James Burnett

Top of Mind: Jim Gordon, Extended Version

Boston editor James Burnett: Let’s back all the way up. Why energy in general, as a field, before you got into what you’re doing now? JG: I was going to BU’s School of Public Communications for a degree in broadcast…

Top of Mind: Jack Williams, Extended Version

Boston editor James Burnett: You’d better not win any more awards. Jack Williams: Well, I don’t have any spots for them. Don’t tell anybody, but we’ve got them on the floor, and, uh, Marci says, "Don’t bring any more home,…

Top of Mind: Jack Williams

WBZ-TV news anchor Jack Williams talks Churchill, the stock market, and on being a penny-pinching smart aleck. At 65, he’s only getting started.

Top of Mind: Charlie Baker, Extended Version

Boston editor James Burnett: What do you think is the one thing that could have the most impact on improving healthcare? Charlie Baker: Since you have this on [gesturing at recorder], I’m going to give you a long answer, and…

Top of Mind: Charlie Baker

Will he or won’t he? We’ve been here with Charlie Baker before: when Baker, at the time a highly regarded Weld aide, mighta-shoulda-wasn’t Paul Cellucci’s running mate in 1998; when he flirted with a gubernatorial bid in 2006. Now Baker…

Top of Mind: Mel King Extended Version

Boston editor James Burnett: The last time Boston had an interesting mayoral race was 1983, and you played a big part in it. Reading back on it, it almost seemed like an entirely different city. Notwithstanding the fact that incumbents…

Top of Mind: Mel King

Mel King has been an activist, community organizer, social entrepreneur, and author (most recently of a poetry collection titled Streets). But he proudly claims as his principal vocation one with less noble connotations: "I like being called a politician," he…

Top of Mind: Mike Barnicle

Here are some of the best quotes pulled from his interview with Boston editor James Burnett.  -I am constantly amazed at the number of people who think I’m just on vacation. People who call me with story ideas, something that…

Editor's Letter: October 2007

It’d be exaggerating to say I gave Joe Keohane a job here just so he could write his Billy Bulger story, but not by much. I can remember the first time the idea came up: We’d had breakfast at Mike’s…