Today on Boston Public Radio:

Art Caplan talked about the benefits and drawbacks of vaccine lottery incentives, in light of the VaxMillions program announced Tuesday by Gov. Charlie Baker. Caplan is director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University School of Medicine.

Art Caplan on BPR | June 16, 2021

Next, we opened phone lines to hear listener’s thoughts on the Massachusetts newly-announced VaxMillions lottery program.

Juliette Kayyem discussed President Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. She also spoke about the national security implications of the looming hurricane and wildfire season. Kayyem is a former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and an analyst for CNN.

Juliette Kayyem on BPR | June 16, 2021

Bina Venkataraman talked about The Boston Globe Editorial Board’s new six-part series, “Future Proofing the Presidency,” about the legacy of former President Trump and the future of American democracy. Venkataraman is the editorial page editor of The Boston Globe. Her latest book is “The Optimist's Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age.”

Bina Venkataraman on BPR | June 16, 2021

Michelle Singletary discussed her latest book, “What To Do With Your Money When Crisis Hits.” Singletary is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, whose award-winning column "The Color of Money" provides insight into the world of personal finance.

Michelle Singletary on BPR | June 16, 2021

Sy Montgomery returned for our monthly edition of “Afternoon Zoo.” She talked about her sympathy for the humpback whale who nearly swallowed a lobster fisherman off of Cape Cod, stand-up fathers of the animal kingdom, and the dogs who are learning to talk to their owners. Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist and a BPR contributor. Her latest book is "The Hummingbird’s Gift: Wonder, Beauty and Renewal on Wings."

Sy Montgomery on BPR | June 16, 2021