Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Our political roundtable with Michael Curry and Joe Malone tackled the latest local and national news. Curry is senior vice president and general counsel at Mass League of Community Health Centers, and a member of the National NAACP Board of Directors. Malone is former state treasurer.
  • Is the standoff between China and the United States the beginning of a broader economic war? Charles Sennott, founder of The GroundTruth Project and a WGBH analyst, weighed in.
  • Do you feel cheated by the weather this spring? We opened up the lines and asked our listeners.
  • After being exiled from TV, Billy Bush is making his return. Television expert Bob Thompson weighed in. Thompson is founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture and a Trustee Professor of Television and Popular Culture at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse.
  • Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett Price tackled the moral issues of the day on “All Revved Up.” Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist and the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail, as well as a visiting researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University School of Theology. Price is a Professor of Worship, Church & Culture and Founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
  • We opened up the lines and asked our listeners about the death of the middle school dance. Is it time to bring this rite of passage back?
  • Poet Richard Blanco read the winning entries to our acrostic poem contest. Blanco is the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, and his new book is "How To Love A Country."