Today on Boston Public Radio:

Saraya Wintersmith talked about the firing of Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White for alleged domestic violence. Wintersmith covers Boston City Hall for GBH News.

Saraya Wintersmith on BPR | June 8, 2021

Then, we asked listeners whether they’ve lost trust in law enforcement due to recent scandals facing the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.

Trenni Kusnierek updated us on COVID-19 precautions at the Tokyo Olympics, and the NFL’s decision to end the use of “race-norming” to assess athletes’ brain injuries. She also talked about golfer Jon Rahm’s withdrawal from the PGA TOUR Memorial Tournament after testing positive for COVID-19. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.

Trenni Kusnierek on BPR | June 8, 2021

Carol Rose explained her concerns behind a surveillance network proposal that would connect nine communities across Greater Boston, and how the pandemic highlighted the need for the passage of the VOTES Act. Rose is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Carol Rose on BPR | June 8, 2021

Brian Moskwetah Weeden discussed his plans for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the effects of environmental degradation on tribal lands. He also talked about calls for reparations for Native Americans. Moskwetah Weeden is the Chair of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council.

Brian Moskwetah Weeden on BPR | June 8, 2021

Next, we talked with listeners about whether they would become more engaged if more events were held on Zoom post-pandemic.

John King shared his thoughts on how Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) decision to vote against Democrats’ voting rights bill could impact President Joe Biden’s agenda, and audio of a 2019 phone call in which Rudy Giuliani asked Ukrainian officials to investigate conspiracy theories about President Biden. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.

John King on BPR | June 8, 2021