Today on Boston Public Radio:
Acting Mayor Kim Janey discussed the investigation into Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White, and Northeastern University’s plans to build a 25-story dorm and classroom space in Roxbury. She also answered listeners’ questions during “Ask the Acting Mayor.”
David Leonard spoke about the reopening of the Boston Public Library and explained how their operations changed throughout the pandemic. He also shared which genres library patrons gravitated to during quarantine. Leonard is president of the Boston Public Library.
Trenni Kusnierek discussed Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open following her comments on post-match press conferences and the arrest of a Boston Celtics fan for allegedly throwing a water bottle at Kyrie Irving. She also shared her thoughts on calls to cancel the Tokyo Olympics. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.
Ken Gloss talked about how The Brattle Book Shop adapted during the pandemic, from offering curatorial services to continuing house calls for rare and antiquarian books. Gloss is the proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop, one of America's oldest book stores. He also appraises books.
John King discussed Texas Democrats’ responses to GOP legislation that would restrict voting rights in the state. He also updated us on the status of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill. King is CNN's chief national correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.
We ended the show by talking with listeners about Massachusetts dropping COVID restrictions over Memorial Day weekend.