Could this year's fourth of July Esplanade extravaganza be the last? James E. Rooney (@Boston_Rooney), President & CEO of the Boston Chamber of Commerce; Shirley Leung (@leung), Columnist of The Boston Globe; and Dusty Rhodes, President of Conventures (@Conventures) discuss the fight to save this Boston tradition, and other cash-starved events.

Then later, a new study finds American parents are more unhappy than their childless counterparts. Morgan Sheena (@bostonmomsblog), Founder, Boston Moms Blog; Rosamund Stone Zander (@RosamundZander), Family Systems Therapist and author, Pathways to Possibility; and Elizabeth Englander (@ekenglander), Psychology Professor, Bridgewater State University talk about the challenges for the average American parent.

Plus, Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) digs into Boston's past in the historic North End.

And finally, Jim shares his thoughts on one of the greatest gender divides of all time... the backyard grill.