Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by opening phone lines, asking listeners whether they’ve ended relationships due to disagreements on masking and vaccines.

Corby Kummer shared his thoughts on Tyson requiring workers to get vaccinated, and Attorney General Maura Healey’s lawsuit against GrubHub for allegedly charging illegal fees to Massachusetts restaurants. He also remembered the life of inventor and pitchman Ron Popeil. Kummer is the executive director of the Food and Society policy program at the Aspen Institute, a senior editor at The Atlantic and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Corby Kummer on BPR | August 6, 2021

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu discussed her run for mayor of Boston, sharing her plans to close the city’s wealth gap and highlighting her support for rent control. She also weighed in on the investigation into former Boston Police officer Patrick Rose over claims of child sexual abuse. Boston City Councilor Wu is running for mayor of Boston.

Michelle Wu on BPR | August 6, 2021

Bill McKibben updated us on the latest news on the climate crisis, from the United Nations’ upcoming climate report to President Joe Biden’s executive order on electric vehicles. McKibben is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, a founder of, and the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College. He also writes The Climate Crisis, The New Yorker’s environmental newsletter. His latest book is “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Bill McKibben on BPR | August 6, 2021

Callie Crossley explained Rep. Cori Bush’s (D-MO) personal connection to extend the eviction moratorium, and shared her thoughts on the lack of performers of color in the 20 years of the Fenway Concert Series. Crossley hosts GBH’s Under the Radar and Basic Black.

Callie Crossley on BPR | August 6, 2021

Sue O’Connell talked about increasing calls for Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David to step down over his ties to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She also weighed in on Matt Damon revealing he had only recently stopped using a homophobic slur. O’Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News, as well as NECN's political commentator and explainer-in-chief.

Sue O'Connell on BPR | August 6, 2021

We wrapped up the show by talking with listeners about President Biden’s executive order on electric vehicles.