Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by asking listeners about Boston's proposal to ban the use of fossil fuels in new buildings.
Art Caplan discussed the Inflation Reduction Act's expansion of Medicare's ability to cap prescription drug prices and the growing popularity of ayahuasca and psychedelic use among celebrities. 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.
Juliette Kayyem discussed her latest piece in The Atlantic on the importance of the documents from the FBI search of former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney's election loss and recent right-wing targeting and harassment of the trans health program at Boston Children's Hospital's. Kayyem was the assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs for Homeland Security under former President Barack Obama. She is currently the faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Tom Papa discussed his current projects and his upcoming Netflix standup comedy special taping at The Wilbur theatre this fall. Papa hosts the Sirius XM Radio show “Come to Papa” and starred in the 2020 Netflix special “You’re Doing Great!”.
Kara Baskin discussed some of her latest parenting columns, including a list of her favorite restaurants to dine out with children and tips for how to stop exploding at your kids. Baskin is a food and parenting writer for the Boston Globe, and a humor writer for McSweeney's.
Sy Montgomery discussed how squirrels have been keeping cool in the recent heat waves by splooting, plus new research recording stingrays making sounds for the first time. Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist and Boston Public Radio contributor. Her latest book is "The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty.”
We closed the show by asking listeners about their stories — both nightmarish and idyllic — about taking their kids out to restaurants.