Today on Boston Public Radio:

Art Caplan discussed President Joe Biden’s comments about the COVID-19 pandemic being "over," Tampa Bay schools' launch of Tom Brady’s fitness program, and new research showing 20% of households are dealing with some form of medical debt. Art Caplan is a professor and the director of NYU Grossman School of Medicine's Division of Medical Ethics.

Art Caplan on BPR | Sept. 21, 2022

After talking to Art Caplan about issues surrounding the mental health crisis, we heard from listeners about adults under 65 years old possibly getting mental health screenings.

Shirley Leung talked about her recent article on the development potential and costs for the reopening of Long Island, plus the latest on the MBTA's Orange Line reopening, and the Steamship Authority rejecting suggestions for its naming competition for the newly acquired ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Shirley Leung is a columnist and associate editor at The Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | Sept. 21, 2022

Rick Steves shared his travel experience dining and cruising the Burgundy Canal, and the usefulness of trekking poles while hiking the trails on the Swiss Alps. Rick Steves is a television host, guidebook author, activist and owner and founder of Rick Steves’ Europe.

Rick Steves on BPR | Sept. 21, 2022

Marcela García discussed recent lawsuits regarding the migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard, and growing Latino representation on Beacon Hill. Marcela García is an associate editor and columnist for The Boston Globe's op-ed page.

Marcela Garcia on BPR | Sept. 21, 2022

Sy Montgomery talked about emotional support squids and alligators, plus kangaroos terrorizing Australian townsfolk. Sy Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist and author of her latest book is “The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty.”

Sy Montgomery on BPR | Sept. 21, 2022

We closed the show with a call-in segment and heard from listeners about our obsession with height, and what it says about us.