In the past week, two events have yet again sparked a conversation about race in our country. Two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks, and a black Harvard student was brutally beaten by police in Cambridge. We opened the lines and asked you if we can ever get that national conversation about race right. 

Jennifer Nassour, former chair of the Mass GOP, founder of Conservative Women for a Better Future, and counsel to Rubin and Rudman --along with Steve Kerrigan,  President and co-founder of the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund and former CEO of the DNC--talked local and national politics.

National security expert Juliette Kayyem updated us on the most recent developments in the Russian investigation.

Writer and historian Timothy Snyder talked about his newest book, "The Road to Unfreedom."

Former Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral gave her thoughts on the recent change to Vermont gun laws. 

WGBH’s Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen reviewed Amy Schumer's new movie, "I Feel Pretty."