Today on Boston Public Radio:
Rep. Jim McGovern talked about his Tuesday reelection win against Republican challenger Tracy Lovvorn, a QAnon supporter. He also touched on the future of further COVID relief, and the food insecurity crisis afflicting the U.S. McGovern represents Massachusetts' 2nd Congressional District.
Trenni Kusnierek discussed the return of Red Sox manager Alex Cora in the wake of his sign-stealing scandal, the Patriots’ Monday night win over the New York Jets, and the achievement of Chris Nikic, who became the first person with Down’s syndrome to complete an Ironman. Kusnierek is a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor, and a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston.
Next, we opened lines to talk with listeners about President Trump’s refusal to concede defeat to President-elect Biden and the support his messaging his getting from GOP congressional leaders.
Ali Noorani talked about the impact of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on the decision of voters in last Tuesday’s presidential election, and why Latinx Americans went for Trump at higher rates than most pollsters expected. Noorani is the president and chief executive officer of the National Immigration Forum, and his latest book is "There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.”
Corby Kummer talked about the impact of Gov. Charlie Baker’s latest coronavirus restrictions on restaurants in Massachusetts and a new Trump administration rule freezing wages for immigrant farm workers in the U.S. He also weighed in on the tantalizing prospect of turkey dinner-flavored candy corn. Kummer is the 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.
John King talked about his whirlwind election week performance on CNN, and discussed Republican attempts to litigate Joe Biden’s victory. King is CNN's chief national correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.
We closed Tuesday’s show by returning to listeners to discuss all things election 2020.