Today on the show:

  • Art Caplan, the director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center, discussed Trump's proposal for dealing with drug dealers and the future of tackle football. Caplan is also a Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty chair and the co-host of the Everyday Ethics podcast.
  • Boston Globe Columnist Alex Beam, whose latest book is “The Feud: Vladimir Nabakov, Edmund Wilson and the End of a Beautiful Friendship,” was joined by Reverend Irene Monroe, syndicated religion columnist and the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail, to talk about the "Autobiography of Malcom X" for this month's BPR book club.
  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution from a message parlor in Jupiter, Florida. We opened the lines to hear how these charges will impact our listeners' opinions of the Patriots and of Kraft.
  • Attorney General Maura Healey joined us to take our questions and our listeners'.
  • CNN’s Chief National Correspondent John King called into to give us a preview of tomorrow's Michael Cohen hearing. King is also the host of Inside Politics, which you can catch Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. and weekdays at noon.
  • Carolyn Beeler, the environment reporter for The World, called us from Antarctica, where she’s embedded with the research vessel the Nathaniel B. Palmer, which is on expedition to Thwaites Glacier.