Today on Boston Public Radio:
Shirley Leung talked about her recent experience biking 8.5 miles through Boston to work, and the sentencing of former eBay executive Jim Baugh to nearly five years in prison for running a scheme to harass a Natick couple. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.
We then asked listeners about their experiences biking through the city.
Lee Pelton explained how racial inequities are exacerbated by natural disasters like hurricanes. He also discussed President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. Pelton is the president and CEO of The Boston Foundation.
Juliette Kayyem discussed the criticism over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and FEMA’s evacuation of Lee County just a day before Hurricane Ian hit. She also talked about a rise in threats against lawmakers. Kayyem is former assistant secretary for homeland security under President Barack Obama, and the faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her new book is “The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters.”
Jared Bowen dissected the cast drama behind “Don’t Worry Darling,” and shared whether the movie lives up to its tabloid frenzy. He also talked about artist Rose B. Simpson’s “Legacies” exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Bowen is GBH’s executive arts editor and the host of Open Studio.
John King updated us on the latest political headlines, focusing on pro-life Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker allegedly paying for his then-girlfriend to get an abortion. King is CNN’s Chief National Correspondent and anchor of “Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.
We ended the show by talking about moral hypocrisy among politicians.