Wrapping Up The Week In Political News
President Donald Trump was challenged this week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said Thursday she thought his aides needed to stage an “intervention” for him on the country’s behalf.

Meanwhile, both leaders faced challenges from within their own ranks: the president’s former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said that Trump went into a 2017 meeting with Putin completely unprepared, and the speaker continued to resist calls from within her base to impeach Trump.

To discuss what this means for continued developments in Washington, Jim Braude was joined by Michael Curry, former president of the Boston NAACP and current chair of the National NAACP Advocacy and Policy Committee, and Joe Malone, former Massachusetts treasurer and a Trump supporter.

Shannon Liss-Riordan On Her Challenge To Senator Ed Markey
Longtime Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey now faces a challenge from labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, who has long represented workers in wage and labor disputes, including against Amazon and Uber. Liss-Riordan says she was inspired to run after witnessing the successful anti-incumbent victories of Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and also after growing frustrated with the confirmation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

To discuss her platform and her pitch to Massachusetts voters, Jim Braude was joined by Shannon Liss-Riordan.

Casino Congestion To Come?
Yesterday the Gaming commission voted to allow the casino to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. – two hours longer than local restaurants and bars. The finishing touches go on Encore Boston, which is now slated to open June 23rd. And while the casino hopes to attract high rollers, the kind of traffic they may bring is creating some anxiety. Tina Martin went to Everett to find out.

IMHO: Ore-Oh No
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on the embarrassing display of ignorance from HUD Secretary Ben Carson.