Rise in Progressive Candidates Creates Shift Within The Democratic Party. Could It Lead To A Blue Wave This November?
New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a proud democratic socialist, stunned the political establishment last month with an upset win against a party-loyal incumbent. But not all Democrats are on board, and it remains to be seen how democratic socialism plays out in other parts of the country. So is the party undergoing a revolution that will bring a blue wave? Jim Braude was joined by John Walsh, former chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Emily Cherinack, the founder and executive director of the organization New Politics and Mac D’Alessandro, a partner at Democracy Partners.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Appoints William Gross As First Ever African American Police Commissioner
After more than four years as Commissioner, William Evans announced today that he will be stepping down. As he gets ready to start his new position as head of Boston College's public safety, Mayor Marty Walsh named superintendent-in-chief William Gross, Evan's second in command, as the city's new top cop -- the first person of color to ever lead the department. Tina Martin reports.

Author Mike Stanton On New Book “Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World."
Before there was Rocky Balboa in the beloved Sylvester Stallone movies, boxing's original Rocky was training in Brockton to one day become the heavyweight champion of the world. Hometown hero Rocky Marciano was one of the inspirations for Stallone's famous character and had one thing Balboa didn't: a thunderous roundhouse right, which knocked out all but 5 of his opponents in his perfect professional career. Jim Braude was joined by author Mike Stanton, who chronicles Marciano's life in, "Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World."

IMHO: It’s Time To Mandate Civic Education
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on bill on Beacon Hill that could help cure what ails a clueless electorate: a lack of civics education.