Attorney General Jeff Sessions went before Congress today for his fourth round of testimony so far this year. Speaking before the House Judiciary Committee, he again said he did not have improper conversations with Russians and has no knowledge that any Trump campaign official colluded with the Kremlin. When asked whether he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Clintons and their potential Russia ties, Sessions said there is “not enough basis” to do so. Retired Federal Judge Nancy Gertner, now a senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, and Mark Strand, president of the Congressional Institute and a current fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, joined Jim Braude to discuss that and Donald Trump Jr.’s campaign correspondence with WikiLeaks.

For most people, TV, movies and art in general are an escape from the ugly realities of the real world. But it seems like every day now, we’re learning of a new, ugly reality about the people who make those fictional works possible. With a list ranging from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to Louis C.K. and many others in between, if you were to boycott them all, you would be watching a lot of bars and tone on your TV. WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen, UMass Professor of American Studies Rachel Rubin and Matthew Gilbert, TV critic for The Boston Globe, joined Jim Braude discuss whether we should – or even can – separate the art from the artist.

For a beloved local tradition, South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has a fair amount of baggage. Over the years, it’s become at least as well known for keeping gay groups out as it is for Hibernian revelry. The parade is organized by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, an umbrella group that was led for years by Southie native John “Wacko” Hurley, a Navy vet who once said, of a gay group seeking to march, “This is a family-oriented day, and they’re out to destroy it.” But now, like the neighborhood that hosts it, the parade is undergoing some striking changes.

Jim’s thoughts on the Keurig kerfuffle surrounding Fox News’ Sean Hannity.