Today on Boston Public Radio:
We kicked things off by opening phone lines to talk with callers about the latest trend of people quitting their jobs in a moment of post-vaccine clarity.
Karen Mauney-Brodek talked about how the pandemic has changed our relationship with public spaces, and previewed the summer events that The Emerald Necklace Conservancy has to offer. Mauney-Brodek is the president of The Emerald Necklace Conservancy.
Saraya Wintersmith and Adam Reilly discussed the state of Boston’s crowded mayoral race. Wintersmith covers Boston City Hall for GBH, and Reilly is both a reporter for GBH news and co-host of the politics podcast The Scrum.
Shirley Leung talked about her recently-published “working mother's manifesto,” a call to employers about the once-in-a-generation opportunity the pandemic has provided to course-correct how we work, and to make things more equitable – particularly for working mothers. Leung is a business columnist for The Boston Globe.
The Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III weighed in on controversy surrounding the 2021 Boston Pride parade, a reckoning at this year's Southern Baptist Convention, and teenager Darnella Frazier’s Pulitzer citation for her video documenting the killing of George Floyd. 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 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.
Jamie Gahlon zoomed in to discuss the 10-year anniversary of HowlRound Theatre Commons, an online platform for theater-makers. She also discussed 2020's racial reckoning for the theater industry, and changes to come in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gahlon is co-founder and president of HowlRound Theatre Commons.
We closed Monday's show by getting your theories on the story about a Cape Cod lobster fisherman who claims he was nearly swallowed by a humpback whale.