Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by talking with listeners about extreme heat waves sweeping the United States and their connections to climate change.
Trenni Kusnierek talked about the Boston Celtics’ new head coach, Ime Udoka, and the latest news from the Olympic and Paralympic trials. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.
Michael Curry discussed Massachusetts’ current vaccination rate and explained how he’s reaching out to vaccine-hesitant communities. He also shared his thoughts on former police officer Derek Chauvin’s sentencing. Curry is the president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and a member of Gov. Charlie Baker’s COVID Vaccine Advisory Group. He’s also a Member of the National NAACP Board of Directors and the Chair of the Board’s Advocacy & Policy Committee.
Rick Steves talked about Europe reopening to American tourists and offered his perspective on visiting England’s Cotswolds region. He also weighed in on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ statement that federal marijuana laws may no longer be necessary. Steves is an author, television and radio host and the owner of the Rick Steves' Europe tour group. You can catch his television show, "Rick Steves’ Europe," weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on GBH 2 and his radio show, “Travel With Rick Steves,” Sundays at 4 p.m. on GBH.
Sebastian Junger spoke about his latest book, “Freedom,” which looks at the meaning of freedom in its many iterations. Junger is a journalist, author and filmmaker.
Rebecca Ostriker updated us on the Spotlight team’s latest reporting on the Baker administration’s response to the COVID-19 crisis at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. Ostriker is a news reporter for the Boston Globe.
John King talked about the condo building collapse near Miami and climate change denialism in Congress. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.