Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not hold back during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, empathically denying that he met with or had conversations with any Russian or any foreign officials with respect to interference in the U.S. presidential election. Throughout the hearing, Sessions refused to discuss any private conversations he had with the president, which did not go over well with many Senators. Nancy Gertner, a former federal judge at the U.S. District Court in Boston, who now teaches at Harvard Law School, and civil liberties attorney Harvey Silverglate joined Jim Braude to discuss developments from Sessions testimony.

Childhood is supposed to be a time of happiness — full of carefree memories that last a lifetime — but for kids under the care of the state, those “magic moments” can be harder to come by. That’s the focus of Wonderfund — a local nonprofit, which was just re-launched with a new champion: Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker.

It’s been about two weeks since Brayton Point, the state’s last coal-burning power plant, stopped pumping energy into New England’s power grid. That was a big victory for environmentalists, who’d targeted Brayton Point for years. But in Somerset, where the plant operated for a half a century, the picture looks significantly bleaker.

Jim’s thoughts on the honor no one deserves more than local legend Pete Frates.