Today on Boston Public Radio:

We opened the show by hearing from listeners about Hurricane Ian bearing down on Florida’s gulf coast, and how climate change is making storms more extreme.

Art Caplan discussed medical transparency for people seeking political office and Biogen’s results from a clinical trial of a drug they’re developing that aims to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. 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 | Sept. 28, 2022

U.S. Rep Jim McGovern called in from the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health to discuss the administration's efforts to end hunger in the United States.

Rep. Jim McGovern on BPR | Sept. 28, 2022

Tom Nichols discussed Russia’s conscription and the latest developments in the war in Ukraine. Nichols is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes the Peacefield newsletter.

Tom Nichols on BPR | Sept. 28, 2022

Matt Gertz discussed how right-wing media has been covering the Jan. 6 committee hearings, and what to expect around the upcoming midterm elections. Gertz is a senior fellow at Media Matters.

Matthew Gertz on BPR | Sept. 28, 2022

Shirley Leung discussed ballot questions before voters this November, including the Fair Share Amendment and one involving dental insurers. Shirley Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | Sept. 28, 2022

We closed the show by talking with listeners about lingering stigma for parents imbibing marijuana around their children.