The world of local and state politics continues to simmer ahead of next month’s Primaries and this November’s general elections.  Carleton College political science professor Steven Schier joins Esme to answer the nagging questions that have popped up recently in the political ring.

Over last weekend’s Independence Day holiday, some people saw more than fireworks in the sky.  A listener wrote to the show saying that she saw an object that couldn’t be explained as a firecracker or a plane.  How prevalent is this issue of UFOs and alien life forms?  Retired Air Force Major George Filer and author Eric Elfman talk about their endeavors into the extra-terrestrial world.