Party Challengers And Independent Voters In The 2020 Race
Republican and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld has officially declared that he will run against President Donald Trump in the party’s 2020 primary. Weld previously ran against Trump as the vice presidential contender for the Libertarian ticket with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. That pairing won just over 3 percent of the national vote, and no votes in the electoral college, but Weld says he feels he must run out of concern for “the Republic.” Meanwhile, independent Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic nomination and putting up a strong showing in the polls, even as he angers some party faithful who view him as a "spoiler."

To discuss the role of the primary challenger and the elusive "independent voter," Jim Braude was joined by Jesse Mermell, former communications director for Gov. Deval Patrick; Joe Malone, a Trump supporter and former state treasurer; and former Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen.

How Tech-Minded Consumers Are Driving Supermarkets To Adapt
Today, more than 31,000 Stop & Shop workers from more than 240 stores across New England, are heading into their seventh day on strike — one of the largest supermarket strikes in 15 years. But the strike is just the latest iteration in the story of the changing supermarket industry, Cristina Quinn reports.

The Stop & Shop Strike Continues
The Stop & Shop strike continued into its sixth day Tuesday, as talks between the company and the United Food and Commercial Workers union continued after the two groups failed to reach a deal over the weekend. Thirty-one thousand union workers in 240 stores across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island went on strike Thursday to protest a reduction in pension benefits for new hires, an increase in health care premiums, and wage increases that union representatives say would amount to less than a 2 percent raise.

Jim Braude was joined by three longtime Stop & Shop employees and union members from the Boston area: Jose Lopes, Jim Griffin and Paul Batista.

IMHO: The Catholic Church Still Doesn’t Get It
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on Pope Benedict’s shockingly obtuse letter blaming the church’s sexual abuse problem on the sexual revolution.