Today on Boston Public Radio:

Superintendent Brenda Cassellius discussed the Boston School Committee’s decision to raise graduation requirement standards for students, and the school system’s capital improvement plan. She also talked about addressing learning loss among students. Cassellius is the superintendent of Boston Public Schools.

Superintendent Brenda Cassellius on BPR | May 14, 2021

Next, we talked with listeners about the CDC’s updated mask guidelines.

Emily Rooney shared her thoughts on the trial of former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia. She also previewed tonight’s episode of Beat the Press. Rooney is the host of Beat the Press, which you can watch Friday nights at 7pm.

Emily Rooney on BPR | May 14, 2021

Leonard Egerton and Clarrissa Cropper talked about what the past year has been like for The Frugal Bookstore, from surpassing their GoFundMe campaign goal to a spike in orders of antiracist literature after the murder of George Floyd. Egerton and Cropper are the husband and wife team behind The Frugal Bookstore in Roxbury’s Nubian Square.

Leonard Egerton and Clarrissa Cropper on BPR | May 14, 2021

Andy Ihnatko discussed the Federal Communications Commission's Emergency Broadband Benefit program, and the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at

Andy Ihnatko on BPR | May 14, 2021

Dr. Terri Bright talked about pet separation anxiety, and answered listeners’ questions about their pets. Dr. Bright is the lead behaviorist at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center.

Dr. Terri Bright on BPR | May 14, 2021