Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • We opened up the lines and asked listeners about the crumbling Red Line. Is the city's fraught public transportation making you consider moving away?
  • Is the next frontier in fake meats a plant-based fish? Food writer Corby Kummer weighed in. Kummer is executive director of the food and society policy program at the Aspen Institute, a senior editor at The Atlantic, and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
  • Emily Rooney, host of WGBH's Beat the Press, shared her famous list of observations and frustrations.
  • Sue O'Connell explained why she believes Megan Rapinoe is a new kind of sports icon. O'Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News, as well as a politics reporter for NECN.
  • Massachusetts-born soccer star Sam Mewis is fresh off a World Cup win with the U.S. women's national team. She joined us to debrief the team's victorious trip to France and their fight for equal pay.
  • Tech writer Andy Ihnatko discussed the Trump administration's move to invite right-wing conspiracy theorists to a so-called "social media summit" at the White House. Ihnatko is a tech writer, blogger and podcaster.
  • We had a highly-caffeinated news quiz with Jim Cannell, the owner of Jim's Coffee, and Christelle Debeuf, its head barista trainer.