Today on Boston Public Radio:

  • Medical ethicist Art Caplan discussed the implications of a study from Virginia Commonwealth University indicating that mortality rates are on the rise for people ages 25-64.
  • We opened lines to callers to ask about your strategies on difficult political conversations this Thanksgiving.
  • CNN’s Juliette Kayyem discussed President Trump campaigning with absolved war criminals and Jared Kushner’s latest assignment: building the wall.
  • WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen reviewed “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” the new biopic about Fred Rogers.
  • Media maven Sue O’Connell discussed a letter from LGBT Justice Department employees to Attorney General William Barr, criticizing the Trump administration’s stance on Title IIV of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Journalist and author Sy Montgomery discussed San Francisco International Airport’s new therapy pigs, and Quilty the Cat’s brigade to free her fellow sheltered felines.
  • Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam discussed PETA’s campaign for Sesame Street to introduce a vegan puppet, and a definitive fix for jet lag.