Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by asking listeners whether they think Vice President Kamala Harris is being treated unfairly by the media, and how women and people of color face double standards in politics.

Art Caplan discussed the state of COVID-19 testing in the United States, how the country went wrong by failing to push a broader testing regimen, and the latest news on the omicron variant. Caplan is director of the division of medical ethics at the New York University School of Medicine.

Art Caplan on BPR | Dec. 8, 2021

Juliette Kayyem updated listeners on the status of the Jan. 6 investigation and gun laws in the aftermath of the Michigan school shooting. 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 | Dec. 8, 2021

Corby Kummer talked about Guy Fieri’s latest restaurant in Boston, and why the government should end restrictions on what food people can buy through federal food assistance programs. 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 | Dec. 8, 2021

Ali Noorani explained why federal courts forced President Joe Biden's administration to reinstitute the “Remain in Mexico” policy instituted under former President Donald Trump, and how Build Back Better would affect immigration reform. Noorani is the president and chief executive officer of the National Immigration Forum. His forthcoming book is “Crossing Borders: The Reconciliation of a Nation of Immigrants.”

Ali Noorani on BPR | Dec. 8, 2021

We ended the show by asking listeners whether golf courses should be scaled back given their negative impact on climate change.