Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by asking listeners what perks their offices could give to get them back to the workplace.
Sue O’Connell updated us on the leadership shakeup at Boston Pride, and the Boston City Council’s vote to change its rules so that they can remove a council president by a two-thirds vote. She also shared her thoughts on the Department of Justice stating that they would “vigorously” defend federally-funded religious schools in a case on LGBTQ+ discrimination. 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.
Emily Rooney weighed in on Jeffrey Toobin’s reinstatement at CNN, and talked about the announcement of an independent review into the 2010 police-involved death of college student DJ Henry. She also shared her famous list. Rooney is the host of Beat the Press, which you can watch Friday nights at 7pm.
Brian Stelter spoke about the relationship between Fox News, its viewers, and former President Donald Trump, and the network’s coverage of the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks. Stelter is the media correspondent for CNN, and the anchor of “Reliable Sources.” His new book is Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth.
Andy Ihnatko talked about Apple’s new Mail Privacy Protection, which stops email pixel tracking. He also explained the antitrust legislation that Democrats are preparing against multiple tech giants. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at Ihnatko.com.
Callie Crossley discussed the resignation of two Boston School Committee members after their texts were made public, and talked about viral graduation stories from across the nation. She also previewed the latest edition of Under the Radar. Crossley hosts GBH’s Under the Radar and Basic Black.
We ended the show by talking with listeners about the auction of a Blue Origin ticket that would give them a seat next to Jeff Bezos on his trip to space.