Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by discussing the latest slew of midterm primaries.
Art Caplan discussed the baby formula shortage, and a new study that could predict traumatic brain injury outcomes. 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.
Juliette Kayyem talked about the Buffalo shooting, and why the “lone wolf” framing does not capture the state of white supremacy in the United States. 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.
Stacy Thompson made the case for better bike infrastructure, and talked with listeners about the debate between bike lanes and parking. Thompson is executive director of Livable Streets.
Michigan State Sen. Mallory McMorrow discussed her viral speech defending herself against Republican “groomer” attacks, and why her identity as a “straight white Christian married suburban mom” inspired her to take political action. McMorrow is a state Senator representing Michigan’s 13th District.
Neal Thompson told stories from the Kennedy family, tracing the political family’s lineage from Ireland to the United States. Thompson’s new book is “The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty.”
We ended the show by discussing the return of restaurant buffets.