Today on Boston Public Radio:

Rep. Jim McGovern shared his thoughts on GOP opposition to the formation of a commission to look into the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. House Rules Chairman McGovern (D-MA) represents the 2nd Congressional district.

Rep. Jim McGovern on BPR | May 21, 2021

District Attorney Rachael Rollins discussed the investigation into Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White, focusing on an affidavit provided by former Commissioner William Gross and the blue wall of silence. Rollins is the district attorney for Suffolk County.

DA Rachael Rollins on BPR | May 21, 2021

Emily Rooney weighed in on a Washington Post report that found that Chris Cuomo took part in strategy calls regarding sexual harassment allegations against his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She also previewed tonight’s edition 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 21, 2021

Sue O’Connell explained the complicated legacy of Ellen DeGeneres as an LGBTQ icon. She also talked about the youth activists of Massachusetts. O’Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News, as well as NECN's political commentator and explainer-in-chief.

Sue O'Connell on BPR | May 21, 2021

Andy Ihnatko talked about upgrades to Apple Music and Amazon Music’s audio quality, and Signal founder Moxie Marlinspike’s hack of surveillance company Cellebrite’s phone hacking tools. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at

Andy Ihnatko on BPR | May 21, 2021

Callie Crossley marked the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s 1971 song “What’s Going On?”, explaining the relevance of the lyrics to today’s political climate. She also discussed a Black Indianapolis woman’s experiences with housing discrimination while getting her house appraised. Crossley hosts GBH’s Under the Radar and Basic Black.

Callie Crossley on BPR | April 21, 2021

We ended the show by talking with listeners about an American Dental Association survey that found an increase in dental hygiene problems during the pandemic.