NU Politics

NUPolitics is WRBB’s politics podcast – bringing you the latest global, local, and student government news alongside deep dives into the issues that students care about. From roundtable discussions to interviews with local leaders, NUPolitics is your place to get informed.

Urban White Flight With Professor Vicino

Caleb Driesman interviews Professor Thomas Vicino on the past, present, and future of White Flight. Learn how banks utilized racism for profit, and why people move to the suburbs to start families.

Massachusetts Voters Guide

Caleb Dreisman, Hannah Rosman, and Susanna Maize discuss the Massachusetts ballot questions: The right to repair and Ranked Choice Voting

The Green New Deal

Hosts Sydney and Keyon discuss U.S Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's legislation called "The Green New Deal," what's in it, and what it means for America and the international community.

The Future of Political Communication

Jake sits down with Professor Greg Goodale to discuss how Political Communication has evolved since the start of the millennium, the forces affecting them, and the mixed future ahead of us.

The Electoral College

In this episode of NUPolitics, WRBB contributor Zoë Sommers speaks with Carl Cilke, a PhD candidate in the Political Science department at Northeastern University. The two discuss the history, mechanics, and merits of the electoral college.


WRBB's Sydney Wise speaks to Professor Michael MacDonald about gentrification in the Greater Boston Area. The two discuss the role Northeastern University and other schools, students, and the public in general have in gentrification and its consequences for the displaced populations.

Midterm Election Results Roundtable

In this episode of NUPolitics, the NUPolitics team discusses some important takeaways from the results of the 2018 Midterm Elections.

NU Democrats & 2018 Midterm Elections

In this episode of NUPolitics, Jake Willis interviews head of the Northeastern University College Democrats, Chris Mirabella, and they discuss student activism in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Additionally, Caleb Driesman interviews Dr. Costas Panagopoulos, Northeastern University professor of political science, about the 2018 midterm elections and what to expect.

Death of Efraín Ríos Montt, Immigration, Family Reunion

In this episode of NUPolitics, WRBB's very own Dan Lim (General Manager) and Kathryn Garcia (News Director) discuss pertinent global news from this week. From the death of Guatemalan Dictator Efraín Ríos Montt on April 1 to catching up on some of President Trump's latest tweets, this episode of NUPolitics has got you covered.