Today on Boston Public Radio:

EJ Dionne updated us on the latest political headlines, from former President Donald Trump’s speech at the North Carolina Republican Convention to Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) statement that he would not support the Democrats’ voting rights bill. Dionne is a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. His latest book is "Code Red: How Progressives And Moderates Can Unite To Save Our Country.”

EJ Dionne on BPR | July 7, 2021

Next, we talked with listeners about Sen. Manchin (D-WV) and bipartisanship in Congress.

Charlie Sennott weighed in on Israeli politicians agreeing to form a new government, and Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico. He also talked about a chemical cargo ship that burned for two weeks before sinking off the coast of Sri Lanka. Sennott is a GBH News analyst and the founder and CEO of The GroundTruth Project.

Charlie Sennott on BPR | June 7, 2021

Douglass Williams talked about what the past year has been like for his South End restaurant MIDA, and the recent opening of a second MIDA location in Newton. Williams is the chef and owner of MIDA.

Douglass Williams on BPR | June 7, 2021

Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III shared their thoughts on reparations for the damage done during the Tulsa massacre, and how Black Americans think about death. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail, and a visiting researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at the Boston University School of Theology. Price is an executive director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Together, they host GBH’s All Rev’d Up podcast.

The Revs on BPR | June 7, 2021

We ended the show by asking listeners whether air conditioning at the office could draw them away from working from home.