Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by asking listeners their thoughts on the labor market, amid worker shortages and unionization fights to grow worker power.

Mike Keiley gave tips on how to ethically and responsibly gift a new pet during the holidays, and debunked pet adoption myths from the pandemic. Keiley is the director of adoption centers and programs at MSCPA-Angell.

Mike Keiley on BPR | Dec. 10, 2021

Callie Crossley discussed Simone Biles being picked as Time Magazine’s Athlete of the Year, and Jussie Smollett’s guilty verdict for lying about an attack he claimed was racist and homophobic. Crossley hosts GBH’s Under the Radar and Basic Black.

Callie Crossley on BPR | Dec. 10, 2021

Andy Ihnatko taught listeners how to best protect their passwords, after an annual list of most common passwords included “123456” and “password1.” Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at

Andy Ihnatko on BPR | Dec. 10, 2021

Sue O’Connell weighed in on the Supreme Court of the United States dismissing the Justice Department’s challenge to Texas’ restrictive abortion law, and Ghislaine Maxwell's trial for her involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking crimes. O’Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News, as well as NECN's political commentator and explainer-in-chief.

Sue O'Connell on BPR | Dec. 10, 2021

Sam Green previewed his latest exhibit, “32 Sounds,” mixing visual, narrative and live music components to create a “live documentary.” Sam Green is the director behind “32 Sounds,” showing this Saturday at Mass MoCA.

Sam Green on BPR | Dec. 10, 2021

We ended the show by talking with listeners about which holiday traditions they’re keeping, ditching and beginning anew amid the pandemic.