Segment 1: Instead of a divided country, Sen. Blunt sees "great capacity to come together."
In a live broadcast from NPR studios in Washington, Missouri's junior U.S. senator weighs in on upcoming midterm elections and the fate of the state's senior senator, who's engaged in one of the hottest midterm races in the country. He also discusses his efforts on the behalf of Missourians in pushing legislation to help ease the opioid epidemic, and on a bill that would make air travel more traveler-friendly.
Segment 2, beginning at 17:22: NPR correspondent on Justice Kavanaugh, presidential conduct and the onslaught of news.
As national political correspondent, it's Mara Liasson's job to keep up with the high drama that Beltway politics has been the last few years. Today, we got her thoughts on a controversial Supreme Court confirmation and the conduct of the country's chief executive. She also ran down her favorite spots in D.C. for a friendly radio crew in town for the weekend from Kansas City.