Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by opening phone lines, talking with listeners about last night’s Jan. 6 hearing.

Devra First and Christopher Muther joined us to share their list of hidden gems on Cape Cod. First writes about food and reviews restaurants for the Boston Globe. Muther is a travel writer for the Boston Globe.

Devra First and Christopher Muther on BPR | July 22, 2022

Shirley Leung discussed efforts to protect abortion rights in Massachusetts, and the state of the MBTA in the wake of the Orange Line train fire over the Mystic River on Thursday. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | July 22, 2022

Bill McKibben talked about his recent book, “The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened.” He also shared his thoughts on heat waves across the United States and Europe. McKibben is an author, educator and environmentalist. He’s the founder of and He has a new newsletter on Substack titled “The Crucial Years” and a new, serialized book titled “The Other Cheek: An Epic Nonviolent Yarn.”

Bill McKibben on BPR | July 22, 2022

Andy Ihnatko updated us on the latest tech headlines, focusing on the publishing industry’s lawsuit against the Internet Archive. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at

Andy Ihnatko on BPR | July 22, 2022

David Ibbett and James Monroe talked about translating the science of black holes into song through the Black Hole Symphony. Cellist Johnny Mok, soprano Agnes Coakley Cox and flutist and piccolo player Jessica Smith performed. Ibbett is the founder of the Multiverse Concert Series, and composer and conductor for the Black Hole Symphony. Monroe is the senior producer Adult Programs & Theater Experiences at the Museum of Science.

David Ibbett and James Monroe on BPR | July 22, 2022

We then asked listeners to share their favorite places to visit on Cape Cod.