President Donald Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un’s war of words isn’t cooling down. In a news conference Tuesday, Trump told reporters that a military option is on the table and that if the United States decided to go through with it, “it will be devastating” for North Korea. The president’s comments echoed statements he made at the U.N. General Assembly last week, where he vowed to “totally destroy” the rogue nation if it continued to threaten the U.S. and its allies. Responding to Trump after his address, the North Korean leader called Trump a “dotard.” Trump fired back calling Kim Jong Un a “madman,” who “will be tested like never before.” Katharine Moon, a political science professor at Wellesley College and non-resident senior fellow at The Brookings Institute; Carol Saivetz, senior advisor at MIT’s Security Studies Program; and Jim Walsh, a senior research associate at MIT’s Security Studies program and one of the few Americans who has traveled to North Korea for nuclear discussions, joined Jim Braude to discuss how dangerous this game of nuclear chicken has gotten.

Tuesday is preliminary election day in Massachusetts, and if you had no idea, you’re probably in the majority. One of the communities coming out to vote will be Boston, where the race for mayor and four city council spots will be narrowed down to two candidates each. Of the 391,000 registered voters in the city, about 60,000 (15-percent) are expected to cast their ballots – setting up a major challenge for candidates looking to churn out support, especially among younger voters. Ashley Spillane, former president of Rock the Vote, who knows a thing or two about the challenges of getting people to the polls; and Joe Slade White, a long-time strategist for former Vice President Joe Biden and now a visiting fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics working with students on voter engagement issues, joined Jim Braude to discuss the best approach to mobilizing a young voter.

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