Today on Boston Public Radio:
Charlie Sennott told the story of the Goodrich family, who lost their son in the 9/11 and went on to build a girls school in Afghanistan, which has since been taken over by the Taliban. Sennott is a GBH News analyst and the founder and CEO of The GroundTruth Project.
Art Caplan weighed in on President Joe Biden’s latest plan to fight COVID-19, which involves a federal rule requiring vaccines or weekly testing for all businesses with 100 or more employees. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City.
Then, we talked with listeners about their impressions of Biden’s new vaccine mandate.
Andrea Cabral talked about a lawsuit filed Thursday by the Justice Department against the state of Texas, aiming to invalidate the new abortion restrictions. She also weighed in on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s insistence that he will not retire. Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and the former Massachusetts secretary of public safety. She is currently the CEO of the cannabis company Ascend.
Juliette Kayyem discussed the impact of COVID-19 and climate change-induced natural disasters on the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. 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.
Sue O’Connell weighed in on this week’s Boston mayoral debates and their potential effect on the race. She also talked about the recent loss of Michael K. Williams, who played Omar on “The Wire.” 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.
Andy Ihnatko talked about new developments in surveillance technology, including front door cameras and Ray Bans that record video straight to Facebook. He also discussed decisions by GoDaddy.com and Reddit to shut down threads aiming to bring lawsuits against people getting abortions in the wake of the recent Texas law. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at Ihnatko.com.
Then, we talked with listeners about their thoughts on the Ray Bans sunglasses with recording capacity.