Gender on the campaign trail. WGBH News' Margery Eagan ( @MargeryEagan) and Former Suffolk County Sheriff, Andrea Cabral, explore how it rears its head, for better or worse.

Local Activists have organized "A Week of Action on Solitary Confinement," as state legislators consider a bill that would limit its use of the tactic. Prisoners' Legal Services Attorney,  Lizz Matos, and solitary survivor Benito Vega discuss. 

WGBH's Jared Bowen ( @JaredWGBH) joins Jim for a night at the theater. They saw a show called Bootycandy. 

And Jim's thoughts on Judge Sarah Palin. Yeah, you read that right.