The Short List: Warren’s Western Swing, Lawmakers Ponder Pot, New UMass Coach A No-Go

Mar 25, 2017

Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.

What made The Short List this week?

  • Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren was in the media a lot this week, including a long interview on Morning Edition. But in a column, Mike Dobbs said her recent pit stop in Springfield wasn’t enough.
  • The legislative committee considering a handful of changes to the new Massachusetts recreational marijuana law held its first public hearing this week. Voters approved the law through a ballot initiative. One issue is what kind of regulations cities and towns will have over pot shops.
  • UMass has had a bad run from firing basketball coach Derek Kellogg, to news about a lawsuit against some of the coaching staff, to hiring a new coach –Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey. And then with the welcome party ready to start, Kelsey quit.