Trump’s Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Assault
It's not every presidential administration in which news that the former campaign chairman has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel, gets knocked off the front page in a matter of hours. But the Trump team is ever the exception. And today, all anyone can talk about is his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and the woman who has publicly accused him of sexual assault. Jim Braude was joined by Nancy Gertner, retired federal judge and senior lecturer at Harvard Law, and Martha Coakley, former state Attorney General, now a partner at Foley Hoag, and Jim Rappaport, former chair of the Mass. GOP.

The long trek back to normalcy in the Merrimack Valley
The investigation into the dozens of gas explosions and fires across Lawrence, Andover and North Andover on Thursday night is still ongoing. Federal officials have not yet confirmed what caused a sudden gas pressure increase last week that killed one person, injured several others, and led to dozens of homes being destroyed or damaged. By now, residents have been let back in their homes and have electricity again. But as Stephanie Leydon reports, life is still far from normal — and many have spent the past few days trying to recoup all that they’ve lost.

Columbia Gas Faces the Public’s Wrath
Days after the Merrimack Valley gas explosions, the company responsible for the gas lines around that region — says it could take months to restore gas to some 8,500 affected customers.Residents have already shared stories of standing in line for hours over the weekend as they waited to file claims for losses like medicine and food. Jim was joined by state senator Michael Barrett, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, and State Senator Bruce Tarr, whose district includes North Andover and who also sits on that committee.