Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by talking with listeners about actions they’re taking in the wake of multiple mass shootings.

Bill McKibben shared his thoughts on the lack of action in the United States on climate change policies, and worsening water quality at Boston-area beaches. McKibben is an author, educator and environmentalist. He’s the founder of and He has a new newsletter on Substack titled “The Crucial Years.” He’s also got a new, serialized book titled “The Other Cheek: An Epic Nonviolent Yarn.”

Bill McKibben on BPR | June 2, 2022

Chris Muther talked about his experiences with masking on airlines, and shared his off-the-beaten-path weekend spots in Boston. Muther is a travel writer for the Boston Globe.

Chris Muther on BPR | June 2, 2022

Michael Curry weighed in on President Joe Biden’s proposed $10,000 student debt relief plan, and lack of movement on gun control legislation in Washington, D.C. Curry is chair of the NAACP Advocacy and Policy Committee, and is president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.

Michael Curry on BPR | June 2, 2022

Andy Ihnatko explained what internet surveillance around abortions might look like in a post-Roe America. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at

Andy Ihnatko on BPR | June 2, 2022

Jessica Bennett discussed the verdict reached in the Johnny Depp–Amber Heard defamation trial, sharing her thoughts on our cultural obsession with “celebrity misfortune.” Bennett is is a contributing opinion editor at the New York Times, and the author of two bestselling books, “Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace” and “This Is 18: Girls’ Lives Through Girls’ Eyes.”

Jessica Bennett on BPR | June 2, 2022

We ended the show by talking with listeners about their favorite summer foods.