Today on Boston Public Radio:
Juliette Kayyem updated us on the building collapse near Miami, and shared her thoughts on former police officer Derek Chauvin’s upcoming sentencing hearing. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the Homeland Security Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka weighed in on Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to make August and September sales tax free. She also talked about the upcoming expiration of mail-in voting laws.
Then, we talked with listeners about the increasing demand for a four-day work week.
Danielle Allen explained why she chose to run for governor of Massachusetts, citing pandemic disparities as one of her main motivations for running. She also shared her thoughts on the Baker administration’s handling of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. Allen is running for governor on the Democratic ticket and was most recently the director of Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics.
Federico Erebia talked about his rescue of Pepito the Squirrel, and how his friendship with Pepito translated to children’s books. Erebia is a retired physician, woodworker, artist, author and illustrator. His latest books are “The Amazing True Stories of Pepito the Squirrel” and “More Amazing Stories of Pepito the Squirrel.”
Richard Blanco shared his poems “One Pulse—One Poem” and “Until We Could” to mark Pride Month. Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history. His new book of poems, “How To Love A Country,” deals with various socio-political issues that shadow America.
We ended the show by asking listeners what they think about the hybrid wedding model.