Today on the show:

  • Washington Post reporter Annie Linskey discussed this week’s Democratic presidential debates.
  • We opened up the phone lines and asked our listeners to share their thoughts on the news that children in migrant detention camps were not provided with toothpaste, soap and adequate sleep.
  • Juliette Kayyem shared her thoughts on what to expect when special counsel Robert Mueller testifies in front of Congress. Kayyem is on the faculty of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and an analyst for CNN.
  • Michael Norton discussed his latest research on the perception of political polarization in the United States. Norton is the Harold M. Brierley professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. His latest book is “Happy Money, the Science of Happier Spending.”
  • Medical ethicist Art Caplan discussed the conditions in migrant detention facilities, and focused on the inadequate amount of healthcare found in them. Caplan is the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Chair, and director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. He’s also the co-host of the Everyday Ethics podcast.
  • WGBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen discussed the documentary For "Sama," and gave his review of the new film "Yesterday."