Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • It is the one year anniversary of the Parkland shooting where 17 students were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We opened the lines to hear our listeners' thoughts about the state of gun control a year after this tragedy.
  • Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam talked about how humans are living longer, but not necessarily better. Beam's latest book is "The Feud. Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson and the end of a Beautiful Friendship."
  • Andrea Cabral, former Suffolk County Sheriff Secretary, discussed the Supreme Court's decision to allow Alabama to execute a Muslim inmate without an Imam at his side.
  • Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Mark Volpe, Eunice and Julian Cohen President and chief executive officer of the BSO, discussed their recent Grammy win and the new Tanglewood Learning Institute.
  • Harvard Historian Nancy Koehn talked about how tech companies like Microsoft and Amazon are all throwing big money at the homelessness problem that they helped to create. Koehn holds the James E. Robison Chair of business administration at Harvard Business School. Her latest book is "Forged in Crisis:The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times."
  • Heather Goldstone, WGBH’s science correspondent and expert in ocean science and the host of Living Lab Radio, gave us her thoughts on the Green New Deal.
  • In honor of Valentines Day, we opened the lines to hear our listeners' favorite love songs.