Today on Boston Public Radio:
We opened the show by hearing from listeners about a mass Mass. exodus, based on a Boston Globe report that more than 100,000 residents have left the state since the start of the pandemic.
Art Caplan discussed the “pure blood” movement, grown out of groups who say receiving blood transfusions from people who have had the COVID-19 vaccine contaminates their body. 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.
Jim Aloisi and Stacy Thompson joined for a transit panel to discuss slowdowns and service disruptions on the MBTA. Aloisi is former transportation secretary, a member of the TransitMatters board, and contributor to Commonwealth Magazine. Thompson is executive director of the LivableStreets Alliance.
Nadia Alawa and Onur Altindag talked about relief efforts for people affected by the earthquakes along the Syria-Turkey border. Alawa is the founder of NuDay Syria, which focuses on Syrian women and children. Altindag is a Turkish American economics professor who’s raising money through the Turkish Philanthropy Funds and has conducted research in Gaziantep.
Jenna Schlags, director of finance and operations for Kendall Square's new makerspace The Foundry, joined with Georgia Lyman, executive director of Liars and Believers, a theatre company performing at the Foundry this week.
We ended the show by hearing from listeners about the T's dysfunction.