Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by opening phone lines, asking listeners whether Massachusetts should lift rules on wearing masks outside.
Trenni Kusnierek talked about the backlash against the European Super League, and her plans for the Tokyo Olympics. She also discussed the debate over bills seeking to ban transgender athletes from school sports. Kusnierek is an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.
Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui discussed Cambridge’s new universal basic income pilot program, which is set to launch in August.
Chris Dempsey and Jim Aloisi shared their thoughts on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, and clean energy in transportation. Dempsey is the director of the nonprofit Transportation for Massachusetts, and the former assistant secretary of transportation of Massachusetts. Aloisi is the former Massachusetts transportation secretary, a member of the Transit Matters board, and contributor to Commonwealth Magazine.
Rick Steves argued for the decriminalization of marijuana as a way of mitigating mass incarceration and advancing civil liberties. He also talked about his self-imposed carbon tax. 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.
John King updated us on the trial of Derek Chauvin. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.
To end the show, we talked with listeners about all things cannabis.