Today on Boston Public Radio:
Rep. Seth Moulton shared his thoughts on President Joe Biden’s announcement that he would withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021. He also talked about a potential cross-country high-speed rail stemming from President Biden’s infrastructure plan. Congressman Moulton represents Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional district.
Next, we opened the phone lines, asking listeners whether they’d give up their cars if the U.S. invested in high speed rail infrastructure.
Juliette Kayyem talked about the Capitol Police inspector general Michael A. Bolton’s findings in an investigation on how the Capitol Police handled the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. She also discussed the recent increase in gun violence across the U.S. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Patricia Wen discussed The Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigation, which found that multiple Boston hospital board CEOs have been moonlighting on corporate boards. Wen is the editor of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team.
Art Caplan weighed in on federal officials’ decision to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and explained how it could increase vaccine hesitancy. Caplan is the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Chair, and director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU School of Medicine.
Hadley and TJ Douglas talked about how they kept their South End wine store, the Urban Grape, afloat during the pandemic. They also shared their experiences over the past few months as the death of George Floyd prompted calls for racial justice and equity. TJ Douglas is the Founder and CEO of the Urban Grape. Hadley Douglas is the founder and CMO of the Urban Grape.
We ended the show by asking listeners what hobbies they’ve picked up during the pandemic.
An earlier version of this story misstated the topics Boston Globe editor Patricia Wen discussed.