Cable News Show: Rappin’ With the Rep

Reaching back to his days as a news reporter, Ken has made use of his role as State Rep to bring the newsmakers of the Commonwealth to Burlington, Bedford and Wilmington through his award-wining BCAT government show, “Rappin’ With the Rep.”  The show, which can be seen most evenings at 6:30 on BCAT’s Government Channel, was named top community news production of the year in 2014 by BCAT.  Click below to link to individual episodes.  Requests are taken, so email Ken with any guest suggestions.

Episode 80: Senator Cindy Friedman Discusses Our Legislative Priorities This Session 


Episode 78:  Select board member Mike Espejo and Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce President Rick Parker Discuss Burlington’s Water Access Challenge and Our Climate Crisis  


Episode 77:  What Massachusetts is Doing to Keep its Residents Safe from Gun Violence, and Protect the Privacy Rights of Women, With House Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, Mike Day 


Episode 76:  Senior Services in Massachusetts, With  House Chair of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, Rep. Tom Stanley.  


Episode 75:  Discussing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Municipal Government, With Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo and Revere’s Maritsa Barros, Chief of Talent and Culture  


Episode 74:  Rep. Ken Gordon on his work as House Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Service 


Episode 73:  Redistricting with Rep. Sarah Peake  


Episode 72: Conversation with Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce President Rick Parker 

Representative Ken Gordon sits down with Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce President Rick Parker to discuss the post-COVID local business and economic recovery.

Episode 71: Conversation with House Leader Tom Golden

Representative Ken Gordon and House Leader Tom Golden discuss the Climate Roadmap Law.

Episode 70: Conversation with Senator Cindy Friedman

Representative Ken Gordon and Senator Cindy Friedman discuss health care, economic development, and other new laws for 2021.

Episode 69: Conversation with Congressman Moulton

Congressman Seth Moulton joins State Rep. Ken Gordon to discuss the U.S. Postal Service and mail-in voting.

Episode 68: COVID Update with BACC President Rick Parker

State Rep. Ken Gordon hosts with Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce President Rick Parker on Burlington businesses and COVID economic recovery.

Episode 67: Black Lives Matter

A cross-generation chat with former State Rep. Augie Grace and BHS grad Dorothy Mulo, a Political Science student at UMass Dartmouth.

Episode 66: State Finds New Ways to Address Criminal Justice

State Rep. Ken Gordon is joined by State Senator Cindy Friedman, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and Bedford Chief of Police Robert Bongiorno to discuss better ways to enforce the law.

Episode 65: COVID-19 and the Life Sciences Industry

Rep. Gordon hosts a video conference with Bedford’s Bob Coughlin President & CEO of MassBio and Onur Kas and Jessica Williamson of UCB as well as Burlington’s Bob Schruender President & CEO of Sekisui.

Episode 64: Economic Recovery

Balancing safety and economic recovery with the Massachusetts Reopening Plan.

Episode 63: Masks, Reopening, and COVID-19

Rep. Gordon on the mask mandate, Massachusetts Reopening Advisory Board & more of the continuing COVID situation.

Episode 62: Responding to COVID-19

Rep Ken Gordon on personal protection, virtual schooling, eviction & foreclosure protection and the challenges for small businesses.

Episode 61: Congressman Moulton Discusses COVID

U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton joins Rep Ken Gordon to discuss COVID epidemic issues such as designating grocery workers as essential, having COVID free hospitals, the CARES Act, small business loans and more in this latest update.

Episode 60: Economic Ramifications of the COVID-19 Crisis

State Rep Ken Gordon discusses how the Federal and State governments are handling the economic ramifications of the Corona epidemic and what you can do you help your own financial situation.

Episode 59: COVID-19, Reusable Bag Ban, and Tax Filing Deadlines

State Rep. Ken Gordon provides updates on the COVID-19 crisis, including the reusable bag ban and tax filing deadlines.

Episode 58: Updates on Covid-19 Virus

State Rep. Ken Gordon provides updates on the conditions caused by the current Covid-19 crisis.

Episode 57: State Wide Flavored Vaping Ban

State Rep. Ken Gordon speaks with Chair Danielle Gregoire about the new state ban on flavored vaping products and menthol cigarettes.

