Today on Boston Public Radio:
– We opened our lines to talk with listeners about recent protests and accusations of environmental racism over the proposed removal of 124 trees along Roxbury's Melnea Cass Boulevard.
– Robbie Goldstein, an MGH physician and candidate for Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District, talked about his views on expanding health care coverage in the state, abortion rights, and why he’s running for the seat of current Rep. Stephen Lynch.
– Politico's Stephanie Murray broke down the latest headlines around several Mass. congressional races, as well as the ongoing Senate primary race between Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III.
– DNC Chair Tom Perez talked about last week’s virtual Democratic National Convention.
– Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett Price, hosts of WGBH’s All Rev’d Up, discussed the history of racist housing practices in liberal neighborhoods in and around Boston, and previewed season two of their podcast All Rev’d Up, which premiers this Wednesday.
– TV expert Bob Thompson lent his thoughts on the balance of politics and entertainment at last week’s Democratic National Convention, and reviewed both “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV Plus, and Netflix’s “Hoops.”
– Inaugural poet Richard Blanco talked about the joys and challenges of translating poems into different languages.