Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Across the world, thousands of activists took to the streets as part of the Global Climate Strike. We opened up the lines for impressions from listeners.
  • Art Caplan discussed slipping abortion rates in the U.S., as well as recent struggles for providers of at-home rape kits. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Chair, and director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center.
  • Emily Rooney, host of WGBH News' Beat the Press, joined to give her list of fixations and fulminations.
  • Tech writer Andy Ihnatko discussed a potential "moral bankruptcy" in big tech, in light of the Epstein MIT funding scandal.
  • Sean Murphy, The Boston Globe's consumer protections reporter, discussed recent cases of consumer fraud, including a family who was sold a $2,100 trip to Ireland that ballooned to $17,000.
  • Jim and Margery talked to listeners, weighing the benefits of texting versus phone calls.
  • Chefs Peter Davis of Henrietta’s Table and Erin Miller of Urban Hearth joined us for our weekly news quiz.