'The Cruelty Is The Point': Lawyer Slams Federal Decision To End Special Medical Immigration Status
Twenty local immigrant families that have been allowed to stay in the United States to receive medical care were told last week they must soon leave the country or face deportation. Last week, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) sent letters to these families — including some with children receiving treatment for cancer, epilepsy, or HIV — saying that their "medical deferred action" status that has enabled them to stay and legally work in the U.S. while receiving medical care for serious illnesses will not be renewed.

In for Jim Braude, Adam Reilly was joined by Anthony Marino, the director of immigration legal services for the Irish International Immigrant Center, which is representing some of the impacted families, and Commonwealth Magazine reporter Sarah Betancourt, who has been covering the story.

Gloucester Lobster Industry Feeling The Pinch From China Trade War
This segment originally aired on July 10, 2019.
China has become a major lobster importer of the local seafood dish. But one year into the U.S. trade war with China, coastal communities are taking a hit. Stephanie Leydon reports on an effort to influence trade policy and protect the local lobster industry.

Doris Kearns Goodwin On How Leaders Are Made
This segment originally aired in September 2018.
After five decades of studying and writing about past presidents, Doris Kearns Goodwin has learned a thing or two on what makes a great leader – and what doesn't. Believe it or not, she started her latest book well before President Donald Trump — by examining the characteristics of four presidents she's come to know quite well: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. In each case, Goodwin finds — these great leaders were not born, but made, in the face of national crisis. Jim Braude was joined by Doris Kearns Goodwin to talk about her new book, "Leadership: In Turbulent Times."