President Trump said the Iran Deal is rotten to the core. Today Iranian lawmakers shouted "death to America" and set fire to a paper U.S. flag. Did we just make the existential threat of Iran worse? Meanwhile, is Trump’s diplomatic touch working in North Korea, where three American detainees have just been released? National Security expert Juliette Kayyem joined us for these headlines and more.
- Today the Massachusetts House is debating raising the minimum age for buying tobacco from 18 to age 21. The bill would also impose new regulations on e-cigarettes and would prohibit tobacco sales at pharmacies. The bill stands a good chance of making it to the desk of Charlie Baker, who is supports the age increase. We opened the lines and asked you for your take on raising the age for cigarettes.
- The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser joined us to talk about the blood sweat, tears and ponds of string cheese and Twizzlers that went into making the Iran deal happen, and how easily it was destroyed.
- You may know actor George Takei from his out-of-this-world role on Star Trek, but you may not be as familiar with Takei’s family's real-world experience in the Japanese American internment camps during World War II. He joined us to discuss his new musical Allegiance, inspired by Takei’s family’s personal experiences.
- Medical ethicist Art Caplan joined us to explore the latest headlines.
- Journalist Sy Montgomery joined us for another edition of The Afternoon Zoo, where we look at the intersection of animal behavior and human behavior.
- As the saying goes, “give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime … and teach a man how fish die an agonizing death, and he’ll never want to eat fish again.” That’s right. Most of the fish that we eat are killed in ways that are as bad as the worst factory farms where cattle and pigs are processed.
- We opened the lines and asked you, does this make the idea of eating fish harder for you?
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