Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • As a candidate, Donald Trump vowed to protect Medicare and Medicaid. As president, his latest budget proposal would slash both those policies. We talked to Medical Ethicist Art Caplan about this, the "anti-vaxxer" movement's effect on recent measles outbreaks, and how a Georgia state representative is mocking the heartbeat abortion bill with a "testicular bill of rights," which would criminalize vasectomies and require men to get permission from their partners before getting that Viagra prescription filled. Caplan is the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Chair, and director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. He’s also the co-host of the Everyday Ethics podcast.
  • Carolyn Beeler, the environment reporter for PRI’s The World, joins us for another Antarctica dispatch, where she’s studying the effects of climate change.
  • News broke Tuesday of an alleged college admissions scam, in which wealthy parents schemed to get their children into elite colleges. We opened the lines and asked our listeners: Is this symptomatic of how crazed society has become when it comes to going to the right school?
  • Paul Manafort's four-year sentence has provoked outrage from those who say it is too lenient. But today, Manafort faces up to 10 more years of prison in another case for conspiracy against the U.S. Will sentencing Judge Amy Jackson see a different man than Judge Ellis did? We talk to Juliette Kayyem about this, the Robert Mueller case and more. Kayyem is on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy school, a CNN analyst and CEO of ZEMCAR.
  • A new podcast takes an unfiltered look at Alzheimer’s through the experiences of an unfiltered man: Greg O’Brien, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2009. The podcast, produced by WGBH editor Sean Corcoran, is called “The Forgetting: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s.” It’s co-hosted by O’Brien, the author of “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s” and David Shenk, the author of “The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s, Portrait of an Epidemic.”
  • Sy Montgomery joins us for our monthly examination of the intersection of human and animal behavior. Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist and a BPR contributor. Her latest book is "How to Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals."
  • WGBH’s Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen joins us to talk about new leadership at the Peabody Essex Museum.