Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Chuck Todd discussed the latest political headlines. Todd is moderator of Meet the Press and political director for NBC News.
  • We opened the lines to hear from listeners about whether they think there is a disconnect between the way government operates and the will of the people.
  • Former Suffolk County sheriff and former public safety secretary Andrea Cabral discussed how Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide is casting a spotlight on how federal prisons are rife with violence, sexual harassment, and chronic under-staffing. Cabral is now CEO of Ascend.
  • Boston Globe business columnist Shirley Leung discussed new MBTA cars on the Orange Line and the planned merger between Harvard Pilgrim and Tufts Health Plan.
  • Paul Reville discussed the tuition hike at UMass and other education headlines. Reville is former secretary of education and a professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, where he runs the Education Redesign Lab.
  • Corby Kummer discussed a potential meat tax in Germany as the country reckons with the industry's environmental harm. Kummer is executive director of the Food and Society policy program at the Aspen Institute, a senior editor at The Atlantic, and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
  • We opened the lines to discuss the sales tax holiday in Massachusetts.