Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by asking listeners for their thoughts on loosening pandemic restrictions around the country.

Art Caplan shared his thoughts on Florida breaking with CDC recommendations that healthy kids should still get vaccinated. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City.

Art Caplan on BPR | March 9, 2022

Audrey Schulman and Zeyneb Magavi talked about the fight for cleaner energy in New England, and the challenges ahead in breaking away from fossil fuels. Schulman and Magavi are co-directors of the Cambridge nonprofit Home Energy Efficiency Team.

Audrey Schulman and Zeyneb Magavi on BPR | March 9, 2022

Ali Noorani explained how the Ukrainian refugee crisis is an opportunity for the United States to affirm the country’s commitment to human rights, and talked about his forthcoming book, “Crossing Borders: The Reconciliation of a Nation of Immigrants.” Noorani is president and CEO of the National Immigration Forum.

Ali Noorani on BPR | March 9, 2022

Yuriy Matsarsky discussed his experiences on the ground in Ukraine after leaving his job in journalism to volunteer for the country’s defense forces. Matsarsky is a longtime Ukrainian journalist who, two weeks ago, put down his pen and took up arms to defend his country against the Russian invasion.

Yuriy Matsarsky on BPR | March 9, 2022

Christopher Muther talked about exploring Black history in Richmond, Va., and searching for landmarks of Gilded Age New York. Muther is a travel writer for the Boston Globe.

Christopher Muther on BPR | March 9, 2022

To wrap up the show, we talked with listeners about cheating at Wordle.