Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • We opened the lines to hear from listeners about how mass shootings are affecting our mental health.
  • NBC Sports reporter Trenni Kusnierek discussed a recent Major League Soccer player's goal celebration decision to grab a field microphone and call on Congress to end gun violence, and the league's decision not to punish him.
  • Chris Dempsey and Jim Aloisi discussed Gov. Charlie Baker's transportation bond bill, highlighting aspects where the governor is a leader and where he's falling behind. Dempsey is director of Transportation For Massachusetts. Aloisi is a former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation and is on the board of TransitMatters.
  • ACLU Executive Director Carol Rose discussed anti-immigration rhetoric coming out of the White House in the aftermath of the El Paso shooting.
  • Lizzie Post discussed her new book, "Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, From Dispensaries to Dinner Parties."
  • We took listener calls again, this time to hear horror stories and odes to the long distance bus ride.
  • Poet Richard Blanco joined us for another edition of Village Voice. Blanco is the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, his new book, "How To Love A Country," deals with various socio-political issues that shadow America.