Today on Boston Public Radio:
– Rep. Ayanna Pressley discussed her recent appeal to Gov. Charlie Baker to rescind COVID-19 crisis guidelines in order to address racial disparities in communities impacted by the coronavirus.
– CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem recapped her latest writing for The Atlantic on the “strange purgatory” awaiting Americans post-quarantine, and criticized President Donald Trump’s calls to pull funding for the World Health Organization.
– Beat the Press host Emily Rooney recounted her bizarre experience walking down an empty Newbury Steet in Boston, and read a COVID-themed list of fixations and fulminations.
– Media maven Sue O’Connell discussed the sexual assault allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden, and criticized the still-standing FDA restrictions on gay men donating blood.
– Tech writer Andy Ihnatko discussed a new contract-tracing app from Google and Apple, and local privacy concerns over Chinese regulations on the video game Animal Crossing.
– Under the Radar host Callie Crossley discussed polling on who Americans trust during the coronavirus pandemic, and whether recent comments from Surgeon General Jerome Adams were offensive to Americans of color.
– We opened our lines to ask listeners: Are you enjoying being antisocial while you social distance?