Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by asking listeners how they are coping with the rising cost of living.
Trenni Kusnierek weighed in on the Celtics’ Sunday loss as well as advocacy across different leagues around gun control and WNBA player Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for months. She also shared dispatches from the French Open and talked about Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy’s departure. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.
Art Caplan talked about the scourge of mass shootings this year, a new drug that could transform breast cancer treatment and the FDA’s slow effort toward making birth control pills available over the counter. 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.
Lee Pelton discussed firearms as the leading cause of death for children, and closing the racial wealth gap in Boston. Pelton is the president and CEO of The Boston Foundation.
Carol Rose spoke about efforts to expand abortion access in Massachusetts, the Supreme Court potentially taking up a raft of election law cases that tackle the power of state legislatures in federal elections and the ACLU of Massachusetts’ lawsuit over the United States denying Afghanis humanitarian entry. Rose is the executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts.
John King updated listeners on the latest national headlines, including the leadup to the Jan. 6 hearings, gun legislation and upcoming primary elections. King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.
We ended the show by discussing whether punctuality is back in style in the era of Zoom.