Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by asking listeners if they have quit their job or gone on strike, as many use this stage in the pandemic to try something new in their lives.
Lylah Alphonse reported on the latest news from Rhode Island, including a coach fired from a South Kingstown school after conducting “fat tests” on naked male athletes, and the latest political headlines from the state. Alphonse is the Rhode Island editor for The Boston Globe.
Juliette Kayyem updated listeners on the status of the Jan. 6 investigation, and what happened at the tragedy at Astroworld Festival in Houston, where eight people died during a crowd surge at a Travis Scott concert. 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.
Corby Kummer weighed in on the pros and cons of outdoor dining, and recent investigations into sexual harassment at fast food joints. 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.
Michael Bobbitt talked about the state of the arts and culture sector at this stage in the pandemic, and gave an overview of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s first ever racial equity plan. Bobbitt is the executive director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Matt Gilbert discussed what’s new on TV, including the latest seasons of “Succession” and “Dexter” and the prevalence of psychiatrists on screen. Gilbert is the TV critic for The Boston Globe.
We ended the show by asking listeners what they’ve been watching on TV lately.