Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Medical ethicist Arthur Caplan discussed a crackdown in New York on parents who don't vaccine their children. Caplan is the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Chair and director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center, and the co-host of the "Everyday Ethics" podcast.
  • Then we opened up the lines and asked our listeners: Are you vexxed by anti-vaxxers? What can be done about the resulting public health crisis?
  • Juliette Kayyem updated us on the border crisis and a security breach at Mar-a-Lago. Kayyem is on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School and a CNN analyst.
  • Local author Christopher Castellani discussed his latest novel, "Leading Men." Castellani is the artistic director of Grub Street.
  • Andy Ihnatko analyzed Facebook's new initiative to hire news editors. Ihnatko is a a tech writer, blogger, and podcaster.
  • Nancy Koehn looked at what lessons New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has to offer about female leadership. Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School, where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration. Her latest book is "Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times."
  • We opened up the lines and asked our listeners for their take on the mysterious case of a woman who doesn't feel pain.