Today on Boston Public Radio:
Chuck Todd weighed in on the blowback from Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers lying about his vaccination status, and updated listeners on the latest political headlines, including 13 House Republicans voting for the infrastructure bill. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press,” host of “Meet the Press Daily” on MSNBC and the political director for NBC News.
Then, we asked listeners their thoughts on the floundering state of bipartisanship, and how — or if — we should work to bring the country together.
Andrea Cabral provided updates on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and mob members starting podcasts. 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.
Former Army Captain Erik Edstrom shared his experiences in the military, including how he helped get his interpreter out of Afghanistan. He also talks about how he thinks the government has gone wrong when it comes to the military. Edstrom was born and raised in Stoughton, Massachusetts, and graduated from West Point before he was deployed to Afghanistan as an infantry officer. Edstrom is a senior fellow at the Eisenhower Media Network. His latest book is “Un-American: A Soldier’s Reckoning of our Longest War.”
We asked listeners about the military-civilian divide, and whether a year of mandatory service would unite the country.
Cassie Piuma talked about how her Somerville restaurant, Sarma, fared throughout the pandemic. Piuma has been nominated multiple times for the James Beard Award for best chef in the Northeast. She is the chef and owner of Sarma, which was named Boston’s best restaurant by Boston Magazine.
We ended the show by talking with listeners about the work-life balance, and if employers should be allowed to contact their employees after hours.