Today on Boston Public Radio:

We started the show by taking our listeners’ calls to ask how they felt about the widespread broadcast of the video depicting Memphis police officers violently beating Tyre Nichols. We also asked listeners about whether they believed police reforms implemented following the murder of George Floyd have had any meaningful impact.

Charlie Sennott came on to discuss the political brinkmanship between the U.S. and Germany that led to both countries giving tanks to Ukraine. He predicted that the war will continue for months because the Russian government has been effective in generating support for the invasion by misrepresenting how successful its military has been on the ground. Sennott is the founder of The GroundTruth Project and is a GBH News analyst.

Michael Curry discussed the limitations of police reform efforts. Curry argued that there is too much deference and trust in police departments among the public and media. He also argued in support of continuing to diversify police forces, saying that impact will take time to materialize. Curry is the president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. He’s also a member of the National NAACP board of directors, where he chairs the board’s advocacy and policy committee.

Max Page discussed the push among teachers unions to change a Massachusetts law that bans public employees from going on strike, and the ongoing teacher strike in Woburn, where educators are pushing for better wages for paraprofessionals and smaller class sizes. Page also discussed the potential impact of the fair share amendment, aka millionaires tax, which voters approved this fall to mandate an additional 4% tax on earnings more than $1 million and earmarking that revenue for transportation and education. Page is president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

The Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III discussed the limitations of police reform and the need for change in police training around the perceptions and stereotypes of young Black men. The reverends also discussed Patrick Clancy's statement asking for forgiveness for his wife, who is accused of killing their children before attempting to kill herself. They also reflected on Pope Francis’ comments that homosexuality is a sin but not a crime. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist and the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail and co-host of the All Rev’d Up podcast. Price is founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston, the inaugural dean of Africana studies at Berklee College of Music and co-host of the All Rev’d Up podcast.

V, formerly known as Eve Ensler, discussed her new book, “Reckoning,” and the 25th anniversary of V-Day, which is a day dedicated to ending violence against all girls, women and nonbinary people.

We ended the show with a call-in session asking our listeners how they feel about dining out alone.