Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began Monday's show by opening our phone lines to talk with listeners about their experiences trying to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in Massachusetts.

Bob Thompson commemorated the life and career of groundbreaking actress Cicely Tyson, who died last week. He also reviewed HBO’s “The Little Things,” Netflix's “The Brooklyn Saints" and SyFy’s “Resident Alien.” Thompson is the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture and a professor of television and popular culture at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Bob Thompson on BPR | Feb. 1, 2021

Charlie Sennott weighed in on protests in Russia around the detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. He also gave a debrief on Monday's coup in Myanmar, vaccine distribution stumbles in the EU and broader COVID-19 vaccine inequity around the globe. Sennott is a GBH News analyst and the founder and CEO of The GroundTruth Project.

Charlie Sennott on BPR | Feb. 1, 2021

The Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett Price talked about inaugural poet Amanda Gorman's Black Catholic parish in Los Angeles. They also weighed in on the contentious relationship between Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., along with news that the Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail and a visiting researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at the Boston University School of Theology. Price is executive director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Together, they host GBH’s All Rev’d Up podcast.

All Rev'd Up | Feb. 1, 2021

Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett talked about Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s methodology for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the commonwealth and questions around vaccine efficacy. As always, she also responded to questions and comments from listeners. Gergen Barnett teaches in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical School.

Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett on BPR | Feb. 1, 2021