Today on the show:

  • We spoke with Sen. Ed Markey about the Green New Deal.
  • Carolyn Beeler, the environment reporter for The World, called us from Antarctica, where she’s embedded with the research vessel the Nathaniel B. Palmer, which is on expedition to Thwaites Glacier.
  • We spoke with economist Jonathan Gruber about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax on people with assets in excess of $50 million.
  • National security expert Juliette Kayyem discussed the controversy between billionaire Jeff Bezos and The National Enquirer.
  • We discussed a new bill in Oregon that could eliminate vaccine exemptions for parents after an outbreak of measles in the state.
  • We asked Sue O’Connell, host of NECN’s “The Takeaway,” whether America will elect a bachelor, like Sen. Cory Booker, to the White House.
  • In the aftermath of the Westminster Dog Show, we asked our listeners how they felt about the practice of “clipping” dogs' nails, tails and ears, which is prevalent in dog competitions.
  • Boston Globe columnist Meredith Goldstein joined us to discuss the second season of her podcast “Love Letters.