Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Special counsel Robert Mueller said he believed he was constitutionally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime. WGBH News ran his remarks, the first public statements he has made since his appointment to the post two years ago, live on Wednesday.
  • Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez joined the show immediately after Mueller's remarks and said he was "underwhelmed" with the press conference. Perez also discussed stricter guidelines out of the Democratic Party for primary debates that will likely cull the vast field of candidates.
  • Medical ethicist Art Caplan discussed the implications of the Nepalese government's decision to continue issuing permits to climb Mount Everest, even as people are dying in queues to the summit.
  • Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton walked through his new research about "ask-sharing:" the technique of asking someone about their lives with the sole motive of telling that person about oneself.
  • Naturalist and author Sy Montgomery returned for another installation of Afternoon Zoo, where she discussed the latest animal related headlines. Sy Montgomery's latest book is "How To Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals."
  • WGBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen went over the latest arts and culture events in and around town.