Today on Boston Public Radio:

Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed the state of the pandemic, including the importance of getting booster shots, how to make decisions around gathering and the need for federal COVID-19 funding. Fauci is the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Anthony Fauci on BPR | May 9, 2022

Then, listeners responded to the conversation with Fauci and the latest COVID-19 news.

Charlie Sennott updated listeners on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including Russia’s Victory Day parade marking the defeat of Nazi Germany during World War II, and First Lady Jill Biden’s visit with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska. Sennott is a news analyst for GBH, where he also heads up the GroundTruth Project.

Charlie Sennott on BPR | May 9, 2022

Dr. Cheryl Hamlin shared her reaction to the leaked Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade, and what it means for her and other abortion care providers across the country. Dr. Hamlin is an obstetrician and gynecologist at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She travels to the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Mississippi each month to provide abortion care, the clinic at the center of the Dobbs v. Jackson case that is being decided by the Supreme Court.

Cheryl Hamlin on BPR | May 9, 2022

Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III weighed in on the many religious groups that support abortion rights, and the outsized affect of white Evangelical Christian views. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist and the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail. Price is founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston, and the Inaugural Dean of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music. Together they host the All Rev’d Up podcast.

Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III on BPR | May 9, 2022

Corby Kummer talked about the White House convening its first food insecurity conference in 50 years, and Alaskan residents receiving take out via DoorDash delivered by plane. Kummer is 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 | May 9, 2022

We ended the show by asking listeners what food they think is worth delivery by plane.