• Jim and Margery started the show with open lines. They asked — in the wake of the passenger plane allegedly gunned down near the Ukraine-Russia border, and with violence in the Middle East — has American exceptionalism finally ended? Should the US still be the world's police? 
  • Callie Crossley talked to Jim and Margery about immigration, and about Mass. Supreme Judicial Court nominee Geraldine Hines, as well as the CNN film Documented.
  • Basim Usmaniis a member of the Lowell-based band The Kominas. Usmani recently wrote a piece for the Boston Globe called "A Muslim citizen's US passport gets him everywhere but home."
  • Emily Rooney joined Jim and Margery to talk about the aftermath of the downed passenger jet in Ukraine, and she also brought another edition of Emily's List.
  • On the Friday News Quiz, Alex Whitmore and Kathleen Fulton went head-to-head. Whitmore and Fulton are the founders of Somerville's Taza Chocolate. Taza offers tours of their factory, and a variety of traditional, stone-ground chocolates.