons for having each type of candidate serve on City Council; and Cambridge’s unusual proportional representation voting system. Special thanks to representatives from the following organizations who spoke to us for this episode: Cambridge Civic Journal Cambridge Day Cambridge Town Hall Facebook Community A Better Cambridge Cambridge Redevelopment Agency

Rank #10: Backyard Cambridge Teaser

Oct 11 2017
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We're excited to share a bit of our new Backyard Media podcast, Backyard Cambridge! This eight episode series will follow the 2017 city council election in Cambridge, MA. We'll interview candidates, dig into the issues, and give you a firsthand look at the politics in your backyard. The first episode of Backyard Cambridge drops Friday, October 13th, 2017.