Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by talking with listeners about Facebook’s decision to uphold their ban of former President Donald Trump.
Jonathan Gruber weighed in on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, explaining how it could impact the caregiving and nursing home industries. Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT. He was instrumental in creating both the Massachusetts health-care reform and the Affordable Care Act. His latest book is "Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth And The American Dream."
Juliette Kayyem discussed Facebook’s decision to uphold its ban on Trump, arguing for increased legislative oversight of the company. She also talked about the core stage of a Chinese rocket falling to earth and where it could land on reentry. 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.
Art Caplan shared his thoughts on sending COVID-19 vaccines abroad and the FDA’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes. Caplan is and director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University School of Medicine.
Corby Kummer talked about Impossible Foods’ recent national ad campaign and shared his thoughts on plant-based meat alternatives. He also touched on restaurants’ updated COVID-19 rules. Kummer is executive director of the Food and Society policy program at the Aspen Institute, a senior editor at The Atlantic and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Jared Bowen updated us on the latest arts and culture events, from costume designer Ruth Carter’s exhibit at the New Bedford Art Museum to Sonya Clark’s “Monumental Cloth” exhibit at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. He also remembered the life and legacy of Olympia Dukakis. Bowen is GBH’s executive arts editor and the host of Open Studio.
We wrapped up the show by asking listeners what pandemic restrictions they would like to keep post-pandemic.