Should We Blame Trump For The Pipe Bomb Wave?
This episode was taped prior to the arrest of the suspect.

A hunt is underway for whoever sent a series of pipe bombs to a host of Democrats and Trump critics. The disturbing trend prompted Donald Trump, at least for a moment, to change his tune, saying it was time for the country to “unify.” But Democratic leaders Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi said in a joint statement that his words "ring hollow." And indeed, President Trump has a lengthy record of insulting both individuals and entire ethnic or religious groups, and encouraging violence against protesters at his rallies. Today, Trump said the real culprit in all this was “Fake News.” Given the current state of things, are we past the point of no return?

Jim Braude was joined by Jack Levin, co-director of Northeastern's Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict; Jennifer Nassour, former chair of the Massachusetts GOP and now the COO of ReflectUS, a bipartisan women’s political organization; and Gautam Mukunda, a Harvard Kennedy School fellow.

New Bedford: Microcosm For America’s Energy Shift?
One of the country’s most abundant sources of energy has yet to be harnessed — although not for a lack of trying. Nearly two decades of fierce political opposition killed a plan to build wind turbines off Cape Cod. But now the political climate has evolved, and we may soon see the country’s first full-scale off-shore wind farm. Stephanie Leydon reports on New Bedford’s transition from a fishing community to a source of wind energy — and jobs.

Ruby Rose Fox On The Intersection Of Art And Protest
From Taylor Swift to Kanye West, a lot of musicians are sticking their toes in the political waters these days, but no one is doing it quite like local artist Ruby Rose Fox. Her latest work, Salt, is more than just an album — it's also the soundtrack to her one-woman-show, by the same name. In both, she dives deep into family, love and loss with a backdrop heavy on politics, examining issues from Donald Trump to police brutality to the #MeToo movement. Last month, she won Album, Band, and Video Of The Year at the New England Music Awards. Jim Braude was joined by Ruby Rose Fox.

IMHO: OMG Ariana And Pete Called It Quits!
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on what Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s split have to do with the state of our democracy.