Today on Boston Public Radio:
Art Caplan weighed in on Denmark getting rid of all COVID-19 restrictions, desires for the United States to do the same and ethical approaches to the metaverse following reports of sexual assault online. Caplan is director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University School of Medicine.
Then, we asked listeners their thoughts on whether the United States should follow the path of Denmark and ramp down COVID-19 restrictions.
Juliette Kayyem discussed the latest in the Jan. 6 committee news, tensions at the Russia-Ukraine border and a report into Miami’s dangerous condo development history following Surfside. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Michelle Singletary prepared listeners for tax season, including tips on how to deal with income through Venmo and PayPal and a racially biased IRS facial recognition software. Singletary is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, whose award-winning column “The Color of Money” provides insight into the world of personal finance.
Dr. Julia Brody and Dr. Mary Beth Terry talked about their series, “Cancer and the Environment,” about the link between chemicals and cancer. Brody is the executive director and senior scientist at Silent Spring Institute, a scientific research organization dedicated to uncovering the environmental causes of breast cancer. Terry is a cancer epidemiologist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Joanne Chang updated listeners on the challenging state of the restaurant industry with the omicron variant and uneven federal aid, and shared her Lunar New Year traditions. Joanne Chang is a James Beard Award-Winning baker and owner of Flour Bakery, as well as Myers + Chang with her husband Christopher Myers.
We ended the show by asking listeners whether they’re early birds or night owls, and why people enjoy the early hours of the morning.