What Does Whitaker’s Appointment Mean For The Russia Probe?
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is planning to issue new indictments in the coming days, according to a CBS News report. His team is now working under the leadership of newly-appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. However, Whitaker’s long history of critical comments about Mueller's work has some legal scholars, and congressional Democrats, concerned. The state attorney general of Maryland has asked a federal judge to block Whitaker from serving as acting Attorney General because he was not confirmed by the Senate.

Jim Braude was joined by former U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who served under former President Barack Obama and successfully prosecuted Dzokhar Tsarnaev and James "Whitey" Bulger, and is now working with Anderson & Kreiger LLP; and former U.S. Attorney Don Stern, who was appointed by former President Bill Clinton and worked alongside Robert Mueller both during his stint with the Department of Justice, and in private practice at Hale and Dorr.

Accelerated Gentrification In Roxbury
Amazon announced today that, after a year-long search, it's splitting its second headquarters between Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia. While some in the Boston area had hoped the online giant would spur development, others feared that Amazon's arrival would speed up the gentrification that has overtaken neighborhoods around the city. Even without the Amazon effect, a recent report found housing prices in Boston went up almost 40 percent from 2010 to 2015. That change has been even more accelerated in Roxbury, where prices have gone up closer to 70 percent. That is why one city councilor recently held a hearing to brainstorm ways to keep current Roxbury residents in the city. Tina Martin reports.

Andre Dubus III On ‘Gone So Long’
In his 2011 memoir "Townie," local author Andre Dubus III wrote that if he hadn't started writing, he might have ended up in prison. In his most recent fictional book, "Gone So Long," he tackles the themes of violence and reckoning with the past for someone getting out of prison. Jim Braude was joined by Andre Dubus III, who is also a professor at UMass Lowell, ahead of his appearance with Oprah this coming Thursday at the Tsongas Center in Lowell.

IMHO: This Is Their Highway
Jim Braude on why doctors talking about gun violence is exactly their lane, despite what the NRA says.