Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Feeling frustrated by faulty public transportation? We opened the lines to ask our listeners if they’d be willing to pay higher taxes to fix the MBTA.
  • Medical ethicist Art Caplan discussed the new controversial chemical castration law in Alabama, which was passed as a way of treating sex offenders. He also talked about a recent bill passed in Maine that now allows not just doctors but also other medical professionals, like nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to perform abortions.
  • Homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem joined Margery and guest host Jared Bowen at the WGBH studio in the Boston Public Library. She spoke about Pride flags being banned from U.S. embassies and the power of the House to pursue subpoena enforcement.
  • Shirley Leung, business columnist at The Boston Globe, spoke about the United Technologies – Raytheon merger as well as millionaire’s tax legislature and graduated income tax.
  • Tech writer Andy Ihnatko joined us to discuss journalism’s relationship with Google, 5G bands interference with weather satellites and controversy over using airport biometrics.
  • Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam joined to comment on everything from dying friendship trees to Capitalist Camp’s for kids. He then explained how Democratic candidates qualify for the upcoming presidential debates.
  • Boston-based independent art curator Pedro Alonzo described the Trustees' upcoming public art installation “New Horizon”, a reflective hot air balloon that will travel across Massachusetts in July.