Is It 'Cancel Culture,' Facing Consequences, Or Something In Between?
News broke Wednesday and Thursday that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed up in brownface or blackface makeup multiple times in the past, spurring speculation about what the political consequences might be for him. Also this week, comedian Shane Gillis was announced as a new face on "SNL" and then fired soon after, when relatively recent videos emerged of him making racist, sexist, and homophobic jokes. Both incidents have renewed debate about so-called "cancel culture" — whether it’s too punitive, or if it serves as a way for marginalized people to reclaim power.

Jim Braude was joined by Boston Globe columnist Jeneé Osterheldt and comedian and author Nell Scovell.

Is The 'American Dream' Broken?
The “American Dream” has generally meant that each generation should be able to do better than the last, but that premise has been thrown into doubt with growing economic inequality. The richest 1 percent now owns more than 40 percent of the country’s wealth — nearly double that of the bottom 90 percent. Is the American Dream really attainable for most with just hard work? And for some parts of the population, was it ever? Those questions are at the heart of a new organization in Washington, the Center for Advancing the American Dream. Jim Braude was joined by Kerry Healey, the former president of Babson College and the newly named president of the Center for Advancing the American Dream.

A BPS Teacher Reflects As The End Of A 50-Year-Long Career Nears
A local teacher is celebrating a big milestone. When she first started teaching, Nixon was president, Simon and Garfunkle topped the pop charts, and her school — now Boston Latin Academy — was then called Girls Latin School. Over the last 50 years, she's inspired a lot of students, including WGBH’s own Cristina Quinn.

IMHO: Oh Me, Oh My!
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on President Donald Trump’s special relationship with his favorite English word: “My.”