Today on Boston Public Radio:
We started the show by asking listeners whether they’re ready to mend relationships with family members who supported President Donald Trump.
Sue O’Connell weighed in on conservatives’ reactions to both the sex trafficking investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and Lil Nas X’s music video for “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” She also discussed the decrease in divorce rates due to the pandemic. O’Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News, as well as NECN's political commentator and explainer-in-chief.
District Attorney Rachael Rollins discussed the National Bureau of Economic Research study validating her decision to dismiss low-level, nonviolent offenses, or resolve them without jail time. She also shared her thoughts on the Sean Ellis case and her push for a new trial. Rollins is the district attorney for Suffolk County.
Andy Ihnatko updated us on the latest news at the intersection of tech and politics, from bots to help you find vaccine sites to Apple blocking ProtonVPN from updating their VPN app. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at Ihnatko.com.
Callie Crossley explained how Black executives are calling on corporations to fight Georgia's voting restrictions. She also weighed in on recent apologies from the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters. Crossley hosts GBH’s Under the Radar and Basic Black.
Don Lemon previewed his new book, “This Is The Fire: What I Say To My Friends About Racism." He also shared his thoughts on the trial of Derek Chauvin. Lemon anchors “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” airing weeknights at 10 p.m. He’s also a #1 bestselling New York Times author. His latest book is “This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism.”
We wrapped up the show by talking with listeners about the rise of a new topic of small talk: vaccine appointments.