Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by opening phone lines, talking with listeners about the Child Tax Credit.

Dr. Joseph Cooper explained the history of protest at the Olympics, following the International Olympic Committee urging athletes to remain politically neutral during the Tokyo Games. Dr. Cooper is the inaugural J. Keith Motley Endowed Chair for Sport Leadership and Administration at UMass Boston.

Dr. Joseph Cooper on BPR | July 21, 2021

Juliette Kayyem discussed former President Donald Trump’s recent statement on the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks and the end to recovery efforts at Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Juliette Kayyem on BPR | July 21, 2021

Art Caplan weighed in on the return of mask mandates as COVID-19 cases rise nationwide and misinformation surrounding vaccines on social media. Caplan is director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University School of Medicine.

Art Caplan on BPR | July 21, 2021

Brandi Castellano and Emilia Povero talked about the decision to offer employees a “day of kindness” after dealing with hostile customers, and shared how their business survived the pandemic. Castellano is the co-owner of the farm-to-table restaurant, Apt Cape Cod. Povero is the front-of-house restaurant manager.

Brandi Felt-Castellano and Emilia Povero on BPR | July 21, 2021

Brian McGrory highlighted the latest headlines from the Globe, focusing on Jack Thomas’ essay on his terminal cancer diagnosis and the status of Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s investigation into former Boston Police Union head Patrick Rose. McGrory is the editor-in-chief of the Boston Globe.

Brian McGrory on BPR | July 21, 2021

We wrapped up the show by asking listeners what pre-pandemic artifacts they’ve found upon returning to the office.