Today on the show:

  • Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has won the racially charged Senate runoff in Mississippi. She won the race after a video from earlier this year surfaced of Hyde-Smith saying that if one of her supporters invited her to “a public hanging,” she’d be “in the front row.” What does it say about America that voters have sent Hyde-Smith to Washington? We opened the lines and asked you.
  • WGBH’s Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen gives us a rundown of the latest movies, plays and museum exhibits in and around town.
  • National security expert Juliette Kayyem is here, and that means it’s Mueller Time: what losing Paul Manafort as a possible cooperating witness could mean for the Mueller investigation, and more.
  • Forty years ago, gay rights activist Harvey Milk was assassinated. Sue O’Connell joins us to look at Milk's legacy and how we view him today in light of the number of LGBTQ politicians who hold office.
  • Harvard Business School’s Nancy Koehn looks at what General Motors' idle plants and massive layoffs portend for the economy and the future of American manufacturing.
  • Boston Globe Interim Editorial Page Editor Shirley Leung joins us to discuss destigmatizing opioid abuse and other ongoing issues.
  • Former Education Secretary Paul Reville joins us to talk about possible outcomes of the Harvard trial and how the Board of Education will prevent future school closings, like the case at the embattled Mount Ida College.