Today on Boston Public Radio:

Art Caplan discussed the first ever successful genetically modified kidney transplant, which could be a breakthrough for those waiting for transplants. He also talked about the latest in mixing vaccines for booster shots. 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.

Art Caplan on BPR | Oct. 20, 2021

Then, we asked listeners about their thoughts on sports betting as Connecticut just launched online sports betting, which remains illegal in Massachusetts.

Juliette Kayyem weighed in on the acceleration of China’s national space program, and updated listeners on the status of President Joe Biden and the United States’ approval ratings. 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 | Oct. 20, 2021

Howard Mansfield previewed his latest book, "Chasing Eden: A Book of Seekers," about communities throughout American history that sought freedom, happiness and utopia. Mansfield is an author who writes about history, architecture and preservation.

Howard Mansfield on BPR | Oct. 20, 2021

Corby Kummer discussed how supply chain shortages could affect the food industry, and what happens when outdoor dining converges with the city’s homelessness crisis. 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 | Oct. 20, 2021

We ended the show by asking listeners what they’re hoarding amid the latest slew of supply chain issues.