The Significance Of U.S. Troops Withdrawing From Afghanistan After 20 Years
As the country's long-running war in Afghanistan finally starts to draw to a close with President Biden planning to bring troops home over the next several months, what has been accomplished in the past 20 years? And what have been lost? Erik Edstrom, a former infantry platoon leader in Afghanistan, Bronze star winner and the author of 'Un-American: A Soldier's Reckoning Of Our Longest War,' joined Adam Reilly, in for Jim Braude, to discuss.
Black & Brown Voters Build Political Power For Boston's Mayoral Race
Acting Mayor Kim Janey is the first-ever woman and person of color to lead Boston. But what about when the fall election rolls around? Adam Reilly spoke with former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, who is leading the WAKANDA II initiative, an effort focused on coalescing Boston’s Black voters around a single Black candidats, as well as Eric Esteves, a Roxbury organizer working with other community leaders to ensure the city’s next mayor represents the interests of people of color.