Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • A bill in the Massachusetts legislature would compel schools that teach sexual education to use medically accurate information — but it still wouldn't make sex ed mandatory. Medical ethicist Art Caplan weighed in. Caplan is a the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Chair and director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. He’s also the co-host of the "Everyday Ethics" podcast.
  • Then we opened up the lines and asked our listeners: Do you think sex ed should be mandatory in schools?
  • What's the best way for the government to deal with "sin taxes" on behaviors like smoking, alcohol, illegal drugs, and unhealthy foods? MIT economist Jonathan Gruber shared his thoughts.
  • WGBH Executive Arts editor and "Open Studio" host Jared Bowen shared his rundown of the latest arts and cultural events around town.
  • We opened up the lines and asked our listeners: Should Massachusetts implement a statewide soda tax?
  • Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo discussed her proposal to expand Pre-K, the 2020 race, and more.