Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began by opening lines to talk with listeners about Monday’s New York Times report revealing information about President Donald Trump’s long-withheld tax returns.
Suffolk University Law expert Renee Landers discussed what could happen to the Affordable Care Act if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, and other questions circling the Supreme Court nominee. Landers is a professor of law and Faculty Director of the Health and Biomedical Law Concentration at Suffolk University School of Law.
Charlie Sennott broke down the latest international headlines around coronavirus, a recent report from the CIA on continued pro-Trump Russian interference in the 2020 election, and ongoing pro-democracy protests in Belarus. Sennott is a GBH News analyst and CEO of the GroundTruth Project.
Republican Julie Hall, who’s currently running to represent Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, called in to discuss police reform, gun control, face masks, and why she believes voters should pick her over her Democratic opponent, Jake Auchincloss. Hall is a retired Air Force Colonel and former Attleboro City Councilor.
Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III weighed in on the religious influence of Supreme Court judicial nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and new polling finding that support for racial injustice protests is declining.
Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail, and a visiting researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University School of Theology. Price is a Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Together they host the “All Rev’d Up” podcast.
Next, we opened lines to talk with listeners about your pandemic spending habits, and whether you’re finding yourself doing more Amazon shopping than usual while stuck at home.
Richard Blanco shared some poems by Naomi Shihab Nye, to help keep us grounded during this time of unrest. Blanco is the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history. His new book, "How To Love A Country," deals with sociopolitical issues that shadow America.