Encore Casino Opens With Much Fanfare — But What Will Be The Long-Term Impact?
Following a licensing process that included sexual assault allegations against a past CEO, a $35 million fine against the company from the state, and local concerns about everything from traffic to the impact on small businesses, the Wynn-owned Encore Boston Harbor casino opened up Sunday. The debut came with lots of fanfare from local media and excited patrons alike, but some questions still remain: What will its long-term impact be? Will tax revenues for the state live up to the company’s optimistic predictions, and what will be the impact on quality of life for both residents and casino employees?

Jim Braude was joined by Boston Public Radio co-host Margery Eagan, Boston Globe columnist and WGBH contributor Shirley Leung, and Charles Chieppo, senior fellow at the Pioneer Institute and former policy director for Gov. Mitt Romney.

Why Hasn’t A Rape Allegation Against The President Dominated The Media?
On Friday, writer E. Jean Carroll alleged in an essay for New York Magazine that Donald Trump raped her in a New York department story in the mid-1990s. Her story included a detailed account of the entire incident from beginning to end, including vivid descriptions of Trump’s alleged use of force. Her description fits the legal definition of rape, amounting to the only public rape accusation against Trump by a non-anonymous accuser that wasn’t later withdrawn. Will this accusation resonate beyond its initial news cycle?

Jim Braude was joined by Boston Public Radio co-host Margery Eagan, Jen Deaderick, author of "She The People," and Amanda Hunter, research and communications director for the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.

On The Campaign Trail: Steve Bullock
NBC is hosting the first two Democratic presidential debates this week, but while the stage will be crowded both nights, not every candidate made the cut. Adam Reilly profiles one politician who will be watching from the sidelines.

IMHO: Don’t Be A Bad Sport
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on a recent viral video of a little league game that recently broke out into a brawl — between the adults.