The Trump administration has officially unveiled what they’re calling their “taxpayer first” budget proposal – a $4.1 trillion plan, which includes boosts to military and national security spending as well as big cuts to several government programs. Among the programs that will see cuts are the Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation and the federal student loan program, plus so-called safety-net programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Children’s Health Insurance and Medicaid. The budget also calls to end federal funding by 2019 to the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps fund WGBH. Boston Globe Columnist and Ideas Editor Dante Ramos; president and CEO of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, Lynn Nicholas; and former Massachusetts state treasurer and longtime Trump supporter Joe Malone joined Jim discuss the effects of this potential budget on Massachusetts. 

The School of Re-Entry is the first kind in Massachusetts. It's located inside a minimum-security prison in Roslindale, and focuses on the inmates most likely to re-offend — those without a high school diploma. The school has been open for a little over a year.

Jim’s thoughts on contradictory health studies on coffee, butter, salt, red wine – and his advice on what to believe.