A Diverse Democratic Party Faces Internal Divisions
A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that just 41 percent of registered voters would vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. But Democrats hoping to defeat Trump may not be setting themselves up for a landslide victory, as in-house squabbles this week showed a party divided over charges of anti-Semitic rhetoric against a member, the party’s decision not to consider FOX News as a debate host, and whether or when to proceed with impeachment hearings against the president.

To discuss the party’s state ahead of 2020, Jim Braude was joined by Nadeem Mazen, a former Cambridge city councilor and part of Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution movement, and Steve Kerrigan, former CEO of the Democratic National Convention and president of Barack Obama's Inaugural Committee.

Should The Voting Age Be Lowered To 16?
U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is pushing a measure to lower the voting age from 18 down to 16 in all federal elections, including the 2020 presidential election. The change comes on the heels of youth activism across the country on issues ranging from gun control to climate change, but some think such a change is unwise.

To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Massachusetts state Rep. Andy Vargas, a Democrat who is sponsoring a bill to lower the voting age for municipal elections, and Jennifer Braceras, a Republican and a senior fellow with the conservative organization, Independent Women's Forum.

IMHO: Vax-Tivist
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on the latest study to show there is no link between vaccines and autism, and a teenager’s defiance of his anti-vaxxer mother.