• Ted Kennedy’s son, Patrick Kennedy, recently wrote a tell-all book about his famous family called, “ A Common Struggle: A Personal Struggle Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.” We opened the lines to hear if you thought Patrick Kennedy should have opened the drawbridge to Camelot and revealed his family’s secrets.
  • Boston Globe Editor  Brian McGrory called in to talk about  gun control, the controversy over the Wynn casino, and Patrick Kennedy’s new book.
  • Security Expert Juliette Kayyem joined us in studio to discuss the ramifications of the US bombing the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, Edward Snowden, and what to do about gun control.
  • Medical ethicist Art Caplan called in to discuss assisted suicide, and whether we should be exercising more than 30 minutes a day.  
  • The general rule of thumb has been to get at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity a day. A new study says that 30 minutes is not enough anymore, and the new standard should be at least and hour a day. We went to the phones to see if you thought this is ridiculous or if we should be getting more exercise?
  • Who knew that Co-publisher of  Bay Window and the South End News Sue O’Connell was a nationally ranked gun shooter? Sue joined Jim and Margery to discuss gun reform and her Annie Oakley past.
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andris Nelson called in to tell us what is coming up at the BSO.
  • Linda Henry Pizzuti joined us in studio to talk about a new beer that is being brewed at Harpoon Brewery that uses water from the Charles River.