Today on Boston Public Radio:
Chuck Todd weighed in on the status of Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin on Build Back Better, and Hillary Clinton reading her would-be 2016 victory speech. 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 how they feel about President Joe Biden, the Democrats’ domestic agenda and their performance so far.
Andrea Cabral talked about the overturned murder conviction of James Lucien, who spent 26 years in prison on a wrongful conviction by a corrupt police detective. 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.
Shirley Leung discussed Gov. Charlie Baker’s legacy around Massachusetts businesses, and what businesses are doing to retain workers during the so-called Great Resignation. Leung is a business columnist for The Boston Globe and a Boston Public Radio contributor.
Elizabeth Turnbull Henry talked about the future of environmental action and Baker’s legacy on climate after the Transportation Climate Initiative and the New England Clean Energy Connect fell apart. Henry is president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts.
Jon Gruber explained why the United States lags behind other developed nations in maternal health and infant mortality, and what Build Back Better could do to improve things. Gruber was instrumental in creating both the Massachusetts health care reform and the Affordable Care Act, and his latest book is “Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth And The American Dream.”
We ended the show by talking with listeners about a recent study that showed that men and loud talkers spread COVID-19 at higher rates.