House Democrats Wield Majority Power: Symbolism Or Change?
It's been less than a month since Democrats took control of the House, and they're wasting no time exercising the power that comes with a new majority status. Between Micheal Cohen’s historic hearing — which Republicans refused to hold when they were in the majority — and the high-profile votes on new gun legislation, there's certainly no shortage of political theater. But what is the real-world impact of this "blue wave"?

Jim Braude was joined by political analyst Jennifer Nassour and former Boston City Councilor Michael Ross to discuss.

'Unexampled Courage: A Forgotten Piece Of Civil Rights History'
Richard Gergel, the federal court judge who presided over the 2015 Dylann Roof Charleston church murder trial, joined Jim Braude to discuss the little-known story of an African-American World War II veteran who was assaulted and blinded by a brutal cop and how it impacted the civil rights movement. When the Charleston church shooting went to trial, it took the jury less than three hours to come to a unanimous decision: guilty on all 33 counts of federal hate crime charges.

Six decades before Judge Richard Gergel took office, one of his predecessors, Judge J. Waties Waring, presided over the long-forgotten case with a very different ending, reached in just 28 minutes. Judge Gergel tells the story in his new book, "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring."

IMHO: Yellen Is Right — Trump Is Clueless When It Comes To Economics
President Donald Trump once explained that he did not appoint former Federal Chair Janet Yellen because, at 5 feet 3 inches, he thought she was too short to be federal chair. This week, Yellen said Trump is uninformed about economic policy. Jim Braude shared his thoughts on other topics for which Trump has shown a penchant for cluelessness.