Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by talking with listeners about searching for child care services as they return to the workplace.
Art Caplan talked about Moderna’s application to the FDA for approval of its vaccines. He also shared his thoughts on the Supreme Court hearing of a Mississippi case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, and the International Olympic Committee requiring athletes to sign COVID-19 waivers for the 2021 Tokyo Games. Caplan is director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University School of Medicine.
Juliette Kayyem discussed the increase in ransomware attacks in the wake of hacks on the Colonial Pipeline, JBS, and the Steamship Authority. She also talked about ocean safety for the summer. 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.
Shirley Leung spoke about the lack of child care accommodations offered to returning City Hall employees, and a survey that found that one in four Massachusetts companies plan on requiring employees to get vaccinated. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.
Chuck Wexler shared his thoughts on how the Boston Police Department could be reformed, arguing that the department should look at how it handled its corruption in the 1970s. Wexler is the executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and a former member of the Boston Police Department.
Jared Bowen highlighted the latest in arts and culture, including Shelter Music Boston’s “Voices from the Land,” “Go Pixel Yourself” at the CambridgeSide Galleria, and “chekhovOS” at Arlekin Players Theatre. Bowen is GBH’s executive arts editor and the host of Open Studio.
We wrapped up the show by talking with listeners about selfie culture.