A ‘Gigantic’ Increase In Monthly Average Deaths Shows ‘We’re Still In The Thick’ Of The Coronavirus Pandemic, Says Brigham And Women’s Physician
Governor Charlie Baker laid out a four-phase plan Monday for the state to ‘re-open’ starting May 18, although he emphasized the process will be gradual and could change depending on public health outcomes. The news came as the death toll in Massachusetts rose above 5,000 people. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Dr. Jeremey Faust, an emergency physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School.

Former Federal Judge Has Never Seen Anything Like The DOJ's Decision To Drop Michael Flynn Charges
The Department of Justice last week announced its decision to drop its case against former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who plead guilty twice to lying to the FBI in a 2017 interview about his communications with the Russian ambassador. On Sunday, the former FBI agent who conducted the interview in question spoke out in a New York Times op-ed, claiming Attorney General Bill Barr twisted her words to drop the case. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by retired federal judge Nancy Gertner.

J.Geils’ Peter Wolf on Little Richard: “He Set the Template For Every Singer And Every Performer”
Rock and roll pioneer Little Richard died Saturday at the age of 87 from bone cancer. Over a career that stretched seven decades, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, recognized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and was been credited as a major influence on artists from Elton John and James Brown to Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by musician Peter Wolf.