Today on Boston Public Radio:

Michael Curry discussed the rollout of coronavirus vaccines throughout the U.S. and questions around skepticism in communities of color. Curry is the incoming president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, a member of Gov. Charlie Baker’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group, and a member of the National NAACP Board of Directors.

Michael Curry on BPR | Dec. 21, 2020

Next, we opened our lines to talk with listeners about holiday travel during the pandemic, asking, will we learn our lesson this time around, or will the promise of the vaccine make us only more prone to hit the road?

Rick Steves talked about some of the varied Christmas traditions practiced throughout Europe, from Norway to Austria. He also spoke about his ongoing “Why We Travel” series and what a COVID-19 vaccine could signal for travel and tourism in the months aheads. Steves is an author, television and radio host and the owner of the Rick Steves' Europe tour group. You can catch his television show, "Rick Steves’ Europe," weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on GBH 2 and his radio show, “Travel With Rick Steves,” Sundays at 4 p.m. on GBH.

Rick Steves on BPR | Dec. 21, 2020

Bob Thompson discussed news that streaming heavyweight “The Office” is getting pulled from Netflix and updated us on the future of Jeopardy post-Alex Trebek. He also reviewed "The Stand” on CBS and Steve McQueen's "Small Axe,” currently streaming on Amazon. Thompson is the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture and a professor of television and popular culture at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Bob Thompson on BPR | Dec. 21, 2020

The Rev. Irene Monroe and the Rev. Emmett Price talked about pro-police reform protests staged over the weekend by some Massachusetts faith leaders. They also weighed in on pro-choice pastors and the Netflix holiday special “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.” 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 the Boston University School of Theology. Price is a executive director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Together, they host GBH’s All Rev’d Up podcast.

The Revs on BPR | Dec. 21, 2020

Shirley Leung recapped her latest reporting for The Boston Globe on the global reverberations of Boston's economic downturn and offered her thoughts on news that Boston seafood staple Legal Seafoods is being sold. Leung is a business columnist for The Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | Dec. 21, 2020

We closed out Monday's show by reflecting on all the holiday traditions we’re missing out on this season and hearing about some of the new ones you're creating in their place.