Today on Boston Public Radio:
- President Donald Trump has tapped Ken Cuccinelli to head the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Joining with his analysis was Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum as well as the author of "There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration."
- A new poll says that 60% of voters believe the state is not adequately funding education — and that they're open to paying more taxes and reallocating funds to help districts that need it. We opened up the lines and asked listeners: Do you agree?
- From multiple derailments on the MBTA to the coming "A-pike-alypse," we discussed all things transit with Jim Aloisi and Chris Dempsey. Aloisi is former state transportation secretary, a member of the TransitMatters board, and a contributor to Commonwealth Magazine. Chris Dempsey is the director of Transportation for Massachusetts and a former assistant secretary of transportation.
- Is Trump playing chicken with chicken farmers? Corby Kummer weighed in. Kummer is executive director of the Food and Society policy program at the Aspen Institute, senior editor at The Atlantic, and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
- Historian Nancy Koehn discussed the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Koehn is an historian at the Harvard Business School, where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration, and her latest book is "Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times."
- Joining us on the line to go over the latest political headlines was John King, CNN's chief National Correspondent and host of "Inside Politics."
- Is California the killjoy of travel? Their state legislature is close to outlawing travel-sized toiletries as a way of cracking down on plastics. We opened up the lines and asked listeners: Can you live without your mini shampoos and soaps?