Episode 56: Skate for the 22

State Rep. Ken Gordon learns to skate with the Skate for the 22 Veterans Group.

Episode 55: Life on Hanscom Air Force Base

State Rep. Ken Gordon speaks with Hanscom Air Force Base Installation Commander Col. Chad Ellsworth on Hanscom’s mission and life on base.

Episode 54: Meeting with the press 

State Rep. Ken Gordon welcomes nationally known media commentator Dan Kennedy, a regular panelist on Beat the Press, and an award-winning weekly media program on WGBH-TV.

Episode 53: Looking back on legislation 

Stare Rep. Ken Gordon hosts Claire Cronin State Representative of the 11th Plymouth district to discuss the criminal justice reform bill signed last year.

Episode 52: A moment with Moulton 

U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton talks with State Rep. Ken Gordon on local transportation, President Trump’s emergency declaration, gun reform, fake news, political transparency and more.

Episode 51: What’s next for the Baystate 

State Rep. Ken Gordon sits down with BNEWS Reporter Robert Parris to discuss successful legislation and looks to the future of issues facing the Massachusetts State House.

Episode 50: Celebrating 50 epispodes with Jeff Roy

Rep. Ken Gordon welcomes Jeff Roy, Acting Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Healthcare Finance, in this special 50th episode of Rappin with The Rep.

Episode 49: Remembering Virginia Mooney 

Watch as Rep. Ken Gordon and BCAT Board of Director member Phil Gallagher along with Burlington Selectman Mike Runyan reflect on the accomplishments and life of Burlington native Virginia Mooney.

Episode 48: Legislative Achievement in 2018

Watch Rep. Gordon discuss newly signed paid family and medical leave legislation with BACC’s Kelly Pappas

Episode 47: Paid Family and Medical Leave

Watch Rep. Gordon discuss newly signed paid family and medical leave legislation with BACC’s Kelly Pappas

Episode 45: Keeping Schools Safe

Keeping Massachusetts schools safe from violence with State Rep. David Linsky

Episode 43

BACC’s Kelly Pappas joins the show to discuss sexual harassment in the workplace.

Episode 41

Sen. Cindy Friedman joins Rep. Gordon to discuss issues pertinent to Burlington.

Episode 39

A Day in the Life at the State House. with BNEWS Reporter, Robert Parris.

Episode 37

Host State Rep Ken Gordon welcomes Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs Francisco Urena.

Episode 46: Public Records Law & Election Security

Public Records Law and Election Security with Amy Warfield and Jen Dodge

Episode 44

Rep. Gordon discusses government reporting in 2018 with Richard Hosford

Episode 42

Rep Ken Gordon welcomes Bobby Collaiton Founder/President of Skate for the 22

Episode 40

MCC President James C. Mabry on the changing perception on community college.

Episode 38

A Tribute to Massachusetts State Senator Ken Donnelly

Episode 35

Host State Rep Ken Gordon welcomes Billerica State Rep Marc Lombardo.

Episode 36

Host State Rep Ken Gordon welcomes Arlington State Rep Sean Garballey.

Episode 33

Episode 34

Host State Rep Ken Gordon welcomes Lexington State Rep Jay Kaufman.

Episode 31

Episode 32

Episode 29: May is the Month of Kindness Special

Episode 30

Episode 28

Episode 27 – Paid Family Leave

Episode 26

Episode 25 – MassDOT Special 

Episode 24 

Episode 23 – Labor Workforce 

Episode 21 – Local Journalism

Episode 20 

Fashion on the Hill

Episode 19 – Month Of Kindness 

Episode 18 

BACC President Rick Parker

Episode 16:

Lahey Health General Counsel David Spackman talks impacts of the Partners merger

Episode 17:

Traffic Issues With Bob Buckley of Middlesex 3 Coalition and BACC

Episode 15:

Secretary Rachel Kaprelian and Ken talk about Labor and Workforce Development.

Episode 14:

 Middlesex 3 Coalition Tackles Traffic, Employment challenges.

Episode 11:

Assisting Burlington With State Sen. Ken Donnelly.

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