Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka talked about the state budget with an emphasis on education funding. She also discussed the charter school debate, the Gender X driver’s license bill that she's prioritized and sports betting.
  • We opened up the lines for the annual BPR spelling bee to quiz listeners on words from the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • Emily Rooney joined us for her weekly visit, this time to give her take on Barstool Sports, the JP Morgan paternity leave lawsuit and famously bad songs.
  • Paul Reville came in to talk about state funding for education and charter schools versus public schools. He also highlighted why he believes the new SAT Adversity score gives a more wholesome picture of students. Reville is the former state secretary of education and a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education where he also runs the Education Redesign Lab.
  • Juliette Kayyem joined the show to talk about the United States' relationship with Mexico and Speaker Nancy Pelosi's impeachment strategy. She also spoke with us about the outcomes of Mueller’s recent remarks, and about tornadoes and climate change. Keyyem is on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School and a CNN analyst.
  • Playright Ryan Landry discussed how Al Franken and others accused of sexual misconduct should be punished.
  • Louise Riley Sacco and Michael Frank, the people behind the Museum of Bad Art, joined us for our Friday News Quiz, and brought along some pieces from their bad art collection.