Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • A heated debate is surrounding the new Myrtle the Turtle sculpture at the Myrtle Street Playground on Beacon Hill. We opened the lines to ask our listeners if they think the sculpture poses a safety threat to children playing on it. Nancy Schon, the sculptor of the piece, personally called in to tell us that a design is in the works for a canopy over the sculpture to prevent it from heating up from the sun.
  • Comedian Hannah Gadsby joined Margery and Jared at the WGBH Studio at the Boston Public Library to talk about her new show, "Douglas."
  • Media maven Sue O'Connell discussed Beto O'Rourke's LGBTQ rights plan.
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined us for another edition of "Ask the Mayor." He took calls from our listeners and addressed the recent MBTA service problems.
  • Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of Netflix animated comedy series "BoJack Horseman," came in to talk about his new book, "Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories."
  • Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, discussed the 25th anniversary of the O.J. Simpson murder case.
  • Eric Robinson and Kevin Deabler, principals of RODE Architects, discussed their new project with The Community Builders and the Pine Street Inn to provide permanent supportive housing for the homeless. The two also participated in our Friday News Quiz.