Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by talking with listeners about vaccine hesitancy in the wake of the US government pulling the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Trenni Kusnierek shared her thoughts on Minnesota sports teams postponing their games after the death of Daunte Wright. She also talked about Julian Edelman’s retirement announcement and explained what it means for the Patriots. Kusnierek is an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.
Karim Hajj previewed the FRONTLINE documentary film American Insurrection, which looks into the rise of far-right violence across the US. Hajj is a producer for FRONTLINE. He helped produce American Insurrection in collaboration with ProPublica and UC Berkley’s Investigative Reporting Program. You can watch American Resurrection on April 13 at 10pm EST on your local PBS station.
Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett discussed US federal health officials’ decision to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after six women developed rare blood clots. She also answered listeners’ questions. Gergen Barnett teaches in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical School.
John King updated us on the latest political headlines, from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s briefing on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the trial of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8am.
We wrapped up the show by asking listeners if they’ve found their favorite products dwindling in stores due to pandemic shortages.