Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Charlie Chieppo and Michael Curry joined us for a politics round-up to discuss the Democratic debates line-up as well as the political call-outs for Massachusetts' Gov. Charlie Baker to step up his promises for MBTA improvements. Chieppo is principal of Chieppo Strategies and a senior fellow at both the Governing and Pioneer Institutes. Curry is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Mass League of Community Health Centers, and a member of the National NAACP Board of Directors.
  • Charles Sennott, founder of The GroundTruth Project,addressed the escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. He also gave an update on the extradition bill in Hong Kong following mass protests.
  • Then we opened the lines to ask our listeners about the general sense of urgency for MBTA improvements.
  • Food writer Corby Kummer talked about everything from salad "frosting" to robots working in Stop & Shop.
  • Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett Price joined us for their segment "All Revved Up" to discuss the violent police confrontation with a black family in Arizona as well as former Vice President Joe Biden's popularity in the polls with black voters.
  • Daniela Lamas shared how her experience as a pulmonary and critical care physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital helps her succeed as a staff writer for the medical television drama "The Resident."
  • T.V. expert Bob Thompson spoke about the 25th anniversary of the O.J. Simpson car chase and how this moment was a turning point for news coverage.