Today on Boston Public Radio:

EJ Dionne talked about Gov. Charlie Baker’s latest plan to distribute more than two million rapid tests to Massachusetts towns in need, and the state of democracy in the United States. Dionne is a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. His latest book is "Code Red: How Progressives And Moderates Can Unite To Save Our Country."

EJ Dionne on BPR | Dec. 13, 2021

Then, we asked listeners their outlook on climate change, after tornadoes sweeping through Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee left dozens dead and scores of buildings demolished.

The Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III weighed in on Gen Z’s relationship with religion and a Black medical illustration going viral. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail and co-host of the All Rev’d Up podcast. Price is the founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston, the inaugural dean of Africana studies at Berklee College of Music and co-host of the All Rev’d Up podcast.

Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III on BPR | Dec. 13, 2021

Shaleen Title shared takeaways from her recent academic paper on solutions to equity issues in cannabis laws, and the state of legalization and decriminalization of drug use across the country. Shaleen Title is a former Cannabis Control Commissioner who is now the Distinguished Cannabis Policy Practitioner in Residence at the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center at Ohio State University. She is also the CEO and co-founder of the Parabola Center.

Shaleen Title on BPR | Dec. 13, 2021

Charlie Sennott discussed civilian casualties from the War on Terror that the U.S. military hid from the public, and how U.S. democracy compares to other countries. Sennott is a GBH News analyst and the founder and CEO of The GroundTruth Project.

Charlie Sennott on BPR | Dec. 13, 2021

Brian O’Donovan previewed this year’s return to an in-person Christmas Celtic Sojurn, and his inspiration behind the event. Brian O’Donovan is host of Celtic Sojourn on GBH. A Christmas Celtic Sojourn begins its holiday run tomorrow, with a sold-out show in Rockport. Tickets are still available for shows at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.

Brian O’Donovan on BPR | Dec. 13, 2021

We ended the show by talking with listeners their experiences with holiday Yankee-swap events.