Today on Boston Public Radio:

Chuck Todd updated us on the latest political headlines, from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill to Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) questioning of critical race theory in the U.S. military. Todd is the moderator of “Meet The Press” on NBC, host of “Meet The Press Daily” on MSNBC and the political director for NBC News.

Chuck Todd on BPR | June 24, 2021

Next, we talked with listeners about Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to make August and September sales tax free.

Gov. Charlie Baker discussed his proposal to make August and September sales tax free, and the Spotlight investigation into the leadership at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. He also updated us on the status of COVID-19 testing and vaccination rates across the state.

Gov. Charlie Baker on BPR | June 24, 2021

Bill McKibben talked about increasing instances of extreme weather across the nation, explaining its relation to climate change. He also discussed the protests against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. McKibben is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, a founder of, and the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College. He also writes The Climate Crisis, The New Yorker’s environmental newsletter. His latest book is “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Bill McKibben on BPR | June 24, 2021

Paul Reville spoke about the GOP’s focus on critical race theory in schools, and Massachusetts’ new regulations on vocational schools’ admissions policies. Reville is the former Massachusetts secretary of education, and a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he also heads the Education Redesign Lab. His latest book, co-authored with Elaine Weiss, is: "Broader, Bolder, Better: How Schools And Communities Help Students Overcome The Disadvantages Of Poverty.”

Paul Reville on BPR | June 24, 2021

Shirley Leung shared her thoughts on Gov. Baker’s proposal for a sales tax free August and September, and explained how the #MeToo movement is impacting the craft beer industry. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | June 24, 2021

We wrapped up the show by continuing our discussion with listeners on Gov. Baker’s proposal to make August and September sales tax free.