Today on the show:

  • It’s now day 34 of the government shutdown. We asked our listeners: Is it time for President Donald Trump to compromise?
  • Rep. Katherine Clarkjoined us for her take on the ongoing government shutdown and her demands for Trump to re-open the government.
  • A new reportfound that the Trump administration may have separated thousands more migrant children from their parents at the border than initially reported. Former Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral joined us for that and more.
  • Former Mass. Secretary of Education Paul Reville joined us for the latest education headlines, including the Covington Catholic High School controversy.
  • We continue our education conversation with best-selling author Tara Westover, who broke from her fundamentalist family, where formal schooling was shunned, and graduated from Harvard University.
  • We were joined by David A. Kaplan, author of the new book "The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside The Supreme Courts Assault On The Constitution."
  • In the 2018 midterm elections, women’s political energy shifted the balance of Congressional power. What other impacts will women’s anger have in politics? Rebecca Traister, author of "Good and Mad: How Women’s Anger is Reshaping America" joined the show.

Correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified David A. Kaplan. We regret the error.