Today on Boston Public Radio:

Art Caplan shared his thoughts on the opening of a safe injection site in Somerville, and whether COVID-19 vaccine incentives work. Caplan is director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University School of Medicine.

Art Caplan on BPR | June 23, 2021

Next, we talked with listeners about a new survey that found that 40% of Massachusetts’ remote workers won’t return to the office until January.

Brian McGrory discussed the Boston Globe’s recent Pulitzer Prize win for their Spotlight investigation into how states fail to track and keep dangerous drivers off of roads. He also talked about Senate Republicans blocking the For the People Act. McGrory is the Editor of the Boston Globe.

Brian McGrory on BPR | June 23, 2021

Jared Bowen updated us on the local arts organizations that benefited from the latest round of donations from billionaire MacKenzie Scott. He also talked about artist Firelei Báez’s exhibit at the ICA Watershed, and a retrospective of painter Alice Neel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bowen is GBH’s executive arts editor and the host of Open Studio.

Jared Bowen on BPR | June 23, 2021

Steve Hoffman explained the Cannabis Control Commission’s equity goals, and how the cannabis delivery licensing process works. He also discussed a lawsuit from Haverhill-based cannabis store Stem over “community impact” fees that the city imposed on cannabis companies. Hoffman is the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission.

Steve Hoffman on BPR | June 23, 2021

Tatishe Nteta discussed his research and polling that found nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose reparations for slavery. The most common reason for opposition? The belief that descendants of enslaved people are not deserving of cash payments. Nteta is an associate professor of political science at UMass Amherst, and the director of UMass Poll.

Tatishe Nteta on BPR | June 23, 2021

We wrapped up the show by asking listeners about ear cleaning and whether they would use an ear spoon.