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 scrum@wgbh.org 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.