Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by talking with listeners about how they’re handling the political divide in America.

Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo spoke about his campaign for Suffolk County district attorney and how he would bring his previous experience as a public defender to the role, if elected. He also discussed the need for transparency in the case of former Boston police officer Patrick Rose Sr.

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo on BPR | June 3, 2022

Callie Crossley talked about Harini Logan’s win at the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee and Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant. She also shared her thoughts on Sheryl Sandberg stepping down from her role as chief operating officer of Meta. Crossley hosts GBH’s Under the Radar and Basic Black.

Callie Crossley on BPR | June 3, 2022

Barbara Lynch shared her thoughts on the state of the restaurant industry. She also called for student loan forgiveness for the next generation of restaurant workers. Lynch is a James Beard Award-winning chef, and the restarauter behind No. 9 Park, Menton, Sportello and others. In 2017, she was one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people, and is a Druker Award recipient.

Barbara Lynch on BPR | June 3, 2022

Art Caplan talked about President Joe Biden’s response to the baby formula shortage, and the scientists that have successfully transplanted a 3-D–printed ear. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City.

Art Caplan on BPR | June 3, 2022

Erin Caldwell talked about Dorchester’s first annual Dorchfest. Then pop singer Rosa Cesario, acoustic singer-songwriter Tim Pitoniak and hip-hop/spoken word artist Paul Willis performed live at the Boston Public Library.

Dorchfest on BPR | June 3, 2022

In honor of the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee, we hosted the annual Boston Public Radio Spelling Bee for listeners.