After vowing to “totally destroy” North Korea if it doesn’t roll back it military aggressions, President Donald Trump announced new diplomatic sanctions Thursday alongside the leaders of South Korea and Japan. It was a big departure from the rhetoric of Tuesday, but while things may be looking a bit better on the world stage, life back home in the White House is not looking too good. The steady drip of leaks involving the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller has now turned into a fast-flowing river. This week, we learned that the FBI allegedly wiretapped former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Mueller is reportedly putting the president under the microscope. Jennifer Braceras, attorney, conservative commentator and former editor of New Boston Post; Ben Clements, a former federal prosecutor who served as chief counsel for Governor Deval Patrick; and Lylah Alphonse, managing editor at U.S. News and World Report joined Jim Braude to discuss the latest developments in the investigation. 

Governor Charlie Baker says the latest version of a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare could cost the Commonwealth “a tremendous amount of money in the short term.” On Thursday, Baker spoke to Jim Braude on Boston Public Radio about the proposed bill, sponsored by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and Bill Cassidy (Louisiana), and shared what disappointed him about the legislation. To hear the governor’s full interview on Boston Public Radio,  click here.  

Joanne Chang and husband Christopher Myers have been making culinary magic together for more than 20 years, in one form or another. Chang opened her first Flour Bakery in 2000 and the pair, along with Karen Akunowicz, is marking the 10-year anniversary of their Myers & Chang Restaurant this month. To celebrate, Joanne and Karen decided to share some of their best dishes with us lay-people — in their new book: Myers & Chang at Home. Chang, Myers and Akunowicz, partner and executive chef of Myers & Chang, joined Jim Braude to celebrate share details about their new book and their milestone.

Jim’s thoughts on why President Donald Trump’s idea for a July Fourth parade of America’s military might would be a terrible idea.