Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by opening up the phone lines, asking listeners about baby formula shortages across the United States.
Rick Steves shared the highlights of his recent return to Europe, where he spent over a month and a half updating his guidebooks to reflect how the continent has changed after two years of the pandemic. Steves is an author, television and radio host and the owner of the Rick Steves' Europe tour group. His television show “Rick Steves’ Europe” airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on GBH 2 and his radio show, “Travel With Rick Steves,” is on Sundays at 4 p.m. on GBH 89.7.
Callie Crossley talked about a mother in Mattapan alleging that Boston Public Schools delayed calling 911 as her teen son had a stroke. She also shared her thoughts on Duolingo opening a taqueria next to their Pittsburgh headquarters to help customers practice Spanish. Crossley hosts GBH’s Under the Radar and Basic Black.
Juliette Kayyem discussed the Jan. 6 committee’s subpoenas to five GOP lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Kayyem is former assistant secretary for homeland security under President Barack Obama, and the faculty chair of the homeland-security program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Mass. Senate President Karen Spilka discussed Beacon Hill’s measures to protect abortion rights in the commonwealth, and shared her thoughts on the potential for legalizing sports betting. Spilka is president of the state Senate.
Sue O’Connell explained why the United States is facing a nationwide baby formula shortage, and weighed in on Elon Musk’s decision to pause his deal to buy Twitter. O’Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and South End News, and contributor to Current, on NBC LX and NECN.
We ended the show by asking listeners how they romanticize their lives.