Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by talking with listeners about student anxiety, following a new GBH News report that found increased levels of bullying in Boston schools.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley called for stricter gun control measures — including universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons — in the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. She also discussed broadening student debt relief from President Joe Biden’s proposed plan to forgive $10,000 per borrower.
Juliette Kayyem discussed the Department of Justice’s announcement of an investigation into the police response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and diminishing attention towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Shirley Leung talked about recent crypto scams targeting Asian Americans, and the out-of-state journey some women in Massachusetts take to get an abortion. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.
Jerrod Carmichael joined us ahead of his June 3 show at The Wilbur, sharing his vision behind the HBO special “Rothaniel.” Carmichael is a comedian, actor and filmmaker.
Corby Kummer talked about Taco Bell’s five-city drag brunch tour, and Guy Fieri’s cult icon status. 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.
We ended the show by asking listeners how their spring cleaning projects have gone.