• Even though counter-protesters dwarfed the 20 or so rally-goers who turned out Sunday, a new CBS poll finds that since last year’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, 61 percent of Americans say racial tensions have increased over the past year. So what does this mean for the midterms? We’re joined by Joanna Weiss, A WGBH regular and the editor of Experience, a new magazine published by Northeastern University, and WGBH Radio and TV reporter Adam Reilly. He’s also the co-host of The Scrum politics podcast.
  • WGBH News Analyst and Groundtruth Project co-founder Charlie Sennott is here to go over the latest international headlines.
  • This Wednesday, August 15th, is the deadline for voter registration for the September 4th state primary. And for those of you who will be on an extended Labor Day getaway, all absentee ballots have to be in by 5 p.m. on Aug. 31st. But before we ask you if you’re ready for the Election Day, we need to know: do you know that there is one?
  • Then, Bryan Cranston is heading to Broadway to star in a theatrical adaptation of the 1970’s film, Network. Does NETWORK’s message about our relationship with the media resonate today? Or is it too late? TV Guru Bob Thompson joins us for that and more.
  • We’re joined by Reverend Emmett Price. He’s Professor of Worship, Church & Culture and Founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
  • For another edition of Village Voice, we discuss poetry and how it can help us to better understand our lives and times with the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, Richard Blanco.
  • We’ve clearly surrendered seemed to the on demand economy. Video on demand, delivery on demand, even having our refrigerators physically stocked by someone else on demand. But is gas on demand a sign that as a society we’re tanking?
  • A startup Yoshi — and others like it — is gaining traction nationwide. It’s a subscription service: $20 a month, plus the cost of gas, and they’ll fill your tank so you don’t have the inconvenience of spending five minutes at the gas station. We opened the lines to ask you, Is this a sign that we are a culture of lazy, coddled people? Is this a service that appeals to you? If you have an electric car do you want a service where someone plugs your car in for you?

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