Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) is out following multiple accusations of sexual harassment and mounting calls for his resignation. Conyers made the announcement today and, here at home, Stan Rosenberg is officially off the job as Senate President — at least for now — despite the fact that he did not do any of the molesting. He temporarily stepped aside yesterday while a Senate investigation is carried out into multiple allegations of harassment and assault against his husband, Bryon Hefner. So what are the rules about who should step down when they are accused of sexual misconduct? Jim Braude was joined by Massachusetts State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and Boston Globe Columnist Kevin Cullen to discuss.
There has been a lot of uncertainty in the air at our nation's colleges lately. After the Supreme Court announced that the latest iteration of the Trump travel ban can take effect, many international students and students-to-be are wondering how it might affect them. Then there's the GOP tax plan which may or may not eliminate the student loan interest deduction and make tuition waivers — given to many graduate students and other school employees — taxable income. Jim Braude was joined by Lee Pelton, the president of Emerson College, and Richard Doherty, the president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, to discuss.
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on the official diet of President McDonald J. Trump.