Today on Boston Public Radio:
Chuck Todd updated us on the security threats facing the U.S. Capitol from conspiracy theorists and militias. He also weighed in on the misconduct scandals facing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas. Todd is the moderator of “Meet The Press” on NBC, host of “Meet The Press Daily" on MSNBC and the political director for NBC News.
Next, we opened the phone lines to talk with listeners about their vaccine frustrations.
Andrea Cabral discussed the Supreme Court case concerning Arizona’s voting laws and how it could potentially weaken the Voting Rights Act. Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and Massachusetts secretary of public safety. She’s currently CEO of the cannabis company Ascend.
Jonathan Huggins and Diana Rastegayeva explained how they formed their COVID-19 vaccine assistance site, www.MACovidVaxHelp.com. They also weighed in on Gov. Charlie Baker’s vaccine rollout. Huggins and Rastegayeva are the creators of www.MACovidVaxHelp.com.
Andy Ihnatko spoke about Facebook’s decision to bring back political ads and Google’s elimination of third-party cookies on Chrome. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger posting at Ihnatko.com.
Michael Curry shared his thoughts on how Massachusetts could bolster vaccine equity. He also argued that medical institutions’ disparate treatment of people of color plays a role in vaccine hesitancy. Curry is the president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and a member of Baker’s COVID Vaccine Advisory Group. He’s also a member of the National NAACP Board of Directors and chair of the board’s Advocacy & Policy Committee.
We ended the show by asking listeners if the pandemic has made them masters of doing nothing.