Another summer week passed with mostly bad news, as the chaos in Ferguson, Mo., continued and James Foley, a GlobalPost reporter and New Hampshire native held hostage since 2012, was killed by Islamic extremists.

GlobalPost co-founder and WGBH News contributor Charles Sennott joined Morning Edition and Greater Boston to talk about Foley, his family, his courage, and his commitment to performing journalism of a decidedly dangerous nature.

Basic Black broke its summer break for a special episode about race and Ferguson, beyond the headlines. Edgar B. Herwick III talked to local leaders to find out whether a similar situation could happen in Boston.

• Adam Reilly explored the effect of the ideological fringes on Democratic and Republican state candidates — with the "progressive" label going mainstream on one side, and the "Republican in Name Only," or RINO, label being shrugged off on the other.

• Cristina Quinn broke down a study claiming women, working in office teams, shrink in the face of competition.

• And in Arts this Week, Jared Bowen visited (among other things) a town where justice doesn't prevail, the desperate want vengeance and ruthless murderers find themselves with vigilantes on their heels, which is to say, a showing of the movie, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."

• The Scrum, WGBH's politics and media podcast, is asking you to send in your predictions for the primaries. Email with your guess for the primary winner and their margin of victory. We hear there's a prize involved for the person who guesses closest...

That'll do it — see you Monday.