Today on Boston Public Radio:

EJ Dionne updated us on the latest political headlines, from Ohio’s House race to the state of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Dionne is a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. His latest book is "Code Red: How Progressives And Moderates Can Unite To Save Our Country.”

EJ Dionne on BPR | August 9, 2021

Then, we talked with listeners about the U.N.’s climate report.

Catherine D’Amato discussed hunger rates across Massachusetts, sharing how the pandemic exacerbated food insecurity in the state. She also explained why some people are reluctant to apply to food source programs. D’Amato is president and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Catherine D'Amato on BPR | August 9, 2021

Casey Soward talked about The Cabot’s reopening plans amid the rise of the delta variant, and how the performing arts venue has fared over the course of the pandemic. Soward is the executive director of The Cabot in Beverly, Mass.

Casey Soward on BPR | August 9, 2021

Shirley Leung discussed her column on anti-Asian hate crime victim Liem Tran and a proposed ballot question posed by numerous gig companies to classify gig workers as independent contractors. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | August 9, 2021

Next, we talked with listeners about the recent college graduates who entered the working world remotely.

We wrapped up the show by playing the April 2021 All Rev’d Up podcast episode “Black Parenting: The Joys and Challenges.”