Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • The MBTA is considering fare hikes, which by their own projections would result in ridership declines, which could force more people to rely on cars or rideshare programs. We kicked off the show by opening the lines and asking our listeners: What’s the solution here? And where is the urgency?
  • Bob Costas spoke out about the dangers of the NFL. Did it cost him his job? Trenni Kusnierek joined us for that and more. Kusnierek is an anchor and reporter for NBC sports Boston and a BPR contributor.
  • Five years after sending text messages to her suicidal boyfriend encouraging him to kill himself, Michelle Carter is going to jail. ACLU Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose joined us to discuss the potential implications of this case on free speech.
  • A collaboration between FRONTLINE and The Wall Street Journal investigates how a pediatrician got away with preying on his patients for years. We spoke with reporter Christopher Weaver about this story, detailed in his film, “Predator on the Reservation,” which premieres tonight on PBS.
  • It’s February, and it’s cold and snowing. Instead of going on a winter getaway, Boston Globe travel writer Christopher Muther suggests not getting away from it at all. His travel tip: go where it’s even colder, head for Quebec city. He joins us to defend this, and to offer some counter programming by way of the unsung beaches of Florida… and more. He’s also a columnist for The Boston Globe and a BPR contributor.
  • John King, CNN’s Chief National Correspondent, joins us to go over the latest politics headlines. King is the anchor of Inside Politics, which you can catch weekdays at noon and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.
  • A team of researchers are opening up an academy dedicated to longevity. We opened the lines to ask our listeners — why? Who among us wants to surpass our life expectancy?